News & Annoucements

Otakon welcomes animation artist, creator, & voice actor CHRIS NIOSI

In the anime world, his credits include the likes of Reigen Arataka (Mob Psycho 100), Dezel (Tales of Zestiria), Garma Zabi (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin), Lagos (Patema Inverted), as well as various characters in the Pokemon franchise and most recently, Pegasus/Helios in Viz Media's upcoming uncut dub of "Sailor Moon SuperS".

View Chris' full bio on our website and the full list of Otakon 2017's announced guests.


The master bladesmiths from Baltimore Knife and Sword are returing to Otakon this year!

Matt Stagmer is the host of the hit web series MAN AT ARMS:REFORGED and the TV show MAN AT ARMS: The Art of War.  Ilya Alekseyev is currently an Armourer working with Baltimore Knife and Sword as well as one of the product designers.  Bill Collison is a contributing smith on both MAN AT ARMS series (TV & YouTube).


Otakon welcomes producer TAKANORI MATSUOKA!

After Takanori Matsuoka joined PONY CANYON INC., he soon joined in the Japanese Anime Production Division, where he worked on many profitable projects of the company such as DEVIL SURVIVER 2 the ANIMATION and ROKKA as a Publicity Producer; and SHOW BY ROCK!CLEAN FREAK! AOYAMA-KUN, and SANRIO BOYS as a Producer.  Having experienced various anime projects in Japan, he is now interested in international co-production with oversea companies.

Check out our website for his full bio and the list of Otakon 2017's announced guests.

Otakon welcomes producer TETSUYA KINOSHITA!

Tetsuya Kinoshita got his start serving as the production manager of the animation part in the film Kill Bill: Volume 1 and the animated television series Otogi Zoshi. Since then, he as worked as a producer on the animated television series ATTACK ON TITAN was a huge success, with season 2 currently airing in Japan).  Another one of his works, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, became a three-part feature film, with its latest film part 2 currently screening in Japan.  His latest work Welcome to the Ballroom began airing in July.

Check out our website for his full bio and the list of Otakon 2017's announced guests.