News & Annoucements

Otakon.Online Schedule Now Available

With Otakon.Online fast approaching, the programming schedule is now available on the Otakon.Online website!  With over 45 hours of content accross 6 channels, we have aimed to provide an event that conveys the spirt of Otakon in this new online format.

The Otakon.Online schedule can be found here for all six channels content.  Events will kick off with Opening Ceremonies at 9:45 am eastern time and the day will wrap up with our Closing Ceremonies at 05:45 PM eastern time.

As a part of Otakon.Online, variety of workshops will presented during the day where you can learn to do yoga, …

Otakon Online and Call for Presentations

While we still sad we won't be able to see everyone in person for Otakon this year, we are working hard to bring a little bit of that Otakon magic to you all in the form of Otakon.Online!  We'll be streaming live on Saturday, August 1st, 2020!

This will be a full day of interviews, panels, builder workshops, music, and gaming events across multiple channels.  We'll have special appearances from some of our guests who were scheduled to be with us in DC this year, and we'll have lots oppurtunities for you to participate as well!

We've re-opend submissions for …

Special Announcement: June 8th, 2021

For more than 25 years, Otakorp, Inc. has strived to create a safe space for the diverse otaku community.

Otakorp, Inc. has and will continue to stand against racial injustice and prejudice. We will continue and strengthen our commitment to support our black members, volunteers, leaders, artists, creators, and friends. Not just today, but every day.

We will work harder to make sure our commitments to the community are matched by our actions.

Black lives matter.

Correction to Previous New Announcement: Otakon 2021 Hotel Block to Open June 8th at Noon

We were excited to announce that the Hotel Block for Otakon 2021 would be opening on June 8th at Noon and we got a little ahead of ourselves.  The previous announcement as a whole was mostly wrong. We apologize of any confusion and panic it might have caused. 

To clarify again the Otakon 2021 Hotel Block will open for booking on June 8th at Noon through our hotel partner Experient. To find out more information about the Hotel Block for Otakon 2021 please visit our official hotel page here.

The Cancellation of Otakon 2020

We are very sad to announce that we must join the countless other events around the world and announce the cancelation 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 …

Otakon is excited to welcome HELLCATPUNKS for Otakon 2020

The HELLCATPUNKS  fashion brand takes inspiration from the 1970s London fashion scene, including punk rocker styles like bondage pants, and resizes them into a more modern style. HELLCATPUNKS went international with an exhibition of their girly-punk style in London in 2008. Since then, the brand has expanded far beyond Japan, and their clothes are now available in 30 international stores.

See our entire guest line up here