Otakon 2014

August 8-10, 2014
Baltimore, MD

Official Review

As usual Otakon is an epic anime adventure for anime fans. There is a massive dealer's room, an incredibly huge hall of artists, and hundreds of events on the schedule. It's not all easy with Otakon however, as with its size come increasingly long lines and difficulty getting into many of the most popular events - but once inside, most of these events are top notch. Otakon earns quite a few points for excellent variety and being well organized, but loses points from some of the incredibly long lines in a lot of places, including asking nearly a thousand fans to come back tomorrow after registration could not process them fast enough on Thursday. Overall Otakon is a great, big, exciting convention that any anime fan will enjoy.

About Otakon 2014

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Otakon 2014 is an anime convention happening on August 8-10, 2014. The convention will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Otakon is particularly well known for being the heart of anime fandom on the East Coast, and every year is unique often highlighted by special concerts or world premieres.

Otakon is an exciting even for anime fans, because every year promises new guests directly from Japan and the anime creation industry. The weekend often highlights special concert performances, industry dialogues, and more.

Otakon 2014 Pictures

Otakon is categorized as a huge anime convention. Huge anime cons tend to also have huge lines, massive events, big named guests of honor, and endless events scheduled throughout the convention. Any anime con with over 15,000 attendees will typically have some of the most famous and best guests, big concerts, dances, and more.

Attending can be a real pain, as parking is expensive in larger cities, hotel rooms may be more expensive, and events may have lines that form early in the morning. Attendees should plan for a lot more walking and for paying a little more for food, special events, and hotel rooms.

Tips for attending Otakon

As one of the largest conventions, attending Otakon may take a few more steps than usual. First, registration information needs to be checked as sometimes tickets may sell out long before the convention starts. Hotel rooms need to be booked early because the cheapest hotels may sell out very quickly, sometimes in the same hour that they become available. Attendees may be encouraged to bring extras of any supplies they may need throughout the weekend, including water, snack foods, costume repair supplies, toothpaste, and medicines, because these items may be hard to find or sellout quickly nearby. Bringing drinks and snacks can help avoid pricier options. Comfortable shoes and several outfit and shoe options are recommended, especially if lines start to get long enough to wrap around the outside of the convention building.

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
Con Statistics
Huge (15K+)
Above 15K Attendees

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