My first visit to FanimeCon was a major achievement.  I really don't consider myself as much of an anime fan, so
travelling more than 300 miles to get to an anime convention seems like a really crazy idea.  By far, this was the
costliest trip I've ever taken for a convention.  I could have used that money for other things, but this trip shows
how much I love doing what I do and how much I'm willing to do for my friends in the anime community.  For me,
conventions are about being with your friends and having a good time.  I probably would not have made the trip
without encouragement from my friends.

I really enjoyed this convention.  I loved the programming and the people.  It's a big convention, but not very
stressful.  Sure, there were problems, mainly with schedules, but it didn't bother me too much.  I didn't get as
many photos as I would have liked, but I don't really see that as a big problem.  I suppose the Northern California
crowd will just have to get used to seeing me around.  After years of sticking with Southern California events, a lot
of the Los Angeles area fans are used to working with me and are quite comfortable with me.  Someday, maybe
Northern California will be the same.  I really would like to return next year.

It's a nice feeling to know that my biggest convention for the year is behind me, unless Pacific Media Expo
somehow manages to grow astronomically.  The rest of the year should be a piece of cake.  The next stop is
Naruto Con.

Go to Naruto Con.
Go directly to Naruto Con.
Do not pass Anime Expo.
Do not collect $200.

Nergene Arquelada
"Super No. 1"