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 2019! July 26-28, 2019

Registration Open Now!

New options this year include Full Weekend and Trial (Single Day Options) memberships.


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

The Otakon 2019 Hotel Block
opens August 31st at Noon.

Book Now!

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Message From Our Chairman

Wow. What a year, what an Otakon! On behalf of the entire Otakon team, I would like to thank you all for coming and I hope you had as great a time at Otakon as we did in making it happen. See you all again soon, and remember to save the dates for July 26-28, 2019!

-- Andy Zerrlaut, Otakon 2018 Convention Chairman

Otakon 2018 Closing Reel

Catch a little glimpse of what you missed at Otakon 2018! Video and Photos taken by the Otakon Convention Coverage Team