Just a not to let people know that the Dealer’s Room packet, contract, and map of available space were just now posted up in our Vendor’s section. This means that we are now accepting registrations for the Oni-Con 2014 Dealer’s Room!
Please not that the Artist Alley packet and contract will be posted up on April 3rd, and registrations will be taken from that date onward.
See you all in October!
We are busy at work on many exciting tidbits for our 11th year. Expect more information to be posted very very soon. There are some things in the works that the staff is chomping at the bit to tell you about, but we cannot do that just yet. For now, we are posting up our new general contact e-mail address, and reminding you of our dates.
As you can see from the new banner above, our dates for next year are October 31st – November 2nd. We get to fall on Halloween this year! Something that the staff is really excited about. We have more than a few trick and treats planned to mark the occasion. Raise your hand if enjoyed the candy our new mascots handed out last yeah. He he he.
Our new general contact e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. This address is for you to use to get in touch with the staff directly for questions, concerns, and suggestions. Just clearly include what you are inquiring about in the subject line and it shall be passed on to the appropriate staff head. Also, remember that email@example.com is still being used for Artist Alley and Dealer’s Room information and firstname.lastname@example.org is still being used for all things volunteer related.
We have many sights to show you, so please keep your eyes peeled on this site for new and updates.
See you all on Halloween!
PS – Remember that you can register for 2014 here.
Oni-Con would like to thank you guys for another wonderful year! We appreciate how much of an impact each of you has had on us over the last ten years. Every attendee, volunteer, guest, band, staffer and performer that has worked with us is equally important and we can’t wait to see you next year!
Pre-Registration is available for next year, with dates provided as follows:
Oct 31-Nov 2nd, 2014
(Please give us some time to clean up the old website and get ready for next year.)
It’s almost here! Have a safe trip as you head down to the convention center and adjoining hotels!
If you’re still trying to figure out what you want to do most, take a look at our schedule and updated guest page!
Remember that from 8pm – 11pm on Thursday we will be open exclusively for Pre-Registration / Online Registration Pickup Only. Regular Registration will resume on Friday will open up at 9:30 AM on Friday.
(Day Passes may only be picked up on the Day that the Pass is purchased for. Pre-Registration / Online Registration Passes will also be available for pick-up any time that Registration is open [not only Thursday].)
|Registration Hours (At Convention)
|Thursday, October 24th
||8pm – 11pm (Pre-Registration / Online Registration Pickup Only)
|Friday, October 25th
||9:30am – 9pm
|Saturday, October 26th
||9:30am – 9pm
|Sunday, October 27th
||10am – 2pm
Excited about Oni-Con, but don’t want to miss a beat? Check out the updated guest page and schedule featuring even more music, performances, and industry guests!
Be sure to check out the Nerdcore show featuring Dr. Awkward and YT Cracker! (Saturday night at 8:00 PM after the Earthbound Papas concert.)
And don’t miss Samurai Dan & Jillian performing the Saturday Cosplay Contest half-time show, on top of all their other wonderful panels!
See you at the convention!
The convention countdown begins! While you’re taking a look at the schedule, keep the following things in mind:
1. There are still some pending panels, represented by placeholders on the schedule, (which will be fleshed out shortly once we have final confirmation of all parties involved.)
2. The Lolita Fashion Show on Friday has been pushed back an hour, now starting at 8:00 PM on Friday. This affords it more time for preparation, performance, and people! Don’t miss it!
3. The Cosplay Contest begins at a cool 3:00 PM, with entries to be lined up at 1:00 PM. (We’ll be updating the Cosplay Omnibus update we posted recently, but those select entries interested in Craftsmanship judging should be prepared to arrive at main programming no later than 1:30 PM.) You can receive more details at the Cosplay registration desk open Friday and Saturday on the main floor near registration! (You can also ask questions in advance here.)
Looking forward to seeing you all next weekend!
Whether you are a photographer trying to plan a photo-shoot, or a Pokémon trainer wondering if someone wants to trade at the convention, you can check out our Official Oni-Con Facebook Group! You can also get your questions answered and plan out your weekend here!
The Houston Lolita Community is presenting Oni-Con X’s Lolita Fashion Show, held on Friday, October 25th in Panel Room 2 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM!
Hope to see you there! For more info, please check out their facebook page:
We are pleased to be able to announce new guests over the next few weeks, starting with seasoned cosplayers SEC-C Cosplay and Foa Yasha!
You can find out more about them and all our wonderful guests, from musicians to voice actors and more, on our guest page found here.
Have a question about cosplay? Looking for whether your cosplay prop is convention safe? Here’s some helpful information to get you ready as we gear up for this month’s events:
Costume Weapons & Props Policy:
WEAPONS POLICY: http://tinyurl.com/lzazug7
Those of you who are thinking of “Safety First” may want to check out the 2013 Oni-Con Policy Regarding Costume Weapons & Costume Related Props!
Cosplay Contest Information & Forms
While we only accept on-site registration for the costume contest, here’s a copy of the entry form to print out if you want to start brainstorming about what your cosplay alias will be or what you want said on microphone! You will also find our standard craftsmanship judging form for those who want to submit that information to this year’s lovely panel of judges!
We -always- want to work with you guys. In our experience, we’ve never had to turn anyone away, and we’re not one of those costume contests that’s going to leave you at the door if for some reason you aren’t ready when your number is called.
CONTEST RULES: http://tinyurl.com/onicon2013cosplayrulesnosched
(We are waiting on final confirmation for our Saturday show-time, so the forms reflect such. Don’t worry, the cosplay contest will never clash with your favorite band performances as we use the same stage.)
Now and again we’ve had a few questions on whether or not we were having a formal. Thanks to the lovely people at Cosplay Day Out, we are happy to announce that we will be having a formal! You can find more details on the event they are planning HERE.