I'm still waiting for my new PC to arrive, so I can't touch up my photos for the next cafe review yet. In the meantime, here's a little something to tide you over for the moment.
Both the Hiragana Times (a magazine for helping learners of English and Japanese) and the Metropolis have run short comments on Moe-haku, what's being billed as the first moe-only convention. The website's only in Japanese, but it does have some nice photos of "moe" characters. The expo's being held at Makuhari Messe center in Chiba (east of Tokyo closer to Narita airport) for one day, March 21st. Entry fee is 2000 yen ($22 USD). There's lots of emphasis on itasha and itansha (cars and bikes dressed up with big stickers of anime and video game characters), but there will also be voice actors, cosplay events and photo sessions. There may even be a maid or two in there somewhere.