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Mr. Otakon Goes To Washington (in 2017)

From 2017 onward, Otakon will be moving to Washington, DC from its current home in Baltimore. It will continue to be held around the same time of year. In this interview with Anime News Network, con chair Terry Chu and Otakorp president Andrew Earnhardt indicate that the main reason was outgrowing the Baltimore Convention Center. […]


Press Release: Takamasa Sakurai, to appear at Otakon 2011.

Born in 1965, Mr. Sakurai is a content media producer, an author and a journalist. He is currently involved as cultural exchange spokesman, giving talks in 72 cities in 20 countries and produced fashion shows. He is one of the first persons to use animation and Harajuku fashion in cultural exchange programs and is often […]


Johnny Yong Bosch guests at Otakon

Press release: Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny […]


– Voice Actor, producer, director and writer Tony Oliver to appear at Otakon 2011.

Press Release Tony Oliver began his career over 25 years ago as an actor on stage and on camera, performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. His first foray into television was as the lead voice in the popular animated series Robotech. In 1992 Tony was tapped to help create a new kind […]


Otakon Fire Alarm

Good way to disrupt a convention schedule for 30,000 anime fans.


Special notice for vuvuzela lovers

After the South African World Cup noisemakers were spotted (and heard) at Anime Expo, Otakon took the unusual step of posting a special no-vuvuzelas notice on its front page. Many other conventions would like to remind prospective attendees that vuvuzelas are covered by existing con and/or hotel policies about excessive noise. This does include electronic […]


25 conventions added to the calendar.

Our database continues to grow. As always let us know what we need to add to the list. June 25th-27th, 2010 Yaoifest Calgary, AB July 9th-12th, 2010 Mythcon Dallas, TX July 15th-18th, 2010 Slapsticon Arlington, VA Otakucon Spokane, WA July 30th-Aug 1st, 2010 Spocon Spokane, WA Aug 13th-15th, 2010 Onyxcon Atlanta, GA Guns Of August […]


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Cons This Weekend 7/20-7/22

NeconBristol, RI (Writers) Dexcon East Brunswick, NJ (Gaming) ConestogaTulsa, OK (SF/Fantasy) Creation Star Trek Cherry Hill, NJ (STAR TREK) Flashback Weekend Chicago, IL (Horror) Hollywood Collectors Burbank, CA (Media) OtakonBaltimore, MD (Anime) VidconTampa, FL (Fan Fiction) Con Games Tampa, FL (Gaming) Super Mega Show Seacaucus, NJ (Comics) JapanEx LONDON, (ANIME) That’s more like a summer […]

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