2009 News

November 30, 2009
Cyber Monday comes to the Store with up to 40% off!
All T-shirts in the Store are now just $9.99 and The Chibi Project DVDs are $5.99 while supplies last.
November 16, 2009
Answer our poll and tell us what attracts you to conventions most and least is conducting a poll to determine what regular features of anime conventions attracts people the most and what types of programming are the least attractive to potential attendees. Your participation in our poll would be greatly appreciated!
June 27, 2009
Anime Overload changes location for next weekend's event
Anime Overload has informed us that, due to last-minute complications, they will be moving their event to the Crockett Center. They report that this change will have little to no effect on the current events, panels, and schedule. The convention will still be held July 3-5 in Austin, Texas.
June 16, 2009
Sister of artist Robert DeJesus passes away
Robert's younger sister Giselle has lost her battle with cancer after 10 years. Ohayocon is leading a fund raising effort to assist with medical bills, funeral expenses, and for Giselle's ten year-old daughter.
March 22, 2009
JAMPcon 2009 has been postponed until 2010
JAMPcon has been postponed until 2010. Andrea Morgan, President of JAMPcon, has posted an announcement on their web site which cites the economy as the primary reason for the postponement. Next year's convention has been scheduled for May in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
February 2, 2009 launches new video podcast focused on anime conventions
We're thrilled to present the first episode of our monthly video podcast. In this episode, we review the list of the ten largest anime cons of 2008 and help first-time convention attendees decide which convention to attend first.
January 23, 2009
Looking Back on the Anime Conventions of 2008
More than two hundred and fifty conventions later, another year has passed and it's time to look back on the previous twelve months of anime conventions. From conventions that cancelled to those that appeared with an innovative twist and from people that stood in line for hours to those that have left us, it was anything but typical. We also make a major announcement for and release our annual list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America.