We’re less than a month away from the convention and we couldn’t be more excited to present our FINAL guests and our schedule for you to see! eeeee!!!!!!

Robert Dejesus
Robert DeJesus is a Writer, Story Creator, Illustrator, Story Board Artist, and Character Designer. Robert is no stranger to the anime and manga community. An Indiana born, self-taught artist, who got his first art career break when he sent an eight page short story to comic publisher, Antarctic Press in February of 1990. He has drawn manga inspired art for well over 20 years and has been published nearly all over the world. He has worked for many companies like Playstation Magazine, Marvel, Hasbro, and now his most recent work with Wayforward, just to name a few.
Emily Dejesus
Emily DeJesus is a Writer, Editor, Story Creator and Manager. Emily has always enjoyed manga and anime, but never thought it could be her job. Emily has worked with Robert for many years now. She helps write the web comic “How to Loathe Drawing in the Manga Style” and has just finished writing her second children’s book. She enjoys the business side of working for Studio Capsule very much and is grateful that she has an opportunity to work in the manga/comics business.

and lastly but certainly not least…

Sarah Weidenheft
Sarah Wiedenheft is a voice actor who has provided her voice for a multitude of anime. Some of which include: Zeno from Dragon Ball Super, Tohru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Charmy from Black Clover, Phos from Land of the Lustrous, Saiko from Tokyo Ghoul, Teresa from Tada Never Falls in Love, Non from Keijo!!!!!!!!, Aika from Shomin Sample, Shihoru from Grimgar of Fantasy and Illusions, Azusa from Orange, Takagi from Karakai Jozu No Takagi-san, Mage from Bikini Warriors, Kotoko from Urahara, Kiriha from Tsugumomo, Sana from Alice & Zoroku, Shera L. Greenwood from How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord, Hikari from Castle Town Dandelion, Yuki from Interviews With Monster Girls, Takano from Tsurezure Children, Kikyo from Classroom of The Elite, and Michella from Blood Battle Blockade Battlefront. She has also lent her voice in a few games, such as: Celeste Luvendass from Huniepop, and Lailani from HunieCam Studio.

Oh, and did we mention our schedule? Because, you know, it’s right HERE!

Hey, you, do you like The Internet? Do you like tight bois and funnymen?! Do you like… memes…?

Well do I have news for you!!

Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil, Alex Faciane, and comics darling Flork of Cows are coming to Ohayocon! These absurdly funny individuals have carved serious names for themselves on the soft, supple, sandstone walls of the world-wide web and you’ll get a chance to meet them this January! Click their pics below for full bios!

Visit the bros on Youtube and put your eyes in some of Flork of Cow’s comics while you pass the time until Ohayocon!

 

Attention Campers! We’ve got some exciting new updates from your favorite camp councilors!

International Guests are coming to Ohayocon and we’re extending a BIG camp Ohayocon welcome to the following international talents:

Of which Mika Kobayashi is our FIRST MUSICAL GUEST OF THE YEAR!!! You can take a look at Mika Kobayashi’s Genius page or her bio (click-through the thumbnails) for more info on this stellar vocal artist.

Want to see Mika Kobayashi and our other fantastic guests at the best possible price? Time is running out to Pre-Reg at 55 price!

Oh, and last but definitely not least, Floor Wars applications are open!

“Floor Wars is back for its second year, and bigger than ever! Floor Wars is a 1 on 1 all-styles dance battle, which has been widely popularized in the furry community for years, and even longer before that. We’re continuing to work side by side with these dancers from the community to bring you this outrageously exciting and dynamic competition. Break out your dancing shoes, find some cardboard, and get yourself ready, because you’ll need to bring your a-game for this intense dancing competition.”

Last year was a wonderful success and we hope to keep the music and dance alive with our second annual Floor Wars! See the Application Form and Rules for all the details!

Hey everyone! Updates started rolling out pretty early this year and we don’t want you to miss out if you weren’t looking for them! Here are some reminders for upcoming deadlines!

Staff Applications:

Join the Ohayocon Staff and discover just how amazing it can be on the other side of the veil– every year our staffers pull together a show that thousands enjoy from thin air and we want you to be part of the magic trick! Staffers get a room for the weekend (shared with up to four others), a shirt, a special staff badge, 2 meals a day, exclusive meet-n-greets with guests and so much more! We’re looking for individuals who want to throw a great party, prioritize the fun of attendees, and have a pretty good customer service face.

Applications extended to Halloween (eek!), read more and APPLY HERE!

AMV League:

Once again we’re hosting the illustrious Vitamin H to run our AMV competition! Join the AMV League and duke it out on the battlefield of Adobe Premiere (or Vegas… or Final Cut… or Windows Movie Maker… or whatever it is you plan on making your AMV in…).

Applications close January 2nd, APPLY HERE!

Panelist Applications:

Are you an expert geek? A notorious nerd? You can shine at Ohayocon! We depend on volunteer panelists to discuss anime- and geek-related topics and be the first source of entertainment our attendees turn to. We’re looking for the best in local panelists and can’t wait to see what you have to offer.

Applications to be a panelist at Ohayocon 2019 close on Halloween (spooky!), APPLY HERE!

A cartoon drawing of Kevin Bolk, Artist and Guest for Ohayocon 2019
A photo of Bill Famer, Ohayocon 2019 Guest, recording for a cartoon
A photo of Jake Paque, Ohayocon 2019 guest, obscured by a microphone pop screen.

We’ve added three more amazingly talented guests to the Ohayocon 2019 roster! Joining our Voice Actors are Bill Farmer (Goofy, Pluto) and Jake Paque (Professor Sycamore, Dumon) while Kevin Bolk, acclaimed artist, joins our Industry Professionals! We’re so pleased to welcome these awesome people as Guests for Ohayocon 2019!

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And don’t forget! Pre-Reg is going up in price October 7th! Get your tickets to camp with us while they’re good n’ cheap!

A visual guide to Ohayocon's Pre-Reg. It reads: COME CAMP WITH US! Ohayocon 19, January 11-13, 2019. May 21- Sept 7 $45, Sept 8- Oct 7 $50, Oct 8- Nov 7 $55, Nov 80- Jan 7 $60, At the Door $65

July ain’t over yet, kids, and we’ve got two more special guest announcements for you today!

Cosplayer Momo Kurumi and Voice Actor/Industry Veteran Mike McFarland are officially joining us for camp! Click on their cute camper photos to visit their bios and learn more about them! Oh, we also have one other big announcement for you today! We’re opening the search for Ohayocon 2019 DJ’s! If you think you’re up to snuff take a trip to the form and apply!

We have a WHOLE BUNCH of talent coming in this weekend for your viewing pleasure! So much, in fact, that I’m not really sure how to hype up such an incredible group of people with such varied talents!

Ohayocon is delighted to announce the 2019 appearances of…

Jeremy Inman

Brandon McInnis

J. Michael Tatum

Jerry Jewel

Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons

Rikki Simons

Oriana Perón

Vitamin H

Erin Tillman

and Tim Harrison

If I’m reading that right that’s ten guests!? That’s bonkers! We can’t wait to see them, and you, at Ohayocon this winter, stay cool out there!

Is it getting hot in here or is it just Aaron? In fact, I think he might just be roasting!?

We’ve just been burning to announce Aaron Dismuke as our Roastee of Honor for Ohayocon 2019! Read up on Aaron at his profile here!

Oh, and in lest toasty news applications to our Indie Showcase are open! If you’re a small game creator, digital or otherwise, and you want to show your stuff to tens of thousands of people don’t miss it!

Happy summer everyone! We hope you’re already having one heck of a time between warm weather, frosty treats, and plenty of excuses to get out of the house! We’ve got some summer updates for your viewing pleasure (and some special guest announcements coming later this week) so strap in, it’s update time.

First off…

Ohayocon is proud to introduce the Ohayocon Public Library, a multi-media feature, free and open to everyone during Ohayocon weekend!

We’re building up our inventory to include manga, art books, comics, RPG books, sci-fi and fantasy, music, movies, and more! Please see the library’s page to learn how you can donate your old media and earn credit towards a badge!

And second…

Ohayocon Artist Alley applications are open! Uh, they’ve actually been open for a few days now! If you want to throw your hat into the ring and apply to table at ohayocon be sure to check out our Artist Alley page.

That’s all for now! See you guys soon with another (roasting hot) update!

The passkey for the Hyatt Regency Columbus is now available! Reserve your room before they sell out!

Attention Campers!

Our room block at the Hyatt Regency Columbus is officially open for reservations on 5/25/2018 at 9am EST. Don’t miss your chance to camp in style (glamp?) at this premium location directly connected to our event space! The Passkey for booking will be coming soon.

Oh, and dont’ forget! Pre-Reg opens 5/21/18 at only 45$ for a full weekend pass to Ohayocon 2019! Prices go up in September (but don’t sleep on it, pre-reg grants you special access to all sorts of fun surprises that will be finalized closer to the event). See the full pricing chart here!