OTAQUEST CONNECT is just days away at this point, and we’re beyond excited to hang out with you all this weekend! You’ve all been patiently waiting for the final details on the event to come out, and today we’re finally tying up some of those loose ends.
Starting things off, we’ve announced the schedule of events for the weekend. Things kick off at 1pm CDT on Saturday, August 15th and will play out in the following order:
- Hiroshi Hamasaki – 1pm
- Toshihiro Nagoshi – 2pm
- Dai Sato – 3:05pm
- Yoko Kanno – 3:50pm
- Paru Itagaki – 4:55pm
- Shigeto Koyama & Hiromi Wakabayashi – 5:25pm
- OTAQUEST // PLUGGED IN – 8pm
PLUGGED IN is going to run into the night, and we’ll be announcing the timetable in the next couple of days!
Sunday, August 16th is also kicking off at 1pm CDT and runs in the following order:
- Kenji Kamiyama & Shinji Aramaki – 1pm
- Shingo Natsume – 2pm
- Seiji Mizushima – 2:45pm
- Kenji Nagasaki & Masahiro Mukai – 3:45pm
- Mamoru Miyano – 4:45pm
- Yuito Kimura & Tetsuya Fukuhara – 5:45pm
- Sunday Concert – 6:30pm
Both days will be streaming for FREE on the official OTAQUEST twitch channel.
We’ve seen a number of people lamenting the inability to get autographs due to the event being online. We actually considered that when we started planning and will be giving you the chance to win an autograph from the guest of your choice.
Each participant of OTAQUEST connect has autographed a signboard which we’ll be giving away to one lucky winner per guest. To enter just do the following this weekend:
- Follow @OTAQUEST on twitter
- Tune into the guest or performer whose autograph you’re aiming to win
- Tweet about the guest’s panel or performance & include the onscreen hashtags
Your tweet can be anything you want as long as it relates to their appearance at CONNECT. It could be comments, an interesting moment, or even just your love for the guest! We’ll select the winners in the week following the event. Participation is open to all fans worldwide and you can enter for as many guests as you like!
PUNK DRUNKERS Limited Edition Collaboration T-Shirt
We’re teaming up with Tokyo based fashion brand & vinyl toy legends PUNK DRUNKERS for a special t-shirt!
PUNK DRUNKERS has a 20 year legacy in the street fashion world in Tokyo, and their unique design sensibilities have made them iconic. We’re beyond excited to be teaming up with them for this special collaboration!
The front features PUNK DRUNKERS’ mascot Aitsu wearing VR goggles and a headset. The back features OTAQUEST mascot Ura-chan meeting Aitsu.
This design celebrates how the internet can connect us all across the world, and make dreams come true!
This design will only be available via our special select shop with Tokyo Otaku Mode!
We hope to see you all online this weekend! For the full guest lineup and all information in one convenient place, check out the official OTAQUEST CONNECT Powered by Anime Central website!