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 😉

We thought it was time for a makeover. Here’s our jump into the 2010s! While we’re getting everything together, you can let us know your opinion in the Website Feedback thread. You can also get an account by clicking the User Login link in the left column and selecting Register. You’ll get a user profile and access to the forum so you can post! Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you soon!