I've always found that fans of fantasy and science fiction are some of the most creative individuals. And they are not afraid to be themselves. While the average person might think it's strange for an individual to dress up like characters from Star Wars, I think it's grand. And I am always amazed at the level of authenticity most of the costumes have. These costumes take love and dedication.
And then there are the booths and those artists who are more than willing to tell you about their books. They want to share their artwork with you. And of course there is all of that fantasy world merchandise is available. I always seem to come home with interesting items that I don't need, but I really do need because the only place you can get it is at a comic book convention.
It's important for me to point out that those geeks that took over really did drain my wallet last weekend.