Monitoring Novel Coronavirus concerns for Otakon 2020

Last Update: April 27, 2020

We are very sad to announce that we must join the countless other events around the world and announce the cancellation of Otakon 2020. While we had been clinging to the last bits of hope that our later dates would allow us the potential to hold an event, on April 17th it was announced that our venue, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, would be converted into an Alternate Care Facility. After discussing the timelines with the Convention Center staff and Destination DC, even in the most optimistic scenario that the facility is not needed to be used they would still be in the move-out/clean up process by the dates of our event.

Otakon 2020 will not be occuring, July 31-August 2, 2020.  Otakon will return to Washington DC, August 6-8, 2021.

We have made changes to our registration policy for Otakon 2020, please find more information at this link.

We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Press Releases from Events DC

Statements from Destination DC


  • April 27.2020: Otakon 2020 Cancellation Announcement 
  • April 17, 2020: Added updates from Events DC
  • April 15, 2020: Added update from Destination DC
  • April 7, 2020: Added update from Destination DC
  • April 1, 2020: Added update from Destination DC
  • March 23, 2020: Added update from Destination DC
  • March 16, 2020: Added update from Destination DC
  • March 11, 2020: Added Press Release from Events DC
  • March 10, 2020: Added statement from Destination DC
  • March 7, 2020: Posted