Youmacon Update*** Nov.13
So this year, was amazing, from the media guests, the video game set up, vendors, odd panels and of course the legendary rave. It was 3 days of organized chaos. The only real issues this year was finding some of the panels at the rencen which was quickly remedied by asking a fellow connie. The other issue, getting an actual guide which again was also remedied by downloading Attendify. Navigating Youmacon with Attendify is awesome, It has the event, description, time and location. It also lets you talk to all of the con goers on an in app chat. I hope they keep using that cause with that, we were able to divide and conquer.
Here are some Youmacon Photos from this years event. Huge thanks to the program and stage manager for granting us access this year and to the super helpful youmacon staff. You guys fuckin rock.
Youmacon 2018 Announcment
September 19th 2018
Youmacon is a go! November 1st – 4th, 2018 In Downtown Detroit Cobo Center & The Renaissance Center. Early September, if you were lucky enough you got your tickets online. Now tickets are reserved to the door only. I've been a few times and Youmacon is probably the best con for anime fans in Metro Detroit. Motor City Comic Con has a little bit for everyone but its not as saturated with hardcore anime fans.
This year, like every year, youmacon has some of the best guest come out from the legendary Mamoru Yokota, Wendee Lee, Ray Chase and tons of others just to name a few. Check out who is showing up at this years con.
Funny Story. Last few years we have had rooms at Youmacon, while on the 44th floor with access to the elevators during the start of the convention seemed smart. It was possibly the most idiotic move I have made. During peak hours of Youmacon, the elevators in the main lobby, are met with hordes of anime cos-players waiting 30-40 minutes to use the elevator. At some point in time, a few security guards came out to redirect traffic. So we took the stairs ( yes we walked 44 flights of stairs to get back to our room) and by the time we got there we were exhausted. On the journey, we met some cool people on the steps who have become very good friends.
That is all we have for now and we will keep you posted as "we get closer to another episode of youmacon" in Dragon Ball Z narrators voice. See you there!