Q: When does the convention get started?
A: Katsucon 2017 is February 17-19, 2017. On Katsucon Friday, different events ramp up at different times. At-door registration and pre-registration badge pickup begin at 8:00am, the Merchants’ Room opens at 12:00 noon, and live programming gets started at 1:00pm with a Katsucon Panel Preview to give you an idea about the great things going on at the convention! After then, the convention runs 24 hours a day until late afternoon on Sunday!
Q: Where is Katsucon taking place this year?
A: Katsucon 2017 will take place at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center on the Potomac River in Maryland. Information about the hotel is available on its website.
Q: What Guests are appearing at Katsucon?
A: Our Guests Page is being continuously updated as we add new guests for Katsucon 20.
Q: What kinds of things are going on at the convention?
A: Katsucon 2017 will include a variety of programming, including perennial favorites like panels, workshops, video programming, anime music videos, and our massive cosplay masquerade. You’ll also find exhibitions like Art Show, Artist Alley, and our 20,000 square foot Merchants Room. We’re also working on several brand new events, so check back frequently to learn more about them.
Q: How will I pick up my convention badge?
A: All attendees can pick up their badges at the pre-registration desk at Katsucon. While we realize the “shipping address” in the online registration form, Katsucon does not mail out any badges; they can all be picked up at the convention. Hours for picking up pre-registration badges can be found near the bottom of the Registration Page.
Q: How can I get to the convention?
A: Our Hotel and Travel Page has directions, Metro information, and parking details regarding parking availability near the convention.
Q: How do I contact folks at Katsucon?
A: Visit our Contact Us page.
Q: I’ve heard Katsucon has set up some specialized cosplay photo areas. What’s up with those?
A: To ease traffic flow around the convention area in the Gaylord, and to give our photographers and cosplayers the best opportunity for a great photo, we have planned for several specialized photo areas around the convention. The locations of these photo areas will be announced as the convention approaches.