3: Do NOT go to a convention by yourself
If you’re going to an anime convention, make sure you are staying with a group of people you trust. Do not go alone with no one you know there. Aside from the obvious stranger danger, if you’re the socially awkward type and hoping you’ll make brand new friends, chances are you won’t and will just have a bad time. Unless you’re super confident in your friend making skills, you’re better off making new friends via people you already know. If you’re at a con where you don’t know anyone, the chances of that happening are pretty slim.