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 2022! July 29th - 31st 2022

Registration Open For Otakon 2022

Register online, spend less time in line and get to the action faster.

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.

Please visit the page linked below for more details:

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Operating Hours

  • Thursday* 3 PM - 10 PM
  • Friday 8 AM -  1:30 AM
  • Saturday 8 AM -  1:30 AM
  • Sunday 8 AM -  5 PM

Times Subject to Change
* Pre-reg badge pickup only

Messages From Our Chairman & President

Here we go again! I am honored to be leading Otakon again in 2022!

We have so many fun things planned this year, and I am excited to share these experiences with all of our members from around the world. As always, I cannot wait to see our guests, industry partners, and staff this coming July. Most importantly, I cannot wait to see YOU and the rest of the Otakon family. As always, thank you for your continued support, and I'll see you soon.

-- Brian Cutler, Otakon 2022 Convention Chair

As always, I need to first thank our tireless, all-volunteer staff for their work year-round to make Otakon/Otakorp a success!! We are SO excited to be back- and so grateful to share all of the exciting events planned for Otakon 2022 with our partners in DC and our dedicated membership. Our members are the reason we all work so hard all year, and we cannot wait for you to experience everything we have planned! #NoSpoilers Thank you for supporting us, and we'll see you soon!!

-- 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 2022 Hotel Block is now open.

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Otakorp Photo Galleries

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Otakon 2021 was a success we never could have imagined, coming at a time that none of us dreamed we'd ever see. Enjoy these amazing highlights, made possible by the Otakorp Visual Production team.

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