Otakon is an annual three day anime convention held during July/August at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland's Inner Harbor district (between 1999-2016), starting in 2017, Otakon will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The convention focuses on East Asian popular culture (primarily anime, manga, music, and cinema) and its fandom. The name is a portmanteau derived from convention and the Japanese word otaku. Otakon is one of the longest-running Anime conventions in the United States and was previously the 2nd largest North American anime convention, until falling to 5th as of 2015.Otakon announced that an additional new convention would be created in Las Vegas, Nevada starting in 2014. It was announced at Otakon 2013's closing ceremonies that the convention will be moving to Washington, D.C. and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center starting in 2017 and continuing until at least 2021. At Otakon 2016, it was revealed that Otakon will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center until Otakon 2024.
The Seventeenth Annual Baltimore Comic-Con will be held on September 2th through 4th, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center! Stay tuned to www.baltimorecomiccon.com for the latest news!
J. Robert Deans
Charles C. Dowd
Tod Emko and Piggy
Steve Englehart (courtesy of Hero Initiative)
Tim Fielder (Saturday-Sunday only)
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Laura Lee Gulledge
Vivek J. Tiwary
James Tynion IV
Emilio Velez Jr.
...and more to come!
Baltimore Comic-ConDistance: 0.3 miCompetitive Analysis Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Emerson Tower often referenced as Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower is a 15-story, 88m skyscraper erected in 1911 at the corner of Eutaw and Lombard Streets in Baltimore, Maryland, designed by Joseph Evans Sperry for Bromo-Seltzer inventor "Captain" Isaac E. Emerson.HistoryIt was the tallest building in Baltimore from 1911 until 1923. The design of the tower along with the original factory building at its base was inspired by the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, which was seen by Emerson during a tour of Europe in 1900. Systems engineering for the building's original design was completed by Henry Adams. The factory was demolished in 1969 and replaced with a firehouse.The building features four clock faces adorning the tower's 15th floor on the North, South, East and West sides. Installed by the Seth Thomas Clock Company at an original cost of US$3,965, they are made of translucent white glass and feature the letters B-R-O-M-O S-E-L-T-Z-E-R, with the Roman numerals being less prominent. The dials, which are illuminated at night with mercury-vapor lamps, are 24 feet (7.3 meters) in diameter, and the minute and hour hands approximately 12 and 10 feet (3.7 and 3.0 meters) in length respectively. Upon its completion, the Bromo Seltzer Tower featured the largest four dial gravity driven clock in the world. Originally driven by weights, the moving parts are now electrically powered. The word BROMO reads clockwise, and SELTZER counterclockwise, which results in the letters being located in the following positions: