Where: Centennial High School (map)
4300 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042
When: March 30th, 2013 (Saturday)
What: Otaku Fest has many events, among which include:
29 March 2013:
Hi guys! Don't forget to bring your ID and receipt if you pre-registered! Make sure to stay hydrated and ready to go. We can't wait to see you all tomorrow! Doors open at 10 for the public, 9 for artists, dealers, and performing guests (or a bit earlier, depending on your schedule).
19 March 2013:
Remember that tomorrow is THE last day to pre-register! If you are an artist or dealer and have not paid yet, that's the time to pay for registration, too.
Also, 482 likes right now! Can we hit 500 before the convention? : ) VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO HELP US OUT!
15 March 2013:
Pre-registration ends MARCH 20th! Things should probably be mailed in THIS weekend to ensure it gets here on time!
Artists and dealers, please complete registration and pay by that time! There will be a chance your request will NOT be processed if it is late!
Dealers, I think there were some problems with paying (or something, I don't have a first hand account) but the registration is up on the WEB STORE (the tab above) if you need it!
27 February 2013:
THIS GLORIOUS TABLE OF OURS...GREEN ALL OVER. Kudos if you saw us or took a flier! Love you all!
20 February 2013:
Katsucon was really fun! Today's the last day for early registration. PER-REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 20th, so we have enough time to process everything. Thanks!
09 February 2013:
We will be at Katsucon next weekend! Stop by if you want to pick up some fliers, or just talk with us. We'd love to meet all of you! <33
(P.S. Event list is updated for now. Love you all~)
Fur The More, April 5-7, 2013
Fur the More is an annual 3-day furry convention held in Baltimore, MD for enthusiasts of Anthropomorphics and the Furry community. It is the first of its kind in Baltimore.
Fur the 'More began as an idea between a few friends in the Maryland furry community to start a local convention in Baltimore. The idea was originally started while attending the Furstivus Convention in Philadelphia and the question was posed "Why doesn't Baltimore have a convention?"
In March 2012, NorthEast Anthromorphic Association offered to partner with Fur the 'More to back them as the umbrella 501 c) 7 non-profit organization. As a result of negotiations, Fur the 'More became a NorthEast Anthropomorphic Association convention, and the primary founder and convention Con-Chair was offered a seat on the Board of Directors as a Trustee.
Maryland Faerie Festival, May 10-12, 2013
The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries. We provide an atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature, and of course, by the Faeries themselves! Yes, we believe in Faeries! Through the Faerie heritage, we encourage love, cooperation, peace, harmony, and respect for all beings, along with a pinceh of mischief! The Maryland Faerie Festival, as a 501c3 organization provides education outreach opprotunities for groups promoting diligent stewardship of Nature and sponsor artists, merchants, and entertainment informed by the Faerie tradition.
Balticon, May 24-27, 2013
Balticon is sponsored and produced by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc. (aka BSFS) BSFS is a §501(c)(3), non-profit, charitable, literary and educational organization, dedicated to the promotion of, and an appreciation for, science fiction in all of its many forms.
Anyone who is interested in any of the myriad forms of science fiction or fantasy (books, magazines, films, video, games, television, etc.) is invited to become a member of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc. (otherwise known as BSFS). Dues are only $35 per year (our fiscal year is Oct 1 to Sep 30); this includes membership in Balticon with the understanding that BSFS members attending Balticon are expected to volunteer a bit of their time either preparing for the convention or at the convention.
Anime USA, Sept 13-15, 2013
In 1999 AnimeUSA began as a northern Virginia convention started by fans, and in 2004 became a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans.
22 January 2013:
Eastern Shore Fan Con, March 9, 2013
The Eastern Shore Fan Con, the Eastern Shore of Maryland's premiere genre con returns to the campus of UMES March 9th 2013. ESFC focuses on Anime, Video Games and Comic Books as well as all things geeky and has a little something for everyone.
With the rousing success of last year's event, the ESFC returns with even more content in 2013. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet guests, artists and vendors from the worlds of comics, anime and gaming. Along with this, attendees will have access to Anime screenings in a real theater all day long, panels happening every hour, a costume contest with prizes, competition in video game tournaments and free play, live entertainment and much more, all included in the cost of admission.
Held on the campus of The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Fan Con boasts more advanced facilities than most smaller cons could have access to. Within the Student Services Center where the convention will be held is a full movie theater for screenings and costume contest, several large meeting rooms with full A\V support for panels, a separate space dedicated to video game tournaments featuring giant pull down screens, free play on both new and classic gaming consoles and plenty of room for both players and spectators. And of course there is a large convention floor for vendors, artists and guests. And as an added bonus, real food will be available, prepared by the college’s culinary arts dept.
The Eastern Shore Fan Con is being presented by UMES student group A.C.T.I.O.N. Anime with support from PLB Comics as a way to promote the anime and comics industries and the independent creators involved in them. All proceeds from ticket and table sales go directly to A.C.T.I.O.N. Anime to help fund trips, support independent artists, creating more events and community outreach. UMES has one of the only sequential arts degree track programs at a public university in the US, and members of that department will be on hand to speak with perspective students. For more details, directions and the latest news you can find Eastern Shore Fan Con online at: http://www.easternshorefancon.
19 January 2013:
A lovely map thing of parking/traffic pattern. Just in case.
We revamped our parking lot last year! Make sure to come in and exit in the right way! A side table will be set up at the side entrance to bounce back those that enter there.
16 January 2013:
We got a band that is signed up to play! Look forward to more details.
Hours of the convention: 10 AM - 6 PM
Dealers and artists may arrive at 9 to begin set-up.
9 January 2013:
Con pre-reg pushed back to Feb 20th instead of Jan 20th. : )
17 December 2012:
So yeah, I screwed up! If you received an email from Otakufest in the past couple days, the email is WRONG and this website is (usually always) right! The date is March 30th, not 31st! In the case that you have any questions, Otakufest will always ALWAYS be held on a Saturday. Thanks to a C.L. for pointing it out <33
16 December 2012:
Pre-registration is now open!
15 December 2012:
All information and registration documents have just been uploaded! Find them under the tabs~
15 November 2012:
The date is set for March 30, 2013! We didn't want to conflict with the Sakura Blossom Matsuri, so we decided to do it late March. We hope that this won't conflict with any other events. We'll put up pre-registration this/next month, and I hope to see you there! : )
4 October 2012:
We know the website was down, but now it's back up! We'll be updating more later, so keep in touch! I'd like to refresh everyone's memory about contacts:
firstname.lastname@example.org for anything panel-related!
email@example.com when pre-registering!
firstname.lastname@example.org for dealer pre-registration!
email@example.com for artist pre-reg!
firstname.lastname@example.org for anything website related!
email@example.com ONLY IF your problem can't be solved through the above contacts.
Once again, pre-reg will be up in a couple months, and we'll be trying to find a good date. In the meanwhile, feel free to help repopulate our forum! :D
2013 date to be announced. Pre-registration will start in a couple months. Otakufest has had a change in staff, so please bear with us as we sort things out and make any changes. Any questions about the site can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and any questions about Otakufest in general should be sent to email@example.com!