Welcome to the Otacafe at Otakon 2012!
Come decompress at the Otacafe, where you can hang out or perform. It's all up to you. The stage will be open most of the day for casual performances, including some crowd favorite karaoke. We'll have tables provided for mingling and eating (but not dancing). Please look to the pocket guide for scheduled events, or just drop in and see what's happening.
Room 301-303 (That's all the way at the Charles Street end of the BCC)
11:00 AM to Midnight on Friday
10:00 AM to Midnight on Saturday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sunday
- You may sign up to sing only once at a time. This means that,
until you sing, you cannot sign up to sing again. This includes
singing as a group with your friends: if you were signed up to
sing when your friends signed up to sing, you /cannot/ go with
them. Other people are patiently waiting their turn to sing, you
can do it too.
- We want to hear you sing, and while we would love to stay open
until everybody has gone on stage, the BCC does close, and we do
need sleep. We will try to fit in as many people as possible,
however because of the volume of singers we have had in the past,
sign-ups will end at 10:30 PM on Friday, 10:00 PM Saturday, and at
12:30 PM on Sunday.
- The Otacafe is as much a place to socialize as it is to come and
sing, however chatter while people are singing is very impolite to
the singers, so we would like to request that, when people are
singing, you try to keep your voices down to a normal
conversational level (i.e. no shouting, shrieking, etc.) and you
restrict all talk to the area with the tables in the back of the
Otacafe. If you are sitting in the audience seats, we would
appreciate it if you would respect the singers and not speak at
all during a performance.
- During an event, Open Mic Karaoke will be put on hold, and your spot in line
will be saved until the event is over. We recognize that this may
cause conflicts with other events that you may wish to attend, but
we cannot hold your spot for you, so we strongly encourage you to
look carefully at the schedule when you decide whether or not to
sign up to sing, and inquire at the sign-up desk about the
expected wait time.
- While we do allow English versions of songs from anime, Otakon is
ultimately an Asian Culture convention, and so we ask that you
refrain from requesting to sing American/European popular music or
rock. In other words: if it's not in an East Asian language and
it's not from anime or a Japanese video game, it's not allowed.