After diving into anime, in my teens, my friend at the time invited me to my first Anime convention, (Anime Central) in Chicago. At first, I just met her through email, & we just used email to talk, so I didn’t know if she was a nut case or a true friend. But I came around, talked to my mom about the trip, saved money to go & when the time cane, I went, having a blast! 🙂 The con was a yearly thing I went too, right up until mom’s stroke.
Though my sister took over taking me, (bitching all the time there), I still made a point to have fun, buy anime stuff & geek out! Even after a few years of not being able to go, I miss it! True, my nephew asks if I’d like to go to a convention again, I would, but with his girl and baby in tow, the weekend would be eww.
Must say, while viewing a you tube video, which dealt with a simuliar subject, the drive to wanna go to a anime con resparked, but if I were to go, I’d do it without the “circus”. Perhaps I could make connections through here to like minded anime fans, willing to help.