The time has come yet again, for lovers otaku based passions to hop into their cars, planes, and trains. Why? Because Otakon is coming to Downtown Baltimore one more! Okay, horrible rhyme scheme aside, Otakon 2013 will be coming around sooner than you’d think. Are you registered yet? Well why not? Listen, there’s still time. Otakon 2013 isn’t until August 9th, and lasts until August 11th. Which means that you have until 11:59PM of July 8th to pre-register for $70. Or, you could wait, by which you would be able to pre-register for $80 until 8:00AM of August 8th. Any later than that, you’re going to have to register at the door. And let’s face it, in August, Baltimore is REALLY hot and humid; especially when you have to stand outside in the heat. Especially when you have to stand outside in the heat while showing off some very awesome cosplay as folks do every year. Besides, save money and register early, that way, you can enjoy all the stuff you can buy inside the Con. So don’t miss your chance to jump into the fray of otaku love that will take the city by storm.
Well Mr. Examiner, what’s Otakon got going on this year that we should be interested in?
Good question! Outside of the things that happen every year, like the Artist Alley Auctions, anime showings, and tons of games, there’s also the special guests. This year, Otakon is bringing back T.M. Revolution after ten years. Joining him are the musical talents of Yoko Kanno and Home Made Kazoku to each jam out in their own concerts between Saturday and Sunday. But hey, if you’re looking for more than just the concert, how about some of the producers and voice actors. Otakon has got such talent coming around like Crispin Freeman, Maile Flanagan, and Masao Maruyama. But then you have artists and animators like Tetsuya Kawakami, Shingo Adachi, and you. Don’t be shy, may you got the skills to show off. Artist Alley is the place to show off all that brimming otaku talent for people to see and perhaps buy it for auction. Or maybe you are the one that likes to buy something, then you always can check out the Dealer’s Room for great deals. And when you need that breather between shopping and navigating all the cool events, you can always take in a show or three with all the animes being shown on the upper floors. Then when you have the time, take in a friendly game or two with a buddy before going to check out the Anime Music Videos that your fellow otakus have produced.
There’s no shortage of things to do and hold your attention. But it all starts with that registration. So be sure you register in time to experience it all. And hope to see you inside, making this the best Otakon to date.