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 2024! Aug 2nd - 4th 2024

Registration For Otakon 2024 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 22th.

Otakorp Photo Galleries

View More

Messages From Our Chairman & President

I’m so excited to be the President of Otakorp for both our 29th year and 29th show!

Last year was surprisingly well attended, and as always, we are working to make adjustments to our policies and layouts to make the show better and more fun for everyone!

We have so much planned this year that’s new and exciting, and I cannot wait to see everyone again, so hop aboard the Otakon train with us, and have fun all weekend!

-Brian Cutler, Otakorp President 2023

I’m so incredibly excited to be the Convention Chair (and train conductor) for Otakon 2023!

Our amazing volunteer staff have been hard at work planning this year’s event, and I could not be prouder to be a small part of this team. Every year we strive to make things just a little bit better than the last, and I’m looking forward to all of the awesome events that are coming together.

This year’s Otakon marks our 29th anniversary, so hop on board the train at Platform 29, and join us on our journey for Platform 30!


이 오타콘행 열차는 30번 플랫폼에 도착할 예정입니다.

I look forward to seeing everyone at Otakon 2023!

-Brooke Zerrlaut, Otakon 2023 Convention Chair

Follow on Social Media

Follow Otakon on Facebook, Twitter, and more for all sorts of updates and news about the upcoming year.


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

The Otakon 2024 Hotel Block is now Open!

Book Now!