Lets continue into the holiday season full Blast. Welcome Jessica Calvello and Justin Cook!
Ohayocon hopes that you have had a happy Thanksgiving spending it with friends and family!
Ohayocon would like to announce that in our attempt to be the very best (like no one ever was), we will be having Pokémon veteran Michelle Knotz at the convention. You can find out more about her many roles here.
Need more music in your life? Want more adventure? We have you covered!
And if the Ayres couldn't possibly bring enough music and adventure? The gaming department wants you to know that Bemani Invasion is going to be at Ohayocon this year! If you don't know who they are go to their website. http://www.bemaniinvasion.com/
WELCOME Tia Ballard!!
Let's give Tia a warm Ohayocon welcome. We are pleased to have her at Ohayocon. Click here to find out more about her.
WELCOME Brittney Karbowski!!
Let's give Brittney a warm Ohayocon welcome. We are pleased to have her at Ohayocon. Click here to find out more about her.
We have so many updates to bring to you! Now that summer is over we are in full swing putting together the best Ohayocon to date!
This process has begun and the Dealers Room Drawing Is now open! If you are interested in being a new vendor at Ohayocon please fill out the form HERE!
As always working to bring the best in gaming to all Ohayocon Attendees! We will have awesome Tournaments, panels, board games and much more!
This is where you start if you want to join the ranks of Ohayocon Staff! If you would like to get your foot in the door or your feet wet in the wonderful world of anime conventions, volunteering is a great way to begin this trek. We have rewards and great stuff for those who venture into our convention! Come and check us out, we are a fun bunch of people who have a passion for teamwork and having a good time! Go HERE for more information on the perks and responsibilites of becoming an Ohayocon Volunteer!
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR 2014 IS OPEN
Please check the REGISTRATION FORUM for more information. We do plan on being at Conventions betwen now and Ohayocon so find our table in the convention alley and get a discounted price!
RULES UPDATE AND CHANGES
Ohayocon Item Drop: We no longer allow carry on objects, Large Coats, Back Packs, Large Purses,props, drinks...any items not attached to your person are no longer allowed within the 10 pm Dances. An Item Drop is available free of charge to Ohayocon attendees located at the top of the steps. We will secure your items either individually or we will bundle them together (Katamari Style) with your group and give you a ticket that matches your items and store it safely for the duration of the dance. You are welcome to come back to your item one time during the course of the evening with your ticket without having to check it out and check it back in. We will be open 1 hour before and after the close of the dance and if your items are not picked up they will be taken to Lost and Found with the tag still attached.
Last year we helped 1000 groups of people keep thier belongings safe with a 0% loss rate. This worked so well for us and the City of Columbus that they requested we do it again! :)
Also, Due to space in the dealers room Large Props, Backpacks and Strollers are no longer allowed within the Dealers Room. There is space outside the entrances of the dealers area for you to store your items. We will have staff in the area watching them.
These services are totally free to our attendees. Our goal is to provide a safe environement for all attendees. These new changes will make it easier for everyone to enjoy the dealers room and dances.
OHAYOCON 2014 THEME = MAGICAL GIRLS!!!!!!!
Each year we try to pick a theme that gets us excited. Sometimes it's obsucre and sometimes it's old school anime! Nothing is as timeless as the Magical Girl! Everyone get out your Fuku and start working on your transformation pose!!! While we welcome all cosplayers in all genre's of our fandom - Cosplaying is NOT required.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST TO BE ON STAFF!
If you are serious about being on staff in the future we recommend you apply to be an OHAYOCON VOLUNTEER. This is what we fondly refer to as our Gopher department. This is a great way to learn the ropes and learn what working at Ohayocon is all about.
OHAYOCON:ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL
We all want to have a good time and no one wants to be told to stop what there doing or worse, be ejected from the convention entirely. This means that we all have to make sure that the rules of the City of Columbus and all areas we inhabit during the convention are met. If you see someone not following the rules we all suffer(eventually). If your idea of fun is tagging and tearing up hotel rooms...this is just not the convention for you. (Just FYI..this was actually included for a reason..and that's sad! We have a reputation for being awesome and it's amazing what can happen when a few people aren't as awesome as they could be. )
If you see anyone not following the rules or anything that shows that we as a community are not following the rules please contact any Ohayocon Staffer immediately! Thank you so much for being awesome!
OHAYOCON DOES RULE...BUT WE HAVE RULES TOO.
Every attendee and staffer needs to abide by these gueidlines set to help keep everyone safe and make Ohayocon a fun event for everyone...and you can find them HERE!
NEW PRESS REGISTRATION INFORMATION!
Please review the NEW PRESS BADGE CRITERIA. We have limited number of press badges to give this year and we would like to make sure those getting the access to our guests follow certain guidelines. Also, we will not be handing out press badges at con. If there is a request the head of Press will need to varify the validity of your registration criteria.
ATTENTION CONVENTIONS, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Due to the limited amount of spaces within our Convention Alley, we will only be accepting conventions that we have an established relationship with or are within a 300 mile radius of Columbus Ohio. If we are not able to give you a table to promote your event we will provide 2 badges for your to promote your event within the con itself.
We will be posting a application form shortly.
THANK YOU 2013 FANS OF AMAZING AWESOMENESS!
We, (The Ohayocon Staff) would like to thank all of the fans who made it to Columbus Ohio for our 13th year. We expected a few bumps, it is our 13th anniversary after all. There were a few things we need to work out, work on or just rework completely. We appreciate all of your feedback and take all of your comments into consideration when looking at the issues. Again, we thank you for attending and hope that we get to see you again! If you feel you can add something we ask that you begin by being an Ohayocon @Con Volunteer. BE A VOLUNTEER!!!!
We answer questions however they find us, washed up on the shore in a bottle, U.S. Postal Service, on the facebook group, on our tumblr or through email@example.com.
Please address all comments and questions to INFO@OHAYOCON.ORG email address. Keep in mind that we're a volunteer staff and most of our business is addressed well after our day job's are done! We now have a group of people answering your emails. I apologize in the past for any delay in responses.