Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Otakon 2013: More BaltiMore!

Baltimore (MD, USA) hosted the last Otakon at the Baltimore Convention Center on August 11-13. It was organized by Otakorp Inc and 34,892 people attended the event. With regard to the special guests, some of them were Shingo Adachi (Megaman Exe animation director), Peter S. Beagle (author of The lord of the rings: animated version), Maile Flanagan (Naruto voice actress), Crispin Freeman (Ghost in the shell voice actor) and Todd Haberkorn (Allen Walker voice from D. Gray Man) among many others. Furthermore, attendees participated in activities like Hall Costume Contest, an event where contestants showed their handmade costumes and explained how they made them. Additionally, another outstanding event was the LARP, a Live Action Role Playing with the aim of interaction between the characters within the boundaries of the entire convention center. Last but not least, we have to stand out the Charity Auction with anime signed items and the Charity Poster which people could get in exchange for a donation to help Japan because of the earthquake in 2011. In conclusion, Otakon provides for anime lovers needs plus what they don't expect.