About Otakon

What is 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.

In 2017, Otakon moved to our new home, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in our nation's capital of Washington, DC.

Truly "for fans, by fans", Otakon is run all by volunteers under the non-profit organization Otakorp, Inc.