Information on MatsuriCon 2013

MatsuriCon


August 23-25, 2013
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Columbus, OH

Information:
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.

Attendance:
4,100 estimated paid attendees (4,400 estimated warm bodies)

Attendees:
Attendees View 8 AnimeCons.com users in attendance

Overall Rating: 3.6 stars (based on less than ten member ratings)


Advance Rates:
$30 before Apr 1; $35 before Aug 1

At-Door Rates:
$45 weekend, $30 Fri, $40 Sat, $20 Sun

Guests:
Scott Freeman (Voice Actor)
James Hatton (Web Comic Creator, In His Likeness)
Kyle Hebert (Voice Actor)
Chuck Huber (Voice Actor)
Alex Kolesar (Artist, No Need for Bushido)
Joe Kovell (Writer, No Need for Bushido)
Lauren Landa (Voice Actress)
Scott McNeil (Voice Actor, Ocean Studios)
Ayu Sakata (Web Comic Creator / Voice Actress)
Ian Sinclair (Voice Actor / Director)
Micah Solusod (Voice Actor)
John Swasey (Voice Actor)
J. Michael Tatum (Voice Actor / ADR Director)
David Vincent (Voice Actor)
Lisle Wilkerson (Voice Actress / Media Correspondent / Interpreter, LW Entertainment)
Travis Willingham (Voice Actor)
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

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