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!
Ohayocon staples Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons are coming back for another year and bringing their quirky, creative brains with them! This incredible pair is responsible for Decades of comics, creativity and humor. Check out the Industry Speakers page for links to their bios and more!
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!
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!
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!
There is a myth, a dark fairy tale spoken of only in whispers, retelling a haunting time in Ohayocon’s past. This tale retells a miserable year where the music stopped – where the artfully arranged clips of anime characters froze in time. I’m speaking of none other than 2017, the Ohayocon without an AMV competition. Do not fear, dear readers! For I am not here in this news section nobody reads to only tell you of woeful, bad things! I am a bringer of hope! I come with tidings of great AMVs and bountiful competitions of skill! I am here to say this….
AMVS ARE BACK, BABY!
Vitamin H is officially coming to Ohayocon 2018 and bringing their fabulous array of informative panels and
dumb really good jokes! We’re also, obviously, excited to announce they will be hosting our 2018 AMV competition!
Why not give their official bio a look HERE?
Candidates, submit your lottery entry by Sept. 30 to meet this year’s deadline! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to vend to over 20,000 anime fans!
Nightlife at Ohayocon is defined by our Signature Event: Club Ohayocon — and what would a club be without some incredible DJs to make it jump? For this Feature Friday we’re excited to announce our first DJ, Marson! Marson has been DJing anime events for 4 years and his deadly combination of J-core and Future Bass are sure to get the floor moving. Plus he puts those fun little anime clips voice acting clips into his music sometimes which the person writing this press release totally loves.
Go listen to some of his music here: https://www.mixcloud.com/Marson/
Or like him on facebook for updates here: https://www.facebook.com/Marsonmusic/