Featured Panelists

Ohayocon is proud to host amazing panelists! We’ve invited some of the best in the Ohio panel scene to perform for our attendees. We’ll keep this page updated with this year’s featured panelists as we announce them. You can get announcements on our social media (@Facebook most places) and right on our home page.

Kick–Punch-QWOP is an American paneling octet which began as a trio. The group has been entertaining fans at Ohayocon (and various other conventions) for eleven years, presenting panels often to standing-room-only crowds. They are best known for the Ohayocon Game Show and The Weirdest Games You’ve Never Played. None of them have ever been arrested. The group had 3 consecutive Platinum albums along with 6 top 10 hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1990s including “Just Kickin’ It”, “Who Can I Run To”, “The Arms of the One Who Loves You”, and “My Little Secret” [citation needed].

 

 The Long-Lost Weekend Boys are a wandering band of Ronin, cast out from the world of convention organization. Their now defunct leader Matt Geisen has left them with nothing but 3 or 4 quality, entertaining events, which they carry with them, like a shadow of the fact that they used to be kind of funny once. They are now doomed to be featured panelists for at least one convention, desperate to leave an audience moderately entertained. Light guffaws and sensible chuckles guaranteed.

 

Abracadabra is a K-Pop, J-pop, and Anime dance cover group from the Cleveland area. Courtney, Paige, Katie, and Ciaran have more than 19 years of dance experience and are excited to share their love of dance, and asian pop culture with all the familiar friends and new faces at Ohayocon this year. Watch out for their fast feet and sick moves at any one of their many panels this year, and don’t be afraid to just come up and talk to them, they’re always down for making new friends, and having a little chat about anything!

 

A long time ago in the mythical land of Ohio, a group of total nerds thought they were funny. The group was made up of the Sexy One and the Gexy One, the Hippie and the Murphy, the Chapel and the Barrel, The Drewski and the Probie, and finally their leader is the Fool that brought them all up on stage.  Together they form the anime and gaming improvisation group known as Insert Witty Title Here.  They specialize in humor based on the great Whose Line is it Anyway show but also have other skills like dodging unseen mouse traps and pretending to be dead only to be moved by others.  Somehow this group still exists today and has come to entertain you!  So join in with Insert Witty Title and have some fun this weekend.

 

Woefully deranged and wickedly hilarious, A Slap on Titan is the anime parody group the world deserves. These joyful degenerates have been professionally abridging anime for four years, and recently took home the grand prize in Teamfourstar’s #TIBA 2016 competition with their entry Star Wrecked: The Fall of Cthulhu! Check them out on YouTube or www.slapontitan.com! Praise the Walls!

 

From its humble beginnings as a room party at Atlanta-area conventions, Anime Hell has grown to be a room-filling event for hundreds at a time at conventions across the country, and even into Canada! Produced and hosted by several mortals worthy enough to survive compilation of these video morsels into crowd-pleasing(?) extravaganzas, no two shows are ever completely the same, and even have their own regional flavors. Presenting Anime Hell at Ohayocon for what feels like the fiftieth time (it’s really been since 2003) are Jeff “Rich Lather” Tatarek and Ryan “Gavv” Gavigan, returning for two shows: one chock full of classic clips, the other stuffed with as much new high weirdness as the world can belch forth. (please note: Anime Hell may contain less than 100% actual anime. Deal with it)