"Well everyone, our first of many years in DC has come and gone and we couldn’t be more happy! Our numbers were down this year, but we look forward to the growth that DC allows us and we look forward to continuing to bring you the best convention we can! Thanks for a wonderful 2017 and see you in 2018!"
-- John Gltuh, Otakon 2017 Convention Chair
After pulling in the final numbers from all departments, Otakorp Inc. is ready to announce the official attendance for Otakon 2017. The final number is: 24,894.
This number includes total memberships/attendees, both pre-registered and at door, as well as staff, dealers, artists, industry, contractors, guests, the Anime World Matsuri and members of the registered press.
While this number is down from last year, this was the first year in a new location, and leadership has hopes for future growth. Since 1999, Otakon had been held in the Baltimore Convention Center.
Otakon 2018 will be held from August 10 to12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.