Once a year Baltimore opens her arms wide to welcome the Otaku of the world. This year, on the 20th anniversary Otakon, her arms were open even wider. The con felt more alive and more packed than ever before. From the minute I arrived in town to the minute I left, I felt the love and warmth around me.
And that wasn’t just the summer heat.
Over the past few years I have developed friendships with many people within the anibloggers/podcaster community through Twitter and Facebook. Otakon has become the place where I can actually wind down and hang out with these very same people in person, and I look forward to it all year. This year was certainly no exception. I got to spend time chatting, drinking, and laughing with so many wonderful people. I was even able to meet a few people for the first time. This convention honestly wouldn’t be as great without them.