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 is open!

Book Now!

Operating Hours

  • Thursday* 3 PM - 10 PM
  • Friday 8 AM -  2 AM
  • Saturday 8 AM -  2 AM
  • Sunday 8 AM -  3 PM

Times Subject to Change
* Pre-reg badge pickup only

Message From Our Chairman

Hello Again Otafans!

We're almost ready for Otakon 2019! Our super dedicated (all volunteer) staff have been hard at work since right after Otakon 2018, bringing you another great Otakon. I want to thank all of you who attended last year, and hope that you had a great time. Please join us again and bring a friend (or 10!). It's all about getting our message out there and coming together with like minded fans and friends once a year to celebrate fandom, family, diversity, and inclusion.

Keep an eye out on our website and social media for updates, and I hope we see you at Otakon 2019!

-- Andy Zerrlaut, Otakon 2019 Convention Chairman

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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

Otakorp would like to thank our 2019 Sponsors!

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