NPC Collective to Perform Otakon Matsuri
Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2018) – The NPC ("Nerdy People of Color") Collective will perform at the 2018 Otakon Matsuri, according to Otakorp Inc.
The NPC ("Nerdy People of Color") Collective was founded in 2013, when indie "chip- hop"/Nerdcore emcee Mega Ran brought together various, upwardly mobile entertainers for the unified vision of bringing more representation to underrepresented/marginalized nerds. "Much like [a video game] NPC [non-player character]," Mega Ran explains, "people of color who desire to create music or art or think differently than their counterparts often are discouraged, and forced to keep those thoughts and ideas to themselves, and to play the background."
Today, the NPC Collective includes rappers, producers, designers, educators, students, athletes, and even a WWE superstar amongst the ranks. Since the founding of the collective, NPCC members have generated acclaim nationally and internationally, main-staging major video game conventions such as PAX and MAGfest, touring Europe and Asia, releasing Billboard charting albums, and consistently encouraging more gamers and otaku from urban spaces to participate in Con culture.
Otakon 2018 will be held August 10-12, 2018 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-fifth 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. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 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 2017, see http://www.otakon.com/