At the request of my godkids (yes, I have some), I took an afternoon off work and drove them to SM City Davao to see the Anime Convention, or Anicon. While it's still not as flashy as the cons in Manila, I have to admit the cosplay scene is showing much improvement. And we even now have local comics artists hawking their self-published wares.
On the other hand, I feel too old to be doing this. It was fun to bring the godkids, but everyone else just looks so young. Still, it was good to meet some cosplaying friends again.