Otakorp Elects New Board of Directors

Baltimore, MD (September 28, 2012) – Otakorp elections have occurred and a new Board of Directors will head the corporation for Otakon's 20th year.

The election results are:
President: Andrew Earnhardt
Vice-President: Jen Piro
Corresponding Secretary: Victor Albisharat
Recording Secretary: Marvin Vinluan
Treasurer: John Gluth
Comptroller: Matt Smiechowski

Members at Large:
Dallas Odom
Ina Wang
Maggie DeLauney
Jim Vowles
Terry Chu
John Nadzam
Scott Argenziano

For the 20th year, Terry Chu has accepted the appointment as Con Chair.

The Board consists of several President Emeritus and/or Con Chairs – John Nadzam, Terry Chu, Jim Vowles, Matt Smiechowski, and Scott Argenziano.

Otakon 2013 will be held August 9-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twentieth 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 32,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 89,000 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 2013, see http://www.otakon.com/

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