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.

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.


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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Messages From Our Chairman & President

We did it!

Thank you so much to all our attendees, volunteers, guests, and industry representatives, and also to those who joined us remotely through our first Otakon Connection livestream event. We had a great year, and cannot wait to start planning for 2022!

-- Brian Cutler, Otakon 2021 Convention Chair

I cannot thank our tireless volunteers enough for pulling off the unimaginable in such a short time! You are all ROCKSTARS! I'd also like to thank all of our partners in Washington, DC for helping us provide a welcoming environment for over 25,000 of our closest friends. But especially a HUGE thank you to all of our attendees for supporting us as the first large event "back" in DC since the pandemic started. We hope you had as much fun attending as we had putting it all together for you, and we cannot wait to see you in 2022!!

-- Brooke Zerrlaut, Otakorp President

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