SAN ANTONIO,TX – San Japan (July 31-Aug. 2 at the Convention Center) is another world and a mortal must be prepared to visit there. Here are a few tips to guide one into this world.
Always bring a bag. A backpack is ideal but a ‘gimmie-bag’ grocery recycle sack will work. Bring a water bottle; the Anime Land at the Convention Center has plenty of water fountains for refills. A lunch couldn’t hurt; food is expensive. Bring money; lots of it. Buy stuff. Put it in your bag. Bring a camera. Take lots of pictures. Yeah!
If you’ve been to one of the eight previous San Japan events in San Antonio, you know what to expect. If this is your first, expect to see 20,000 freaks and geeks, furries and warriors, Ninjas and Lolitas; a third of them in costume.