Online people, from behind their keyboards and monitors, might not like Apollo Smile. At conventions, people like her. Maybe it's because she's one of the few anime fans with the courage to call herself a geek in public (on television, none the less - watch for her "interview" on Space Ghost Coast to Coast). She's an acquired taste, but so is a lot of anime and manga.
When she attended Animazement, people were constantly in her orbit, asking for autographs. She spent Friday night at that convention encouraging fans to work up the courage to climb onstage and sing at the Karaoke contest. Then Smile thought up some R-rated ad-libs for a fan dub of Crusher Joe (will the tape ever be released?)