Guest Announcements, round two!

Heck yes! It’s time for round two of Ohayocon 16’s guest announcements, and we’re pumped as heck.

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor

David Matranga

David Matranga

Dino Andrade

Dino Andrade






Please give a big Ohayocon welcome to Veronica Taylor (Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!), David Matranga (DRAMAtical Murder, Attack on Titan, High School of the Dead), and Dino Andrade (Batman: Arkham Asylum, World of Warcraft, Tales of Vesperia)! Click on their names see their full profiles, and keep your eyes peeled for more news from us soon!

Guest Announcements!

Hey guys — I hope you’re as excited as we are to announce our very first round of guests for Ohayocon ’16! Click on their names or pictures below to be taken to their full biographies, and make sure to keep an eye out on  our official Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts to stay up to date with all of our exciting news and future guest announcements as the convention draws nearer.

jessica calvello bio pic

Jessica Calvello

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

John Swasey

John Swasey







Please welcome newcomer John Swasey (Black Butler, Borderlands 2, Evangelion), get pumped to rock out again with Greg Ayres (Free, Dangan Ronpa, DRAMAtical Murder, Project BECK), and prepare for an awesome time with our special 2016 Roastee, Jessica Calvello (Excel Saga, Attack on Titan, Ruin Explorers)!

Pre-Registration Update

Today (10/31/2015) is the last day for the current pre-registration price of $45 per person. Tomorrow it will go up to $55 per person, so try to get your pre-registration in tonight!

We will be conducting an audit of the current pre-registrations for Ohayocon 2016 on Sunday, November 1st. During this time, pre-registration may be offline for up to 2 hours.

We will be looking for duplicate registrations (multiple badges assigned to the same name), incomplete payments (some PayPal transactions were abandoned), and anything that looks suspicious or strange. You may receive an email notification during this time asking for confirmation of your registration details, and/or a copy of your PayPal receipt for pre-registration payment. We ask that you keep an eye on your inboxes and respond to these emails as soon as possible to ensure you the best possible experience at Ohayocon 2016.

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to seeing you in January!

Artist Alley Acceptance Notifications

**EDIT – 09/19/2015** All notifications for Artist Alley have been sent. Please check your spam folders in your email client before contacting the Artist Alley Coordinator.

Artists – Sorry for the delays. The jury process is complete and notifications will go out tonight for acceptance, wait list, and denials. If you do not receive a notification by tonight, please email with your registration number and studio name and I will look into it as soon as possible.

–AA Coordinator

Dealer’s Room and Artist Alley Update

The Dealer’s Room Lottery Application is now live!

Click on the following link to access the application, or copy and paste it into your browser.

Please be sure to disable any pop-up blockers that you have active, because they will prevent you from seeing the confirmation window after you’ve submitted your application.

The Artist Alley Portfolio Jury has been extended until Wednesday, September 16th, 2015. Please keep an eye on your inbox if you’ve submitted an AA application, as confirmations, wait-list notifications, and denials will be sent out by then.

Cosplay Updates

Cosplay competitors,

Pre-registration for the 2016 Ohayocon Cosplay Expo will be open from September 1, 2015 until December 31, 2015.

This is an automated system and there is no need to request a form. To register simply click the appropriate link below and fill in the required information. You should receive a registration number and follow up information from the Cosplay staff in about 1-2 weeks from time of submission.

If you have any questions about about registering please direct them to



Lindsay Mascot:

Theme Event:

Judges Application:

Happy Planning!

The Ohayocon Cosplay Department

Artist Alley Application Deadline

Hey all! Just a quick reminder that applications for Ohayocon 2016’s Artist Alley will no longer be accepted after August 26th, so be sure you get your applications in as soon as possible if you want to have a chance at getting a table!

The application can be found HERE. Remember, you don’t pay until your table is approved (we’re a juried Alley, after all!)

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Artist Alley Coordinator.

Pre-Registration is now live!

Sorry for the delays, but the day you’ve been waiting for has arrived! Pre-Registration for Ohayocon 2016 is now live!

Click HERE for badge prices.

Click HERE for instructions on how to use the new system.

Click HERE for Child Badge information.

Click HERE for the Pre-Registration page!

If you have any questions, please email the Webmaster.

Artist Alley Applications opening soon!

Ohayocon 2016’s Artist Alley applications will open on August 5th, 2015 and run through August 26th, 2015. Remember that Ohayocon’s Artist Alley is a NO FANART event – portfolios containing fanart will be disqualified.

The price per table is $150 this year. Each table includes an 8×8 space with a 6-foot table and up to two badges. Your table partner, if also an artist, must also include their portfolio and that portfolio must also comply to the rules for full consideration. We are a juried Alley, so all applications will be reviewed by a panel of 4 judges before approvals are sent out. This process may take up to 2 weeks.

Please read the full Code of Conduct for Artist Alley here:…/artist-alley-rules-code-of-conduct/

The Ohayocon Artist Alley rules regarding Adult Content are here:…/artist-alley-adult-content-rules/

The Ohayocon Artist Alley application can be found here:…/ohayocon-2016-artist-alley-applicati…/