An anime convention celebrates the art of Japanese animation and cartooning. Works such as Gundham Wing, Princess Mononoke, and Pokemon are discussed and studied by costumed fans possibly slightly more nerdie than trekkies. These socially inept virgins eat, sleep, and live for their favorite characters.
This week, at a convention in El Paso, Texas on the U.T.E.P. campus was crashed by the bane of all anime fans, American Toons. Ricardo Gonzalez and Jeff Butler showed up dressed as Yosimite Sam and Donald Duck, to the horror of the Picachu's and Super Vegetas. "We figured that Warner Brothers and Disney practically invented cartoons, and that these guys needed to really pay credit where credit was due," said Butler.
The assembled Digimon were not amused. "It wasn't only that they crashed our party," said cosplay champion Sergio Higaredo. "We were all eating sushi, Pocky, and drinking Ramune and they showed up with bags from McDonalds. Then they asked if we wanted their extra sweet and sour sauce from their McNuggets for our fish!"
When word got out of the invasion, the room was soon overrun with people dressed as Scooby Doo, Winnie the Pooh, Bug's Bunny, Fred Flintstone, and Bart Simpson. "Hey," said one guy dressed as Fivel, "I thought this might be a good place to pick up hot girls and get free cold beer. I was wrong. The girls were cold and the beer was hot."