I don't know what genres everyone likes, but here's a list of my favorite anime that I would recommend to people (I've excluded a few like FMA and InuYasha that people have most likely seen or heard of, at least):
Great if you like gothic-y Victorian stories, hot otherworldly butlers, and somewhat adorable 12 year old boys running enormous corporations.
Soukyuu no Fafner
If you like feelings, mecha anime and kids trying to save the world, this is for you.
Post-apocalyptic story about wolves trying to find paradise. It's beautiful. And full of feelings.
Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny
Another one for the mecha fans in the forum. It's Gundam. What else can I say, other than giant robots? <3
Probably one of the most hilarious series I've encountered. A bunch of high school girls living their day-to-day lives with some mean cats, a crazy teacher, and a whole lot of wtfery.
I actually can't sum this up in a few words very well. A boy moves to Ikebukuro and everything amazing starts happening to him. I tried.
The first manga I ever read, and the first actual anime I watched. For sports fans mainly, but it's enjoyable for everyone else, too. About a boy named Sho Kazamatsuri who dreams of becoming a soccer player.
The art is gorgeous. Basically about a family of art thieves where the son has a "curse" that's been passed down through the generations in his family. The "curse" happens to be a hot, older alter-ego.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Another series that gives a lot of feelings. Basically this cat-like thing named Kyubey goes around trying to form contracts with girls and grant their wishes, in exchange for them becoming magical girls. It's a lot more than it appears, and a lot better than I make it sound.
...and I think that's it! Forgive my fail!summaries. I tried.
Zenkaikon 2013 Potential Cosplays
Alan Humphries (Kuroshitsuji) - Friday/Saturday
Austrian Succession!Hungary (Hetalia) - Saturday or Sunday
Lunamaria Hawke (Gundam SEED Destiny) - Saturday or Sunday
Toboe (Wolf's Rain) - Sunday