Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Ohayo-con 2008!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2008!  This news report covers our trip to Ohayo-con 2008 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more for 2008!  Held at the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend of January 4-6, 2008, Ohayo-con 2008 saw lots of attendees ready to party on with a bunch of dedicated artists, live performances, and plenty of opportunities to hang out with fellow anime and manga fans. Our exciting trip to Ohayo-con 2008 starts here!  Coverage you can count on, here at Linus Lam Network News!

Highlights: Various live programming events kept the attendees well-covered throughout the weekend. Big events included Anime Match Game, Anime Otaku: Name That Tune!, Anime Password, Ohayo-con Game Show, Whose Line is it Anime?, Cosplay Contest, Anime Music Videos, Karaoke, and Guest panels. Guests of Honor included Eyeshine, Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Christopher Bevins, Johnny Young Bosch, Bob DeJesus, Emily DeJesus, Jan Scot Frazier, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Clarine Harp, Brittany Karbowski, Bruce Lewis, Mike McFarland, Monica Rial, Antimere Rombinson, Rikki Simons, and Tavisha Wolfgang-Simons.  Panels and workshops included functions like Anime Arts and Crafts, Digital Screentoning and Coloring Workshop, Art of Drawing, Artists Alley Etiquette, Portfolio Tips and Tricks, Character Design, Business of Webcomics, Obi Tying Workshop, Art of Kimono Dressing, Japanese Street Fashion, Tarot and Occult in Anime, Yaoi Roundtable, Visual Kei and J-Rock, and lots more.
Cosplay: This year's trip to Ohayo-con saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous anime and manga characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from Phoenix Wright, BeatMania, Gurren Lagann, Ouran Host Club, Final Fantasy, Hellsing, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Sailor Moon, and much more!  Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Ohayo-con stock convention archives!
Miscellaneous: From Artists Alleys to Art Shows, Anime Music Videos to casual conversations with esteemed Guests of Honor, shopping inside the Dealers Hall to participating numerous panels, you can always find something to do at Ohayo-con.  Additional panels and events throughout the weekend included Hideo Kojima Retrospective, How to be a Rockstar in 5 Easy Buttons, LARP, Ohayo-con Gaming, Tales of Panel-onia, Fandom of Final Fantasy, and lots more about the anime culture.

Come check out more cosplay and events photo coverage from our Ohayo-con stock convention archives!

Be sure to visit the next Ohayo-con!

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