American anime convention Otakon released a notice on Thursday warning of a fake housing website “otakon2017.org” that is not affiliated with the convention. The website is now offline. Otakon asks that individuals who may have booked their hotel reservation with this website contact its official housing provider Experient:
1-800-967-8852 (toll free)
+1-847-996-5832 (International Residents)
Otakon 2017 will take place from August 11-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This will be the 24th convention, and the first year the convention is being held in D.C.; Baltimore has hosted the convention for the past 17 years.