Now, this is is just ONE reason why California conventions rule, and it's probably one of my absolute FAVORITES!
Fanime has this sort of... "unspoken tradition". There's a really over-enthusiastic religious group in town that likes to turn up at con and protest all weekend. They've been known to harass convention attendees and cosplayers especially, so the fans usually come up with hilarious new ways to fight back with a more peaceful (albeit a bit strange) method.
This year, the fans got really, really creative. Aside from this (which is my favorite of this batch) the Fanime vs. Crazy Bible-Thumpers highlights include the yearly Raptor Jesus cosplayer(s), a zombie invasion and someone who even went so far as to rent a HUGE truck to block the protestors' signs!
I wish I'd been there to see it in person! Sounds like the guys had an interesting weekend, that's for sure.
Matt told me he grabbed our very first Japanese Guest of Honor interview at this con, and while I'm really excited to tell you readers all about it, I'll leave that to the boys. They've really outdone themselves this year, let me tell you.
Jackie, Avi and I are glad to have our co-bloggers back home safe and sound, and there'll be some entries featuring Anime Five Cities and a summer cosplay event list, as well as your regularly scheduled Fanime coverage posted pretty soon, so stay tuned!