Otakon's Artist Alley Registration to Open

Baltimore, MD (February 6, 2010) – It's time for artists to think ahead to Otakon 2010. Registration opens on Monday, February 8, for Otakon's Artist Alley. The tables will sell for $110 each. For the first time this year, artists can pay online by credit or debit card.

Artists are encouraged to book their tables promptly. Although Otakon keeps expanding the available space, last year it only took six hours to sell out all the tables.

At Otakon 2009, over 200 individual artists filled nearly 300 tables, from where they could sell and talk about their art.

Go to http://www.otakon.com for more information and booking instructions.

Otakon 2010 will be held July 30 – August 1 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its seventeenth 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 25,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 70,000 "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.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2010, see http://www.otakon.com/

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