Welcome to Otakon!

Founded in 1994, Otakon is an annual convention held in the summer months to celebrate Asian pop culture (anime, manga, music, movies, video games, etc) and its fandom. The event runs from Friday to Sunday and is packed with a schedule that has tons to do.

Otakon is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in our nation's capital of Washington, DC.

Otakon 2018 - Mecha Commerical

Our mascot, Crabby has gone rogue! Catch him at Otakon 2018!

Otakon 2018 Closing Reel

Catch a little glimpse of what you missed at Otakon 2018! Video and Photos taken by the Otakon Convention Coverage Team

Message from the Convention Chairman 

Wow.  What a year, what an Otakon!  On behalf of the entire Otakon team, I would like to thank you all for coming and I hope you had as great a time at Otakon as we did in making it happen.  See you all again soon, and remember to save the dates for July 26-28, 2019!

-- Andy Zerrlaut, Otakon 2018 Convention Chairman