I may attend NDK in early October. As someone relatively new to this sort of thing, I have some (probably silly) questions: (1) although the contests are allowed only for anime-based characters, are there restrictions on non-anime characters attending the con? I'm planning to go as a jester (the costume in my profile); (2) what are the general ages who attend this type of con? I get the feeling most people are in high school - just after college. By the way, I DO like anime, and I plan to spend time browsing through the offerings both in and out of costume. I just want to make sure no protocol is violated or anything. A lot of people on this website seem pretty sticky about that sort of thing. Thanks!