Arts, Entertainment, Living
I approached the entrance of the Wyndham Hotel across from the point in downtown Pittsburgh and discovered instantly that I was at the correct place. In this case, it was Tekkoshocon, a convention devoted completely to Japanese popular culture, especially anime, manga, art, music and video games.
The dead giveaway of the venue was the presence of super-fans dressed in the garb of their favorite characters, some well known, but most obscure. Almost all of the convention's attendees were in costume, creating a hotel lobby packed with Japan’s most beloved fictional characters.