OMGcon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
OMGcon
Omgconmascot.png
Status Active
Genre Anime, video gaming[1][2]
Venue Owensboro Convention Center
Location(s) Owensboro, Kentucky
Country United States
Inaugurated 2006
Attendance 3,137 in 2016[3]
Organized by Tri-State Anime Promotional Society[2][4]
Website
www.omgcon.com

OMGcon (sometimes stylized as OMG!con) is a 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.[4]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers an artist alley, card tournaments, cosplay events, dance/rave, dealers, formal dance, special guests, tabletop gaming, video game tournaments, and workshops.[5][6][7][8][9]

OMGcon's 2016 raffle benefited the charity Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club.[10]

History[edit]

OMGcon was started because of the long travel time needed to attend other conventions.[11] The convention moved to the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky for 2014 onwards. The decision was made to allow for the convention's growth.[12] In 2016, the convention began using space in the Holiday Inn for workshops.[10] OMGcon also used all available space in the convention center, with its attendees and other events occupying every hotel room in Owensboro, Kentucky.[13]

Event History[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 9–11, 2006 JR's Executive Inn Riverfront
Paducah, Kentucky
260[14] Greg Ayres[14]
May 25–27, 2007 JR's Executive Inn Riverfront
Paducah, Kentucky
380[15] Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, Emily DeJesus, and Robert DeJesus.[15]
June 6–8, 2008 JR's Executive Inn Riverfront
Paducah, Kentucky
660[16] Robert V. Aldrich, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, and Robert DeJesus.[16]
June 5–7, 2009 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
1,100[17] Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, and Robert DeJesus.[17]
June 11–13, 2010 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
1,220[18] Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Josh Grelle, Rikki Simons, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[18]
June 3–5, 2011 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
1,275[19] Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Rikki Simons, Eric Stuart, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[19]
June 8–10, 2012 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
1,300[20] Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Josh Grelle, Bill Rogers, Rikki Simons, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[20]
June 14–16, 2013 Julian Carrol Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky
1,380[21] Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Steve Johnson, Rikki Simons, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[21]
June 13–15, 2014 Owensboro Convention Center
Owensboro, Kentucky
1,739[22] Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Josh Grelle, Darrel Guilbeau, Steve Johnson, Rikki Simons, St. Louis Osuwa Taiko, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[22]
June 12–14, 2015 Owensboro Convention Center
Owensboro, Kentucky
2,500[23] Greg Ayres, Gavin Hammon, Melissa Hutchison, Steve Johnson, Xander Mobus, Carter Newton, Rikki Simons, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[23]
June 10–12, 2016 Owensboro Convention Center
Owensboro, Kentucky
3,137[3] Felecia Angelle, Greg Ayres, Erika Harlacher, Allyssa Lewis, Xander Mobus, NateWantsToBattle, Robert J. Schwalb, Rikki Simons, Sarah Anne Williams, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[3]
June 9–11, 2017 Owensboro Convention Center
Owensboro, Kentucky
Greg Ayres and Gareth West.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OMG Con this weekend in Paducah". WPSD. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b Mattingly, Kara (2013-06-29). "Popular convention headed to Owensboro in 2014/15". WFIE. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ a b c "OMGcon 2016 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b Shull, Adam (2009-06-05). "OMGcon organizers hope tournaments, actors draw anime, gaming fans to convention center". Paducah Sun. 
  5. ^ "OMG!Con 2009 Hello Kentucky". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Annual OMGCon set to begin in Paducah". WPSD. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  7. ^ Shull, Adam (June 11, 2010). "More than just gaming: Fifth annual OMGcon likes anime, comic books too". Paducah Sun. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Gericke, Robin (May 10, 2013). "OMG! The OMG!con is Coming to Paducah!". Purchase Family Area Magazine. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Ramsey, Austin (June 11, 2016). "OMG!con starts downtown". Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Hayse, Bobbie (June 10, 2016). "OMG !CON". Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Reside, Nicholas (June 16, 2013). "OMGcon returns to Paducah". Paducah Sun. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Beard, Dennis (2013-06-29). "OMG! Con Signs Two-Year Agreement With Owensboro Convention Center". Surfky.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  13. ^ Hayse, Bobbie (June 13, 2016). "OMG!con 2016 labeled a success". Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "OMGcon 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  15. ^ a b "OMGcon 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  16. ^ a b "OMGcon 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  17. ^ a b "OMGcon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  18. ^ a b "OMGcon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  19. ^ a b "OMGcon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  20. ^ a b "OMGcon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  21. ^ a b "OMGcon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  22. ^ a b "OMGcon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  23. ^ a b "OMGcon 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  24. ^ "OMGcon 2017 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 

External links[edit]

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