News & Annoucements

Please Welcome Takahiro Izutani for Otakon 2020

Takahiro Izutani is a video game composer and guitarist. He has lent his expertise to soundtracks for games like Metal Gear Solid 4, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Outside of games, he has collaborated with many artists on music and music videos, including Ayumi Hamasaki. In 2014, he joined Brave Wave Productions as a member and in 2017, he released his first solo album, Lingua Franca, under the artist name Dugo.

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guests/

Please Welcome Harumi Fujita for Otakon 2020

Harumi Fujita was born in Osaka, Japan. After graduating from music school, she joined Osaka-based SNK in 1983, where she composed for Mad Crasher. She moved to Capcom shortly thereafter, where she worked on iconic franchises like Ghosts ’n Goblins, Bionic Commander, Chip ’n Dale, Final Fight and Mega Man 3. She became independent going into the 1990s, and worked on titles like Tomba!, PULSTAR and BLAZING STAR. More recently, she composed for Spidersaurs with WayForward. Today, Fujita enjoys travel and working on music for games and other media with her son, who is a mixing engineer.

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guests/

Please Welcome Alexander Aniel for Otakon 2020

Alexander Aniel is the co-founder of Japanese music label Brave Wave Productions. Originally from San Francisco, he moved to Tokyo in 2007 partly out of a passion for games and travel. At Brave Wave, he assists artists such as Manami Matsumae, Harumi Fujita and Takahiro Izutani in getting connected with game developers around the world, and well as attending various international events such as High Score. Alex also works for Limited Run Games as Business Development Manager for Japanese developers/publishers.

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guests/

Installment Plan Now Available When Registering for Otakon 2020

New for Otakon 2020 - Installment Payment Option for Full Weekend memberships!

This year we are offering the opportunity to divide your membership fee payment up across 4 months.  The price for this option is $100/membership, $25 paid on registration and then $25 will be charged to your card on the 15th of the following 3 months.

Visit the regisitration page here for more details.

Artist Alley Registration Now Open

Artist Alley at Otakon 2020 registrations for Unlimited and Professional Row tables are curently being accepted. Standard table registration for the Artist Alley at Otakon 2020 opens, Wednesday, December 18th at 7pm EST. 

Updated rules for all table types can be found at Otakon.com under the Artist Alley section.