Welcome to Otakon!

Founded in 1994, Otakon is an annual convention held in the summer months to celebrate Asian pop culture (anime, manga, music, movies, video games, etc) and its fandom. The event runs from Friday to Sunday and is packed with a schedule that has tons to do.

Otakon is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in our nation's capital of Washington, DC.

Countdown to Otakon 2023! July 28th - 30th 2023

Registration For Otakon 2023 Now Open

Register online, spend less time in line and get to the action faster. Free Badge Mailing now included for all Pre-registered Memberships before May 15th.

Messages From Our Chairman & President

Wow, what a year!

Thank you for your attendance in what was a record breaking year! I personally appreciate the patience and understanding that you had with us as we grew to a level that took everyone by surprise.

I also wanted to reassure you that we hear your concerns regarding lining both inside and outside the convention center.

As always, it was so much fun to connect with the entire Otakon family this year, and I can't wait to continue to make Otakon better and better heading toward our 29th convention.

Thanks, and see you next year!

-- Brian Cutler, Otakon 2022 Convention Chair

What an unbelievable year!

Our all-volunteer staff truly gave their blood, sweat, and tears to make Otakon a success. We planned all year, and SO many more friends showed up then we expected.

I cannot THANK them enough for showing up when called, doing whatever was needed, and taking care of each other.

Every year we try to be better and do better. We hope everyone had a wonderful time, and a safe trip home. See you next year!!

-- Brooke Zerrlaut, Otakorp President


Book a room in the official Otakon room block today and stay close to the heart of the action all weekend long.

The Otakon 2023 Hotel Block is now Open!

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Covid Policies for Otakon 2022

In the interest of the safety of all our members, we will require all Otakon 2022 attendees to be fully vaccinated and masked in all convention areas. We want our members to know that we continue to monitor updates from the CDC as well as our partners in regards to COVID-19.

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