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  1. The Marriott Marquis will become available in the official Otakon 2021 Experient hotel block on Monday, June 22, 2020, at 9am eastern. To book your room, visit the Otakon 2021 Hotels page to acces the Experient Booking portal here. For a full list of hotels available for Otakon 2021, please visit our hotels page here to learn more.
  2. While we still sad we won't be able to see everyone in person for Otakon this year, we are working hard to bring a little bit of that Otakon magic to you all in the form of Otakon.Online! We'll be streaming live on Saturday, August 1st, 2020! This will be a full day of interviews, panels, builder workshops, music, and gaming events across multiple channels. We'll have special appearances from some of our guests who were scheduled to be with us in DC this year, and we'll have lots oppurtunities for you to participate as well! We've re-opend submissions for Presenters this year who would like to contribute to our virutal event. If you're interested, please fill out our Programming Application form by Friday, June 26th. You can find it and more at: https://www.otakon.com/online/
  3. For more than 25 years, Otakorp, Inc. has strived to create a safe space for the diverse otaku community. Otakorp, Inc. has and will continue to stand against racial injustice and prejudice. We will continue and strengthen our commitment to support our black members, volunteers, leaders, artists, creators, and friends. Not just today, but every day. We will work harder to make sure our commitments to the community are matched by our actions. Black lives matter.
  4. We were excited to announce that the Hotel Block for Otakon 2021 out be opening on June 8th at Noon and we got a little ahead of ourselves. The previous announcement as a whole was mostly wrong. We apologize of any confusion and panic it might have caused. To clarify again the Otakon 2021 Hotel Block will open for booking on June 8th at Noon through our hotel partner Experient. To find out more information about the Hotel Block for Otakon 2021 please visit our official hotel page here.
  5. We were excited to announce that the Hotel Block for Otakon 2021 out be opening on June 8th at Noon and we got a little ahead of ourselves. The previous announcement as a whole was mostly wrong. We apologize of any confusion and panic it might have caused. To clarify again the Otakon 2021 Hotel Block will open for booking on June 8th at Noon through our hotel partner Experient. To find out more information about the Hotel Block for Otakon 2021 please visit our official hotel page here.
  6. Note: We apologize, this announcement went out in error. Please see our corrected announcement. The Otakon 2020 Hotel Room Block is now Open! Reserve your room today and stay closer to the action. Find out more on the Otakon Hotels page here.
  7. We are very sad to announce that we must join the countless other events around the world and announce the cancelation of Otakon 2020. While we had been clinging to the last bits of hope that our later dates would allow us the potential to hold an event, on April 17th it was announced that our venue, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, would be converted into an Alternate Care Facility. After discussing the timelines with the Convention Center staff and Destination DC, even in the most optimistic scenario that the facility is not needed to be used they would still be in the move-out/clean up process by the dates of our event.
  8. The HELLCATPUNKS fashion brand takes inspiration from the 1970s London fashion scene, including punk rocker styles like bondage pants, and resizes them into a more modern style. HELLCATPUNKS went international with an exhibition of their girly-punk style in London in 2008. Since then, the brand has expanded far beyond Japan, and their clothes are now available in 30 international stores. See our entire guest line up here
  9. In light of current conditions, we recognize the need for more time before making the decision to register for this year. We are extending our "early bird" rate to May 11th, to coincide with our Badge Mailing deadline. Click here to find all the current information and options for registering for Otakon 2020.
  10. Mary Elizabeth started as a voice director of Anime dubs with Cowboy Bebop, Digimon Tamers, Wolf’s Rain, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden and Glitter Force. She then moved on to dialogue directing for original animation and is currently voice directing She-Ra: Princesses of Power, Star Wars Resistance, Tangled: The Series and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz as well as 4 new shows that have yet to be announced. She also directed the VO on Billy Dilley’s Super Subterranean Summer and Penn Zero: Part Time Hero for Disney. She has directed the 6 Naruto Movies and received the SPJA award for best director for her work on the series. She has also voice directed many video game titles which include Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo 3, Afro Samurai and Silent Hill. Steve Blum’s unmistakable deep, raspy, yet sometimes silky smooth voice has landed him a career full of incredible, iconic characters. He’s been the Voice of T.O.M. the robotic Promo host from Toonami (on Adult Swim) since 2000, and a pro Voice Actor for over 30 years. Best known as Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Zeb from Star Wars Rebels, Wolverine from X-Men Cartoons & Games, Starscream from Transformers Prime, Tank Dempsey from Call of Duty, Grunt from Mass Effect, Subzero and others from Mortal Kombat X and 11, Amon from Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Shoe and Sparky from the Boxtrolls feature film & thousands of other beloved characters from shows, games, commercials and movies like Bumblebee, Solo, Rogue One, Incredibles 2 and Shazam. His huge vocal range has made him one of the most sought after voice actors on the planet. He even holds the current Guinness World Record for most voices in video games and has since 2012!
  11. Our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus and we want our members to know we are closely monitoring the situation as it continues to develop. At this time, Otakon 2020 is planned to go on as scheduled, July 31-August 2, 2020. We are not taking this matter lightly and are monitoring daily updates from the CDC and the World Health Organization, and continue to work with Events DC, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and our hotel partners to provide a safe place for our attendees to enjoy everything we have to offer this year. If changes to the event need to be made we will keep this page updated with any details. We look forward to seeing you in July.
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