I'm going to my FIRST EVER anime convention this august. Otakon in Baltimore, MD, USA. First step, Otakon. Next step? ANIME EXPO 200* (whenever I manage to haul my butt across the country). I've heard so much about Anime Expo and it seems like it would be more fun, considering what I've heard about Otakon (being kind of on the lame side). But I won't judge for sure until I've seen it for myself!
Is anyone else here going to Otakon this year or have you been to it before?
Edit: The only sort of cool thing I've heard is that Peter S. Beagle might be there. He's the author of The Last Unicorn. I'm not sure what that has to do with Otakon though. But it's still cool (well, it is to me because I grew up on that stuff, haha).