What's Open

Otakon 2019 Status Page

This page lists the status of applications and forms for Otakon 2019 which will be available from our website.

Online Member Registration

Open: Dec. 19, 2018, 11 a.m. - July 25, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

"Early Bird" discount rates available for the first 10,000 members or until April 30, whichever comes first.

Dealers Hall Booth Application

None

Cosplay Coordination

The Otakon Cosplay Coordination department helps facilitate and promote cosplay photoshoots at 4 new locations at the WEWCC.

Masquerade Registration

The Masquerade is designed for costumers who wish to perform a short skit on stage, or whose costume would be best presented in an on-stage format. For costumers who wish to have their costume judged but do not want to perform a skit (i.e. a walk-on entry), we recommend entering the Hall Costume Contest.

Gofer Registration

Open: Dec. 21, 2018, noon - July 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Would you like to Volunteer at Otakon? Register to be a Gofer! Deadline Extended!

Hall Costume Contest Registration

The Hall Costume Contest is a contest that deals specifically with the quality and workmanship of the costume itself. There is no performance element - it is a quiet scheduled judging session where you speak to the judges and tell them about the details of your work.

Press & Industry Registration

To receive press credentials to cover Otakon, please apply online.

Anime Music Video Submission

So, you want to submit your AMV to Otakon 2019? Who doesn't?! Deadline: TBD

LARP (Live Action Role Play)

Sign-Ups may be available during Otakon. The NEW CHARACTER registration cut off is 11:59pm on December 5th, 2017.

Maid Cafe Performer Applications

Otakon is looking for cheerful, outgoing people to perform as Maids and Butlers in the Otakon Maid Cafe!

Live Programming Application

Panelist & Workshop Presenters

Artist Alley Professional Row Table Application

Opens: Dec. 27, 2018, 7 p.m.

Applications open December 27th, 2018 at 7:00 PM EST and will remain open until after the first wave of Standard Table Acceptances are sent out.

Artist Alley Unlimited Table Application

Opens: Dec. 27, 2018, 7 p.m.

Applications open Tuesday, December 27th, 2018 at 7:00 PM EST and will remain open until all Unlimited Booths are sold.

Artist Alley Standard Table Application

Open: Dec. 28, 2018, 7 p.m. - Dec. 30, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Applications open December 28th, 201 at 7:00 PM EST and will remain open for 2 days until December 30th, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.