There’s a cycle that plays out in anime fandom that, on the surface, looks benign, and mostly is benign. Despite that, however, there are subtle issues with it that bother me in that it tends to prevent a real discussion from occurring.
You won’t meet a whole lot of people if you’re not putting yourself in a position to meet people.
In addition to being the story of the original “Amagami Challenge”, Amagami SS is also the story of one young man’s shift from a mentality of scarcity to one of abundance.
Based on their personality, people will treat you well or treat you poorly based on signals from you. You teach people how to treat you, based on your actions and how you carry yourself.
Smaller Conventions at first glance might not offer as much as the bigger conventions do, but they still have good things going for them.
It’s a balancing act, where some companies are okay with having a smaller audience if it means that audience will be happier with their product, while other companies try to expand their markets.