I went to KatsuCon today and it was pretty cool for a small con. I spent most of my time whoring splurd.com and I met some interesting people. So all in all it was good.
Here are some places to check out:
This girl is self publishing her comic and is really good. Check it out. erikadoor.com
This guy is pretty cool and is also working on a comic of his own. shanghai-studios.com
These people make hats that reflect anime and pop culture characters. Good stuff. genkigang.com