What exactly can I expect from an anime convention?
I got into manga/anime stuff about 2yrs ago. My best friend got into it about four or five years ago. She's been to an anime con, and so have a few other friends of mine, and I've gotta say, if the GeekNights guys could do a show on what goes on in anime cons, it'd be a big help. But I digress. I call myself an anime junkie, rather than geek, or just plain fan. Anime is like crack to me (I'm in my local B&N store so often, they're beginning to know me...) Unfortunately for me, B&N is all I have around me. Anyway, what exactly goes on at these anime cons? Do they sell stuff?...do you get some stuff for free?...do they have anime AND manga there? I feel a little dumb, but I've wondered if it's worth the effort to get there. How do you get there? From start to finish, how do you successfully get to and get through an anime con? How many NYC cons do they have, and are they around the same time each year?