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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Katsucon 2021 Cancellation

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of Katsucon 2021. This decision was reached after every possible scenario to hold our event safely was considered. We have been working for several months on structural changes to the convention layout and operation in order to make a safe Katsucon 2021 possible. While we had every intention of moving forward with the safest possible convention under these structural changes, in the end, we and the Gaylord National Convention Center have come to the conclusion that we are unable to hold our event up to our standards per current county and state COVID regulations, making it impossible to have Katsucon in February 2021. While our goal is to put on the best convention possible, ultimately it is the health & safety of our staff, guests, and attendees that is of the utmost concern. We know that this decision may have seemed inevitable in the face of this global pandemic, but that makes this no less heartbreaking to see a Katsucon missed for the first time in 27 years. We at Katsucon, along with the staff from our sister anime conventions throughout the country, join in asking that you stay safe so that we can see you all again in 2022.


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…


Masquerade Registration Opens January 8

Registration opens for the Masquerade on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8st at 10 AM and will close FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st at 11:59:59PM. A link for submission will appear at the top of this page and will NOT be activated until the given time.