From left, Kira LePree of Odessa, Noelle Park of Land O’Lakes, Mariet Aguila of Land O’Lakes, and Meghan Darby of Lutz visit during a meeting of the Summer Reading Club last year at the Land O’Lakes Library. They are among the growing number of enthusiasts who go all out when attending LAMECon.DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2013)

This year's LAMECon is bigger, better and free

LAND O'LAKES — Six years ago, some students and staff members at the Land O'Lakes Library decided to host a small free convention for fans of anime and manga. The idea caught on, and since its inception, attendance at LAMECon (for Library Anime and Manga Enthusiasts) has grown from 50 people to more than 700. "We n …