Press Releases

June 14, 2011

News for Otakon 2011:

Otakon Matsuri Street Festival to be held on July 28

Baltimore, MD (June 3, 2011) - Otakon is proud to present the Otakon Matsuri Street Festival on Thursday, July 28 from 12-4pm.

Ever wanted to go to a Japanese Matsuri festival? Well now you can! This event will feature a variety of booths that include games of skill and chance, various delicious foods, and also a stage with live performances by several bands, with the headline act being Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine!

Eyeshine is a four piece, edge rock band originating in West Hills, California. Members include Johnny, Maurice, Ji Ho Lee, and Crystal.

This is a free event open to the general public that will be occurring before and just as pre-registration pick up begins. It will be located on S Eutaw St between the two sections of the Hilton Inner Harbor. So instead of waiting in line, come out and enjoy yourselves!

Otakon 2011 will be held July 29 - 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its eighteenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 29,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 80,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff - we are run by fans, for fans.

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