PreRegistration for Ushicon 14 is now open! Memberships are $40 and grant you full access to the convention for the weekend. If you are renewing a membership from any previous year (from Ushicon 6 and up, since we became 18+ only), we are offering a discounted renewal price of only $35 until May 31, 2018! Please be honest, because we will check renewals against our records.
Renewals – Early Bird: $35 until May 31, 2018
Renewals – Regular: $40 after May 31, 2018
New Memberships: $40
Memberships are valid from date of registration until the end of the convention. We do not have single day memberships. All registrants must be 18 years or older.
Your membership also includes discounted admission to other special events that our team is busy planning and other member perks throughout the year. When you purchase a membership to Ushicon, you’ll receive in the mail a personalized, wallet sized membership card. This card will serve as your badge at our annual convention, and you will need to present it in order to receive discounted admission to our other special events. Please follow us on our Facebook page or join our Facebook group to get the latest news.
If you’d like a copy of our hiragana game, UshiRiToRi, both of those can be purchased in our online store and picked up at the convention or mailed to you: Ushiko’s Project Store
Our 2018 events schedule is now live! Event descriptions will be coming out the weekend before the con alongside this year’s Guidebook app. Until then, we’ve highlighted a few of our main events below.
Anime Pub Trivia
Throw back a few cold ones and show off just how great a fan you are. Yeah, you don’t live in your mom’s basement like those nerds on the red team, but you still know more about anime than them, because that’s just how awesome you are. This event will take place on Saturday night, so don’t miss it!
Daman Mills and Alejandro Saab will be joining us this year! You can be sure that they’ll talk about anime, share some fun stories, and have at least a couple of autograph signings.
Ushicon’s Arcade is brimming with electronic diversions both new and retro! Tournaments for 2018 are Dragon Ball Fighter Z (PC), Samurai Shodown 2 (Neo Geo), and Super Smash Bros 4 (Wii U)! Peruse a plethora of pixelated pastimes with the choice of 15 console, PC, and classic MAC setups!
Board games of all kinds will be available in our Tabletop Gaming room. Come play games like Boss Monster, where you build a dungeon and try to kill as many heroes as possible. Or you could play classics like Carcassonne, Fluxx, and Small World. Want something quick and easy to learn? Try Cards Against Humanity, Tsuro, or Ascension! A full list of games will be available in our Guidebook app. There will also be several Learn to Play sessions where a dedicated staff member will teach you their favorite games.
Celebrating anime the best way we know how – by watching way too much! Ranging from classics to the best new shows of the year, we’ll have great things to see all weekend long. Stop by to reminisce about old favorites, or check out that new show you’ve been meaning to catch.
Ushiko’s Maid Cafe
Ushiko’s Maid Cafe will return in 2018! Expect more fun snacks and drinks, and of course, maids and butlers to serve you.
Members just like you are bringing a lot of great panels, workshops, and game shows for you to enjoy. Here’s just a small taste of what you can expect*:
- Game Shows
- Puzzle Building – Thursday night only!
- Sentai Primer
- Saturday Morning Cartoons
- Swap Meets – bring your unwanted stuff to trade with other members
- And many other panels!
*Information may change without warning, as cancellations are always a possibility.
Join our Facebook Group, and you may hear some of our members talking about other panels that we haven’t been able to mention on our website yet!
Ushicon 11 Facebook Photo Album
UshiRiToRi is a card game we’ve been working on featuring art from convention artist Tachiik who has also been behind the art used on Ushicon tshirts the last 5 years. (read more…)