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Otakon announces Otakon Vegas in 2014

1:00 PM on 02.21.2013 // Brad Rice

Con lands at Planet Hollywood from January 3-5

Well, if this isn't an interesting bit of news: Otakon has announced that they're launching a second con in Las Vegas starting in 2014. Set to take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on January 3-5, Otakon is likely looking to capture some of that nerd power traveling to CES only days later.

If your company is paying to send you out to CES anyways, why not take a personal day or two and fly out early? Get your con on, then do your business deals.

Otakon cites the fact that they're nearly at capacity for their Baltimore venue, which makes sense. Vegas allows them to tap into a West Coast audience that continues to dominate the size of East Coast conventions, along with providing seemingly limitless venue space. Good on them, and here's to hoping it goes well. Check out their website for upcoming information.

Now, who wants to funnel some money into Atlantic City and launch a con there?

Baltimore, MD (February 20, 2013) – Otakorp, Inc is proud to announce a brand new event byfans, for fans – Otakon Vegas! Otakon Vegas will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort andCasino in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 3­- 5.

Otakon Vegas Convention Chair Victor Albisharat says that, “Otakon Vegas is a new event that willallow us to further our mission. We're nearing the capacity of our home in Baltimore; the next logicalstep would be to expand. As well, we wanted to create a smaller and more intimate setting where we can try out new things. With that in mind, we're working on some exciting new events andformats that might not lend itself to our larger event in Baltimore.”

Hotel room reservations are now available and event registration will open in the next few months.

For more information, keep an eye on our facebook page at go to our website at

ABOUT OTAKON VEGAS AND OTAKORP, INC.: Otakon Vegas is the first annual celebration ofJapanese and East Asian popular culture presented by Otakorp in Las Vegas, Nevada. OtakonVegas celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture. OtakonVegas is a ticket based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania­based 501(c)3educational non­profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarilythrough its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all­volunteer, unpaid staff – weare run by fans, for fans.For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see more information and the latest news on Otakon Vegas 2014, see


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