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10:00 AM on 02.23.2013

Otakon coming to Las Vegas in 2014

PAX is awesome and E3 is a spectacle, but for those that find themselves smitten by Japanese culture few conventions rival Baltimore's very own Otakon. One of the largest and longest-running anime expos in the United States, ...

Kyle MacGregor


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10:00 PM on 07.30.2012

All rise for His Exalted Majesty King Nintendo 64

No, that is not a Photoshop. That is King Nintendo 64. Hail to the king, baby! During Otakon this past weekend, quite a number of attendees decided to cosplay, not as a particular anime or videogame character, but rather as a...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 07.15.2011

Atlus to bring King of Fighters XIII to EVO 2011, Otakon

If you're going to be at either EVO 2011 (Las Vegas) or Otakon (Baltimore) in the coming weeks, you'll have a chance to check out The King of Fighters XIII, as Atlus is bringing the game to both events. The company says that ...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 07.22.2009

Otakon 09 shmup report: Hands-on with 3 hot Japanese STGs

There are plenty of reasons for a nerd to attend Baltimore's annual Otakon. Some go for the cosplay, some for the concerts, some to see the debut of the latest in anime, manga and related merchandise. Any of the above is fine...

Topher Cantler

3:12 PM on 08.07.2008

Afternoon Note: Bound for Baltimore

To; TophcenteFrom: BradcraftI've finally packed up the car and I'm on my way to Baltimore. Are you ready for the weekend of anime announcements, barely-dressed girls in cosplay, and some Trigger Heart Exelica? This weekend is...

8BitBrian

2:02 AM on 08.02.2007

Destructoid interview: Piano Squall

Of all the events at this year's Otakon, the American debut of Eminence was undoubtedly the highlight. (We had the whole thing on video, but apparently magnets and DVC tapes don't play well together). If you didn't know, Emin...

Topher Cantler

7:48 PM on 07.24.2007

Otakon 2007: An import gamer's treasure trove

Gaming isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the term "Anime convention." Put those two words together and they'll likely conjure images of smelly otaku, swords fashioned fro...

Topher Cantler