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Event: 'OtaKon'

Major Conventions
Actor, author, or artist in attendance and commercial or non-profit sponsors.
Date: Friday, July 20, 2007 At 08:00:00 AM
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610-577-6136
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Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

Otakon is, as you’ve probably noticed, immense. There are over twenty thousand con-goers and hundreds of guests, staff, and assistants. Otakon's staff is made up of volunteers. They're here to help you enjoy the convention, but they have as many as twenty-five thousand other people to help, too, and that can run them a little ragged. A lot of questions have answers in either the program book or the schedule. If you can't find an answer there you can ask a staffer, who may be picked out of a crowd by their black shirts that say STAFF on them in large, friendly letters.

Not every staffer will know the answer to every question, so you may be directed to the info desk on the third floor for questions that a staffer can't answer. The friendly help desk staff are up on the third floor, waiting at a table at the entrance to the staff corridor. They have schedules, documents, and access to the (hopefully) vast knowledge of the staff gestalt, so any information the help staff don’t personally know can be tracked down in a reasonable length of time.

There's always something to do at Otakon. In fact, there are so many things to do that interesting events often get scheduled against each other. This isn't done to annoy anyone; it's done because there are only so many hours in the day and there are so many events to cram into them. The convention runs, in general, until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.