What: Ohayocon 18
When: Friday, January 26, 2018 – Sunday, January 28, 2018
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Columbus
Why: Huge annual Japanese anime and popular culture convention
How: Costumed play, five musical guests (including American-born artist Diana Garnet, now signed to a major label in Japan), autographs, featured panelists, gaming tournaments, blood drive, dealers room, artist alley, roast of voice actor J. Michael Tatum, open mic night, cosplay lip sync, pajama jam, formal ball, scavenger hunt, fully stocked arcade, mock audition showdown and mixer for guests ages 21 and over are among the features of this event, which this year is experiencing record pre-registration and hoping to set an attendance record of tens of thousands of guests.
Tickets: 3-days: $65; Friday: $35, Saturday: $45 and Sunday: $15
More information: www.ohayocon.com