I turn 25 in April, but I started going to Otakon when I was 18. I didn't make it last year and I don't know if I'll go this year. Even if I manage to be able to afford it in this economy, I don't know if I WANT to go, because I agree with you on the majority of crowd's ages. Most of the attendees seem to be high school or middle school age, and being surrounded by people from that age group, especially unsupervised, is just.....not fun for me. It's like being at a mall on a Friday night. Ugh. (Of course not every single teenager falls into this category. I am generalizing.)
This is part of the reason why I feel like, even if I can afford it, it somewhat doesn't feel like it's worth the money to me anymore. It's not the fault of Otakon itself or the staff, it's the attendees and the anime fan culture itself. It's like I'm growing up, but the majority of the fanbase stays the same age, so I just don't have as much fun as I used to back when I fell into that age group. :/
I know there have to be intolerant people somewhere at Otakon but I haven't found them yet!
I'm gonna go on a whim and say, you just found one; me. I'm pretty intolerant of obnoxious inconsiderate behavior, which I've encountered a lot more at Otakon over the recent years. I think when I get old, I'll be one of those bitter ladies who is always yelling at kids for misbehaving. xD
Edited by .Schala., 14 February 2009 - 11:02 PM.