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  1. Otakon2022 is excited to debut Kpop group PIXY 픽시 for the Friday Night Kpop Concert! PIXY made their debut in February of 2021 with their digital hit single "Wings." Depicting the journey of six wingless fairies, PIXY takes strong inspiration from hip hop & EDM and combines them with breathtaking choreography and imagery as they invite us along in the search for their wings. PIXY makes their North American debut at Otakon 2022 after breaking Top 50 in the Gaon Music Chart and returning from celebrating Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival in India
  2. Please help Otakon welcome Ricco Fajardo, Tiana Camacho, and Steve Blum. View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guests/
  3. Today is the final day lock in your membership at the Early Bird rate! The Pre-Registration rate increases to $85 starting tomorrow. Register online today! https://www.otakon.com/register/
  4. It's a beautiful day in DC for the National Cherry Blossom Festival! Stop by the Otakon or @japanembdc booths for a special limited-edition 60tha nniversary Cherry Blossom Fest sticker!
  5. Less than two weeks left to lock in your membership at the Early Bird rate! Register online today! https://www.otakon.com/register/
  6. You asked and we listened, we are happy to announce that K-pop is here at Otakon. You just saw AleXa perform during the American Song Contest now come see her in person at Otakon 2022. AleXa (알렉사) is an award-winning K-pop singer-songwriter and dancer whose rise to fame began with an online talent competition, Rising Legends, where she received more than 1 million votes. After signing with Korean artist agency ZB Label, AleXA went on to feature in “PRODUCE 48”, the most competitive audition show in Korea. View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.c
  7. Programming applications for #Otakon2022 are now OPEN! Have you ever wanted to be a part of Otakon’s incredible fan-run programming schedule? Here’s your chance! Don’t wait, because these forms won’t be open forever. ANIBeat Idol Stage Panels Workshops We can’t wait to see you in July.
  8. Lai Frances is a multimedia journalist and producer that focuses on music, pop culture and entertainment. She is currently a Social Media Producer at CNET by day and a Contributing Writer/Host by night talking about music and K-pop. You can find some of her bylines on MTV News, Teen Vogue, PopCrush, tmrw, and Glamour while being a host for KCON and NME. She was first exposed to K-pop in the early 2000s and didn't really dive deep into the culture until the later half of the '00s where she started off blogging about it which eventually led to where she is now. To date, Lai has written special f
  9. We've very excited to be able to announce the opening of registration for Otakon 2022 and even more excited to announce a new discount level to our early-bird pre-registration rate!
  10. Hotel Block Opens Monday! We said big news was coming! This is the first announcement we've got ready for you, but there's more on the way... The Official Otakon Room Block is opening Monday November 29th at Noon!
  11. Otakon 2021 is now in the rear-view so it's time for our annual membership survey -- let us know how we did! While some things were different this year, like always we couldn't have done it with out all of your support. So even if you were not able to attend, or only watched our online streaming channel, your feedback helps us plan for next year. Click here for the Otakon 2021 Member Feedback Survey
  12. The Otakon 2021 schedule can be found here for all three days of fun. Events will kick off Friday at 09:00 am and the weekend will wrap up with Closing Ceremonies on Sunday!
  13. We’re very excited to have announced our concert line up for this year, as well as the return of Eric Roth. Access to all of these concerts is included with your Otakon Membership at no extra charge, so if you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for!? We are offering a limited number of Reserved Seating Passes for each individual concert. A limited number of reserved seating passes will go on sale: Saturday, July 10th at 11AM for OPENWORLD: Video Game Music Live in Concert Saturday, July 10th at Noon for The Band Returns: J-MUSIC Ensemble LIVE! See the link below for more infor
  14. We are sad to share that the previously announced guest, Spark Speaker, has announced that they are disbanding in May 2021. As a result, they will not be able to appear as planned at Otakon 2021. We are exploring other guests, and hope to continue with the fashion show and a concert as planned.
  15. Join Otakon this Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14 at 7pm Eastern time, for an all-new Otakon Connection livestream! Romance will be in the air as we play the most excellent pigeon-dating sim game, Hatoful Boyfriend, followed by a very special Otakon Makerspace craft presentation. See you at Twitch.tv/Otakon on Sunday! Annoucment Video
  16. Our registration provider Showclix has processed through the membership transfers for everyone that chose to have their membership from 2020 transferred to 2021. Confirmation emails have been sent to the email used for your membership. We were notified by ShowClix that some folks who requested refunded memberships from 2020 received a 2021 confirmation email in error. ShowClix has been sending messages to affected individuals to let them know of the mistake. If anyone believes that they should still have memberships for 2021 please follow up with ShowClix, https://support.showclix.com/
  17. Our registration provider Showclix has processed through the membership transfers for everyone that chose to have their membership from 2020 transferred to 2021. Confirmation emails have been sent to the email used for your membership. We were notified by ShowClix that some folks who requested refunded memberships from 2020 received a 2021 confirmation email in error. ShowClix has been sending messages to affected individuals to let them know of the mistake. If anyone believes that they should still have memberships for 2021 please follow up with ShowClix, https://support.showclix.com/
  18. Please join Otakon in welcoming Spark Speaker to Otakon 2021. Spark Speaker will be having their debut United States concert at Otakon 2021. See our entire guest line up here. Concert details will be available on the concerts page here once they are finalized.
  19. Please join Otakon in welcoming Spark Speaker to Otakon 2021. Spark Speaker will be having their debut United States concert at Otakon 2021. See our entire guest line up here. Concert details will be available on the concerts page here once they are finalized.
  20. With Otakon.Online fast approaching, the programming schedule is now available on the Otakon.Online website! With over 45 hours of content accross 6 channels, we have aimed to provide an event that conveys the spirt of Otakon in this new online format. The Otakon.Online schedule can be found here for all six channels content. Events will kick off with Opening Ceremonies at 9:45 am eastern time and the day will wrap up with our Closing Ceremonies at 05:45 PM eastern time. As a part of Otakon.Online, variety of workshops will presented during the day where you can learn to do yoga, dance,
  21. With Otakon.Online fast approaching, the programming schedule is now available on the Otakon.Online website! With over 45 hours of content accross 6 channels, we have aimed to provide an event that conveys the spirt of Otakon in this new online format. The Otakon.Online schedule can be found here for all six channels content. Events will kick off with Opening Ceremonies at 9:45 am eastern time and the day will wrap up with our Closing Ceremonies at 05:45 PM eastern time. As a part of Otakon.Online, variety of workshops will presented during the day where you can learn to do yoga, dance,
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