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General Convention Discussion / Fanime and getting older
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:27:41 PM »
While I love anime, manga, and video games, I feel like over these past couple of years that I’ve gotten too old for anime conventions (I’m almost 30, by the way). This year’s Fanime made me feel especially out of place with all the teenagers and people in their early 20s around. Some of these people (not everyone, but quite a few) have the maturity levels of 5-year-olds, also, which doesn’t help.

I remember back in the day (the 90s, mainly) when these conventions were full of people (mainly men) in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. I was in the minority as a kid/teenage girl going to cons. Now it’s mainly teenagers everywhere. I just can’t relate to the fandom anymore. Times change, I know, and anime has become much more mainstream. But boy, do I feel old and out of place sometimes.

So how old is everyone out there? Any people in their late 20s or 30s (or older) still attending anime conventions? Has your enjoyment of cons diminished over the years? When do you think you’ll stop attending?

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