Originally Posted by animejunkie
Side note: I started off only attending one day at this con and it has gotten so much better over the last few years that I will definitely be staying onsite next year
I agree, when I started attending Anime Los Angeles, it was a one day affair. The con has gotten so much better that I am there for 2 days, and for those 2 days, I am there for well over 16 hours each day. I would be there all three, but Friday is work.
My ALA experience was a wonderful experience, but I do commute to the con compared to staying at the hotel. Maybe in the future I will be in a more local area because it is quite stressful to drive 120 miles round trip every day I attend the convention.