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Vitals: News/Updates
October 3, 2016   Otakon 2017 LARP character signups are now open!

August 25, 2016   Reserve your hotel rooms for Otakon 2017!

August 14, 2016   Otakon 2016 has come to a close, and now Otakon 2017 would like to welcome Vic Mignogna!

August 11, 2016   YOSHIKI is very sorry to announce his personal appearance at OTAKON has been canceled due to a last minute production commitment. He will hold a LIVE Q&A from the recording studio via Skype. Panel time and giveaways remain the same.

August 10, 2016   Online registration has closed, but memberships will be available all weekend at the door!

August 10, 2016   Final Reminder: Online Registration closes at 10:00PM EDT on Wednesday, August 10th!

August 9, 2016   Otakon 2016 Guest Updates: Due to a medical issue, Jiro Ishii is unable to attend. Everyone here at Otakon wishes him a speedy recovery. Also, Masao Maruyama will be unable to attend due to last minute production commitments. While this is disappointing to everyone, guest appearances are always at risk to unanticipated conflicts. Please check schedules as they may have changed (or may be in the process of being updated).

August 9, 2016   Update: Yoshiki will be giving away ONE pair of tickets to the Visual Japan Summit 2016 (including airfare and hotel) and ONE pair of tickets for the premier of X JAPANís documentary film WE ARE X ! during his Saturday panel at Otakon!

August 9, 2016   The Otakon 2016 Schedule is now available on GuideBook!

August 8, 2016   The live Otakon 2016 Schedule is now online!

August 8, 2016   If you would like to Volunteer at Otakon 2016, we still have a few Gofer spots available!

August 6, 2016   The Otakon 2016 Preview Schedule is now online! Note: there is a 100% chance it will change before Monday.

August 5, 2016   Reminder: Online Registration closes at 10:00PM EDT on Wednesday, August 10th!

August 3, 2016   Otakonís longtime friend Yoshiki is coming back to participate in a panel that will reveal the preview for the documentary film on X JAPAN, "We Are X!" He promises to give a high-five to everyone attending this panel and will be making a big announcement about his future plans.

August 2, 2016   Otakon 2016 welcomes back Michael Sinterniklaas!

August 1, 2016   Come dance to Charm City Stomp at Hiro's Lounge in the Hyatt on Saturday night at Otakon!

August 1, 2016   Update: MICHI will have a special half-time performance during Otakon's Masquerade!

August 1, 2016   Register to participate in the Self Dressing Kimono Workshop, presented by Otakon guest Kuniko Kanawa, Shinto Priestess, and Certified Kimono Consultant. While all are welcome to attend, participation is limited due to supplies. All registrants will be entered into a drawing to receive a special prize commemorating our final year in Baltimore.

July 30, 2016   Masquerade waiver forms have been posted!

July 29, 2016   P.A. Works will present their 15th Anniversary Exhibit in collaboration with TakaOtacraft at Otakon 2016!
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