What: Otakon anime convention
Where: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St.
When: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Why: Because you love Japanese anime, J-pop, manga and East Asian culture. And the annual celebration features guest speakers, including voice actors, artists, writers and musicians, as well as video games, card games, live-action roleplay, music concerts, karaoke, art, cool items for sale, panel discussions, ongoing anime and lots more.
Information: $55 for a three-day pass. Visit www.otakon.com or call 610-577-6136 for more information.