OMGcon

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OMGcon
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Status Active
Genre Anime, Video Gaming[1][2]
Venue Owensboro Convention Center
Location(s) Owensboro, Kentucky
Country United States
Inaugurated 2006
Attendance 1,100 in 2009
Organized by Tri-State Anime Promotional Society[2][3]
Website
http://www.omgcon.com/

OMGcon (sometimes stylized as OMG!con) is an three day anime convention held during June at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky. The convention was previously held in Paducah, Kentucky. The name of the convention comes from the common abbreviation of Oh My God.[3]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers cosplay events, dealers, special guests, tabletop gaming, and video game tournaments.[4][5]

History[edit]

The convention is moving to the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky for 2014 and 2015. The decision was made to allow for the convention's growth.[6]

Event History[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 9–11, 2006 JR's Executive Inn Riverfront
Paducah, Kentucky
260[7] Greg Ayres
May 25–27, 2007 JR's Executive Inn Riverfront
Paducah, Kentucky
380[8] Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, Emily DeJesus, and Robert DeJesus.
June 6–8, 2008 JR's Executive Inn Riverfront
Paducah, Kentucky
660[9] Robert V. Aldrich, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, and Robert DeJesus.
June 5–7, 2009 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
1,100[10] Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, and Robert DeJesus.
June 11–13, 2010 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky[11]
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Josh Grelle, Rikki Simons, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[12]
June 3–5, 2011 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Rikki Simons, Eric Stuart, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[13]
June 8-10, 2012 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Josh Grelle, Bill Rogers, Rikki Simons, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[14]
June 14-16, 2013 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Steve Johnson, Rikki Simons, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[15]
June 13-15, 2014[2][6] Owensboro Convention Center
Owensboro, Kentucky
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Josh Grelle, Darrel Guilbeau, Steve Johnson, Rikki Simons, St. Louis Osuwa Taiko, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[16]
June 12-14, 2015[2][6] Owensboro Convention Center
Owensboro, Kentucky

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OMG Con this weekend in Paducah". WPSD. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mattingly, Kara (2013-06-29). "Popular convention headed to Owensboro in 2014/15". WFIE. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ a b Shull, Adam (2009-06-05). "OMGcon organizers hope tournaments, actors draw anime, gaming fans to convention center". The Paducah Sun. 
  4. ^ "OMG!Con 2009 Hello Kentucky". 
  5. ^ "Annual OMGCon set to begin in Paducah". WPSD. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  6. ^ a b c Beard, Dennis (2013-06-29). "OMG! Con Signs Two-Year Agreement With Owensboro Convention Center". Surfky.com. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  7. ^ "OMGcon 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  8. ^ "OMGcon 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  9. ^ "OMGcon 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  10. ^ "OMGcon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  11. ^ "OMGcon growing in popularity". WPSD. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  12. ^ "OMGcon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  13. ^ "OMGcon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  14. ^ "OMGcon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  15. ^ "OMGcon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  16. ^ "OMGcon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 

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Coordinates: 37°46′28.8″N 87°06′59.3″W / 37.774667°N 87.116472°W / 37.774667; -87.116472