raidkillsbugsded wrote:
And this thread gets locked in 3, 2, 1...

Seriously....

Just to put an end to the God Emperor trolling, here is Gen Con itself defining Spa events as non-gaming:

http://www.gencon.com/experience/spa

That is a lot of events in a heavily promoted and expanding program that are explicitly not gaming.

Gen Con has also noted that while there are overlapping themes between anime and gaming anime is different from gaming, and does not list cosplay or anime events in gaming categories because they are not gaming.

This may not be the answer that people want but it is an actual answer, and trolling me with personal attacks won't change that.