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Ronxz 
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Posted 3/23/16
Sup guys! So I've been trying to meet some new friends (a lot of my old group has moved away and it's really just me and my best friend left in town). I've been thinking of trying to meet some new people that are into anime/gaming/manga/comics/etc. The thing is I have no clue where to meet anyone!! I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion on where I should go to meet some new geek friends and expand my circle?
Posted 3/23/16
Do you have a library, book store, or comic book shop in your town. That's a good place to start.
Posted 3/23/16 , edited 3/23/16
You can try your average comic book stores, arcades, and such. The mall? If your malls have Anime stores in them. Bookstores like Barnes & Noble. Always see cosplayers at mine, they sit around the manga/comic area.
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My top tip is to not walk up to a random person unless you don't know anyone else.

It makes you look desperate and desperation makes people think you have the social skills of an autistic.

I know from experience.
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Posted 3/23/16
Find a game store that holds a board game night where they play Catan or that kind of thing...it gives you an evening to get to know random people and what they're interested in besides board games.
Posted 3/23/16 , edited 3/23/16
Maybe join a college anime club FB page that's close to you Also, if someone were to walk up to me while I'm buying mangoes at book store, I'll probably ignore them cause like AbasedOtaku said, "it seems too desperate and out of blue."

Try a Hot Topic store. They sell a lot of anime merchandise there. An employee might possibly like anime or you can strike up a conversation with someone there.
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Posted 3/23/16
One word.

Cons.
Posted 3/23/16

octorockandroll wrote:

One word.

Cons.


I think OP is trying to connect to people closer in his area.
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Posted 3/23/16

Daisuki-Suki wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

One word.

Cons.


I think OP is trying to connect to people closer in his area.


So? There's plenty of locals at cons.
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Posted 3/23/16

octorockandroll wrote:


Daisuki-Suki wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

One word.

Cons.


I think OP is trying to connect to people closer in his area.


So? There's plenty of locals at cons.


yeah everyone makes the pilgrimage to NYCC... lost my tickets this year smh
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Posted 3/28/16 , edited 3/28/16
I was thinking of doing some local Cons, we have a bunch nearby, and thank you for the suggestion at B&N. I wish B&N were more inviting to sit and chill like they used to be but I do remember chatting with people there before in the sci-fi/fantasy section. I tried the local gaming place but seemed really cliquish and non-inviting to outsiders, although I might give it another try. Wouldn't mind finding my own gaming group to hang out with either :)

Thanks everyone!!!
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Posted 3/28/16
I don't know how close to you this is but it seems a perfect place to meet fellow anime fans...
https://www.facebook.com/lovelyheartmaidcafe/

Here's a list of some anime clubs in VA but it's kind of out of date. You'll have to check and see which are active in your area.
http://hras.studiojab.com/list-of-local-anime-clubs/
http://animeclub.org/
https://vabeachanime.wordpress.com/local-culture/anime-club-alliance/

A ton more listed on Google
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=anime%20clubs%20in%20virginia
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I just came back from Anime Boston and met a ton of great people. Hopefully there are some conventions around you. Good way to share opinions about the things you love!
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Posted 3/28/16
Walk around with anime shirts and wait for compliments. That's how I got all of mine (Really)
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Posted 3/28/16
I really don't know

Try Meetup.com there are anime groups on there. And you might be able to meet your next Bf/Gf that loves the same stuff as you
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