News & Annoucements

Otakon 2018 Dates

Otakon 2018 will be held from August 10th-12th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C!  

We're also very happy to announce our first guest: Todd Haberkorn!

Check back on our website in the coming weeks for the opening of our hotel room blocks and information about member registration for 2018.

Thank you from the Con Chair and Attendance Numbers

"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.

Notice: Addition of Bag Inspection

At the recommendation of the venue, Otakon 2017 will require bag inspections upon entering the convention space at the Mt Vernon Place doors of the Walter E Washington Convention Center and the M1 level of the Marriott Marquis. We apologize for any inconvenience or disruption this may cause. The bag inspections will be conducted by a third party contractor, and we are working with them to streamline the process as much as possible. You can help by keeping your bag organized and accessible, and by making sure you are not bringing in anything you are not supposed to (our list of restricted policies can be found on our website at otakon.com/info/general-policies). If you have any questions about the new procedures, you can contact our Access Control team at help.otakon.com.