Calling all Geeks & Gamers: Huge Anime Show Coming to Western Kentucky
The largest anime, pop culture, and video gaming convention is coming back to Owensboro. Who's ready for OMG!con? We have the list of guest speakers and more!
I’m most excited about artist alley! - Anthony M Stark
OMG!Con is coming back to the Owensboro Convention Center from June 9th through June 11th, 2023. It's always fun when fans come together for card tournaments, vendors, workshops, games, and more. You don't have to dress up, but why wouldn't you? It's SO much FUN.
Tier 3 Registration $50
3-Day At Door* $55
Looking forward to seeing everyone again and making new friends. - Carrie Roose
OMG!CON GUEST SPEAKERS
This year at OMG!con there will be more guest speakers than ever. Be sure to get registered
Caleb Hyles first made waves when he released his cover of "Let It Go" on YouTube in 2014. Millions of homes worldwide were enchanted by his riveting theatrical covers of Disney, Broadway, anime, and pop-rock hits. YouTube allowed Caleb's vast talents and warm, infectious personality to shine through with every cover, and fans quickly fell in love. Sharing more of himself than ever before, January 2022 saw the release of his first original works with his album, "In One Breath".
I am excited to see Caleb Hyles! It's my first time at the con this year so I don't know much about what events happen yet. - Jupiter Atea Winstead
Jess Wright Buha
Jess Wright Buha is an internationally-produced playwright and award-winning audio dramatist. As a playwright, she has written over 40 plays including Wake: A Folk Opera, Circle House, and an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, which have been produced at theaters like Goodman Theatre, The Gift Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Filament Theatre, South Africa's National Children's Theatre, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Flork of Cows
Flork does a great webcomic and is excited to meet and chat with fans at OMG!con this summer!
Jonathan Cochren (aka Beeg Jon) is an entertainer and producer on the web. (People still call it that, right?) Raised in Indiana, he began his journey on Twitch back in 2011 and shortly after started his YouTube career with his best buddy Jacob. (Indiejacob, formerly The Nintendo Project.)
Hey!! Love that dude. - John Riggs
I'm looking forward to seeing you at OMGcon! - Mike Selby
Persepanycos began cosplaying in 2020 and has done cosplays from My Hero Academia, Blue Exorcist, CreepyPastas, Soul Eater, and Mystic Messenger. She is now branching out into the world of Critical Roles. She has experience in prop building, photography, filmography, and story/alternate universe writing. She's currently working on cosplays for Genshin, FNAF, Fruits Basket, and SAO.
Andrew Kenady, better known as Nintendrew on YouTube, is a retro game collector and enthusiast. His videos cover all kinds of strange corners within the history of video games as well as commentaries on modern releases and the occasional DIY tutorial. Most recently, he tried his hand at game development and released C.A.R.L., a quirky, charming platformer that also serves as a love letter to his childhood nostalgia.
I always love seeing him. - Eli Kassinger
Rikki Simons (AKA Rosearik Rikki Simons) is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is the voice of GIR and Bloaty on Invader ZIM and Raz Archetype in Psychonauts 2. Novels he has written include Hitherto a Lion and Ranklechick and His Three-Legged Cat. Working with his wife and partner, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons, Rikki co-created the comics Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, ShutterBox, The Trinkkits, and At Tavicat. He was also a background painter on Invader ZIM and the Jackie Chan Adventures.
Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons is a Japanese and German American artist who has spent nearly three decades drawing and publishing manga-influenced comics. Tavisha's comics and illustrations have been published by Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Digital Manga, Andrews McMeel Universal, and SLG Publishing, among many others. Original illustrated books and comics that she created with Rikki Simons include Ranklechick and his Three-Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, ShutterBox, and The Trinkkits.
Ray dipped their toes into the cosplay community back in 2016 when they attended their very first convention and has since cosplayed on and off for several years. When Covid first hit they joined Tiktok, like many people, and that’s when they started taking cosplay seriously and doing it much more frequently. They are most well known on Tiktok for their take on villain Deku from My Hero Academia. Ray enjoys being crafty and making props, is a cat enthusiast, and loves The Legend of Zelda series (don't we all though?
Jennifer Cihi has been performing since she was a young girl in San Francisco, California. Before reaching her teen years, she landed the role of Pepper in the Broadway National Tour of Annie. After establishing herself as a Broadway performer, she moved to Los Angeles, where she honed her skills as a professional singer. Without skipping a beat, Jennifer made the transition from stage to screen playing the lead singer on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show Roundhouse. Her most notable job was landing the role as the singing voice of the iconic anime character, Sailor Moon. She also sang for City Hunter and Princess Mononoke. If none of that rings a bell, she is also the voice behind the Hot Pockets commercials. Jennifer is currently living in Nashville, where she continues to sing professionally.
I've met her a couple of times, she's super sweet and great with her littlest fans, taking time to talk with them and genuinely engaging. - Kasey De Jesus
I love her! I've seen/met her at 2 other conventions and made Sailor Moon gifts for her. - Amanda James
OMG!CON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Do you want to volunteer at the OMG!con? You can! If you work at least 5 hours a day, you'll receive free entry to the convention. You'll get lunch, and a chance to win some prizes.
Owensboro Convention Center
501 West 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42301