I was at the Big Site exhibition hall in Odaiba last weekend covering one of Tokyo’s many otaku events. (Deep deep into geek territory for a series of articles on Japanese pop culture exports right now)
This one was for model makers and figure collectors: everything from Tamiya tanks to latex Godzillas
I got there about 12 in the afternoon and found the whole place crawling with police and worried looking organizers. Apparently, about an hour earlier one of the huge elevators in the central hall had suddenly started moving backwards. Otaku dominoes! Scary.