Otakon is one of my absolute favorite conventions. It’s the one I’ve been attending for about 10 years now.
It is the convention for the otaku generation, a con featuring anime and manga, Japanese culture and gaming plus much more. There’s even a couple of steampunk workshops and panels this year. Attendance is around 25,000 to 30,000 full weekend registered attendees – much larger than most of the other cons I attend and yet still a very fun atmosphere.
I’m planning to watch a lot of anime and hit the dealer’s floor to do some classic otaku shopping. Might not buy much, but there’ll be so very much to consider and covet.
But that’s not all!
Oh yes. Stephanie “Flash” Burke and I are teaming up for a second year to give our Ladies’ Choice: A Guide to Hentai panel. We had 500+ attendees last year and hope to put on a great panel again this year with lots of fun and giveaways.
Were you there for our panel last year? There’ll be new clips to share.
Coming to our panel for the first time? Trust me, it’s crazy fun.
What exactly is our panel going to show you? Here’s our description:
An exploration of hentai that girls may find fun, even empowering for women. Tired of the tentacle rape guys show us to shock and appall? This panel provides a brief intro to hentai terms/genres to help navigate the sea of choices out there, then dives right into the fun, frisky and fantastic. A little bit of sweetness, a dash of steamy ground and pound and a taste of yaoi action to round out the hour.
In fact, here’s highlight’s from our panel at Otakon 2011 to give you an idea of what is in store for you this year: