Anime Expo is in town this Independence Day weekend and I had the opportunity to attend yesterday. It was a fine time. I took no pictures, though I should have because the 'cosplay' was in full swing - at day one, no less! I was being stupid and critical and asked my friend how fanatical someone has to be to come dressed up as an anime character or whatever. He answered with something sobering, "Dude, in about three weeks, you and I and a crowd twenty times bigger than this are going to flock to a convention center in San Diego and celebrate our version of pop culture. It's like the pot calling the kettle black."
I told him to shut up. Have a safe and happy 4th of July, folks.