Where have you guys been my whole life? I didn't meet other Otaku until college. I'm originally from Greenville but I now live about 30mins from Charlotte on the SC side of the NC/SC border. There are more of here, and we plan on going to AWA again next month.
Also, for those of you who don't know and lack the funding to travel to any cons out of state. The University of South Carolina has held a small con on their campus for the past two years called Nashicon. The one for 2011 has already passed, but here's the info: http://web.sa.sc.edu/clubnashi/index.php
It looks like they will be holding it again next March in a new, possibly bigger, location.