ColossalCon

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ColossalCon
Status Active
Genre Anime, Gaming, Japanese Culture[1]
Venue Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Location(s) Sandusky, Ohio
Country United States
Inaugurated 2002
Website
http://www.colossalcon.com/

ColossalCon, formerly called Cleveland Colossal Convention, is an anime convention held during June at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers an artist’s alley, art galleries, concerts, cosplay contests, dances, flea market, formal ball, game room, game shows, guest speakers, karaoke, merchandise vendors, panels, and video rooms.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

ColossalCon was started in 2002 and began as a one day convention in Strongsville, Ohio.[5] In 2003, it became a three day convention and moved to the Holiday Inn Cleveland South Independence in Independence, Ohio where it remained until 2007, except for 2005 when it was located in the Embassy Suites.[6][7][8] The convention for 2008 moved to the Hilton Cleveland East / Beachwood in Beachwood, Ohio, and moved again in 2009 to the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio where the convention has been located since.[9][10] During the 2010 convention a tornado hit the area surrounding the venue, hotel and convention guests were sent to the basement for shelter, and the venue suffered no damage.[11]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
August 4, 2002 Holiday Inn
Strongsville, Ohio[5]
March 14–16, 2003 Holiday Inn Cleveland South Independence
Independence, Ohio
Bob Bergen, Scott Dalrymple, Rob Feldman, John Greiner, James Groman, Wendee Lee, Sean McKeever, Myatt Murphy, Eddy Newell, Don Pedicini Jr., Tom Peyer, Walt Simonson, Don Simpson, Robin Welch, Cindy Yamauchi, and Chris Yambar.[6]
March 26–28, 2004 Holiday Inn Cleveland South Independence
Independence, Ohio
Michael Coleman, Sean McKeever, Eddy Newell, Walt Simonson, and Amy Tipton.[12]
June 10–12, 2005 Embassy Suites
Independence, Ohio
Jamie McGonnigal, Peelander-Z, and Janice Williams.[7]
June 2–4, 2006 Holiday Inn Cleveland South Independence
Independence, Ohio
Jamie McGonnigal.[13]
June 15–17, 2007 Holiday Inn Cleveland South Independence
Independence, Ohio
Christine Auten, Chibi Jae, Entertainment System, Jamie McGonnigal, Stephanie Sheh, Mike Sinterniklaas, and The Spoony Bards.[8]
June 26–29, 2008 Hilton Cleveland East / Beachwood
Beachwood, Ohio
Chibi Jae, Aaron Dismuke, Caitlin Glass, Vic Mignogna, and The OneUps.[9]
June 4–7, 2009 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
Laura Bailey, Chibi Jae, Aaron Dismuke, Melissa Fahn, Gavin Goszka, Chuck Huber, Vic Mignogna, Sonnya Paz, Michelle Ruff, Mike Sinterniklaas, Brad Swaile, Cristina Vee, and Travis Willingham.[10]
June 3–6, 2010 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
Chris Cason, Chibi Jae, Leah Clark, Aaron Dismuke, Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, Wendy Powell, and J. Michael Tatum.[14]
June 2–5, 2011 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
5,000
(est.)[3]
Gavin Goszka, Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Vic Mignogna, Lisa Ortiz, Mr. Raptor, and J. Michael Tatum.[15]
June 7–10, 2012 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
2D6, Christine Marie Cabanos, Daniel Coglan, Quinton Flynn, Tiffany Grant, Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, Cassandra Lee Morris, Uncle Yo, Cristina Vee, and Greg Wicker.[16]
June 6–9, 2013 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
2D6, Joshua Adams, Daniel Coglan, Jessica DiCicco, Carrie Keranen, Cassandra Lee, Mela Lee, Uke Li, Jamie Marchi, Vic Mignogna, Lisa Ortiz, Monica Rial, Chris Sabat, Ian Sinclair, J. Michael Tatum, V is for Villains, Billy West, and Greg Wicker.[17]
June 5-8, 2014 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
2D6, Johnny Yong Bosch, Jessica Calvello, Chalk Twins, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Phil LaMarr, Cherami Leigh, Vic Mignogna, Lisa Ortiz, Bryce Papenbrook, Erica Schroeder, Patrick Seitz, Cree Summer, and Savana Wehunt.[4][18]
June 4-7, 2015 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
Chalk Twins, Jennifer Cihi, Chuck Huber, Lauren Landa, Matthew Mercer, Symphonic Anime Orchestra, and Eric Vale.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Krafty, Matt (2010-06-07). "Where anime and gaming rule". Sandusky Newspapers. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  2. ^ Krafty, Matt (2009-06-02). "Get dressed up and go play at ColossalCon 8". Sandusky Newspapers. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b Addington-Hodge, Morgan (2012-06-05). "ColossalCon 11 is coming to Sandusky". Sandusky Newspapers. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  4. ^ a b Widman Neese, Alissa (2014-06-07). "Colossalcon expects colossal year". Sandusky Register. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Cleveland Colossal Convention 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  6. ^ a b "Cleveland Colossal Convention 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  7. ^ a b "Cleveland Colossal Convention 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  8. ^ a b "Cleveland Colossal Convention 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  9. ^ a b "Cleveland Colossal Convention 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  10. ^ a b "Colossalcon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  11. ^ Hanson, Brian (2010-07-09). "Hey, Answerman! Identity Theft". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  12. ^ "Cleveland Colossal Convention 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  13. ^ "Cleveland Colossal Convention 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  14. ^ "Colossalcon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  15. ^ "Colossalcon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  16. ^ "Colossalcon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  17. ^ "Colossalcon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  18. ^ "Colossalcon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  19. ^ "Colossalcon 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-10-25. 

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Coordinates: 41°23′05″N 82°38′28″W / 41.384597°N 82.641151°W / 41.384597; -82.641151