Is it getting hot in here or is it just Aaron? In fact, I think he might just be roasting!?

We’ve just been burning to announce Aaron Dismuke as our Roastee of Honor for Ohayocon 2019! Read up on Aaron at his profile here!

Oh, and in lest toasty news applications to our Indie Showcase are open! If you’re a small game creator, digital or otherwise, and you want to show your stuff to tens of thousands of people don’t miss it!

The passkey for the Hyatt Regency Columbus is now available! Reserve your room before they sell out!

Attention Campers!

Our room block at the Hyatt Regency Columbus is officially open for reservations on 5/25/2018 at 9am EST. Don’t miss your chance to camp in style (glamp?) at this premium location directly connected to our event space! The Passkey for booking will be coming soon.

Oh, and dont’ forget! Pre-Reg opens 5/21/18 at only 45$ for a full weekend pass to Ohayocon 2019! Prices go up in September (but don’t sleep on it, pre-reg grants you special access to all sorts of fun surprises that will be finalized closer to the event). See the full pricing chart here!

Attention campers!

The Ohayocon Road Team is heading to Acen this weekend to kick off this year’s pre-reg extravaganza! Yeah, you read that right! This year we’re not opening the flood gates in September like years before, this year we’re opening them in May! Betcha didn’t see that one coming, did you? You can invest in your 2019 weekend pass in person there or wait for the 21st when we’ll be opening sales online.

Head over to the admission and pricing page to see the deets and check out the super-cute camp-flavored graphic our art team whipped up for you guys!

Oh, and you thought we would open registration without dangling something shiny in front of your face? Think again; we’ve got six whole shiny things to dangle, baby! The first batch of Ohayocon 2019 guests is ready to view! We’re bringing back fan favorites and adding some impressive new names to the list.

Check out the Industry Speakers and Voice Actors pages for more details on these very special campers!

The website is officially up to date as of 3/20/2018! It’s been a bit of a slow start but we can’t wait to fill it up with all the fun new things in store! Keep your eyes peeled for a list of conventions we’ll be marketing at and when we’re opening up pre-reg!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We can’t say it enough.

Without you, this convention and online community could not possibly exist, and we owe you a big vote of thanks. Here’s some updates about the future:

  • If you would like to enter for a chance to win a free badge for next year, you can take our attendee survey and tell us your thoughts!
  • Our theme for next year is “Camp Ohayocon,” and we hope to see you there, cadets!
  • Technically our convention year ends Jan. 31, but since it is so close to that date, our customer service channels will remain active through Feb. 15, then revert to weekly checks during our long off-season.

See you next year!

This Feature Friday let’s all give a warm welcome to MADDØG, the inspiring DJ who wields her craft as a honed blade to cut through the hyper-masculine culture enshrining the music genre she loves! This warrior for EDM Equality can be found performing almost at Bars, Clubs and Events in Indiana and she’s bringing her talents to Ohio for our signature nighttime event, Club Ohayocon!

Read her bio full bio here!

Is it another Feature Friday already? Please don’t answer that, it’s really more of a rhetorical question — OF COURSE it is!

Today we’re excited to welcome Chris Moujaes to Ohayocon 2018 as an Industry speaker! Chris has over 9 years of industry experience under belt in both the anime industry and the American webcomics scene! He’s a brand visionary, a production wizard, an ace storyteller and all sorts of other buzzphases I could make up for you guys!

Hey, don’t let me ramble on aimlessly to convince you… check out his bio page and learn more about him here!

Voice Actor Jamie Marchi

It’s Feature Friday, and we are ecstatic to let you know we asked voice actor and director Jamie Marchi to visit us in January, and she said yes!

Marchi voiced the titular Panty in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Cana Alberona in Fairy Tail, Liz Thompson in Soul Eater, Gou Matsuoka in Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Free! Eternal Summer, and the narrator in Hetalia: Axis Powers. Marchi also has credits in a number of other anime, including Witchblade, Baka and Test, Spice and Wolf, Sgt. Frog, Rosario + Vampire, Romeo X Juliet, and several more.

Read all about her on her bio page, and check back next Feature Friday to learn about our next Ohayocon 2018 guest!