Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization.
It is being held at in National Harbor, MD • February 13-15, 2015
Katsucon started in 1995 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, and moved to locations around the Washington metro area. In 2003 it returned to the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Katsucon ran for extra days in 2003 due to hundreds of attendees being trapped by road closures during the North American blizzard of 2003. Guests and staff ran panels and opened video rooms. In 2005 moved to the Marriott Crystal Gateway and Sheraton Crystal City from the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The convention from 2006-2008 was located at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. For 2009 the convention returned to the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Katsucon 2009 had over 300 volunteers on staff.
In 2010 Katsucon moved to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and the February 9–10, 2010 North American blizzard occurred. Attendees traveling to the convention encountered icy conditions and congested traffic. In 2012, the convention hosted the United States preliminary round for the World Cosplay Summit. The winner from the twenty-two teams entered was Coconut Bubble Sex Cosplay. In 2013, the convention hosted the United States Eastern Regional qualifier for the World Cosplay Summit.
The February 11–17, 2014 North American winter storm occurred on the days before the convention, causing travel disruptions for attendees. Katsucon once again held events for the World Cosplay Summit.