Otakon 2011 Pre-registration now open

Otakon's Pre-registration Now Open

Baltimore, MD (March 6, 2011) – Time to break the piggy banks and dig through the couch for loose change as Otakon Pre-registration is now live! With over 29,000 people last year, Otakon welcomes everyone to experience the East Coast's largest Japanese culture convention – for fans, by fans!

Pre-registration is $65 until June 4th, 2011. Go to http://www.otakon.com/reg for more information on how to register.

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

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 2011, see http://www.otakon.com/

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