News & Annoucements

Otakon 2022 Feedback Survey

Otakon 2022 is now in the rear-view so it's time for our annual membership survey -- let us know how we did!

While we're amazed by the growth in attendance this year, we also know that it presented some new challenges and longer lines.  Our feedback survey is the best way you can let us know how we did.  So even if you were not able to attend, your feedback helps us plan for next year.

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9ZH2NKB

Otakon 2022 Hits Record Number

In the second year back since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the attendance for Otakon 2022 reached a record-breaking number of more than 40,000 memberships.  This year's total is roughly a 57% increase over 2021. Previously, the highest year for Otakon attendance was in 2013, when the convention reached 34,211 memberships.

Otakon 2023 will be held from July 28 to 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

We are extremely excited to welcome Junhong Kim, Jenny Zha, and Angelina Foss of ZanyBros to Otakon 2022!

We are extremely excited to welcome Junhong Kim, Jenny Zha, and Angelina Foss of ZanyBros to #Otakon2022!

This team of brilliant creatives lead the largest music video production company in Korea, and they're bringing their knowledge and wisdom to Otakon.

Don't miss them!

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

Otakon is excited to announce Celeina Ann will arrive at Otakon 2022 after her timeskip from 2020!

Otakon is excited to announce Celeina Ann will arrive at #Otakon2022 after her timeskip from 2020! (Come of you might recall that she gave us and amazing live performance from Japan during Otakon Online 2020.)

Celeina Ann is an American-Japanese singer songwriter, known for her appearance as the singer voice for Tuesday on the Netflix anime Carole & Tuesday. Celeina Ann has collaborated with brands such as BenDavis, CLINIQUE, FIAT, CASIO and more. Her long-awaited 2nd album is now in production.

Join us in welcoming Celeina Ann to her very first live OTAKON appearance!

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Please welcome Yoshihiro “Nabe” Watanabe to Otakon 2022

Yoshihiro “Nabe” Watanabe is a producer at Orange, and currently working on TRIGUN STAMPEDE as its business producer. Nabe grew up in Los Angeles and after graduating from college, he joined the US branch of the animation studio Madhouse. In his early career under legend Masao Maruyama’s mentorship, Nabe gained unique international production experience ranging from live-action to international collaboration projects, Nabe’s career involves range of shows and rolls including BEASTARS, GodzillaS.P, League of Legend: New Journey Short , and Eccentric Family 2.

Nabe is currently with Orange and producing a range of future shows including BEASTARS Season 3.

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Please Welcome Mariya Ise to Otakon 2022

Mariya Ise is a voice actor from Kanagawa prefecture of Japan.  
 
Her main roles include Foo Fighers from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Hwan Paorin/Dragon Kid from TIGER & BUNNY, Yoshino Somei from Spriggan, Ray from The Promised Neverland, Killua Zoldyck from HUNTER x HUNTER, Reg from Made in Abyss, Bonnie from Pokémon The Series: XY, and Wendy Hertz from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE.  She is also scheduled to play Azami Kurotani in an upcoming series Uzukami, directed by former Otakon guest Hiroshi Nagahama.

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

Friday K-pop Concert VIP and Reserved seats go on sale Friday June 10th

Otakon is proud to present our Friday concert for this year:

Friday Night K-Pop w/AleXa, PIXY, and Rolling Quartz

As always, concerts are included with your Otakon Membership at no extra charge, however seating is first come, first served and not guaranteed.  We are offering a limited number of VIP and Reserved Seating Passes.  Concert passes will go on sale starting on Friday June 10th.  Please see our website for all the details!

https://www.otakon.com/activities/concert/

Rolling Quartz will perform their first international show at Otakon 2022

They’re not just beautiful flowers…they are blazing flames! Rolling Quartz shook up the Internet world of K-pop fans in 2020 by bringing exciting videos with fiery covers of rock artists from around the world. With fans and supporters from dozens of different countries, Rolling Quartz wants to show that rock music will never die. They will perform their first international show at Otakon 2022, bringing original songs fresh from their first mini-album which was released in February, as well as some fan-favorite covers. You do not want to miss this!