A chibi Lindsay holds a letter and says "Ohayo gozaimasu!"We’re happy to announce pre-registration for Ohayocon 22! Today through Sept. 19 you can purchase your weekend badge for the best price of $55! Everything you need to know about admission and registration (including Covid-related information) is available on the Pricing & Admission Info page. We’re still working out hotel deals; we’ll let you know when they’re ready.

Some other announcements:

  • Artists, the application for Artist Alley is available now through August 30. You can learn more on the Artist Alley page.
  • Panelists, your application is due Nov. 27. Where do I sign?
  • Cosplayers, the Expo application will be available Oct. 1st. (And here’s a little secret: the Ohayocon 22 theme is “magical creatures” with a cottagecore style.)
  • Finally, if you are entitled to a comp badge (say, if you won a giveaway or contest), you should have received an email with instructions on how to claim it. If you did not receive an email but you believe you should have a free badge, please contact us.

We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported and attended our first online event. It has been a very long year, but we’re here to stay! Right now, we have not made any decisions about Ohayocon 22 but we can tell you that the dates are January 14-16, 2022. (The dates are very likely changing; we’ll have an announcement as soon as contracts are signed.) If we can have large gatherings by those dates, then Ohayocon 22 will be in the usual place, the Hyatt Regency Columbus. (But officially, we cannot recommend making a reservation yet.)

If you need to contact us, please feel welcome to do so via our contact form. See you later!

Join the server!

Join our server on Discord

Haven’t met us yet? We’re on the Official Ohayocon Discord Server. See you soon!

J-pop/K-pop Dance Competition entries open

Are you the best J-pop or K-pop dance crew? Prove it! Send us a 2-4 minute video of yourself, your duo, or your whole crew breaking it down for us and you could win! Entry requirements and rules are available on the Signature Events page. Best of luck!

Cosplay Expo performance, craftsmanship and judge applications available through Dec. 31

No Ohayocon would be complete without the Cosplay Expo and for 2021 we are going virtual! All the information you need to know, and various registration forms, are available on the Cosplay Expo page. Good luck!

Don’t forget to cancel your hotel reservation

We just want to remind you that your hotel reservation will not be transferred or forwarded to another year, so if you have a reservation, please don’t forget to cancel it! Your hotel reservation is solely between you and the hotel; we are not involved in that agreement, so we cannot cancel or forward your reservation for you or otherwise be liable for it.

Dealers now on waitlist

The deadline for the Dealers Room app was Oct. 30. You can still join the waitlist.

Panel application deadline passed

The Ohayocon 21 panel application is closed; if you applied by the deadline, you should receive a response from us by Nov. 14. If you have questions, please contact us.

Are you ready to share your passion? We’re accepting panel submissions from now through Oct. 31, 2020! Here’s a message from our paneling director:

Hey there everyone! Your friendly neighborhood Paneling Director, Sarge, here! I’m happy to announce that Paneling Applications for E-Hayocon ’21 are now open!! Come on and fill out the application to try and get onto our online panels this year.

There’s a few changes to the rules, so please read over them entirely to make sure that you have what you need to present with us this year. And as always, if you need any help crafting or honing ideas, feel free to drop a line to panels@ohayocon.org or tag @panels on the Ohayocon Public Discord Server.

We look forward to some amazing content and amazing people this year!

The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2020, with no exceptions. Applicants can expect a response by Nov. 14. Good luck!

Artists, now is your opportunity to apply for the Ohayocon 21 Artist Alley! The application will be available until the deadline, Aug. 15, 2020. There are no exceptions to the deadline!

…and that’s all for now. We know you’re all dying for information about pre-registration; unfortunately we are still unable to open it. We are continuing to watch the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and will release information about pre-registration as soon as we are able. We thank you for your patience during this unusual time.

See you soon!

Hiya! Just wanted to send out a quick update. We do have the dates for 2021! They are Jan. 14-17, 2021, at the usual place. There isn’t much we can say right now, but we are watching the COVID-19 news this year. As of today, we plan to hold Ohayocon 21 as scheduled. We’ll have an official marketing release about it, including the unveiling of the theme, soon. Until then, see you!

Weekend Badges for Ohayocon 20 are just $45 now, but you have to pre-register by Sept. 19! After that, the price jumps to $50. This is the best deal we offer for a weekend full of entertaining contests, games, panels, anime screenings, and so much more. Visit our registration page and get your badge, and we’ll see you in January!

(Psst! Don’t forget, if you want to volunteer or join staff, we’re still accepting applications!)

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!