News & Annoucements

Please Welcome Kari Wahlgren to Otakon 2019

From Animation to Anime to Video Games, Kari Wahlgren is one of the top voice actresses in Los Angeles.

Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows. Major Animation Roles Include Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Oddparents, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Jessica/ Rick’s Spaceship in Rick and Morty, Shandra Jimenez in Gravity Falls, Sheena/Tigress in Carmen Sandiego, Bridget in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Zatanna in DC Super Hero Girls, Starfire in Justice League VS. Teen Titans movie, Starfire in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, and many more.

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

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/

Registration Opens Wednesday 12/19

Still looking for that perfect gift for that hard to shop for Otaku, or maybe a little something special for yourself?

Well good news! Our volunteer Ota-elves have been scrambling and we're excited to be able to open member registration for Otakon 2019 this Wednesday, December 19th at 11am Eastern.

Register early to lock in the special "early bird" discount rate. Learn more at our website and join us July 26-28, 2019!