Anime Showdown (Otakon AfterParty)

Anime Showdown (Otakon AfterParty)

Join us, Anime Fans and fellow Cosplayers for the coolest Cosplay Anime Afterparty during Otakon weekend for Live Music, a Cosplay Competition (win cash prizes), Multiplayer Video Games, Pinball and more at DCs premium concert hall; Black Cat DC

Sign up at the event for our Cosplay competition for a chance to win cash prizes!

Music by @DJRa_duo

Top 100's, 90's, Pop, VGM, Chiptune and more.


Go head-to-head with friends in multiplayer Nintendo Switch video games, play supercool pinball games and snap your picture with your friends at our fun Cosplay and Fan Photobooth, **Cosplay is not required, but encouraged!**

List of Games

Nintendo Switch Multiplayer: Smash Brothers, Mario Kart and others


Black Cat DC
1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

We're 10 minutes away Lyft/Uber from The Walter E. Convention Center

Connect with us
Official Website | Instagram | Facebook

**MUST BE 18+ to join the afterparty. NO EXCEPTIONS! OTAKON BADGE NOT REQUIRED*** Drinks ARE NOT available for 18-20 yrs old. If any underage drinking occurs, you will be escorted out of the event with no refund, and will be banned from future events.

NOTE: Tickets/Wristbands price will be higher at the door. Illegal use of drugs, smoking, theft, improper behavior and/or harassment WILL NOT be tolerated. Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate removal from the event and your ticket will be immediately forfeitted with no refund. Ticket transfers to other individuals are allowed but must be registered under the new guest's name. Absolutely NO exceptions. Dates & Location are subject to change. COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT, Period.


What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds. However, in the event that the event is cancelled, we will reimburse your ticket purchase. If the event is postponed, the ticket will be exchanged to the next event date on request only. Otherwise, you will be reimbursed.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, absolutely. Attendees must be 18 years or older. Alcohol is not permitted, nor will be served to 18-20yrs of age. ZERO Exceptions. If any underage drinking occurs, or if anyone over the age of 21+ is providing, purchasing or passing drinks to any underage attendees, they will be escorted out of the event with no refund, and all involved in the process will be banned from future events.

What can I bring into the event?

Your best Cosplay! Though we respect the level of creativity in your costume, this is a family friendly event, so please wear costumes that would not be deemed offensive (No pasties) to other patrons. You can bring ACCEPTABLE props, for details see below. We are not held responsible for any loss or stolen props, so it would best to hold onto them during the event, or keep them home. We will have a coat check and try our best to accomodate all patrons.


- Plastic, Lightsabers, Metal shields and PVC Props that are lightweight.

- Toy guns that have an ORANGE TIP and Bows that do not shoot or function as a real weapon. NO EXCEPTIONS

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach out to us via email at, or DM us on Instagram/BeyondTheCons

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Your ticket doesn't have to be printed, just bring your purchase email to scan in and receive your wristband(s) upon entering the event. Screenshots of your purchase will not be valid or considered for entry. ZERO EXCEPTIONS.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Tickets are transferable. Your ID must match your ticket purchase upon entry.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Unfortunately no. This is to prevent any drastic situations from occurring without having an identity of each individual. We want to keep the event very safe for all patrons.

$15.00 - $25.00


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