Information on MatsuriCon 2012


August 24-26, 2012
Hyatt Regency Columbus

Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as "anime"), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres.

We are considered a "family friendly" event. Most of our panels are all ages unless otherwise stated. We do showcase certain events that are not appropriate for attendees under the age of 18, and our convention staffers check the IDs of all attendees before they enter these events. Because of our "family friendly" image, our mascots are a "traditional" Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, and a dog.

Matsuricon's goal is to promote the cultural awareness of japanese pop-culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural presentations.

Attendees View 10 users in attendance

Overall Rating: 3.7 stars (based on less than ten member ratings)

Advance Rates:
$20 by Jan 31; $25 by Mar 31; $30 by May 31; $35 by Jul 15

Madison Bartholemew (Dancer)
David Brehm (Director / Writer / Producer / Musician, Blue Logic LLC)
Chris Cason (Voice Actor / Director / Writer, FUNimation Entertainment)
Daniel Coglan (Martial Arts Expert)
Scott Freeman (Voice Actor)
Todd Haberkorn (Voice Actor)
James Hatton (Web Comic Creator, In His Likeness)
Alex Kolesar (Artist, No Need for Bushido)
Joe Kovell (Writer, No Need for Bushido)
Cherami Leigh (Voice Actress)
Kevin McKeever (Operations Coordinator, Harmony Gold)
Scott McNeil (Voice Actor, Ocean Studios)
Tony Oliver (Voice Actor / Producer / Director)
Brina Palencia (Voice Actress / Singer)
Chris Sabat (Voice Actor)
Ayu Sakata (Web Comic Creator / Voice Actress)
Ian Sinclair (Voice Actor / Director)
Micah Solusod (Voice Actor)
Sonny Strait (Voice Actor / Director / Illustrator)
Mindy Timpone (Artist)
Nobuo Uematsu (Composer, Smile Please Co.)
Doug Walker (Internet Video Creator)
Cathy Weseluck (Voice Actress / Director)
Stephanie Young (Voice Actress)

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Previous/Future Events:
MatsuriCon 2006  April 20-23, 2006
MatsuriCon 2007  September 7-9, 2007
MatsuriCon 2008  August 22-24, 2008
MatsuriCon 2009  August 28-30, 2009
MatsuriCon 2010  August 13-15, 2010
MatsuriCon 2011  August 19-21, 2011
MatsuriCon 2012  August 24-26, 2012
MatsuriCon 2013  August 23-25, 2013
Matsuricon 2014  August 22-24, 2014
Matsuricon 2015  August 14-16, 2015
Matsuricon 2016  August 19-21, 2016
Matsuricon 2017  August 25-27, 2017
Matsuricon 2018  August 24-26, 2018

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