A couple weeks ago, I traveled with a group of friends a little ways out of Sarasota into Tampa. It was there that we attended Shadocon, a first year convention for anime, comic books, video games, etc. A lot of people go dressed up as their favorite characters. It was conveniently the weekend after Halloween, so my friends and I just used the same costumes. We had a blast attending some of the different events there, and it was pretty cool seeing people dressed as different characters. There was a costume contest, and various other activities as well. It was certainly a well-deserved break away from classes and campus.