Well, we just got back from the AnimeCentral convention. It was pretty cool, and I spent all the money that I brought. Casey and Colin both went massively over-budget.
There weren't any Taiwanese bootlegs of anything at the convention, which was really cool. Colin theorizes that Tawain may have gotten around to signing the international copyright agreement, but Casey hasn't seen anything about it in WSJ, so I'm assuming something else is at work here (perhaps an Illinois state law or something along those lines).