Otakon 2013

Here we are again in 2013 and another Otakon on the way. This year Otakon will take place on August 9th through 11th at the Baltimore convention center. This is the largest east coast anime convention and is typically frequented by 36k otuku. If you have never gone to this convention it is one to experience. Registration is $70 for all three days until July 8th, 2013 and can be completed on their website. The setting is in the beautiful Maryland Inner Harbor with lots of restaurants. We will be having a meetup at this convention and will most likely grab a meal at Khona grill right outside the convention center. More details will be provided closer to the convention. More information about the convention can be found at http://www.otakon.com/

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  • Kia Y.

    I had such a huge huge huge camera fail! Would any of you mind if I DL some of your photos? I promise (if I post them on Facebook or whatever) that I'll give you photo taking creds. =)

    August 12, 2013

    • Felix

      Hello Kia, please feel free to take as many pictures as you want.

      1 · August 12, 2013

    • Kia Y.

      Thank you!

      August 12, 2013

  • Felix

    For anyone attending the lunch I am currently in front of the restaurant as Black Star. Look for blue star shaped hair.

    August 10, 2013

  • Felix

    All lets try to meet at Khona grill right on Pratt street one street from the convention center towards the harbor. If you exit from the fountain side of the convention center you will see it. We will set this at 11:30 am for some lunch. We can meet directly in front of the restaurant. Please try to let me know if you would like to attend so we can get approximate numbers for the restaurant. Any questions you can call me or text me at[masked]-7370. Hope to see you there.

    August 9, 2013

    • David R.

      Yeah, I have my girlfriend with me so two seats please.

      August 9, 2013

  • Clint

    Hi Felix. Can you please post any last minute meeting place/time updates at the front desk or someplace where it can be seen. Access to meetup.com is not always reliable when travelling.

    August 9, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello all. We are the opening act of opening ceremonies at 12:30. Come see us in panel two. Also we have a taiko drumming workshop tonight at 7. Hope to see you there. We are also in the dealers room.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Wish I could make it but I have no ride and my biggest reason for going was Yoko Kanno. Unfortunately, work starts at 5am on Sunday. :-( have fun!!!

    August 9, 2013

  • Kerotani

    For those who are cosplaying what are you dressing as? This is my first time cosplaying so I have two, Mace Windu and Inuyasha. If you see a large black guy in a white wig with some ears say hi.

    August 9, 2013

  • Joe

    I'm not gonna make it Friday. Does anyone want to meetup for lunch on Saturday?

    August 5, 2013

    • David R.

      I like the idea. I am sure there might be some time. Although is a busy day. I am arriving Thursday.

      August 5, 2013

    • Kerotani

      I'd be up for that, I spend most of my time going from place to place

      August 9, 2013

  • Felix

    This convention seams to have a pretty tight schedule. How many here would be interested in meeting for lunch on Saturday?

    August 8, 2013

    • David R.

      I am game of course

      August 8, 2013

    • Kerotani

      When are we meeting and where?

      August 9, 2013

  • David R.

    Otakon Check in. Anyone? Here at pre-registration line. Pouring rain but indoors.

    August 8, 2013

    • Felix

      we are here. Got badged, room and fed? Almost ready for tomorrow.

      August 8, 2013

    • David R.

      Cool. Same here. All the restaurants near the water were packed but managed to get into the cheesecake factory. Hope we can hang tomorrow

      August 8, 2013

    • Ryan

      My bad on the double post. Feel free to meet up and hang. I'll be cosplaying Ryoga Hibiki.

      August 8, 2013

  • Ryan

    I'm going to this

    August 8, 2013

  • Kerotani

    I'll be there for all three days. I've been in the group for a while but I have not had the chance to go to any event. I hope to see you on friday.

    August 7, 2013

  • Sheldon Z.

    Hey guys! I have a room at the Baltimore Inner Harbor, 1 block away from the convention center. I currently have 2 people in my room. With 4, it would be about $125 a head for Thurs - Sun, and with 6 it'd be about $85 a head. Does anyone still need a room, or alternately, could anyone fit 2 more?

    August 4, 2013

  • Emili K.

    Law school orientation that weekend. :( Cruel fate.

    August 4, 2013

  • Kia Y.

    FYI: In case anyone is still looking, I just called the Hyatt Regency to change my reservation from two nights to one (we won't be there Friday...boo hoo!) and they still have Otakon blocks. $227 per night as opposed to the $274 a night I originally booked the rooms for...and you can just do 1 day if you don't want to do the full weekend.

    July 29, 2013

    • Kia Y.

      Up to 4 people per room. Rollaways are $10 each.

      July 29, 2013

  • Kelly

    We are staying there this year! We are performing on Thursday for the Matsuri street fair as well as an hour performance and at least one taiko drumming workshop. I am happy to say that at least a couple of us will have a chance to meet up with you all!!!!

    June 10, 2013

    • Felix

      Kelly, Your group is a joy to experience. Hope to be able to meet you again at one of your performances.

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone! I'm new to the page because I'm moving to the Fairfax area just one week before Otakon! I'll be attending, so I'm hoping I can meet a few of you there, and make some new friends!

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • Felix

      Welcome to Fairfax. We hope we can meet you as well.

      July 29, 2013

  • Chris E.

    Hey all, I'm new to Cons and currently have no friends avialable that weekend to come. So I'm hoping to meet up with some fellow Congoers to hang out and enjoy it!

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • Felix

      We would be glad to meet you Chris. We will plan some meetups during the convention. It is hard to fit everyone's schedule but we will try.

      July 29, 2013

  • Layne

    I'll be working at the registration booth in the mornings, so come say hello. I'll be dressed as a Dalek one day and an original another.

    July 28, 2013

    • Felix

      Will definitely look for you.

      July 29, 2013

  • Layne

    depending on the con schedule

    July 28, 2013

  • Mary Z.

    Probably going to go and cosplay Miss Pauling from TF2. Maybe something else if I can get my act together, but we'll see!

    June 27, 2013

  • Rob

    Looking forward to my 20th Otakon, I shall once again be running the Star Wars/Res Evil/Dr Who photo shoots

    March 31, 2013

    • Felix

      Hmm I always though about cosplaying something from doctor who. Hmm what would I do.... I know how about Adric the Wesley Crusher of Dr Who.

      1 · May 3, 2013

    • Rob

      Adric would be interesting I've only seen him done a few time and that was either in England or for SDCC

      June 22, 2013

  • Allison L.

    I am so excited!!!!!

    June 16, 2013

  • Freeman

    Never been to this before. Im from rockville so I was thinking of setting up carpool. Anyone need a ride?Also, Im debating if I should go for the weekend? I would like some feedback because I can request that weekend off and would love to meet you all.

    May 2, 2013

    • Felix

      I think this is definitely worth going for the weekend. This convention is big and overwhelming with activities. You will need all the time you can get. Unfortunately finding rooms in the area may be hard at this time unless you don't mind walking.

      May 3, 2013

    • Freeman

      Cool. Felix or anyone else want to split the cost of a room? I be definitely down for the weekend.

      May 4, 2013

  • Kia Y.

    SO excited for this! We've got our room booked and everything! =)

    March 26, 2013

  • Kelly

    Yuppers we will be perforning at this one too! Please come see us! We would love to meet some of you especially since we are all into Japanese culture!

    March 26, 2013

  • Michiyo O.

    I'll bring some friends...don't know how many yet. ^_^

    March 25, 2013

  • Emili K.

    Going as either Levy from Fairy Tail or Katara from Avatar. In her fire nation attire. :3. And, of course, Kagome for one day.

    March 24, 2013

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