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Friday, January 20, 2012Just a short decade ago in 2001, a couple of young staffers from Intrepid set out to create a convention for Japanese Animation fans near the Columbus Ohio area. Little did they know that ten years later the Ohio event would become the go-to destination for one of the most fun, original, and unique cosplay events of the year.
A weekend long event, Ohayocon, as the event has come to be called, is dedicated towards celebrating Japanese animation and all of the art, culture, and community that surrounds it. Ohayocon takes its brilliant name from the pronunciation of the namesake of its location and from the spelling of the Japanese word that means “good morning!”
The event, which uniquely focuses on Japanese animation or anime, whereas other conventions focus on a wider variety of genres, features a full helping of cosplay contests, panels, video programming, workshops, gaming and more. The highlight on Japanese visual media makes the event a very exciting one for Japanese animation lovers and cosplayers from not just only Ohio but from around the country, and even from around the world.
At Ohayocon 2012, which will take place in just a few short days, fans will be treated to five separate cosplay competitions. Competitors will vie for titles in the areas of masquerade craftsmanship, masquerade performance, Steampunk, and Hallway. The fifth competition will be The Lindsay Mascot challenge.
Truly unique features like the Lolita Tea Party which will take place on Saturday morning during the convention, and the Pajama Jam, which will feature games and other shenanigans as well as a "Sleepy Time Cosplay Contest" make Ohayocon one cosplay event you won’t want to miss.
Labels: Anime and Cosplay