XD hehe Anime Expo has been a blast, always, day at con, night at hotel rooms. About LA in general, hmmm this area is quite safe if that's what you ask.
AX 2012 (no specific order):
◘Chunin Exams Sasuke [Naruto]
* Japan [Hetalia]
♥ L [Death Note]
§ Mai [avatar the last airbender]
♠ Nekozawa-senpai [ouran highschool host club]
♦ Kikyo [InuYasha]