Ohayocon is a three-day convention focusing on Japanese pop culture, including popular Anime and Manga fandom. It is traditionally held during the month of January in Columbus, Ohio. It was first held in 2001 in Cleveland, Ohio, moving to Columbus in 2003.
Ohayocon derives its name from the similarity in pronunciation between “Ohio”, where the con is held, and Ohayo, which is Japanese for “Good morning”. With its continued growth, it has become the largest winter anime convention in North America.
The convention typically offers an anime music contest, an artists’ alley, concerts, costume contests, a dealers’ room, a formal ball, and a masquerade. Also, with that, musical events, panel discussions, a rave, table-top games, tournaments, video gaming, and workshops are arranged.
With all that said, let’s get straight to the point. So, for everyone who’s into this event, we have a big piece of news for you. Scroll down to know more.
Big News: Ohayocon 21
Ohayocon 21 is going digital! The announcement was made on its official website on Friday. It will be a digital event named E-hayocon. It will take place on January 22-24. The event can be accessed for free on the Ohayocon Public Discord Server.
The event has been postponed from January 15-17 and will feature special guests as well as a sales platform for artists and dealers. The convention is currently accepting applications for the Ohayocon Artist Alley and will start accepting applications for the Ohayocon Dealers Room on October 1.
It will also be hosting gaming tournaments later this year leading up to the main digital event.
Ohayocon stated on its website:
We know it is not the same, and we’re not trying to pass it off as a real, live convention. But, we do have some tricks up our sleeve. We’ll run gaming tournaments on a similar schedule to last year, starting later this calendar. We’re also in talks with some of our special guests to do talks or chats, and that something you’ll only be able to enjoy during the convention weekend. Additionally, we know this year has been very tough on artists and dealers who depend on conventions as a platform for sales, so we’re going to have a special online area just for them. So, come relive old(better?) times with us and drop in for a chat!
Also, you can have a look at the Ohayocon 2020- Cosplay Music Video.
Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates related to Ohayocon 2020.