March 17, 2007

News for Otakon 2007:

Otakon pre-registration now available, no attendance cap

by PatrickD

Otakon 2007 has opened pre-registration for their July convention. Unlike the previous two years, there is no attendance cap this year. Their staff feels that the addition of the 1st Mariner Arena as well as increases in staff and hired personnel no longer make an attendance cap a necessity.

Otakon 2005 had an attendance cap of 22,000 people that was reached the Saturday of the convention. Otakon 2006 had an attendance cap of 25,000 people, but the convention attendance only increased to 22,302 people -- well below the cap.

Otakon 2007's membership rate is $50 before June 30th. After that, the rate is $60 until July 11th. Memberships will also be $60 at the door. More information about Otakon's registration process can be found on their web site.