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

Open: Jan. 3, 2019, noon - May 4, 2019, noon

Sign up's to exhibit at Otakon 2019

Cosplay Coordination

Open: June 21, 2019, noon - July 12, 2019, 6 p.m.

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

Masquerade Registration

Open: July 1, 2019, 6 a.m. - July 21, 2019, 11:59 a.m.

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 21, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

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

Hall Costume Contest Registration

Open: June 21, 2019, 6 a.m. - July 21, 2019, 6 p.m.

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

Closes: June 24, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

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

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

Open: Dec. 24, 2018, noon - March 25, 2019, 6 p.m.

Panelist & Workshop Presenters

Artist Alley Professional Row Table Application

Open: Dec. 27, 2018, 7 p.m. - Feb. 10, 2019, 5 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

Open: Dec. 27, 2018, 7 p.m. - Jan. 5, 2019, midnight

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.