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New York Comic Con 2014 – Overview



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After record sell-out times on over 150,000 tickets, New York Comic Con happened at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, and people still went, even after the angry backlash on social media about the ticket sell-out. In addition to the regular four day event, other events around the city were billed as part of the New York Super Week which started the Sunday before and went to the Sunday of Comic Con.

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Con Goer – The CJ Henderson Interview



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CJ Henderson was the creator of Teddy London, the world’s first supernatural detective, as well as Piers Knight, Jack Hagee, and a wealth of other series leads. He has written some 70 books and/or novels, covering such diversity as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies, Black Sabbath: the Ozzy Osbourne Years, and Baby’s First Mythos. He has also written hundreds and hundreds of short stories and in the world of comics he has handled everyone from Betty & Veronica to the Batman. All in all, this bacon-loving, cigar-smoking, Monkey Shoulder Scotch (yes–that’s the real name) drinking crazy man is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time.

 
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Astronomy Educator Ray Villard to Guest at Otakon



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Baltimore, MD (June 25, 2014) – Otakorp, Inc. is pleased to announce that members will explore outer space at Otakon 2014 with guest Ray Villard, News Director for the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). STScI operates the science program for the Hubble Space Telescope, whose discoveries are artfully communicated by Villard to media and the public. Villard’s appearance ties in with the overall theme of “space” that underlines this year’s programming.  Read more…

 
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Iconic Actor Dante Basco to Guest at Otakon



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Baltimore, MD (June 23, 2014) – One of the most recognizable faces — and distinctive voices — in Hollywood, Dante Basco, will appear at Otakon 2014. Otakorp, Inc., is pleased to announce the actor and Asian American icon has signed on as an Otakon guest.  Read more…

 
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Veteran Producer Masao Maruyama Returns for 12th Otakon



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Baltimore, MD (June 20, 2014) – Veteran producer Masao Maruyama will resume his standing as an honorary Otakon staff member in 2014. Otakorp, Inc. is pleased to announce that the legendary force in the Japanese animation industry will make his 12th appearance at Otakon. Read more…

 
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Otakorp, Inc. Welcomes Back Animation Director Hidenori Matsubara



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Baltimore, MD (June 19, 2014) – Animation director Hidenori Matsubara will be appearing at Otakon 2014. Otakorp, Inc. is pleased to announce the appearance will represent his second time at Otakon. Read more…

 
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USA SUMO Stars to Demonstrate Skills at Otakon Matsuri and Otakon 2014



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Baltimore, MD (June 17, 2014) –Otakorp, Inc. is delighted to welcome sumo stars five-time U.S. Champion Kelly Gneiting and Pro Sumo Champion “Yama” (heaviest Japanese human ever!) as featured performers and guests of our summer events. The athletes will participate in demonstrations and actual sumo matches as part of the expanded programming at the Otakon Matsuri as well as throughout Otakon 2014. They appear courtesy of USA SUMO, whose interactive demonstrations are both entertaining and educational, in line with Otakorp Inc’s educational mission. Read more…

 
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Voice Actress Saori Hayami to Make First U.S. Convention Appearance at Otakon 2014



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Baltimore, MD (June 15, 2014) – Voice actress Saori Hayami will make her first U.S. anime convention appearance this summer at Otakon 2014. Otakorp, Inc. is pleased to announce Hayami has been added to the Otakon 2014 guest roster. Read more…

 
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Fan Favorite Tony Oliver to Return to Otakon 2014



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Baltimore, MD (June 4, 2014) – Fan favorite anime voice actor Tony Oliver will be returning to Otakon. Otakorp Inc. is pleased to add the actor and writer, associated with such classic series as Robotech and The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, to the Otakon 2014 guest roster. Read more…

 
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