I don't know if anyone else lives in the Panhandle of Florida, but if you do there's a meetup opportunity this weekend! My school, the University of West Florida, is holding a convention called Fandom Con where Eric Stuart, the voice of Brock (in the American show), will be a guest along with some other popular voice actors :D There will also be a Pokemon TCG Panel focused on trading and battles! Here's the site for more info: http://www.fandomcon.com/
The con will be in Pensacola, FL on October 27-28 for anyone who's interested. I don't have a crazy awesome costume or anything but I'm hoping to throw something together slightly reminiscent of a Jolteon gijinka. Let me know if you can come and we can try to organize a meetup!