First, for those concerned about the massive storm system that has hammered the mid-Atlantic for the past two days: We do NOT anticipate cancellation of the show at this point. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed if there is any change. The biggest threats are power loss and storm damages (which are still being assessed), and flight cancelations. As long as the facility is ready to use and the musicians can get here, the show will go on. Keep an eye on the usual Otakon news outlets (website, forums, Facebook, twitter, etc.) for updates.
Second, we regret to announce that Yoshiki Fukuyama-san's doctors have not released him to travel by air. He will not be able to appear in person at the Otakon Music Festival this coming Saturday. Of course we are all disappointed (and nobody more than he is), but we are hoping that he will make a virtual appearance by video conference. If there's any way for him to participate, he will. He has sent a video message to fans that we'll get up as soon as we can. (Thanks for your dedication to your fans, Fukuyama-san!)