Finally, the wait is over! The Ohayocon 20 Artist Alley application is available. All the information you need is available on the Artist Alley page. Not sure if Ohayocon Artist Alley is right for you? If you make your own products with your own IP, then you are likely eligible to apply for space in our annual nerdy art fair. These spaces cost less than Dealers Room spaces, and retail is prohibited so you won’t have to compete with commercial dealers right next to you. (The full rules are written in the application, accessible via the Artist Alley page.)

The deadline is Aug. 31, 2019 with no exceptions, so go apply!

Another Ohayocon has come and gone — thank you so much! We couldn’t do it without your support each year.

Did you know you can win a free badge to Ohayocon 20? Just fill out our feedback survey by Jan. 23, 2019 and be entered in the drawing!

We miss you already, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

You spoke, we listened! You want to see original characters and designs, gijinka, lolitas, and furries, etc. in an official contest. We want to see your creativity and talent in a whole new light, so we are opening submissions for our all-styles fashion show! Create an outfit inspired by anime, manga, video games, movies, pop culture, fan art, or something completely original.

You may compete with an outfit which you made, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s an original character or one already existing in any medium. We want you to be as creative as possible!

Information and the registration form are available via https://goo.gl/forms/QcV3ZxEAPKzQWCmm1. Good luck!

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!