One of my teammates, sickVisionz, told me to relax and hang out when I asked him about attending anime conventions. I ended up working and attending panels to fill out reports. Yeah, you figured out I'm a workaholic. I must be the most boring person who can't even keep a conversation going on. You had a blast. Meeting folks from the community in person was always surreal. I only met Tom and Little Kuriboh, but that was one of my best moments attending a convention. I heard Seattle rains a lot.
Los Angeles is pretty gritty, so not much to sight see unless you're in China Town, Little Tokyo, or other parts. South Central LA is one of the roughest places to live.