SugoiCon

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SugoiCon
Sugoicon logo 2-3.png
SugoiCon logo.
Status Active
Venue Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North
Location(s) Sharonville, Ohio
Country United States
Inaugurated 2000
Attendance 1,400 in 2006
Organized by Southwest Ohio Regional Animation[1]
Website
http://www.sugoicon.org/

SugoiCon is an annual three day anime convention in the Cincinnati–Northern Kentucky metropolitan area held at the Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North in Sharonville, Ohio. The convention is organized by Southwest Ohio Regional Animation.[1]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically features an anime music video contest, concerts, costume contest, dealers room, game shows, guest panels, karaoke, masquerade, rave, video rooms, and workshops.[2][3][4][5] Due to scheduling problems, the 2014 event was cancelled.[6]

History[edit]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
November 10–12, 2000 Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
Erlanger, Kentucky
522[4] Steve Bennett, Robert DeJesus, Akira Gajou, Matt K. Miller, Neil Nadelman, Jan Scott-Frazier, and Doug Smith.[7]
November 9–11, 2001 Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
Erlanger, Kentucky
630 Steve Bennett, Robert DeJesus, Matt K. Miller, Neil Nadelman, Jan Scott-Frazier, and Doug Smith.[8]
October 18–20, 2002 Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
Erlanger, Kentucky
930 Steve Bennett, Robert DeJesus, Rebecca Forstadt, Yoshinori Kanemori, Sen'no Knife, Masao Maruyama, Neil Nadelman, Nekoi Rutoto, Jan Scott-Frazier, Doug Smith, and SWEK.[9]
November 21–23, 2003 Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
Covington, Kentucky
Matt Boyd, Becky Cloonan, Greg Dean, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Rebecca Forstadt, Dan Hess, Taliesin Jaffe, Bruce Lewis, Ian McConville, Dave Merrill, Neil Nadelman, Jen Lee Quick, Monica Rial, Doug Smith, and Jes Weigand.[10]
November 19–21, 2004 Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
Covington, Kentucky
1,333 Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Dan Hess, Ichiro Itano, Takao Koyama, Bruce Lewis, Dave Merrill, Neil Nadelman, Jan Scott-Frazier, Doug Smith, and Kazuko Tadano.[11]
October 28–30, 2005 Northern Kentucky Convention Center
Covington, Kentucky
Chris Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Ryan Gavigan, Dan Hess, Jan Scott-Frazier, and Doug Smith.[12]
October 27–29, 2006 Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
Erlanger, Kentucky
1,400 Akiko, Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Dan Hess, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Maro, Jan Scott-Frazier, Doug Smith, and The Spoony Bards.[13]
November 16–18, 2007 Drawbridge Inn
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Hannah Alcorn, Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Jennie Breeden, Steve Conte, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, James Hatton, Dan Hess, Brittney Karbowski, Carli Mosier, Jan Scott-Frazier, Doug Smith, and The Spoony Bards.[14]
October 31 – November 2, 2008 Drawbridge Inn
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Josh Grelle, James Hatton, Dan Hess, Sofia Mendez, Jan Scott-Frazier, Doug Smith, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[15]
October 30 – November 1, 2009 Drawbridge Inn
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, FICE, Josh Grelle, James Hatton, Dan Hess, Brittney Karbowski, Yasuhiro Koshi, Sizu Miyano, Jan Scott-Frazier, Doug Smith, Hideaki Takatori, Nobu Takatori, Richard Townsend, Shannon Townsend, and Voices For.[16]
November 5–7, 2010 Drawbridge Inn
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Chris Ayres, Fred Gallagher, Josh Grelle, James Hatton, Dan Hess, Yasuhiro Koshi, Misato Aki, Sizu Miyano, Carli Mosier, Jan Scott-Frazier, Ian Sinclair, Doug Smith, Shannon Townsend, Voices For, and Shinichi Watanabe.[17]
November 4–6, 2011 Drawbridge Hotel & Convention Center
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle, James Hatton, Dan Hess, Yasuhiro Koshi, Carli Mosier, Ian Sinclair, Doug Smith, SWEK, Richard Townsend, Shannon Townsend, Shinichi Watanabe, Yamato Nadeshiko.[2][18]
November 16–18, 2012 Drawbridge Hotel & Convention Center
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Yasuhiro Kosh, Sizu Miyano, and Shinichi Watanabe.[19]
November 1-3, 2013[20] Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North
Sharonville, Ohio

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shinichi Watanabe to Appear at Sugoicon". AnimeNewsNetwork. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b Daly, Nancy (2011-10-19). "Japanese animation convention returns". Gannett. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  3. ^ Goodman, Rebecca (2003-11-21). "Anime convention may draw 1,000 to N.Ky.". Gannett. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  4. ^ a b Oakes, Liz (2003-11-23). "Fans of anime gather to share their passion". Gannett. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  5. ^ Bell, Tyler (2012-11-20). "SugoiCon Breaks Stereotypes". The News Record. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  6. ^ "SugoiCon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  7. ^ "SugoiCon 2000 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  8. ^ "SugoiCon 2001 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  9. ^ "SugoiCon 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  10. ^ "SugoiCon 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  11. ^ "SugoiCon 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  12. ^ "SugoiCon 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  13. ^ "SugoiCon 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  14. ^ "SugoiCon 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  15. ^ "SugoiCon 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  16. ^ "SugoiCon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  17. ^ "SugoiCon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  18. ^ "SugoiCon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  19. ^ "SugoiCon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  20. ^ "SugoiCon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

Other Related News Articles[edit]

  • Staff writer (January 2006). "Con Report: Sugoi Con". Newtype USA 5 (1): 99. 
  • Lillard, Kevin (January 2007). "Con Report: SugoiCon". Newtype USA 6 (1): 94. 
  • Little, Aiesha D. (June 2010). "Fun City!: SugoiCon". Cincinnati Magazine. 

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Coordinates: 39°16′46″N 84°26′33″W / 39.27944°N 84.44250°W / 39.27944; -84.44250