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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. "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.
  4. "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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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