The staff of the Otakon convention has confirmed that the in-person Otakon 2021 event will require masks in most settings, but will not require proof of vaccinations for attendees. Otakorp stressed it “highly recommends all eligible individuals are vaccinated if attending.”
The event will require masks be worn at all times for anyone over the age of two, except in certain situations: while eating or drinking in designated areas, for the convenience of having a person’s lips read for those deaf or hard of hearing, cosplayers while photos are being taken while socially distanced, and presenters during panels while socially distanced.
Otakorp said the policies are subject to change.
The company also outlined other COVID-19 safety protocols, including the convention center’s technology updates.
Otakorp will host the event on August 6-8, 2021 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The staff said that Otakon will be the “first major convention event to be held as D.C. reopens.”