News & Updates

Events, Events Everywhere!

With just under 20 days to go, we wanted to share some info with some of the awesome events that are happening at Matsuricon 2016!

A Murder at Sea
A Government Official has been murdered! It’s up to you to figure out which of your fellow pirates did it and how. Each session will be an hour and half long and will take place in C Pod 213 during the hours listed on the schedule. Use your investigative skill to solve the mystery in this in this murder mystery dinner style event.

Matsuricon Adoption Fair
Matsuricon is partnering with the Cat Welfare Association to host an adoption fair. Come meet some cuddly friends and find one you might want to take home.

The Cat Welfare Association was founded in 1945. They are a non-profit organization that’s objective has always been to promote better care and understanding of cats while providing for the physical welfare of homeless cats and kittens.

To more about these events and more, check out our Live Events page!

One Piece: Burning Blood

Thanks to Bandai Namco USA we will have copies of One Piece: Burning Blood available for play in our video game room.

We are also working with Charity to offer you a chance to win to play the game with John Swasey, the voice of The Pirate Warlord Crocodile.

For more information, check out our video game page!


One Piece Takes Over Matsuricon


If you haven’t heard – the Straw Hats are taking over Matsuricon!

1) Voice Actors: Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy), Christopher Sabat (Zoro), Brina Palencia (Chopper), Patrick Seitz (Franky), Ian Sinclair (Brook), Sonny Strait (Usopp), Eric Vale (Sanji), Lydia MacKay (Boa), John Swasey (Crocodile), Mike McFarland (Buggy the Clown)
2) Two special One Piece Panels with ALL the Straw Hat voice actors! Luci Christian and Stephanie Young will also join us via video chat for thesespecial events!
3) One Video Room dedicated to One Piece all weekend!

Are you ready for the ‪#‎OnePieceTakeover‬?

If you haven’t pre-registered, you’re not part of our crew! Get now, pre-register and ‪#‎JumpShipWithUs‬!
Then tell a friend to do the same thing!

Cosplay Masquerade Registration is live!

Sign ups will be available from July 23rd until July 31st, OR until we fill our roster. If you decide to enter the competition at the convention- no worries! We will keep several spots available of signing up at the convention- but we do recommend you sign up now, because these spots go FAST!

If you would like to be a walk-on (i.e. you will not be competing in any division and just want to show off your bought or commissioned cosplay on stage), we will only have 10 Walk-On spots available, and these will be available for AT-CONVENTION sign ups only.

If you are competing with a skit, we ask you complete this form AND send your audio file to BEFORE the convention.

Should you have any questions regarding the rules, please see our website. If you still have questions, feel free toe email us, and we can get them answered for you right away.

Good luck to everyone, and we look forward to seeing all of your beautiful cosplays!

Head over to our Cosplay page for more information and to sign up!

Matsuricon Pokemon GO!


Pokémon Go Teams!! Bring your Team Colors and Spirit and spend the afternoon with your fellow Valor/Mystic/Instinct Members! Each team will be taking different paths as we try to hunt Pokémon and fight gyms – all in the name of Matsuricon! Remember, this is all for fun, so while rivalry is encouraged, let’s keep it light and friendly!

Meet us at the Hyatt Regency at 5PM, Saturday July 30th!

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EDM – The Electronic Dance Matsuri


Saturday Night – Join us at our E.D.M – the Electronic Dance Matsuri! DJ Descent, Adinga, EverettG, Tamerax, Duo Dai•Gu•Ren, along with Professional hooper Samantha Novak, and the dancing talents of LJ and Squid!

Saturday Night in Main Events after the cosplay!!

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Arrrr, it’s time to splice the mainbrace!

Feeling a bit thirsty mateys? You’re in luck! The Hyatt will have speciality beverages available at two locations for 2016! The best part? Proceeds from each drink will go towards charity*! Learn more about Matsuricon’s charity here.

  • Perks will be selling a delicious Crow’s Nest Latte for those of you sleepy pirates. It has bold espresso shots mixed with cream and topped with a whipped carmel drizzle.
  • Big Bar will have two alcoholic drinks for our older pirates. Valid ID required for purchase.
    • The Scallywag has Captain Morgan Spiced Rum mixed with iced tea and lemonade.
    • The Seadog is Smirnoff Vodka and Blue Curacao topped with Sprite.

Let’s drink up for a good cause! See you in August~

*$0.50 from each latte and $1.00 from each cocktail will go towards charity.

Want to interview with the cast of One Piece?

Do you have a million burning questions for the cast of One Piece? Then this is your chance! Funimation is offering attendees the chance to interview the cast at Matsuricon 2016. To enter, simply follow the link below and read all the rules. Remember, you must be 18 years or older to enter!

Click here to learn more about this opportunity!