The Otakurave is a dance featuring local djs from the central PA, NY, MD, VA, and DC areas. Friday and Saturday night the DJs spin everything from remixed pop songs to drum and bass, anime remixes, and everything in between. The Otakurave occurs from around 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM both nights (times will be finalized closer to the event). If you like loud music, a great crowd, and dancing all night, then this is where you want to be!

General Information & House Rules

  • Dance is in Hall E
  • No bags (of any size) will be allowed in the hall during dance hours
  • No large costume props allowed
  • Bag check will be provided
  • Must have a valid Otakon badge to enter dance
  • Concessions will be available for purchase and water stations (free) will be available throughout the hall
  • No bottles will be allowed into the dance.
  • No commercial grade photography or videographer equipment.


  • Location: Hall E
  • Approximate Time: Friday and Saturday nights 9:00 PM until 2:00 AM

Bag Policy

  • Bag/Coat check: Opens at 8:00PM.  There is a bag check available for a charge at the door. You must check your bag or you will not be admitted.
  • Otakon Staff will not hold, watch or in any way assume responsibility for member bags left out side, beside, or near entrance to Dance.
  • Check your coat at your own risk. The WEWCC and Otakon CANNOT be held responsible for items checked.
  • Must retain ticket to claim items checked

Note. This policy is to ensure member safety and prevent sale or distribution of prohibited substances.

Additional Rules for Otakurave

  • Must display badge at all times within the dance.
  • No glow sticks on strings (to avoid potential injury)
  • No excessive public displays of affection
  • If you are under the influence of ANY substances, you will be asked to leave.
  • No fighting.
  • Hula hoops can only be used provided space is available, and may or may not be permitted into the event.
  • R.O.A.R. --> Right of absolute refusal

DJ Applications

Closes: May 4, 2019, 6 p.m.

DJ applications for 2019 have now officially been opened to the public, so click the link below to sign up and show us what you've got! Deadline to apply is May 4th, 2019.