Signature Events

Ohayocon staff run a number of events that are Ohayocon staples featured every year. Take a look and join the fun!

The Ohayocon Roast (18+) - Since the creation of the con we have put a guest to be roasted by their friends and sometimes family. Come see guest poke fun at each other. Space is very limited and a cash bar.

Lolita Crush - Elegant, Gothic, Lolita; a Japanese fashion style adored worldwide is right at home in this Ohayocon signature event. Join the lovely Lolitas of the Ohio EGL community for a morning of tea, games, and chat. Ruffles recommended, decorum required.

Kimono & Tea (New 2019!) - Our newest signature event fuses Japanese culture and tea ceremony together into a unique social feature. This is your chance to wear your kimono, yukata, or other traditional clothing with like-minded people and enjoy tea, dancing, and arts from Japan.

Cosplay Lip Sync - Plug in your air guitar, smear on your invisible makeup,and raise your arm through a note that never ends. It’s time to strut the anime dance routine you’ve practiced all year that's totally not just another version of Para Para, because tonight you’re the star... or at least pretending to be. Pick your favorite song, plant your feet on the stage and become a legend as you Lip-Sync-Battle to be the best.

Pajama Jam - an Ohayocon signature event for those who love all things cozy, comfy, and fun! Stop by for games, snacks, and music in a relaxing late night atmosphere. Come wearing your favorite kigurumi and your best cosplay pajamas for a chance to win prizes!!

Floor Wars - Returning for year 2. Bigger and better. Floor Wars is a 1v1 all-styles dance battle, which has been widely popularized in the furry community for years. Now we’re working side by side with these talented dancers to bring you this truly exciting and dynamic competition. Dust off your dancing shoes, break out the cardboard, and get yourself ready, because you’ll need to bring your a-game for this intense dancing competition.

Formal Ball - A room of swirling gowns and quick feet; the Formal Ball is your chance to sweep your partner away in a night of classical ballroom dancing. Timeless music and dashing outfits will make this event one to remember. Proper formal attire is required!

Scavenger Hunt - The annual Ohayocon Scavenger hunt is on! Stop by one of the signups Friday or Saturday to get your checklist and begin the search for cool cosplays and quests. Be one of the first teams to find all the things and retrieve your reward Sunday!

Who’s your Daddy? Dad Joke Competition (New 2019!) - Introducing, Who’s Your Daddy! Ohayocon’s premier anime dad-joke competition. Teams of 2 battle it out, using attendee-submitted horrible jokes; if you laugh you tap out. First team to 10 points wins! Then a new team comes to challenge the winners, until the ultimate Dads are crowned. Can you out last others in this competition?

21+ Mixer - Are you part of the older anime crowd? Do you wish you had a place to reminisce about Robotech and Yu Yu Hakusho other than myspace? Do you just wish that the Big bar on 2 wasn't so crowded? Well you're in luck, Ojisan. This year, Ohayocon presents its twenty one and older mixer. Including a cash bar, and mini games like Anime Pictionary, and Old-School-Trivia challenges. This is a great place to laugh, make friends and have fun. Guaranteed no kids on the lawn.