Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Ohayo-con 2012!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2012!  This news report covers our trip to Ohayo-con 2012 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more!  Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend of January 27-29, Ohayo-con 2012 saw lots of attendees ready to party on with a bunch of dedicated artists, live performances, gaming events, cosplay fun, and plenty of opportunities to hang out with fellow anime and manga fans. Our exciting trip to Ohayo-con 2012 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. Guests of Honor included Robert DeJesus, Fred Gallagher, Ryan Gavigan, Todd Haberkorn, Trish Ledoux, Amanda Winn Lee, Carrie Savage, Rosearik Rikki Simmons, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons, Brad Swaile, J. Michael Tatum, Steve Yun, Toshifumi Yoshida, Mari iijima, SWEK, and The Pillowcases.  Big events included Cosplay Contest, Dance "Til Dawn, Fantasy Ball, Ohayo-con J-Walk, Gaia Game Show, Anime Hell, Concerts, Otaku Court, Cosplay Chess, Karaoke, Anime Music Videos, and much more. Panels and workshops included functions like Spot Bootleg Merchandise, Kyoto Animation, Kimono Workshop, Voice Actor Training, Weirdest Games Never Played, Anime's Craziest Deaths, Anime/Manga Translation, Japanese Folklore, Skyrim, Ramblings on Anime, CLAMP, Best Anime You Have Never Seen, Anime Robot Rumble, Community in Gaming, Variety of Japan, Wig Care 101, Scavenger Hunt, Photoshop for Comic Artists, Dragon Ball, Manga Music Video, Touhou Project, US Comics vs. Manga, Cosplay Plus!, Anime and Manga: A Feminist Perspective, Dub Your Own Cutscene, Hacking Electronics into Cosplay, Final Fantasy and Philosophy, Stardriver, K-Pop, Manga Speed Tournament, Anime in America, Politics in Video Games, Religion in Anime, Artist Round Table, ADR Directors, Fitness for Cosplay, Cosplay Corner, Pokemon in Real Life, Over Done Cosplays, Anime Podcasting, Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls, Golden Age of Anime, Robotech and Legacy of Carl Macek, Creating Anime, Anime Girl Fight, Plus Sized Cosplayers, Hello Kitty Cult, Papercraft, J-Fashion, Creating Your Own Cosplay Group, Origami, Tips for Writing, Psychotic Anime Characters, Parents and Cosplay, Dysfunctional Otaku Subculture, Shiny Sailor Moon Musicals, Tales of Final Fantasy, Transform and Roll Out!, Martial Arts in Anime, Cell Painting, Fan Fiction, Copic Markers, Figure Drawing, and much 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 Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Tiger and Bunny, Bleach, Magica Madoka, My Little Pony, Pokemon, Soul Eater, Black Butler, and much more! 
Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Ohayo-con stock convention archives!
Miscellaneous: From Artists Alleys to Art Shows, Interactive Gaming events to Video Screening rooms, Anime Music Videos to casual conversations with esteemed Guests of Honor, shopping inside the Dealers Hall to Charity events, you can always find something to do at Ohayo-con.  

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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