News & Annoucements

Otakon 2019 Hall Costume Contest will go live on Saturday, June 15!

Mark your calendars, Pre-Registration for the Otakon 2019 Hall Costume Contest will go live on Saturday, June 15! 

The Hall Costume Contest is a contest that deals specifically with the quality and workmanship of the costume itself. There is no performance element - it is a quiet scheduled judging session where you speak to the judges and tell them about the details of your work.

Awards are presented following the Masquerade Saturday Night and you will also have the option of showing off your costume in a catwalk onstage. Please note that you cannot compete with the same costume in both Hall Costume Contest and Masquerade.

Find complete information here.

Please Welcome nano to Otakon 2019

A Japanese bilingual singer born in New York. In 2010, nano began sharing English covers of Japanese songs on sites such as YouTube and quickly received positive response from viewers around the world.  In March, 2012, nano made a professional debut with the release of a 1st album “nanoir”. “nanoir” ranked in 10th in the Daily Oricon Charts on the first day of release.  In 2015, the 3rd studio album “Rock on.” Was released, which reached 4th on the Oricon Daily Charts, creating a big movement in the field of J-pop. Following the debut in 2013, nano held a first Live Concert “Remember you color.” at the Shinkiba Studio Coast, which sold out 2,500 tickets within the first day.  A Zepp Live Tour followed quickly after, and nano has been actively holding concerts both in Japan and Internationally. In 2015, nano’s first concert in Germany and Taiwan took place. In 2018, a sold out concert or 2,800 people was held in San Jose, America, nano’s first concert back in home-country.  nano continues to reach out beyond borders, connecting people around the world through music.
 

VIP & Preferred Seating passes available for Otakon 2019

A VERY LIMITED number of VIP and Preferred Seating concert passes go on sale June 1 at 1:00pm!

Watch social media and the Concerts page for how to purchase.

So what concerts are we talking about?
Friday 7/26, 4PM: Bradio
Friday 7/26, 8PM: The Tribute to Nujabes (composer for Samurai Champloo) w/MINMI, Fat Jon, Substantial, Marcus D, Shing02, and EyeQ
Sunday 7/28, 12PM: Diana Garnet & nano

Diana Garnet will be returning to Otakon 2019!

Washington D.C. native Diana Garnet is a rising star in the J-Pop and anime music scene, lending her dynamic, powerful vocals to many anime and game titles. A highly accomplished vocalist, Diana got her start winning “Best Foreign Singer of J-pop” in televised singing contest, Nodojiman The World: Spring 2013. She recently also took home the title of “Best Female Singer” from another televised singing competition, The Karaoke Battle. Her striking tone, expansive range, and formidable arsenal of techniques along with her unique perspective as one of the few foreign entertainers in the industry, come together to create a force to be reckoned with in Japan’s music scene.

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

Please Welcome Stephanie Panisello to Otakon 2019

Stephanie Panisello came to Los Angeles on vacation, and never left! Her thirst for adventure, passion for acting and love of video games has lead her to appear in over a dozen titles including: Doom, Evil Within 2, the Final Fantasy franchise, Blade 2: The Return of Evil, the Batman theme park ride Knight Flight as Poison Ivy, and the cinematic trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider as Lara Croft. 

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

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