Yesterday, heading out to lunch with some colleagues, I noticed some of the other people out on the street were … oddly attired. We saw these folks as we were passing by a cinema, so our first thought was, “Maybe this has something to do with the Speed Racer movie?”
And then we remembered the banners, and last year’s Memorial Day weekend in downtown San Jose.
“Egad!” we exclaimed, “It’s time for FanimeCon again!” By midday Saturday, the streets will be swarming with people dressed as anime characters.
Of course, that’s not the only big happening in San Jose with oddly dressed participants this weekend.
Today is also San Jose State University’s commencement. Afterwards, the campus and many of the downtown streets in San Jose will be lousy with people in academic robes and mortarboards.
To my mind, this has all the potential for the best street-fight ever. If it happens, let’s hope it gets posted on YouTube.