Press Releases

March 4, 2009

News for MatsuriCon 2009:

MatsuriCon announces first round of guests

Worthington, Ohio (February 20th 2009) – MatsuriCon is pleased to announce their 2009 convention on August 28th-30th. The location of the convention will remain at the Holiday Inn at Worthington, located in north Columbus Ohio.

MatsuriCon is pleased to announce the following first round of guests that will be hosted at the convention this year:

Full profiles of all guests are available at

Aside from guest announcements, MatsuriCon would like to welcome all attendees, artists and vendors to register for the convention as well. Registration information and forms can be found on the main web site.

About MatsuriCon:
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.