Um yea, I am also new too. I'm a bit shy now because nowadays most people will welcome newbies with a sword to their throat.
::clings onto PinkAya's leg::
I've also went to Otakon 2002 which happened to be my first anime convention. I am so going back there because that convention was the greatest thing that has ever happened to me! Then again... I made Otakon into a glomping fest.
I went as a cat-girl mage, wearing a purple medeival dress, pink lepoard cat ears and either had a chocobo or a snowy spotted owl beanie baby on my shoulder. I was in that attire all day friday and most of Saturday before the Masquerade and then changed into a red roadrunner tanktop and jean shorts. I was supposed to go as Rikku and Fuujn, but the person who was supposed to help me make it didn't get around to it, my Rikku costume was screwed up... but Fuujin's was complete and I was worried about getting hot in Baltimore, along with not getting glomped. People might be scared if a Fuujin came randomly walking up to someone and glomp them. However, I might be Fuujin and Lucercia carrying a Vincent turk plushie for Katsucon.
I am also looking for my Cloud Strife whom I sort of hooked up with after the Masquerade... I got his E-mail address, e-mailed him and he never answered back.
I was so sad, but I moved right along. Cloud Strife is hot