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Katsucon, an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment, is excited to bring you Katsucon 2019, February 15th-17th, 2019.

Groups of 10 or more qualify for a discount of $5 per group member off the pre-registration price. There is no group registration discount if you register at the door. Individual tickets are not convertible to group registrations after purchase. If you wish to register as a group, please contact [email protected]

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 We Are Katsucon

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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Hey @zenkaikon ! Have a great and awesome weekend!! Come see us at Booth D16 and get $5 off the current pre-registration price!

About 3 days ago from Katsucon's Twitter via Twitter Web Client



Katsucon 2019 Marvel Photo Shoot

Higher, Further, Faster, More!   Please join us in welcoming Marvel back to Katsucon!  We’ll be hosting our annual Marvel cosplay photo shoot at Katsucon 2019 on Saturday, February 16th at 1PM.  This will be on the main convention center staircase (Gazebo Level).   Come out as your favorite super hero, villain, or team.  This…



Katsucon 2019 Marvel Photo Shoot



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