Information on MatsuriCon 2011


August 19-21, 2011
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.

2,700 warm bodies (estimated)
2,450 paid attendees

Attendees View 14 users in attendance

Overall Rating: 4.4 stars (based on less than ten member ratings)

Advance Rates:
$25 before Apr 1; $30 before Aug 1

At-Door Rates:
$40 weekend; $20 Fri; $25 Sat; $15 Sun

Kevin Bolk (Web Comic Creator, Interrobang Studios)
David Brehm (Director / Writer / Producer / Musician, Blue Logic LLC)
Chris Cason (Voice Actor / Director / Writer, FUNimation Entertainment) cancelled
Scott Freeman (Voice Actor)
Josh Grelle (Voice Actor)
Jennifer Hale (Voice Actress / Singer)
Clarine Harp (Voice Actress / DVD & Blu-ray Manager, FUNimation Entertainment)
James Hatton (Web Comic Creator, In His Likeness)
Kyle Hebert (Voice Actor)
Taliesin Jaffe (Voice Actor / ADR Director)
Brittney Karbowski (Voice Actress) cancelled
Alex Kolesar (Artist, No Need for Bushido)
Joe Kovell (Writer, No Need for Bushido)
Cherami Leigh (Voice Actress)
Kevin McKeever (Operations Coordinator, Harmony Gold)
Steve "Warky" Nunez (Voice Actor / Pianist / Comedian, DragonFleet Studios)
Brina Palencia (Voice Actress / Singer)
Ian Sinclair (Voice Actor / Director)
Micah Solusod (Voice Actor)
Sonny Strait (Voice Actor / Director / Illustrator)
Eric Stuart (Voice Actor / Director / Musician)
Veronica Taylor (Voice Actress)
Mindy Timpone (Artist)
Alexis Tipton (Voice Actress, Funimation Entertainment)
Eric Vale (Voice Actor)
Doug Walker (Internet Video Creator)
Stephanie Young (Voice Actress)
27 guests listed

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Press Releases and News:

Mar 02, 2011 - Two more guests slated to appear at Matsuricon 2011
Apr 20, 2011 - Matsuricon opens pre-registration and adds guests to roster
Jun 09, 2011 - Matsuricon finalizes guest list for 2011
Aug 11, 2011 - Matsuricon adds last second guests as several cancel appearance


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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