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 2021! August 6th - 8th 2021

Registration Open FOr Otakon 2021

Register today to grab the early bird rate and lock in your spot at Otakon 2021.
The early bird rate and the badge mailing option are available until May 12th at 12:00 Noon

Monitoring Novel Coronavirus
Concerns for Otakon 2021

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 and the vaccine rollout. We'll do our best to keep the page linked below updated with information as we have it regarding DC's reopening and how it may affect Otakon 2021.

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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 2021 Hotel Block is now open.

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Message From Our Chairman

As we move on from 2020, I wanted to thank you for your continued support of Otakon!

As of this moment, our volunteer staff are continuing our efforts to hold Otakon 2021 as planned on August 6-8 in Washington D.C.

I am so excited to see all of our guests, industry partners, staff, and most importantly the fans this coming August, and I want to assure our members that we are going to take every precaution necessary to ensure everyone’s safety.

Dewa mata ne,

-- Brian Cutler, Otakon 2021 Convention Chair

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