official_ushiko_head_model_by_ushicon-d63fy9fCalling all artists! Want to win a guaranteed and FREE and GUARANTEED spot in the Artist Alley at Ushicon 2018? We are running another art contest, and are looking for talented artists to create their own rendition of our mascot, Ushiko. Please send your submissions to The deadline to submit is November 30, 2017.

Since our Artist Alley is filled through a lottery, this is a great deal! Winning the contest means that you get to bypass the lottery completely and ensure your spot in the Artist Alley.

Contest Rules:

Artists Alley

Artist Alley submissions are now open! They will be open from September 1-30, 2017.

Artist Alley Submission Form

Our artist alley tables are filled through a lottery system, and the final selections will be made and announced in early October.

Table price: $50 – Includes one 8′ table and one full pass to the convention.

Please email if you have any questions!

Dealers Room

Our Dealers Room is sold out, so here’s a peek at who will be vending this year*:

  • Rik&Ric Otaku Cafe – Bringing anime culture, figures, and games to the Otaku of Texas and soon world wide! Embrace your inner Otaku!
  • Kyoto Kytchen – We are a Japanese Snacks vendor, based in Fort Worth, Texas, normally carrying dozens of products. Everything from pocky to ramune, and breads to hi-chew.
  • White Lightning – Making and selling stuff we think is cool since 1997. Comics, Books, T-shirts, Games, Music, Whatever.
  • Wayne’s Comic Closet – Offering a variety of non-sports trading cards, comic books, magazines, and related toys.
  • Fully Artomatic – Pop up art supply store run by Ruby and Luan, two formally educated, working artists. We cater to illustrators and mangaka of all types, genres, and skill level. We carry great brands such as Copic, Kuretake, Chameleon, Deleter, and others!
  • Cabbits Co – Plush tails, ear sets, and fantasy pieces.
  • Texas Sake Company – We brew craft saké using centuries-old techniques based on the Kochi methods. With savory, fruit-driven flavors that are both bold and crisp, our saké can be enjoyed with both Eastern & Western pairings. Natural, refreshing, and uniquely Texan.

*Information subject to change, as cancellations are always a possibility.


We had a great time this past February. If you are interested in seeing some pictures from the convention, you can check some from PRO Photography in our facebook album here:
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…)

I love me some “Log Horizon”, it’s a great show with fun and engaging characters and an interesting narrative. Now that Sentai Filmworks has released the first part, the English dub is available to watch. How is it?
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