About Matsuricon

What is Matsuricon?

Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as “anime”), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres.

We are considered a “family friendly” event. Most of our panels are all ages unless otherwise stated. We do showcase certain events that are not appropriate for attendees under the age of 18, and our convention staffers check the IDs of all attendees before they enter these events. Because of our “family friendly” image, our mascots are a “traditional” Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, and a dog.

Matsuricon’s goal is to promote the cultural awareness of japanese pop-culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural presentations.

Matsuricon in the News

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Matsuricon Statistics

2016
Dates: August 19th – 21st, 2016
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Columbus – Columbus, OH
Attendance – 5300+ paying members
Money Raised for Charity – $7982.05

2015
Dates: August 14th – 16th, 2015
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Columbus – Columbus, OH
Attendance – 5500+ paying members
Money Raised for Charity – $11,367.98

2014
Dates: August 24th – 26th, 2014
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Columbus – Columbus, OH
Attendance – 4500+ paying members
Money Raised for Charity – $13,916

2013
Dates: August 23th – 25th, 2013
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Columbus – Columbus, OH
Attendance – 4100+ paying members

2012
Dates: August 24th – 26th, 2012
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Columbus – Columbus, OH
Attendance – 3000+ paying members

2011
Dates: August 17th – 19th, 2011
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Columbus – Columbus, OH
Attendance – 2400+ paying members

2010
Dates: August 13th – 15th, 2010
Hotel: Doubletree – Worthington, OH
Attendance – 1400+ paying members

2009
Dates: August 28th – 30th, 2009
Hotel: Holiday Inn – Worthington, OH
Attendance – 850 paying members

2008
Dates: August 22nd – 24th, 2008
Hotel: Holiday Inn – Worthington, OH
Attendance – 650 paying members

2007
Dates: September 7th – 9th, 2007
Hotel: Marriott Columbus Northwest – Dublin, OH
Attendance – 450 paying members

2006
Dates: April 21st – 23rd, 2006
Hotel: Comfort Inn Columbus North – Columbus, OH
Attendance – 298 paying members