Featured Presenters

Below are just some of the amazing presenters we have coming to Otakon 2023!  Please check out the schedule for the up-to-date list of dates and times for apperances!


We are excited to present Kouki at Otakon 2023! Kouki is the vocalist of the visual kei rock band, D=OUT, who are celebrating their 16th year as a band and has toured not only in Japan but in Europe and Asia. Debuting as Kouki Hanamizakura, he is also a performer of a more traditional Japanese style of music called enka.

Kouki places a heavy importance on art that is unique to Japan as he plays the tsugaru shamisen and incorporates fans used in traditional Japanese dance. Join Kouki for 2 concerts featuring the music of D=OUT.

Kouki will be performing Concerts on Friday and Saturday afternoon in Featured Events (see schedule for exact times)


Living and working in Japan, Senanan moved to Tokyo by herself in 2012 to become a designer. She has also made appearances on popular Japanese TV shows such as Shiawase!! Bonbi Girl and Ariyoshi Hanseikai.

Presently, Senanan is the female president of the three fashion brands QissQill, XRN, and anonenone. She is also active on multiple social networking sites and YouTube.

In addition to her work, Senanan is also a mother.

Fashion show:
We are thrilled to be bringing fashion back to Otakon 2023 with our fashion show "East meets West: A Fashion Expedition''! The fashion show this year showcases Japanese brands QuissQuill and anonenone designed by Senanan, and DimMoire designed by Colomo, as well as various indie brands.
The fashion show will be held on Saturday in Featured Events (see schedule for exact time)
VIP event:
We will be hosting an exclusive VIP meet and greet event with bout Kouki and Senanan on Saturday evening.  Join us to play games, get pictures, and interact with our guests!  The location of the meet and greet event will be in the convention center, but will be communicated to ticket holders closer to the event.
Each VIP ticket gets you VIP seating for both Kouki concerts, the "East meets West: A Fashion Expedition" fashion show, AND the VIP meet and greet event!  Also each VIP attendee will be able to take a complimentary wide Instax photo with both Kouki and Senanan!


Kouki + Senanan VIP Passes - $40.00

VIP Passes On Sale Starting July 8, 2023 @ Noon

How to Purchase:

  1. Click on the Purchase Pass button below to go to Growtix's websites.
  2. Click the Log In link at the top right of the page.
  3. Log In using the email address that was used as the Billing Contact for your Otakon 2023 Membership.
  4. Return to this page and click on the Purchase Pass button again.  If it's after the "On Sale" time (and the passes are not sold out), you should now see the passes available for sale.
  5. Add the items to your cart and complete the order process.

Purchases are limited to 2 passes per transaction.

The Cosplayin' Yogis

The Cosplayin’ Yogis’ mission is to bring yoga to weebs and geeks of all shapes and sizes while teaching how yoga, movement, breath, and meditation are important to self-care and well-being.  We believe yoga is accessible for ALL bodies and ages and strive to use cosplay to make classes engaging, educational, and fun!

We have been teaching yoga at conventions since 2016.  Starting off at Katsucon, we have also taught at conventions to include Katsucon, Otakon, AwesomeCon, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Colossalcon, and more. Our team's yoga instructors are Sean and Rift.  Our creative team is rounded out with Ginger & Michi.  With our cosplays combined we become...The Cosplayin’ Yogis!

Social Media Accounts 
FB, IG, and TikTok: @The.Cosplayin.Yogis



Established in 2008, Chin Daiko is an Okinawan eisa and taiko group based in the DC metro area, with groups practicing out of Waldorf, Rockville, and Baltimore. They represent “Peace through understanding each other’s culture,” and believe that taiko is for everyone, regardless of age, body type, or skill level. They perform routines to a variety of songs between traditional and modern Japanese, and have even had routines to modern American pop songs! They perform for all sorts of different events, including Otakon, Katsucon, the Cherry Blossom parade and festival, and many street festivals. Chin Daiko is so excited to be back for their tenth Otakon, and especially excited to introduce everybody to a very special friend!

They will be having workshops where you can come and learn one of their routines, panels where you can learn how they made their very own shisa and learn all about Okinawan culture, and a large performance-style demonstration where you can see everything come together. They hope to spread joy and positivity to each and every person they perform for, so they hope to see you with
a smile on your face!

IG: @chin_daiko
FB: Chin Daiko
E-mail: chindaiko@gmail.com