Otakon Matsuri Cultural Celebration

We are pleased to announce that the Otakon Matsuri will be returnign as a cultural track all weekend long.

We heard the feedback that everyone gave to us last year and worked really hard this year to meet it. We have great music guest lined up and awesome cultural celebrations that we know you all love to see!

In keeping with tradition here are some of the things we have in store this year:

  • Concerts
  • Martial Arts Classes/Demonstrations
  • Cultural Performances
  • Workshops/Panels
  • K Pop Culture/Games

Keep an eye on this space as we will begin announcing things very shortly.  We can't wait to see you there!



Phil Mizuno

Phil Mizuno is a Canadian cosplayer who followed his heart, and is pursuing his passion to empower others through nurturing and creativity.  He has been cosplaying for 3 years, and currently lives and creates his costumes in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).

Phil has been able to share his cosplay with people from all over the world.  With a large following on his social media platforms, he is able to influence others from all corners of the Earth.  With his warming charisma and charm, he wants to help others become more comfortable with cosplay, and themselves.

Throughout 2016 to 2017, he has had the privilege of being a cosplay guest at conventions in Canada, United States, Asia, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. He has international WCS/Yamato Cup experience, MC experience, and loves to hold panels about cosplay positivity.

Phil’s ultimate goal for cosplay is to be able to inspire, and support others to make them experience the same feeings he had (and still has) when he first started cosplay.

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Pixelpantz has been cosplaying and attending conventions since early 2009. 

In recent years, she’s been working at perfecting her prop and armor crafting skills, and as a result has gained both national and international attention. 

She attends large and small conventions all over the U.S. to display her newest creations. 

Known for her intricate armors, she constantly aims to make armor and props more approachable for every cosplayer by posting online tutorials and running informative technique panels. 

She hopes to use her influence to spread positivity and creativity in the community by teaching and supporting as many people as she can.

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