Orlando Anime Day is a one day anime marketplace that will have its next iteration on Saturday, January 22nd at Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort & Convention Center, located at 6375 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee, FL. It's about a 40 minute drive on the highway but it can be kind of a fun event, depending on how much you want to socialize.
So what happens there? The event is open from 10am to 6pm and lots of people show up in cosplay and hangout. There is a dealer room to buy stuff like dvds, toys, manga, t-shirts, import games, etc. and a viewing room to watch the latest anime. (It might be worth it to watch Level E or Beezelbub. I have a hunch.) That's really about it.
But there are hundreds of people that go. Young, impressionable anime fans that lack the guidance they need in this cruel world. We should totally socialize with them and talk to them about good anime and other things. Maybe we'll meet some people who can fit into our club as well!
I'll also be conducting that survey that we did at the last club meeting, so that we can get a better understanding of anime fans in the area.
It costs $3 to get in and only $1 if you have a canned food item. This is a cash only event but there will be ATMs at the convention center. An official carpool will meet at Full Sail University in front of building 3B and leave at 11am. Be there by then if you want a ride! RSVP on Facebook!