Baltimore, MD (July 22, 2014) – Otakorp, Inc. is pleased to announce that Otakon 2014 will play host to a special exhibit of concept artwork for the upcoming animation project “In This Corner of the World.” Director Sunao Katabuchi will curate the exhibit, to be presented adjacent to the Otakon Art Show.
This is the latest of several special art presentations at Otakon. In 2013, Otakon hosted an extremely popular and unique exhibit of original Rurouni Kenshin artwork in the same space (and curated by the wife of Kenshin’s creator), and in prior years has hosted collections of original animation cels.
Otakon 2014 will be held August 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty first 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 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 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.