Every year since 08 I have attended the annual gathering of geeks, anime fans, cosplayers, etc. known as Sakura Con. It's a large anime convention with panels, gaming rooms, guests, artists, booths with tons of stuff to buy, the works. It reminds me that while i might be different in the "real world" but in "convention land" there are thousands of people just like me. They dress up like cartoon characters, anime and manga characters, video game characters, super heros, etc. And I have a couple of cosplays (insert many) myself.
I enjoy my little yearly excursion into the world of the similarly minded... :-)