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  1. Our programming guide and schedule of events are now available for your mobile device on Guidebook! We'll push updates to Guidebook throughout the convention as things change. The online schedule on our website is always the most up-to-date version of our schedule.
  2. Our programming guide and schedule of events are now available for your mobile device on Guidebook! We'll push updates to Guidebook throughout the convention as things change. The online schedule on our website is always the most up-to-date version of our schedule.
  3. 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 (www.yoshiki.net), 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!
  4. 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 (www.yoshiki.net), 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!
  5. Otakon is very pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Bandi Visual Co., Ltd., we will be hosting a special World Premiere screening of EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION! The screening will feature a special discussion with Director Tomoki Kyoda after the showing. Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the Marquis Ballroom
  6. Otakon is very pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Bandi Visual Co., Ltd., we will be hosting a special World Premiere screening of EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION! The screening will feature a special discussion with Director Tomoki Kyoda after the showing. Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the Marquis Ballroom
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Would you like to learn how to wear the Kimono? Register for the Self Dressing Kimono Workshop at Otakon 2017. The workshop is being presented by Kuniko Kanawa, Shinto Priestess, Certified Kimono Consultant, and Otakon Guest. While all are welcome to attend, participation will be extremely limited due to supply.
  10. Would you like to learn how to wear the Kimono? Register for the Self Dressing Kimono Workshop at Otakon 2017. The workshop is being presented by Kuniko Kanawa, Shinto Priestess, Certified Kimono Consultant, and Otakon Guest. While all are welcome to attend, participation will be extremely limited due to supply.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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).
  14. 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).
  15. 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.
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