I would suggest coming out to couple of the park gatherings held by local cosplayers. It is definitely a great place to meet many people outside of cons, plus no con fees and stuff to worry about. The next gathering is going to be in Fremont hosted by Thisisnoelle:
It is a smaller gathering compared to our main parking gatherings hosted by Becca:
Aside from local gatherings, the upcoming events are AOD, Big Wow, Kraken, Wizard World.
Fremont isn't all boring...just have to make the best of things.
Hope you can make it out to either of the events.