Aug 2-4, 2024
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
About Otakon 2024
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Asian pop culture at Otakon! Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024, Otakon annually makes a splash in the heart of our nation's capital, Washington DC, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. From passionate manga enthusiasts to avid anime watchers, from seasoned gamers to eclectic music lovers, Otakon caters to all forms of Asian pop culture and its global fandom. The event, which stretches from Friday to Sunday in the warm summer months, promises an electrifying schedule crammed with exciting activities, panels, and events. Otakon strives to bring Asian pop culture closer to its fans by creating a community atmosphere and providing opportunities to interact with popular industry guests. Attendees can participate in workshops, view screenings of new and classic anime movies, shop for unique merchandise in the dealers' room, or catch their favorite artists in the artist alley. Moreover, music fanatics can sway to the rhythm of live concerts featuring J-Pop, K-Pop, and other Asian music genres. So pull out your calendars and mark the dates for Otakon 2024. Join us in celebrating and embracing the rich tapestry of Asian pop culture.