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Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.

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Hotel & Travel

Convention Hotel

Katsucon 20 will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD from February 14th-February 18th, 2014.

      Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

 

      201 Waterfront Street

 

      National Harbor, MD 20745

 

    (301) 965-4000 – reservations

The Katsucon 20 (2014) room block is now open! Reservations can be made online (through this link), or by calling the Gaylord directly at (301) 965-4000.

Traditional Room Description and Amenities
Gaylord National’s luxurious guest rooms blend classical design and residential comfort, with custom furnishings and rich fabrics. These deluxe guest rooms are uniquely designed and richly decorated to complement the heritage of the Chesapeake region.

  • 32″ plasma TV
  • High-speed Internet access
  • In-room safe (to hold and charge laptop)
  • Two data-port, two-line telephones (one cordless)
  • Refrigerator
  • AM/FM/CD clock radio
  • Coffeemaker, iron and ironing board
  • Full-sized desk
  • … and more!

More information on the Gaylord’s rooms can be found here.

Bell Cart Usage

Please note: while the Gaylord will be heavily staffed in order to assist people as they arrive, they will not have bell carts available for attendees to use to move their own items through the hotel (bell carts are not allowed in the main hotel area, they are used only by the Gaylord staff and move through the back service areas).

Also: if anyone needs anything moved throughout the weekend from their sleeping room to the meeting space there is a $25 per cart charge which will be charged to the sleeping room or the individual will need to pay in cash.

Directions & Transportation

Gaylord National is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport and within a 45-minute drive from Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airports. Shuttle service and car service are available from either airport to the hotel. Hertz is a Gaylord Hotels preferred partner for car rentals. And for a unique day trip, take a water taxi across the Potomac to historic Old Town Alexandria.

Driving Directions

As National Harbor is a new development, some GPS systems don’t recognize it so it may be easier to follow the directions below. Note, some GPS systems will list the address as being in Oxon Hill, this is still the correct location.

From Washington, DC:

    Take I-295 South for approximately 5.5 miles

  • Take National Harbor Exit 1B
  • Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
  • Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

From Maryland:

  • Merge onto I-495 S / I-95 S (Capital Beltway – Inner Loop) toward Richmond
  • The lanes will divide after you pass Exit 4. Make sure stay in the right lanes in order to follow the ‘Local Lanes’
  • Take National Harbor Exit 2A
  • Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
  • Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

From Virginia:

  • Merge onto I-495 E/ I-95 N (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop) toward Baltimore
  • As you are approaching the Woodrow Wilson Bridge stay in the right hand lanes in order to take the ‘Local Lanes’
  • Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge
  • Take National Harbor Exit 2A
  • Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
  • Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

From Ronald Reagan National Airport:

  • Follow signs to George Washington Parkway South (to Alexandria)
  • Take GW Pkwy South toward Alexandria
  • Veer Right at the sign to Slaters Lane. Take a Right at the traffic light onto Slaters Lane
  • Follow signs to US Route 1 South and merge onto US Route 1 South (N. Henry Street). Proceed on Henry Street through Old Town Alexandria
  • Follows signs to I-95 N (Maryland)
  • Veer Right at signs toward I-95
  • Veer Left toward I-95 (Baltimore/Maryland signs) and merge onto I-95 N /I-495 E (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop)
  • As you are approaching the Woodrow Wilson Bridge stay in the right hand lanes in order to take the ‘Local Lanes’
  • Cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge
  • Take National Harbor Exit 2A
  • Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
  • Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

From Washington Dulles International Airport:

  • Follow Airport Exit signs
  • Take VA-267 East toward and follow signs to I-495 South toward Richmond
  • Take I-495 S (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop) toward Richmond
  • Continue on Capital Beltway, but merge with I-495 E/ I-95 N toward Baltimore
  • As you are approaching the Woodrow Wilson Bridge stay in the right hand lanes in order to take the ‘Local Lanes’
  • Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge
  • Take National Harbor Exit 2A
  • Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
  • Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

Shuttle Service

The Gaylord offers continuous shuttle service to the:

  • Old Post Office (1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
  • Union Station (H. Street and 2nd Street NE)

Seven days a week: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Departing from the Gaylord National Main Entrance on the hour, every hour.

      One-way tickets: $13

 

      Round-trip tickets: $20

 

    Unlimited, 3-Day Pass: $49

They also offer shuttle service to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) daily from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

More information on the easiest way for you to get the the Gaylord can be found here.

National Harbor

National Harbor is an amazing water-front resort (read: mini-city) and has a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. While we expect you’ll be too busy having a great time at Katsucon to want to do anything else, information on National Harbor and everything it offers can be found at the official site and there’s a very cool interactive map located here.

Parking

The Gaylord has kindly extended a 25% discount to the full price of self-parking to all attendees. You can view all of the information on the Gaylord’s parking options on the parking page of their web site.

National Harbor has kindly provided a list of it’s parking facilities and rates here as well as a parking map.

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