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JAN 30 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
YuffyBunny is coming to Anime Fan Fest Baltimore!

YuffyBunny is a professional costumer, clothing designer, model, and cosplayer with over 13 years of experience and a background in both fashion and graphic design. With a passion for both visual art and avant-garde fashion, she works to bring creative ideas to life. Her cosplay and modeling work have been featured worldwide on MTV, in documentaries, magazine editorials, and various other media.



More on YuffyBunny: http://www.yuffiebunny.com/
YuffyBunny on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YuffieBunnyCosplay/
YuffyBunny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jmsntv/
YuffyBunny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuffieBunny
For Show Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anime-fan-fest-baltimore-2017-tickets-30177736422
JAN 30 2017
Leo Camacho is coming to Anime Fan Fest Baltimore!


Leo has found a home in geek culture and fandom fashion as a host, actor, cosplayer, and pioneer of the Disneybounding fashion trend. A prominent member of the nerd and youtube community, he has hosted for outlets such as Movie Pilot, Machinima, Afterbuzz TV, and Disney. No stranger to lifestyle brands, has modeled for a number of geek fashion venues such as Disney Style, Loot Wear, We Love Fine, Le Geek So Chic, and Pop Sugar.


Leo Camacho on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrleozombie/
Leo Camacho on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrleozombie/?hl=en/
Leo Camacho on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeoZombie
For Show Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anime-fan-fest-baltimore-2017-tickets-30177736422
JAN 30 2017
Exciting News!
Don't miss out on Bonnie Gordon who will be coming to Anime Fan Fest Baltimore!

Although recently seen on many different screen projects and web series, Bonnie is most recognized for her time on ABC's inventively fun fantasy/reality show, The Quest.
If her face doesn't seem familiar to you, then perhaps her voice will... From video games to anime, some of her voiceover credits include Street Fighter V (Rainbow Mika); Ikki Tousen (Soujin); Mighty MagiSwords (Cartoon Network); Akiba's Trip; Guided Fate Paradox (Frunetti/Misery); Demon Gaze (Comit, Chronos, and Pluto).
Bonnie's most recent project includes her best friend, Xander Jeanneret, from TBS's King of the Nerds! Together they've created The Library Bards - a nerd parody band that takes top 40 hits and transforms them into nerdy, geektastic tunes.


More on Bonnie Gordon: http://www.librarybards.com/#levelup-tour
Bonnie Gordon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BonnieBellG
Bonnie Gordon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BonnieBellG/
Bonnie Gordon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonnieBellG
For Show Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anime-fan-fest-baltimore-2017-tickets-30177736422
JAN 30 2017
Guess who's coming to Anime Fan Fest Baltimore?
Xander Jeanneret will be in attendance at Anime Fan Fest Baltimore

Xander Jeanneret is an actor, voice over artist, and reality personality living in Hollywood, CA. A fan favorite finalist on the popular TBS show, King of the Nerds (Season 2), Xander has also provided the voice of the "Announcer" on the hit indie fighting game Divekick and the voice of Zampa in the MMORPG Dragon Nest. Most recently, Xander has been traveling the US with his parody band The Library Bards, a collaboration with Bonnie Gordon (ABC's The Quest, Street Fighter V). Fluent in Japanese, and a member of the LGBTQ Community, Xander brings his flair and unique perspective to events around the world.


Xander Jeanneret on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xanderje/
Xander Jeanneret on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xanderiffic/
Xander Jeanneret on Twitter: https://twitter.com/xanderrific
For Show Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anime-fan-fest-baltimore-2017-tickets-30177736422
JAN 30 2017
More Great News!!!
The One and Only Mike McFarland is coming to AFF Baltimore!

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The Third (Movie Specials), Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, Amon in Tokyo Ghoul, "Ranka" Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Tybalt in Romeo x Juliet, Leo in Burst Angel, Estonia in Hetalia, Crow in Show By Rock, as well as various roles in Yu Yu Hakusho, My Hero Academia, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Kodocha, Desert Punk, Black Cat, Kiddy Grade, Shin Chan, Space Dandy, and many others.
As an ADR/Voice Director, Mike has worked on such series and films as Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, Vexille, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Boy and The Beast, The Empire of Corpses, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Yu Yu Hakusho, Mushi-Shi, Case Closed, Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Trinity Blood, Evangelion: 1.11, 2.22, and 3.33, One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and many more.

More on Mike McFarland: http://www.mikemcfarland.com/
Mike McFarland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikemcfarlandfans/
Mike McFarland on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikemc_1/
Mike McFarland on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikemcfarlandva
For Show Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anime-fan-fest-baltimore-2017-tickets-30177736422
JAN 30 2017
Anime Fan Fest Baltimore. Make Way for Jessie Pridemore!


Known as RuffleButt (previously AnimeAngel), Jessie is a 17 year veteran of the diverse and colorful cosplay community. An accomplished and award winning seamstress in her own right, she has served as a cosplay model for some of the biggest companies in the Anime and gaming industry, including Machinima, Ubisoft, Aniplex, Funimation, Bandai, NIS America and others. In the last year she has also made costumes for Amazon.com and Obsidian Entertainment. For conventions, she has judged numerous Masquerades, coordinated competitions of all kinds and hosted many panels. Jessie has also had the honor of judging the 2012 Eurocosplay Championship finals in London. She has been featured in an episode of Subcultures as well as videos by Machinima and Nerdist. She also volunteers her time for the Combat Radio's Breakfast with Santa charity and CASA. Early in 2014, she was featured in a Microsoft Windows Phone ad representing cosplay and was featured in a full page spread of Airbrush Action with a body painting project coordinated by Webble.

When not working on her latest costume creation, Jessie's passion is photography, with her work being published in various online and print publications including Newsweek.


For Show Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anime-fan-fest-baltimore-2017-tickets-30177736422
DEC 28 2016
Anime Fan Fest Tickets Are Available!!
Be sure to check here often for info about Anime Fan Fest guests, exhibitors, programming and more!

Also, keep an eye out! We'll be opening registration for the 2017 Anime Fan Fest Cosplay Contest soon!

Tickets for AFF 2017 can be purchased by clicking here.


Bring the whole family! Kids under 10 get in FREE with a paid adult!


DEC 4 2016
MAD EVENT MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES DATES FOR THE 2017 ANIME FAN FEST NJ AND THE DEBUT OF ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE!
That's right, get ready for our big announcement. AFF is coming to Baltimore next Spring.

WARWICK, NY, DECEMBER 6 - MAD Event Management follows up a successful second year in Edison, NJ at New Jersey Comic Expo with dates for their return to Garden State, and the announcement of an all-new exhibition in Charm City! The second annual Anime Fan Fest will return to the Garden State Exhibition Center in Somerset New Jersey April 22 and 23, 2017 with MAD's special brand of geek-centric entertainment, bringing creators and fans together for two days of celebration of manga, anime and Asian culture.

The company also announces Anime Fan Fest Baltimore, which will debut two months later on June 3 and 4 at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, MD.

"After producing countless events celebrating comics and pop culture, and our first anime convention in New Jersey having been such a success, we decided the time was right to look into expanding into additional markets" said Martha Donato, Executive Director and Founder of MAD Events. "Much like when the previous convention in Somerset moved on to a new location, the departure of Baltimore's longtime anime convention left a hole which we are excited to fill for anime fans in Maryland. Attendees can expect a star-studded guest list of voice actors and cosplayers complimenting a full show floor packed with artists, designers and vendors with something for otakus of all ages! Our team brings an authentic fandom backed with years of professional experience running some of the best conventions in the country. We couldn't be more excited to announce our second anime convention!"

Further programming details and our full events schedule will be available soon.
Follow Anime Fan Fest for updates as they drop!

Facebook: facebook.com/AnimeFanFest
Twitter: @AnimeFanFestMD
Instagram: @AnimeFanFestMD


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About MAD Event Management:

MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD's capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.

For exhibitor and sponsorship inquiries, please contact James Ross at jross@madeventmanagement.com.

For further info and press access to the Anime Fan Fest MD, please contact:
Paul Nicholasi at pnicholasi@madeventmanagement.com

For all other press inquires, contact:
Jeremy Atkins
Seen All Over Media LLC
503.837.9364
jeremyschuyleratkins@gmail.com

For all ad/sales inquiries contact:
Kris Longo
President
Geek Riot Media
Kris.Longo@geekriotmedia.com
201.340.2678
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ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE GUEST LIST
Here is our Anime Fan Fest Baltimore guest list! We'll be adding guests all the time so make sure you check back often and see if your favorite creator or media star will be coming to the Anime Fan Fest Baltimore, June 3rd & 4th, 2017.
ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE EXHIBITORS
Anime Fan Fest Baltimore boasts a wide range of exhibitors and we are adding exhibitors often so be sure to check back. Our exhibitor floor is now accepting registration forms for 2017! Contact our sales team by clicking here.
ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE ARTIST ALLEY
Artist Alley features talented artsits exhibiting their exceptional work. Artist Alley is now accepting registration forms for 2017! Contact Andrew Meneses here: andrew.meneses@geekriotmedia.com.
ABOUT ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE
The Anime Fan Fest Baltimore is a two day event held June 3rd & 4th at The Baltimore Convention Center. Registration is available using the REGISTRATION button on this site, or at your local comic book shop. Additional details about the event can be found on the FAQ page or by emailing Customer Service.

What is Anime Fan Fest Baltimore?
Anime Fan Fest Baltimore, where friends come together and celebrate being Otaku. Anime fandom took hold in the Universities and comic shops all throughout the eastern United States, from Ohio over to New York and down into the Carolinas. One could say that Maryland is the crossroad of anime fandom and what better way to celebrate, then to renew past friendships and explore new ones. Maryland Anime Fan Fest Baltimore will showcase the exceptional works of your favorite actors, cosplayers, artists and musicians who rejoice in being Otaku. At Maryland Anime Fan Fest Baltimore you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational panels, guest signings and providing a safe zone for you and your whole family. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ. Maryland Anime Fan Fest Baltimore is a MAD Event Management, LLC production.

The Anime Fan Fest Baltimore Team

Martha Donato
Executive Director

Genevieve Prifte
General Manager

Douglas Brown
Marketing Manager

Jeremy Atkins
Public Relations Director

Kris Longo
Vice President, Sales

Carly Marsh
Event Coordinator

Kristen Simon
Programming Director

Arlene So
Creative Director

RuthAnn Thompson
Assistant Programming Coordinator & Assistant Show Manager

Caterina Toscano
Social Media Manager



MAD Event Management
EXHIBITOR HELP
If you are interested in exhibit space, retail booths or Artist Alley tables at Anime Fan Fest Baltimore, please download the appropriate form and complete it - we'd rather you sent it in via email, but if you want to fax your completed form, you can send it to 845-787-2499. If you have any questions, you can contact us:

Martha Donato - Executive Director
EASY
We have easy access to the show floor for move-in and move-out at the show. The Baltimore Convention Center is a great facility to work with!

PROMOTIONS
Are you interested in helping us promote Anime Fan Fest Baltimore? We can offer you free tickets to the show to use for promotions. We can also offer reciprocal banner ads. Contact Martha to set it up.

SPONSORSHIPS
Do you want to get involved with our shows? Promote your brand or product? Contact Kris Longo by clicking here.

2017 Exhibitor Registration Form
EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here!
RETAILERS: Download a registration form here!
ARTISTS: Download a registration form here!
COSPLAY CORNER: Download a registration form here!

2017 Professional Registration
Click here for the Professional Credentials Form

2017 Exhibitor Kit
Exhibitors, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Spring 2017.

2017 Electrical Form
Check back in Spring 2017.

2017 Internet Form
Check back in Spring 2017.

2017 Show Floor Map
Check back in Spring 2017.

Anime Fan Fest Baltimore - June 3rd & 4th, 2017
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Check back in Spring 2017!

ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE POLICIES
Panel Rooms

All programming rooms have limited capacity as set by the Baltimore Fire Marshal and subject to available seating. Although your Anime Fan Fest Baltimore badge is required for entry into all events, it doesn't guarantee you access to any programming session if it has reached its capacity, subject to the discretion of The Baltimore Convention Center and Anime Fan Fest Baltimore staff members. We don't clear our programming rooms between sessions.

Harrassment

Anime Fan Fest Baltimore believes in creating an environment where every attendee, exhibitor and staff member is treated with respect and dignity, and does not tolerate any act of bullying or harassment. If an attendee of any type is believed to be in violation of our rules, they will be asked to leave immediately without reimbursement of any kind. Anime Fan Fest Baltimore employs professional security guards who enforce our rules and regulations, as do our staff members. Volunteers are NOT staff members and are assisting us in exchange for certain reimbursement and experiential value. Please report any serious incidents or concerns to a Anime Fan Fest Baltimore Staff Member, as identified by their badge.

Weapons/Props

We have a strict policy of checking weapons to ensure that they are only props. The security guards at the entrance will check yours and place a band on it to show that it's been approved. The responsibility to get this weapons check performed is yours, so please don't sneak in without it. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone who presents a public safety or security issue in our sole discretion.

The following items are forbidden at Anime Fan Fest Baltimore:
  • All firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for real firearms)
  • Projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, slingshots and water guns)
  • Metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Mace and pepper spray
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
We allow prop weapons if they are composed of foam or cardboard only. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. We allow prop bows if all arrows have soft tips.

ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE COSPLAY CONTEST
Cosplay at it's best!

Our Cosplay Contest held on June 3rd, 2017 at Anime Fan Fest Baltimore will be one of our premier events of the weekend. Make sure not to miss it! If you would like to be a part of the excitement our contest has an open entry.

Check back in Spring 2017 for a detailed set of rules and information on how to enter.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the convention?
Anime Fan Fest Baltimore is being held from Saturday, June 3rd to Sunday June 4th, 2017. Check back in Spring 2017 for more info!

How much is registration?
$45 Weekend pass
$30 Saturday Only
$25 Sunday Only
Free for kids 10 and under

I registered online; what time can I arrive to pick up my ticket?
Check back in Spring 2017 for more info!

Can I register on-site?
Yes, you can buy tickets at the door.

I am a Professional interested in attending the convention. What do I need to do?
Anime Fan Fest Baltimore is pleased to offer complimentary admission to creative and trade professionals working in the animation, manga, comic, entertainment or related industry. After the deadline of May 1, a $20 fee will apply. Anime Fan Fest Baltimore staff will review your submission and you will be contacted with further registration instructions. Professional badges are for industry professionals only, no guests.

Click Here for the Professional Credentials Form.

Once we have your info we will reply as soon as possible with a confirmation and further instruction.

Where do I pick up my badge? What about pre-registration?
There will be a clearly-marked booth in the Lobby of the Convention Center for walk-ins. Pre-registrants will take their barcode scan copies or use their smart phones at the Advance Registration Area. It's that easy!

Do I have to wear it at all times?
Yes - you need to wear it inside the hall at all times.

I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?
Sorry, no pets, except for registered service animals.

Can I take pictures?
Generally, you can take photographs at Anime Fan Fest Baltimore of the conventioneers and exhibits. Please respect the privacy and ask before taking a picture of a celebrity, as some of them charge for their photo and autograph.

Where can I park and how do I get there?
There are parking lots located at The Baltimore Convention Center and all around the area that are privately owned.

Where are the ATM machines?
Cash machines are located in the main lobby.

Where is Lost & Found located?
Lost & Found is located in the main lobby at the registration Booth.

Do I have to pay extra to get autographs?
Some guests charge for their autographs, and some don't. Please ask first.

I really need to take this call, it's my agent...
Then really, take it outside. Please be courteous and no cell phone usage when you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.

To complete my costume, I carry a large battle-axe that I hone to razor sharpness every day. It's cool for me to bring that, right?
Ummm, seriously? Props are one thing, but anything that could take an eye out, could hurt someone, or make the cops (or my mother) take it away from you, is not allowed.

I need to blog frequently... is there wi-fi?
The Baltimore Convention Center does offer wi-fi service for a small fee. Launch your browser and you'll reach their homepage.

How do I register for the Cosplay Contest?
Click here for the Cosplay Contest Registration form.


Who are the mysterious people behind the curtain of the Anime Fan Fest Baltimore?
The AFF:Baltimore team is comprised of people who celebrate what they love. They put in countless hours to create the best experience they can for fans, guests and exhibitors alike.

ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE REGISTRATION
Anime Fan Fest Baltimore - June 3rd & 4th, 2017!
Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced registration Holders!) / Programming runs 10:00am-12:00am | Sunday hours: 10:00am-4:00pm (9:30am for Advanced registration Holders!) / Programming runs 10:00am-5:00pm

We offer discounts to senior citizens (65 & older) and members of law enforcement and military - use promotional code MilitaryLawenforcement or SeniorCitizenDiscount when you purchase your registration below. You will be asked to show proof of status when you arrive at the event to pick up your registration.

ANIME FAN FEST BALTIMORE RECENT UPDATES
Check back here for updates to our guest list, artist alley, programming and more!
Guests
Added February 13th
Yoshi Sudarso Guest
Yoshi Sudarso
Koda, the Blue Power Ranger on Power Rangers Dino Charge (2015-2016.), The Maze Runner, Power Rangers (2017), Logan, etc. Also, he's a weeabo trash who loves to cosplay his favorite characters.
Added January 25th
Jessie Pridemore Guest
Jessie Pridemore
Cosplay model for Machinima, Ubisoft, Aniplex, Funimation, Bandai, NIS America and others. Costume creator for Amazon.com and Obsidian Entertainment.
Added January 25th
Bonnie Gordon Guest
Bonnie Gordon
Voice of Rainbow Mika in Street Fighter V and Soujin in Ikki Tousen. Bonnie also appeared on ABC's fantasy series The Quest, her current project is The Library Bards a nerd parody band.
Added December 4th
YuffyBunny Guest
YuffyBunny
Professional costumer, clothing designer, model, and cosplayer with over 13 years of experience.
Added December 4th
Mike McFarland Guest
Mike McFarland
Director Fullmetal Alchemist and Attack on Titan, Voice of Jean Havoc FMA, Master Roshi Dragon Ball Z, Senior Director, Writor and Actor for FUNimation.

Artists

Exhibitors

Convention Floor
Check back in Spring 2017.

Programming
Check back in Spring 2017.


HOTEL
Check back in Spring 2017 for more info!



LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.bccenter.org

The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier location for conventions, tradeshows and expositions in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Center's location is a tourist's dream and a meeting planner's delight. From the world renowned Inner Harbor to historic Little Italy, our site offers attendees a grand variety of attractions and meeting planners an affordable prime destination.

The Center is conveniently located close to public transportation for easy access by MARC Train or Baltimore's Lightrail to Washington, D.C. or the Baltimore International Airport (BWI). Baltimore's Penn Station is a short 7minute drive while BWI Airport is only 20 minutes by car.


PRESS INFORMATION
About Anime Fan Fest Baltimore:
Anime Fan Fest Baltimore is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Anime Fan Fest Baltimore you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Anime Fan Fest Baltimore is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.

Press Pass Requests:
Anime Fan Fest Baltimore welcomes media outlets that cover the animation, manga, comic, or entertainment industry on a regular basis. Please provide the following information and documentation. Anime Fan Fest Baltimore staff will review your application. Approved applicants will be contacted with further registration instructions. Press passes are only available to working personnel from your organization, no guests. 2 passes maximum per outlet, please. Please click the following link and fill out the form entirely.

The Press Credentials Form will be available in Spring 2017.

Our priority is to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere for attendees, press, vendors and guests alike, so please conduct yourself professionally at all times and announce yourself as a press representative (naming your outlet) when approaching vendors, guests and attendees. Be courteous and ask permission before shooting pictures of vendors, attendees (including cosplayers), and guests (who may be charging for pictures). We want everyone to be happy, so your cooperation is a big part of that.

If you have any questions about press passes please contact Paul Nicholasi pnicholasi@madeventmanagement.com

Media Contact:
Jeremy Atkins - Public Relations
Please send interview requests, press requests and more to Jeremy Atkins at: jeremyschuyleratkins@gmail.com

About MAD Event Management:
MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD's capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.

Contact our sales team by clicking here

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