Otakon Sees a Bigger Turnout in 2019 and Announces 2020 Dates Set
The preliminary attendance numbers for Otakon 2019 have been released and it’s up from 2018. Announced at the Con Feedback panel, the number is 28,472 which beats 2018’s 28,116. They’ll be releasing more details and an official number in the next couple of weeks.
The convention began in 1994 where it had 350 unique individuals and 875 turnstile. The highest attendance was in 2013 with 34,211 unique individuals and 107,500 turnstile. Having taken place in Baltimore, the convention moved to Washington, DC in 2017 where it saw a dip in attendance from the previous year’s 29,113 individuals to 24,894. 2018 saw an increase to 28,116.
2019’s preliminary 28,472 would make it the sixth highest attended show so far.
Otakon is an annual convention celebrating Asian pop culture like anime, manga, music, movies, video games, and its fandom.
Otakon 2020 takes place from July 31 to August 2.