June 29, 2008
News for Otakon 2008:
Otakon 2008 announces web comics contest
Baltimore, Maryland (29 June 2008) – Otakon is inviting webcomics artists to feature Otakon in their stories, as part of a contest with at-con prizes
While Otakon is not inviting webcomics artists to the convention this year, a webcomics challenge will provide artists and fans alike their much-craved outlet. The contest will run through the 11th of July, encouraging anyone with a webcomic to write about Otakon. Two winners will be selected and awarded a free table in Otakon's Alley, complete with two complimentary memberships (or suitable replacement) to the convention and "front of the line" pass pick-up.
More information, including rules and the sign-up form can be found at the Otakon website, www.otakon.com.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its fifteenth 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. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 22,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 60,000 "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.