Welcome again, ladies and gentlemen, Otakon members of all ages! Have you ever wanted to experience an authentic Japanese Matsuri, but haven't been able to make it to Japan to attend one? Well, Otakon's got you covered, as we plan to throw our Fourth Annual Matsuri on Thursday August 7th! If you thought the day before Otakon starts is all about picking up your badge and planning out your weekend think again!
This year the Otakon Matsuri will take place at Baltimore's West Shore Park, located just off Light St. between the Baltimore Visitor Center and Maryland Science Center. At the green arrow on the linked map.
We've got plenty planned for our Matsuri, from carnival games, a variety of succulent foods, representatives from some local anime clubs and conventions, performances by some of the hottest musical acts around, and more! Best of all, the Otakon Matsuri is free of charge to everyone; you don't even need your badge to Otakon 2014 to get in!
Come by and join in the fun before you get your badge; have your friends hold your spot in line and come take a look, or show up after you pick up your badge and experience Otakon before Otakon even begins.
This year we've extended the hours for the Otakon Matsuri, it begins at 12 noon on Thursday, August 7th and goes til 9:00 PM. Come out and start off the Otakon weekend right!
We'll announce all the events and musical acts for the Matsuri here first, so take a look at what we've got to offer this year.
If you represent an anime club or other organization and would like to have a booth at the Matsuri, please fill out the application form here:
Booth Application Form