Otakon Makerspace


Room 154 A/B


Day Open Close


10 AM

9 PM


At Night

9 AM

8 PM

8 PM


Sunday 9 AM Noon

Do you enjoy hands-on crafts but don't have much time in your busy convention weekend to attend a full-length workshop? Are you interested in expressing your love of anime, manga, or Asian culture through open-ended, self-guided projects?

The Otakon Makerspace is a space where people young and old can build countless crafts using a wide variety of supplies - many of which have been generously donated, recycled, and repurposed. Choose from dozens of themed creative challenges in our handy guidebooks, or challenge yourself to experiment and create an original project from scratch! Make memories and work together with friends or fellow attendees to make a truly unique work of art! Take part in our weekend-long featured projects, from teru teru bozu to omamori charms, and create at your own pace in a relaxing environment filled with music and opportunities to display and photograph your work!

For our 30th year we wanted to do something big. New this year is “Makerspace At Night”! Come join your fellow crafters for some safe, late-night fun. There will be special glow-in-the-dark featured crafts and crafting supplies available during these hours to increase the Wow of your projects. Makerspace will remain open to all during this time, so come all ye night owls.

“Expert Hours”are returning in the Makerspace this year after a resounding success last year!. These are designated times where we have presenters with specialized crafting experience who are willing to share their skills and insight with Otakon attendees. Come be a part of a unique community of people who share the same interest in a particular aspect of crafting, with a hand-selected expert to help guide you through your creative endeavor! Look for these specialized programming slots within Makerspace for Otakon2023. Interested in being one of our Experts and sharing your love of a particular craft with the Otakon community? 

Expert Hour Submissions

Open: Feb. 10, 2023, 11:30 a.m. - May 1, 2023, 10 p.m.

Submit your Makerspace idea today

At the Otakon Makerspace, everyone is welcome to be a maker, regardless of age or artistic ability. Come visit us, learn new skills and problem-solving techniques, and take part in the fun and inventive process of being a creator!

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