I’ve always hated the days leading up to Otakon. There’s just so much anticipation and so much preparation that when you sit back and look at it, you come to the realization that you’re stressing over a weekend basking in geek-dom of highest caliber, and that’s just flat-out depressing. Admittedly, I wasn’t too impressed with Otakon’s guest-list and events, so that didn’t help the situation. Then comes the scrounging for transportation to Baltimore, scheduling when and where to meet up with friends, when to get badges, getting angry over how far the hotel actually is in relation to the BCC (even though we stayed there last time), the list goes on…Maybe I just get too excite over the whole thing? Maybe I just miss the insanity from the previous year? Or maybe I’m just getting too old for this? …Okay, scratch that last one, I always enjoy it far too much for that to be an excuse.