Otakon 2011 attendance hits new high, 2012 dates announced

Attendance at Otakon, the annual celebration of Japanese anime, video games and everything between, reached a new high this year, officials announced.

More than 31,000 went to Otakon 2011, held at the Baltimore Convention Center. The unofficial tally is 31,348 -- and Otakon will be back again next year.

The dates for Otakon 2012 are July 27-29, according to Bob Klemens, the convention’s chairman.

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