Tuesday, September 26

Animation event draws larger than expected crowd

September 25, 2006 - It’s not every day a person can wear a kimono in South Texas.

“I’ve had this particular one for a while, but I haven’t been able to wear it in public,” said 18-year-old Joi Geier of Laguna Vista, showing off her blue Japanese-style robe.

What might seem out of place at home made her part of the in-crowd at the Rio Grande Valley’s first anime convention: Shimakon.

“Here, we’re expected to be crazy,” Geier said with a smile.


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