There are quite a few people on the IRC if you're not from there.
I wouldn't like to talk to someone from tc, I don't know. You are all company on the internet, and it's bad for internet and real life to mix.
If I were somehow to have a conversation with someone with similar 'otaku' tastes, and not being a complete pleb, maybe I would make one more 'friend'. But things would be boring because there is only so much on a topic you can discuss without having other interests in common.
I don't have anything in common with anybody in my classes at school, so I have no reason to every talk to them unless it's work related.