Camp Ohayocon will feature four PC tournaments: League of Legends, Fortnite, Overwatch and Hearthstone. Tournament registration is available at PC Gaming. Some games may occur before Ohayocon if there are enough players. The tournaments are sponsored by ALLMID E-sports Events.

We’re also excited to bring back the escape room! This camp-themed game of puzzles and mysteries will be available to all badge holders at no additional charge. We’re also looking for donations of old camping gear such as flashlights, sleeping bags and other thematic props. We need to be able to plan the game well in advance, so we need these things by Nov. 23, 2018. Please send an email to liveevents@ohayocon.org if you would like to donate, and thank you!

Ohayocon Yuki Matsuri Debuting at Ohayocon 19 is the Yuki Matsuri: a hands-on theme room that is 100% Japan! Winter blues got you down? Get a taste of the Japanese festival spirit with traditional arts and crafts, Japan-style matsuri games, cultural programming, traditional decor, and photo backdrop with a chance to try on traditional clothing provided by Columbus Kimono. Come dressed in your best yukata and step into summer!

Event signups and $50 pre-registration

We have five ways you can participate in Ohayocon available right now: you can pre-register before Oct. 8, 2018 to get $15 off admission, apply for volunteering (Kohai) or staff positions, enter the Ohayocon 19 Cosplay Expo, and apply to judge the Expo. There are so many ways to enjoy Ohayocon weekend!

Thanks for spending time with us!

We’d like to thank everyone who came out to the premiere of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes last night. The theater was sold out! We hope you had a great time, and we can’t wait to see you again in January! In the meantime, if you want to keep in touch with fellow Ohayocon fans, check out our Official Facebook Group.

Image of a trophy with three stars on top.Cosplayers, get ready! The Cosplay Expo is accepting applications for the 2019 contest! Interested applicants can find all the information about it on the Cosplay Expo page. There are two divisions: Craftsmanship and Performance, and the application for judging is also available. All apps are due Nov. 30, 2018. Good luck!

Purchase your ticket at the Gateway Film Center website before they’re gone!

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes posterCome join us Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Gateway Film Center for the premiere of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Dub)!

We will host a cosplay pre-party at 6 p.m. in the Tornado Room. Come in your best BNHA cosplay and meet fellow fans of the series!

Also, you could win a free badge to Ohayocon 19! We’re holding a raffle at the party, so come on out!

The movie starts at 7. Tickets are only $5, but we expect they’ll sell fast. We look forward to seeing you!

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!

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!