News & Annoucements

Otakon 2018 Dates

Otakon 2018 will be held from August 10th-12th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C!  

We're also very happy to announce our first guest: Todd Haberkorn!

Check back on our website in the coming weeks for the opening of our hotel room blocks and information about member registration for 2018.

Thank you from the Con Chair and Attendance Numbers

"Well everyone, our first of many years in DC has come and gone and we couldn’t be more happy!  Our numbers were down this year, but we look forward to the growth that DC allows us and we look forward to continuing to bring you the best convention we can!  Thanks for a wonderful 2017 and see you in 2018!"

-- John Gltuh, Otakon 2017 Convention Chair

After pulling in the final numbers from all departments, Otakorp Inc. is ready to announce the official attendance for Otakon 2017. The final number is: 24,894.

WE ARE X at Otakon!

Otakon is proud to announce X Japan, Japan’s biggest rock band, will be part of Otakon in two ways this year! Led by Yoshiki (, composer, classically-trained pianist, and rock drummer, X Japan has sold 30 million singles and albums combined and sold-out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times.  Further, Yoshiki and X Japan have contributed music to several historic anime titles, including X, X – X2 Double X, Buddha: The Great Departure, and Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary.

Now the band's popularity is spreading throughout the world, with a sold-out World Tour, performances in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, and you can get a glimpse of X Japan on Saturday, August 12th at Otakon!

Special screening LUPIN THE 3RD: ITALIAN GAME at Otakon

We are pleased to announce that, in collaboration with TMS Entertainment USA, Inc, we will have a special screening of Lupin the 3rd: Italian Game as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Lupin. In keeping with the theme of 50, the first fifty attendees to the screening will get a limited edition T-shirt specificaly designed for the 50th anniversary.

See all the special screenings on our website.