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KATSUCON 2022 – February 18th – 20th, 2022

Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment.


Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000 – reservations
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Welcome Back! Katsucon 2022!!

That’s right we’re back and we getting things spun up as quickly as possible. Please check back in the next coming weeks for updates and information on Katsucon 2022 reopening. Registration will be opening today (June 12th, 2021) at 12 o’clock EST. Registration can be found here. The hotel block will be opening on June…


Show your Katsucon Badge

Welcome Katsucon Show your Katusucon Badge February 14-16, 2020 and receive special offers at these participating stores and restaurants. For details visit nationalharbor.com/katsucon. Tanger Outlets Panda Tea House Sauciety – The Westin The Capital Wheel Granite City Rosa Mexicana Mezeh Zaaf – Made in Africa Savannah’s Candy Kitchen A Beautiful Closet Shake Shack The Brass…


2020 Marvel Photoshoot Announcement

Calling all Spies, Assassins, and Heroes!   Katsucon and Marvel are teaming up once again for the annual Marvel cosplay photoshoot! Assemble your teams, Super Heroes and villains alike, and show your best for a chance to be featured on the official Marvel social media channels and on Marvel.com! The official Katsucon Marvel cosplay shoot will…






Yaya Han is a cosplayer, designer and author. She discovered cosplay in 1999, when it was still a small, quirky section of the geek-fandom. Armed with a used $40 sewing machine, Yaya threw herself into making costumes headfirst, and quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day, ...
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Gabriel Djinn is an accomplished martial artist who began his journey in 1986. He studied various open hand arts until 2001 including Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjitsu, Aikido and Ninpo. In 1996 Gabriel started to cross into weapons arts of the Samurai, focusing initially on katana based arts like Iaido, Batto-do and ...
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Since their first presentation on Japanese folklore in 2004, Katriel Paige has studied the intersections of folklore, religion, and aspects of culture both within and without Japan – from researching Shinto practices to researching online communities. They have two MAs; one in Disability Studies, one in ...
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Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are but one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never expecting his coursework in ...
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The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, have had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, they debuted their popular Japanese Tea Ceremony ...
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