| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:57 AM
For over a decade, John Gluth has been an avid lover of all things anime. In 2002, he found a home for his passion at Otakon.
Otakon is an annual anime convention that will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from Friday through Sunday. As vice...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
For many attending Otakon, it's hard to think of the Japanese and East Asian anime and pop culture convention without associating it with the city of Baltimore, where it has been held since 1999.
But in 2017, the popular three-day event will move to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:59 AM
Otakon is many things, all of them having to do with Japanese and East Asian popular culture. But most of all -- at least to outsiders -- it’s all about the costumes.
Check out the area around the convention center Friday morning, before the fan...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Organizers of this weekend's Otakon anime convention in Baltimore apologized Friday after glitches in processing registrations left thousands standing outside the downtown convention center for hours on Thursday.
Those who had pre-registered for the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Irregular work hours and constant stress can mean trouble for a firefighter's marriage.
Lori Mercer is on a mission to change that. The founder of FirefighterWife.com, she wants to help reduce divorce and "strengthen, ignite and rescue firefighter...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Before Mia Hamm surprised more than 2,000 youth soccer players and coaches at the Baltimore Convention Center on Monday, she sat in the building's VIP area, hidden from sight.
Hamm was — and for many, still is — the face of women's soccer in...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:12 PM
One day in 1870, 41 newly freed slaves got together in Jackson, Miss., to establish a new branch of mainstream Methodism called the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church.
Hundreds of members of that denomination, now known as the Christian Methodist...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:19 PM
When Beechfield Elementary/Middle School fifth-graders were asked to design their dream homes 15 years ago, they almost always included a "safe room," a place where they could escape violence, according to Ayers Saint Gross president Jim Wheeler.
| May 24, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Baltimore officials are bracing for periods of heavy traffic around the Inner Harbor and near Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium Saturday as several high profile events draw thousands to the city.
The Orioles will play the Cleveland Indians at Camden...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Christina Goodman's hand-painted raven faces left in strict profile, and despite the miniature scale carries the flavor of Renaissance portraiture in the sober expression and fine detail. It's one of her contributions to a small collection of handmade...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley urged uninsured people Friday to sign up for health coverage as soon as possible to beat Monday's deadline.
Despite the ongoing technical problems with Maryland's health care exchange, O'Malley said the state has already seen a huge...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of food poisoning during a conference on food safety at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Four people who attended the Food Safety Summit, held April 7-10, reported becoming sick, according to city...