The 3rd annual celebration of anime in Greater Cincinnati will still take place June 19th at the Sharonville Convention Center, but it will be extremely different from the previous Anime Ohio events.
Due to the regulations and policies still in place due to COVID, there will be a few changes in place. These will be temporary. We hope to resume prior convention setups and operations for Anime Ohio 2022 or earlier, if restrictions are lifted in time.
At this time:
-Masks will be required. Regardless if you have been vaccinated or not, the mandate is still in place.
-Tickets will be extremely limited. There is a capacity mandated and strictly enforced. The number of the capacity will be the quantity of tickets sold. Every man, woman, and child attending will be required to have a ticket to have accurate and proper headcounts. No age exemptions will be made. This is part of the capacity mandate. Due to this number being strictly enforced, pre-order is highly recommended. Do not plan to be able to purchase admission the day of at the venue.
-Anime Ohio 2021 will have LIMITED panel sessions, programming, and workshops. There will NOT be a costume contest. The panel room will be following all social distancing protocols in capacity and available on a first come, first served basis for seats inside the room.
-Due to the limited programming and admissions, Anime Ohio 2021 will be split into 2 sessions. There will be an AM session that starts at 9am and end at 1:30pm and then a PM session that starts at 2pm and will end at 6:30pm. Your admission is only valid for your session. The AM session will be cleared out and forced to leave at 1:30pm. The PM session will not be allowed to enter the hall until 2pm. Treat your session as if it were for a single day admission at a multi-day event. No entry before the session has started and no admission after it has concluded.
-Those that ordered a ticket to Anime Ohio 2020 will receive admission to both the AM and PM sessions. To allow more opportunity for fans to experience Anime Ohio, no more VIP level passes will be available. Your vouchers from Anime Ohio 2020 are still valid and will be accepted at Will Call for Anime Ohio 2021.
If restrictions are eased between now and the time of the event and less regulations are put into place, such as additional capacity, then more admission will be available for sale. If the restrictions are eased to a certain point on the capacity issue, then the session admission will be abolished and all passes sold will be valid for the entire day. But, that is not our decision and one we will consider deeply if and when the authorities do make that decision.
We, at Anime Ohio, appreciate your time and patience to read this. We know it won’t be exactly like the other Anime Ohio events, but we are getting so close to the end of these mandates and regulations. We, like many of you, look forward to having events again and seeing our friends and fans and supporting fandoms as well as local artists, authors, businesses, artisans, etc. Here, we have an opportunity to have something slightly resembling that as we are on the cusp to more openings, fewer restrictions, and events as they were back in 2019. Dozens of artists, exhibitors, and vendors will be setup with their merchandise, books, artwork, crafts, and more! We will be following all mandates and restrictions currently in place. We look forward to your cooperation and understanding in the matter.
Until then, tickets are now on sale and we look forward to seeing you all on June 19th at Anime Ohio 2021!