I just wanted to take a moment to suggest to all of you that if you've ever liked any anime or manga, then you really aught to check out AnimeIowa. The convention is run by an all-volunteer staff, so nobody is making money off the thing, which helps keep it fun and friendly! Last year AnimeIowa was held in the Marriott hotel in Coralville. I'd guess that nearly a third of all the people that went were in some sort of Cosplay outfit, and it was a lot of fun. I was one of the lackeys stuck trying to organize volunteers.
So, if you like shows like Naruto or DBZ, or you think you're shoop enough, then make sure to go to Anime Iowa 2008. Cosplay (dress up and act like) like one of your favorite characters!