News & Annoucements

Otakon is excited to announce Elizabeth Maxwell is joining us this year!

Elizabeth Maxwell is an accomplished actress, award-winning voice over artist, and life-long lover of all things geek.

She made her debut in the dubbing world on the runaway hit anime series Attack on Titan (Ymir) and soon after took on the most recent incarnation of The Major in Ghost in the Shell: Arise (Motoko Kusanagi). Other popular anime titles include Dragon Ball Super (Caulifla/Kefla), My Hero Academia (Midnight), Noragami (Bishamon), Fairy Tail (Jenny Realight), Overlord (Albedo), Soul Eater Not! (Shaula Gorgon), Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (Frances Midford), and Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Ayano Kosaka).

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

Otakon is excited to announce E. Jason Liebrecht is joining us for 2019!

E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan (& human ;) in Attack on Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/BK201 in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, Train in Black Cat, Luck in Baccano!, and many more!

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

Otakon is Pleased to Welcome Erika Harlacher to Otakon 2019

Erika Harlacher is a Los Angeles based voice actress in anime, video games, and cartoons. Some of her most notable roles include: Ann Takamaki (PERSONA 5), Violet Evergarden (VIOLET EVERGARDEN), Elizabeth Liones (SEVEN DEADLY SINS), Ruler aka Jeanne d'Arc (FATE/APOCRYPHA), Kyoko Kirigiri and Kaede Akamatsu (DANGANRONPA games), Kurapika (HUNTER X HUNTER), Yumeko Jabami (KAKEGURUI), Ami Kawashima (TORADORA!), Hailey Anne (YOKAI WATCH), Crusch Karsten (RE:ZERO), Sukuyo Mankanshoku (KILL LA KILL), and many more.

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

Live Programming Applications end March 4th!

Do you want to present a Panel or host a Workshop at Otakon 2019?  Whether you’re brand new to Otakon or you’ve been coming for years, if you have a great deal of knowledge on a subject you would like to share with your fellow Otaku, we welcome your ideas!  The deadline to submit Panel and Workshop applications is March 4th.  Please see our website for full details:

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

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

Otakon is Pleased to Welcome Hirokatsu Kihara to Otakon 2019

Otakon is proud to announce our first guest for 2019, Hirokatsu Kihara. 
 
Formerly involved with the production desk at Studio Ghibli, Hirokatsu Kihara was involved in the hit anime Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Nowadays he writes ghost stories and MCs at monster conventions. His most famous work is Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment, and has been a crucial contributor to many other hits in this genre.
 
We are pleased to welcome Kihara-san back as the comminity celebrates the 30th anniversary of Kiki's Delivery Service. Previously, he was a guest at Otakon 2018 and spoke at the Library of Congress last summer. 
 
Don't miss out on seeing Hirokatsu Kihara at Otakon this year.