Our Charity department is one of the things that makes Matsuricon so special. We collect money throughout the year in order to donate it to the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, The James. Cancer can be a hard subject for a lot of people. It’s become impossible to meet someone who hasn’t been affected by it in some way or another, be it a loved one with cancer, or they themselves. OSUCCC The James works tirelessly towards a world where cancer is no longer a monster lurking in the dark. They are one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. With 5 extensive cancer research programs and over 200 scientists, OSUCCC The James has laboratory studies, research into how to incorporate their findings into the medical field, and clinical trials. We are proud to donate every dollar we collect towards this research in the hopes that someday, we can meet someone who hasn’t been affected by this horrible disease.

Year Amount Raised
2009 $1,200
2010 $1,200
2011 $1,200
2012 $8,221.50
2013 $4,614.23
2014 $13,916.11
2015 $11,367.98
2016 $7982.05

If you’d like to work with Charity this year and help us make a difference in the lives of many, please fill out the Matsuricon Staff volunteer form!

Charity Events

Art Contest

The Charity Art Contest is now CLOSED. Winner will be announced soon! Thank you all for your submissions.

Voice Actor Character Battle

10 voice actors will be battling it out in order to win a guaranteed returning spot for Matsuricon 2017! They’ll need your help though. Throughout the weekend you can vote for your favorite by donating money. The voice actor that has the most money donated towards them by the end of the weekend will be returning!

Year Winner
2014 Kyle Hebert
2015 Scott McNeil

Bounty Hunters’ Snap!

Welcome to the big leagues kid. Here, it’s pirate vs pirate and if you catch the guy you planned to hang out with this afternoon, there can be some rather lucrative consequences for your actions.

Buy a list (and raffle tickets) of characters we’re on the hunt for. Snap a selfie with them and bring it back to our bounty hunters in order to claim your prize and double your raffle entries! Get extra points if you catch that character wearing pirate gear!

Jail Cell Photoshoots

Charity will have their own jail cell set up and a photographer on hand, where you can pay to have your pictures taken in the jail cell, and choose your favorites to keep! We’ll print them out for you and email you the files for all the pictures.


We’ll be holding raffles again this year at our Charity booth, themed after Port Nassau, the pirates paradise! We’ll be posting which items will be in the raffles, so make sure to stop by and get your name entered for the best of the booty we’ve got!

The Big Event!

Every year we have an auction to collect money for our donation to Ohio State University’s The James Comprehensive Cancer Center. We collect some of the coolest swag we can find and get names from the industry to sign them and make them even cooler, then we auction them off to you! Our big auction will be held on Sunday, and during the weekend we’ll be holding 1 item auctions at the end of some panels. So watch for announcements on when items will be auctioned off!