1. I was stuck in a panel room a few years back in some stand-up comedy contest (my friend was the host of the event). Right in the middle of the travesty, a girl with a terribly obnoxious voice went to the stage and painstakingly recounted her recent anime-viewing experience (fresh in her mind from some god-awful convention viewing room piece), repeating each bit several times for comedic measure. I wanted to attempt suicide with the pin on the back of my badge, but the PCM staff didn't give partial refunds (and still don't, for this very reason).
2. PCM 2002 was at USM. Yikes.
3. About five cons ago, I attended Whose Line Is It Anime in Lighthouse B. Big mistake. While most of the participants tried to keep the humor semi-clean and halfway funny, others felt compelled to remind us all that we were at an anime convention. Naturally, this reminding was done through trashy, attention-seeking, over-the-top geek humor. The worst of these schmucks was a punk no older than 12 years of age. His improv schtick began with poorly delivered, unfunny garbage and quickly devolved into a frank discussion of rape scenarios (in Dragonball Z!) and violent sexual deviance most 40-year-olds wouldn't have a clue about. Based on what was coming out of this ass-wipe's mouth, he had seen every video on Efukt.com several times and watched Eastern European mutilation porn rather than attend school. You think I was shocked? How about the parents sitting in front of me with their 5-year-old kids?