as someone with panic disorder, I can understand how hard it is to go to cons with a bunch of people, which is why I prefer smaller cons. I'm also on medication though and it helps me a great deal. Probably also helps that I met a lot of my friends on facebook before actually getting to the conventions.
Try going to some small gatherings at conventions, too. It's a great way to meet new people
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October 30 - November 1
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Princess Tutu (planned) | Sakura (CCS) (Planned) | DressSphere Mercury (Planned)