~Update for 10/20~

Two new bits of news to announce today!

First is the addition of another confirmed guest:

Michele Knotz
IMG_0187a You may have heard of Michele Knotz from a little well-known anime series called Pokémon. Now in their 17th season, Michele returned as the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie. Before season 14, Michele voiced May, Nurse Joy, The Pokédex, and many Pokémon. She also voiced Misty for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Special, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. In the Pokémon Special, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate she voiced Chikorita. Continued…

And next is the announcement of the Ohayocon League of Legends Tournament run by E-Sports Initiative of Ohio State University. For more information, go to the Tournament info page!


Ohayocon is excited about announcing our Guests this year. Let’s jump in and get started….

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We are really excited to announce one of our Musical Guests this year. It’s the all girl J-Rock band Nylon Pink.

Nylon Pink is an edgy pop-rock band formed in Hollywood, California. United by a mutual love for Guns N Roses, fashion, and all things pink, the electro rock embody the Hollywood lifestyle, blended with a dose of anime and rock and roll. Continued…

Dino Andrade - 342x440 - 300dpiDino Andrade – Voice Actor

This will be Dino’s first Ohayocon. We are over the moon that he has decided to join us for 2015.

Voice actor Dino Andrade is probably best known to video game fans worldwide as THE SCARECROW from the Game of The Year Award-Winning Blockbuster BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM. Dino is also known as the voice behind PROFESSOR PUTRICIDE, MIMIRON, HIGH TINKERER MEKKATORQUE, THE DEATH KNIGHT GNOMES and more from WORLD OF WARCRAFT! Continued…

GreggosGameShows2014Greggo – Fan Guest of Honor

Greg Wicker: (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Continued…

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.