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Ohayocon 2011 Pictures

Finally got the pictures processed and uploaded. We made the decision to keep all of our convention pictures on Flickr.

Here’s a direct link to the set.

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Winners of Ohayocon Skit Disqualified….4 Days After?

Browsing through the Ohayocon forums I noticed a thread titled “Performance Announcement, A skit has been disqualified.

I had to do a double take as this seemed like an odd thread to pop up days after Ohayocon ended. I thought this surely must be a joke or something. The post by the staff read as such:

It has come to our attention that skit number 6 in the masquerade did not show up for their rehearsal appointment. That is the Gurren Lagann skit that won best performance in the journeymen division. According to Ohayocon rules all participants must attend the rehearsal or be disqualified. The judges were not notified that this entrant did not show up for rehearsal and were not aware of the fact that they were competing under a disqualified status. Also it has been brought to our attention that the skit that was featured during the masquerade had been modified from it’s original format that had been pre-judged. The fact that the performers were using microphones instead of pre-recorded material made this possible. We apologize to any attendees who found found certain aspects of this skit rude or offensive, what was performed was not the same skit that was pre-judged and approved for performance under our guidelines. So with that said we are officially disqualifying the skit and revoking their award status. Since there were no other entrants in the journeymen division the award shall remain vacant as there was no other competition.

We apologize again for this incident and hope that it does not ruin your opinion of the Ohayocon masquerade.

Below we have quoted several of the rules for clarification.

Thank you,

The Ohayocon Cosplay Staff

“Performance Rehearsal is at 4:30P on Saturday and is mandatory. Doors will be locked and no further participants allowed in at 4:35P. Participants failing to arrive will be DISQUALIFIED.”

“Participants will be expected to perform exactly how they intend to at the Masquerade.”

“This is an all-ages convention, so your actions and speech must reflect that. The rating of the material in the performance should not go much over PG/ TV PG- bordering on PG13. Actions, dress, or mannerisms that would not be allowed on a public street must be avoided. Specifically, the following must be avoided: explicit sexual gestures, nudity, and explicit swearing (i.e. Seven Forbidden Words of TV). Think about your material as such- if you cannot perform it for a first grade class or your grandmother’s friends- you probably need to tone it down. The Ohayocon Masquerade is an all ages event and there will be very young congers in attendance. Violating these rules will disqualify you and possibly result in being escorted off the premises.”

“Feel free to surprise the audience, but not the Cosplay Staff. If you are planning something “unique,” you must petition the Cosplay Coordinator IN ADVANCE to get it approved. ”

– posted by strangeknowledge on 2/2/2011, 4:24 PM

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Ohayocon 2011 Review ver. pandamajik

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art by Robert DeJesus

Ohayocon is billed as the largest anime convention in Ohio, drawing in just over 10,000 people last year. Last year was my first Ohayocon so I was expecting this to be as fun and awesome as it was for me last year. I pre-registered for a weekend badge but was not able to get to the convention until around 10 PM Friday night, meaning I didn’t even get to roam around until 11 PM or so. The reason I got there so late is that I was stuck in anatomy lab for medical school until 6 PM.

How this review is going to work is that I’m going to give a day by day explanation of things I did with some comments thrown in and then at the end I’ll have a general discussion section (makes this sound almost like a lab report for school or something).

We’re not affiliated with Ohayocon or any convention for that matter. We’re here to make unbiased reports. That means there will be criticism. It also means there will be compliments on things so don’t think we’re just being mean. With that please enjoy reading my review of Ohayocon 2011.

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Vocaloid News and Ohayocon 2011 Vocaloid Panel Proposals!

Good evening everyone, I come to you first with the big news that absolutely made my night yesterday after I suffered through a showing of the terrible Avatar: The Last Airbender Movie (more on that tomorrow).  A huge thank you to Vocaloidism.com for breaking the news (in English lol) of the SEGA announcement of the Miku Hatsune Giving Day Concert Blueray Release. Another big thanks to blogger/V-ism Writer DTKel for pointing me in the direction of the pre-order which I have already done, hopefully I can manage to receive on of the limited edition print run. Please give his Vocaloid blog some views, I know I will. I already loved the webcast but once I clicked on the NicoNicoDouga preview I realized that this release is going to be on a whole different level and I can’t wait to be the proud owner of it. Please do more concerts in the future! America too, kthx.

And now for some personal business, I finally completed the write-up of my Vocaloid Panel and Concert proposals for Ohayocon 2011 happening next January. After substitute hosting the Vocaloid panel at Colossalcon I’ve been wanting to start a project from the ground up and I hope that I will be able to do this for the upcoming convention. Whether or not you plan to be there I would love all you readers to check out my plans and give me some feedback. Any and all recommendation either here or on the message boards will be welcome as well.

Look for more from us tomorrow including some Vocaloid pickups and a crushing review of Avatar: T: tLA. We will also be starting are end of season reviews and start of summer 2010 previews very soon so be sure to stick with us!