Dance

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The Otakurave is a dance featuring local djs from the central PA, NY, MD, VA, and DC areas. Friday and Saturday night the DJs spin everything from remixed pop songs to drum and bass, anime remixes, and everything in between. The Otakurave occurs from around 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM both nights (times will be finalized closer to the event). If you like loud music, a great crowd, and dancing all night, then this is where you want to be!

General Information & House Rules

  • Dance is in Hall E
  • No bags (of any size) will be allowed in the hall during dance hours
  • No large costume props allowed
  • Bag check will be provided
  • Must have a valid Otakon badge to enter dance
  • Concessions will be available for purchase and water stations (free) will be available throughout the hall
  • No bottles will be allowed into the dance.
  • No commercial grade photography or videographer equipment.

General

  • Location: Hall E
  • Approximate Time: Friday and Saturday nights 9:00 PM until 2:00 AM

Bag Policy

  • Bag/Coat check: Opens at 8:00PM.  There is a bag check available for a charge at the door. You must check your bag or you will not be admitted.
  • Otakon Staff will not hold, watch or in any way assume responsibility for member bags left out side, beside, or near entrance to Dance.
  • Check your coat at your own risk. The WEWCC and Otakon CANNOT be held responsible for items checked.
  • Must retain ticket to claim items checked

Note. This policy is to ensure member safety and prevent sale or distribution of prohibited substances.

Additional Rules for Otaku Rave

  • Must display badge at all times within the dance.
  • No glow sticks on strings (to avoid potential injury)
  • No excessive public displays of affection
  • If you are under the influence of ANY substances, you will be asked to leave.
  • No fighting.
  • Hula hoops can only be used provided space is available, and may or may not be permitted into the event.
  • R.O.A.R. --> Right of absolute refusal

2018 Dance Schedule


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Confetti The First

Having been called the "House Queen of the DMV," Confetti The First lays down House, Electro, and Trance music like it's encoded in her DNA. Her high-energy, fun sets light up the dancefloor and will leave you a hot mess begging for more! Quickly becoming a household name in the EDM scene in the greater DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, Confetti The First brings the beats that will make you dance all night long. She's played at venues such as Soundstage in Baltimore, 9:30 Club's Backbar in DC, Ultrabar & Flash in DC, play for event companies such as B.A.D.ASS, Panorama Productions, Symbiotic, and NU Andoids. She also opened for DJ Micro, Elite Force, Helicopter Showdown, 2rip, Baggi Begovic, Venom, DJ Shiftee, Designer Drugs, Wes Smith, Laxx, and Nina Las Vegas. Confetti The First has also solidified two residencies on radio shows. If you haven't heard her electrifying four-on-the-floor infectious beats, get out from under that rock you've been living under and get dancing to the DMV's favorite female DJ


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Proxxy & Lantern

The past few years for Proxxy & Lantern have been strong. Together they formed Essential Bass a local DC crew who develops and throws electronic music events in the DC / Baltimore Area. They recently have booked acts like Krafty Kuts, Deekline, Keith Mackenzie, Lady Waks, The Freestylers, Marten Horger, Stanton Warriors and DJ Icey. They've been pushing the break beat sound hard in the Washington, DC metro area. DJ Proxxy is fresh back from a gig in London and is set to return again this summer. From Seattle to New York, London to Miami, Proxxy & Lantern have put in their dues over the years. They’ve played the iconic Ultra Music Festival in Miami for over 10 years and were residents at the legendary Starscape festival in Baltimore. DJ Lantern, along with Bradley Drop, topped the beatport breaks charts with a #1 hit in 2015 and a #2 hit in 2016. Lantern currently is the behind the scenes man at Transit (Give Productions), one of the longest running weeklies in the Washington, DC metro area - 13 years and counting. In the last 12 months they were blessed with the opportunity to create an exclusive mini mix on Crystal Method's Community Service on SiriusXm Satellite Radio. Keep an eye out for more choons, edits and mixes from Proxxy & Lantern in the near future! Much like electric avenue, they always bring an old-school vibe and keep the dance-floor current using a diverse track selection. Known for their energetic, booty bouncing sets, be sure not to miss these breakbeat US legends!


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AJETT

I have always been about exposing people to new things and breaking boundaries. What better way to do that than with music? I've been DJ'ing for about 5 years now and haven't looked back since. My sets are usually a variety of genres because I honestly can't limit myself to just one. I really hope you like what you hear and hope that you guys consider me to perform at the show. Much Love, -AJETT


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RaceCarBed

RaceCarBed is a Baltimore based producer and DJ duo who strives to push the limits of dance music. Members Stanley Trutsi and Eric Stevens pride themselves on not only their beards, but their ability to pioneer new sonic territories in both their productions and their live shows.

Known for their rambunctious stage presence and mastery of multi-genre soundscaping, it's no wonder they are so comfortable sharing the stage with the likes of Diplo, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Crookers, and Adventure Club amongst countless others. RaceCarBed has released music on Chub Rub, Psycho Disco, HotBOi Records, and is part of the Brooklyn based sound collective OKNF.

Armed with an arsenal of dance floor weapons and a colored history of club based antics, RaceCarBed continues to be a unique force of nature in a post-EDM landscape.


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Joe Kopasek

As one of the mid-Atlantic’s leading break beat Deejay’s, Joe Kopasek never fails to turn heads with a music selection unlike any other. Driven by a passion to find the latest and greatest sounds the world has to offer, Joe will go to great lengths to bring what he finds pleasing to his ears…to yours.


Bradley Drop

Coming out of Washington DC, is Breaks / Bass music producer Bradley Drop. His music and DJ sets are a blend of Florida Breaks, Booty Breaks, Trap, Twerk and Hip-Hop. His first release "The Beat Goes Like This," was released in 2013. Since then Bradley has released several original tracks and remixes which have reached the top 100 and top 10 on the breaks beatport chart, including the #1 track "That girl is" with DJ Lantern and #2 track "Nothing But A Thang


MonsterzUndertheBed

Monsterz Under the Bed are a US based masked DJ duo, who in a short amount of time emerged as one of the top local DJ duos in the Baltimore/DC metro area. Blending Electro, Top 40 Remix, Future House, Dubstep, & Progressive House, they Always keep the crowds moving through their entire DJ set. Monsterz Under The Bed's trademark are the disguises they wear at each show. Keeping a sense of mystery behind the mask, the two of them try to remain an anonymity. The DJ team have been across the country playing the biggest parties and festivals to date while gaining recognition and building their fan base up and down the East and West Coast. Be sure to catch MUTB live in the mix.


VJ: FaithInTheGlitch

Year nine of providing Pokemon-style- seizure-inducing visuals, Faith in the Glitch is a mangled pixel-punk media destroyer, datamoshed anime ruiner, live AMV alchemist, FitG with torture you with a turntable, and maim you with a mixer. Your ears will bleed technicolor opulence. VJ, DJ and producer, you can find more at facebook.com/faithintheglitch


VJ: The Fourth Floor

The Fourth Floor (aka Tim Wingert), using his technical background in video production and passion for all forms of electronic dance music, he’s found a new love for providing energy-inspiring visuals for rave- goers. His real-time, never-canned, live performance styled approach to visuals always create a vivid and energy-charged atmosphere.: