librarylogoIt is with great pleasure that we announce that the Carolina Manga Library will be at Ohayocon 2015!

Ohayocon is pleased to bring the Carolina Manga Library to Ohayocon for 2015. They have graciously agreed to join us.

Since 2013,the Carolina Manga Library have been bringing the joy of reading graphic novels to fans of all ages. The organization appears at conventions, library events, book sales, and many other events. The Library’s collection of donated materials spans all age ranges as well as mediums and genres. They have a very large selection of Japanese manga, as well as American graphic novels and webcomic/ comic strip compilations. All of our materials are 100% donated by fellow fans, and our library is staffed by graphic novel enthusiasts!

They will be open from Friday till Sunday, so please come and check them out!

Ohayocon Roast 2015 and Guest Announcements

chrisayresOhayocon is ready to announce our Roastee this year for Ohayocon’s Roast 2015. Who could the lucky guest be? Wait. No. It can’t be. It’s…It’s…the Roast Master himself, Chris Ayres!! Watch as close friends and family give jabs and insults to Ohayocon’s own Roast Master. Finally, the Dis-Disher will get a taste of his own medicine!

This event is 18+ only as this is a true roast – Chris’s peers will make the most of the time they have to flame, lambast, and outright lie about one of their own!

So, who else is coming to Ohayocon 2015?

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Ohayocon Art Contest: Rules and Info

This contest will take place primarily across our social media platforms. Each month we will be selecting one winner to receive a $25 gift card, but all submissions that follow the rules will be posted. It’s a great way to get yourself some promotion!

How it works: On the first of each month, starting in October, we will be announcing a theme for you to follow. Winners will be selected on the last day of each month: 10/31, 11/30, and 12/31.

Rules: Art work must be your own, and must be original. We will not consider art which infringes upon any copyrights. Art must not be vulgar or explicit, rated no higher than PG-13. Do NOT post your submitted art elsewhere unless you are given our express permission. By submitting your art, you consent to Ohayocon’s use of your material.

Accepted file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif
File size: Less than 10MB.

To submit, use this form.

Follow the contest by following us on tumblr and twitter.


Upcoming Deadlines

Artist Alley table payments are due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 15th 2014.

Dealer Room Lottery applications close on October 10th.

Panelist application submissions are closed on October 31st at midnight.

The $50 pre-reg price ends on October 31st.

New Website

Hey everyone!

As you can see, we’ve revamped the website! We’ll be adding more content in the coming days and months, so keep an eye out here for the latest updates and information regarding Ohayocon 2015!

In the meantime, be sure to check the forums for specifics on events, guests, and programming. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on any new information!

You can also keep tabs on Ohayocon through Twitter and Tumblr!

Upcoming Important Dates:

Ohayocon 2015 Dealers Room Lottery will be available from September 26 – October 10th.

Panel Submissions are still in full swing!! If you are interested in being a panelist Fill out this FORM!


Pre-Registration:Is OPEN!

Panelist Update

Welcome to the Ohayocon University ‘15

Greetings Panelists and Attendees:

We at the Ohayocon University are excited to present another action packed year of panel presentations for Ohayocon.

This year we are opening panels on September 1 and closing them on October 31, 2014 at Midnight. Just as we did last year, you need to submit your Panel Application and then a Panelist Application. We are sorry but we will not accept late or at con panel submissions.
This year we have laid out all of our rules in a nice handy dandy document that you will find here on the page. Please review it and if you have questions let us know.
A few changes for this year include:

  • We have added the Crafter Lab track for make and take panels.
  • We have asked that if you are a formal group to present your panels that you list that group on your application so that we can make sure we don’t run into scheduling conflicts this year. Please just choose one lead panelist to represent your group, your group can decide who leads the panel in the room on your own.

Once panels close on October 31, 2014, we will move into the judging process, our plan is to be done with the accepted panels by or shortly after December 15, 2014. Those accepted panels will move to scheduling with a preliminary schedule by or shortly after January 15th. We regret some panels that are accepted may not be schedulable, due to time or space limitations. Depending on scheduling from Live Events, Ohayocon University, and Guests, we will post a final schedule by the week of con, if not earlier.
See you at con!

Matt Sucre
Panel Coordinator aka “Dean of the Ohayocon University”

Andrea Wren
Panel Admin aka “Associate Dean of the Ohayocon University”

Upcoming Important Dates

Artist Alley Applications will be accepted on 8/15/14 for a period of 2 Weeks.

For more information on the application process please check out the Ohayocon Forums > Artist Alley

Panelist Applications will be accepted from 9/1/14 – 10/31/14. Please stay tuned for links as they come available.

Pre-Registration: We apologize in the delay of our Pre-Registration Opening. We are currently looking at all our options that better meet the needs of our attendees.