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.

Otakon 2017 Closing Reel

This year we welcomed all of our members to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Otakon 2017 was amazing. We are all glad that you our members all shared that new experience with us so to commemorate this we put together a video for you our fans! Video and Photos taken by the Otakon Convention Coverage Team Edited by Stephanie Padgett

Well everyone, our first of many years in DC has come and gone and we couldn’t be more happy!  We look forward to the growth that DC allows us and we look forward to continuing to bring you the best convention we can!  

Thanks for a wonderful 2017 and see you in 2018!

-- John Gluth, Otakon 2017 Convention Chair