Japanese animation Ohayocon, cosplay event at the Columbus Convention Center

A variety of events are scheduled in Ohayocon

Ohayocon, the popular Japanese animation convention, returns to Columbus as a live event after going virtual last year due to the pandemic.

The event will take place February 10-13 with most activities taking place at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St., although some events will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St.

Ohayocon started in Cleveland in 2001, and the convention moved to Columbus in 2003, and has been happening here ever since.

To avoid crowds, attendance is limited to 17,000 participants and some events, such as dances and parties, have been postponed until next year. Otherwise, the event continues as usual.

“Ohayocon is a Japanese culture and anime convention, anime is a form of Japanese animation,” said Ohayocon convention director Cody Marcum.