It’s announcement time! We’re officially announcing Chris Patton as one of our many 2018 guests. Chris has an incredible backlog of memorable characters to his name, with over 250 titles to his name he’s not a guest to be missed! You can hear him in some of his most notable roles as Turtles in the Dragon Ball franchise, Fakir in Princess Tutu, and Greed from Full Metal Alchemist! Also to his credit are a number of video game roles, and stage productions he’s directed or performed in. Ohayocon is absolutely excited to have such an amazing talent attending our 2018 show!

Why not read his full bio, here?

You waited patiently and now it’s finally here… the Applications for Ohayocon 2018’s Artist Alley are up and running! Do you  have what it takes to participate in our fabulous Artist Alley? We sift through hundreds of portfolios and applications each year to create the most diverse Artist Alley we can, and we want you to be a part of it!

Click here for the application forms! The deadline is October 5th, don’t wait on it!

Big announcement!

Monica Rial, prolific voice actor to the stars, will be joining us all for Ohayocon 2018! Monica has been to Ohayocon many times in the past and we’re just has happy to have her with us again as we were the first time. Monica Rial has lent her voice to over 400 characters including but not limited to Tsuyu (My hero Academia), Stocking (Panty and Stocking), and Bulma (Dragonball Z Kai, Battle of Gods, Resurrection F, and Dragonball Super)

 

We’re so excited to have you back, Monica! See you in January!

To learn more about Monica Rial be sure to check out her bio page.

We’re pleased to announce that Jerry Jewell will be joining us for the 2018 show. Mr. Jewell has impressive voice acting resume, over 150 different characters, with notable roles such as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler, and, recently, Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. Plus, he’ll be joining our Roasters live on stage to destroy poke fun at J. Michael Tatum for the highly anticipated 2018 Roast! Be sure to check out his bio page.

 

Catch the vocal talents of Jerry Jewell and many more at Ohayocon 2018! Registration begins in August of 2017.

We’re excited to announce J. Michael Tatum has agreed to sit in the hot seat as our 2018 Roastee of Honor! Chances are you’ve heard him before, no matter what you’ve seen. Tatum has performed in 43 anime, including big roles as Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, France in Hetalia, Doumeki in xxxHolic, and the dreamy Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler. He’s also helped direct and write several more popular shows. Read all about his career on his bio page.

He’ll be laughing with us at the annual Ohayocon Roast, so don’t miss out! Registration will be available in August 2017.

We’re excited to open up applications for 2018 panelists! You are the reason we have a show at all, so thank you in advance! You can follow this link to the panels page for new information and the application form itself. The panel department is under new direction, and we’ve streamlined the application. We simplified the rules, which we listed at the beginning of the form. In addition, we are happy to inform you that all approved panelists will receive free admission. Check out the video posted to see how to apply and what we’re looking for this year.

While we have your attention, we also want to wish you a happy Pride! We know many of you are part of the LGBT+ community, as are many of our staff and volunteers. Please know that you are welcome at Ohayocon, and we look forward to seeing you in January.

In the next few weeks, expect more preliminary information from us including important dates, and information about volunteering. Here’s the link to the panels page again. Ta-ta for now!

~ The Ohayocon Media Team

Panel submissions open tomorrow June 15th and to hold you over until the schedule comes out later this year we’re offering some very early panel announcements! Ohayocon is proud to host amazing panelists and we’ve invited some of the best in the Ohio panel scene to perform for you. Our Featured Panelists have been proven at our or other conventions and we’re delighted to have them wow the crowds. Check out the Featured Panelists page to read up on a few of the confirmed groups (more to come shortly) and what signature events you’ll definitely want to see.

And panelists? Keep in mind that your performance at Ohayocon 2018 could earn you an invite next year 😉

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