Ramencon

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Ramencon
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Cosplay[1]
Venue Century Center
Location(s) South Bend, Indiana
Country United States
Inaugurated 2011
Attendance 1,421 in 2012[2]
Website
http://www.ramencon.com/

Ramencon is an annual three-day anime convention held during September at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana. Ramencon was the first anime convention in Northwest Indiana and aims to be inexpensive.[1][3]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers anime and movie viewings, an artist alley, concerts, costume contests, dealer’s room, fashion shows, game shows, a masquerade ball, a rave, silent auction, video games, and video screenings.[1][4][5][6]

The convention's silent auction in 2011 raised $1,160 for St. Jude's[5] In 2012, the auction raised $1900.[7]

History[edit]

A wedding was held during the convention in 2015.[8] Ramencon had to find a new venue due to the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza being demolished in 2017.[9][10] The convention for 2017 moved to South Bend, Indiana, but intends to move back to Merrillville when a new hotel is completed.[11]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
August 19–21, 2011 Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
Merrillville, Indiana<td style="text-align: center">1,080</td><td>AnimeVoiceKiddo, Arc Impulse, Robert Axelrod, Troy Baker, Samantha Inoue-Harte, The Pillowcases, and Travis Willingham.[12]</td>
September 21–23, 2012 Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
Merrillville, Indiana<td style="text-align: center">1,421</td><td>Ayumi, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, FanService Renji, Todd Haberkorn, Andrew Hilton, Jamie Marchi, Shana Mostella, PANDAstar,, The Pillowcases, Monica Rial, Kieran Strange, and Doug Walker.[2]</td>
September 20–22, 2013 Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
Merrillville, Indiana<td style="text-align: center"></td><td>FanService Renji, Tiffany Grant, Jamie Marchi, Shana Mostella, The Pillowcases, Monica Rial, Jon St. John, and Kieran Strange.[13]</td>
September 19–21, 2014 Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
Merrillville, Indiana<td style="text-align: center"></td><td>David Brehm, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, D.C. Douglas, Todd Haberkorn, J. Michael Tatum, and Stephanie Young.[14]</td>
September 18–20, 2015 Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
Merrillville, Indiana<td style="text-align: center"></td><td>91.8 The Fan, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Richard Epcar, Jackie "Kanashimi" Florian, Anthony Kresky, The Mandalorian Mercs, Jon St. John, Ellyn Stern, and J. Michael Tatum.[15]</td>
September 23–25, 2016 Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
Merrillville, Indiana<td style="text-align: center"></td><td>Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Harp Twins, Jake Paque, Jad Saxton, Spike Spencer, and Eric Stuart.[16]</td>
September 15–17, 2017 Century Center
South Bend, Indiana<td style="text-align: center"></td><td>Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Jessie Flower, Brad "Duct-Tape" Hale, Harp Twins, Chuck Huber, Mike McFarland, and Aaron Roberts.[17]</td>

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Ramencon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 
  3. ^ McGowan, Dan (September 11, 2015). "Anime, Clown Conventions Coming to The Region". Inside INdiana Business. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Tejeda, Gregory (August 19, 2011). "Ramencon lands in Merrillville". The Times. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Jarvis, Ramona (August 22, 2011). "Ramencon 2011 raises $1160 for St. Jude". The Times. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ramencon anime convention returns to Merrillville this weekend". The Times. September 16, 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Kopf, Ryan (September 21, 2012). "Ramencon Charity Auction Raises $1900 for St. Jude". UpcomingCons.com. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Quinn, Michelle L. (September 18, 2015). "Anime comes to life at Ramencon Comic Convention". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Quinn, Michelle L. (August 10, 2016). "Symphony, convention looking for new homes". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Rotermund, Steve (October 4, 2016). "Ramencon 2016, A Reflection". The Odyssey Online. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  11. ^ Pete, Joseph S. (January 18, 2017). "Radisson at Star Plaza replacement to get more meeting space". The Times. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Ramencon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 
  13. ^ "Ramencon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 
  14. ^ "Ramencon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 
  15. ^ "Ramencon 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 
  16. ^ "Ramencon 2016 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 
  17. ^ "Ramencon 2017 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-07-08.