Popular convention headed to Owensboro in 2014/15 - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Popular convention headed to Owensboro in 2014/15

Check out the OMGcon Facebook page for information and updates. Check out the OMGcon Facebook page for information and updates.
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Global Spectrum, management team of the Owensboro Convention Center, announced Saturday morning that OMGcon is coming to Owensboro in 2014 and 2015. 

OMGcon is one of the regions largest anime and video game conventions and continues to grow in popularity. It will be held in Owensboro's new Convention Center on June 13-15, 2014 and June 12-14, 2015.
 
The convention is organized and promoted by TAPS, Tri-State Anime Promotional Society. The annual event brings together anime and video games for a weekend of fun and excitement. There are special guests such as voice actors and artists; dealers, for getting those hard-to-get merchandise; and events like cosplay and video game tournaments.
 
The convention began in Paducah, Kentucky, in 2006 and has seen an increase in attendance every year.

"Our event continues to grow every year and we are excited to move it to the new Owensboro Convention Center. We feel this is a positive move that will not only help grow the event, but help offer this unique experience to more anime and gaming enthusiasts from around the region," TAPS and OMGcon co-found, Daniel Dodd said.
 
"We are so proud to be having such a unique event in our facility and look forward to doing everything we can to help ensure they return each and every year," said Global Spectrum's Director of Sales and Marketing for the Owensboro Convention Center, Laura Alexander.
 
For more information about OMGcon, visit www.OMGcon.com. Also, check OMGcon out on Facebook.

The Owensboro Convention Center is currently under construction and scheduled to open in January 2014. The multi-purpose facility will feature a 45,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall and an additional 47,000+ sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space, which includes two ballrooms.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Sheriff: Car hits horse and buggy in Hancock Co.

    Sheriff: Car hits horse and buggy in Hancock Co.

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:00:36 GMT
    We're told the driver of a car looked down to pick something up and hit a buggy (WFIE)We're told the driver of a car looked down to pick something up and hit a buggy (WFIE)

    We're told the driver of a car looked down to pick something up and hit a buggy.

    More >>

    We're told the driver of a car looked down to pick something up and hit a buggy.

    More >>
  • Lincoln Estates management: "We're not kicking everyone out"

    Lincoln Estates management: "We're not kicking everyone out"

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:54:36 GMT

    A heated meeting Wednesday night over what Lincoln Estates management says is mis-information. Of their 112 units, a Lincoln Estates property manager tell us "only a few" people are being kicked out. He says those tenants did not honor the terms of their leases and management gave them "A few months" notice. He says they care about the people who live there and claims they're helping those renters find new places to live. Management says they've cleane...

    More >>

    A heated meeting Wednesday night over what Lincoln Estates management says is mis-information. Of their 112 units, a Lincoln Estates property manager tell us "only a few" people are being kicked out. He says those tenants did not honor the terms of their leases and management gave them "A few months" notice. He says they care about the people who live there and claims they're helping those renters find new places to live. Management says they've cleane...

    More >>
  • EPD names suspect in Jackson Ave. shooting

    EPD names suspect in Jackson Ave. shooting

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:44:18 GMT
    Demario White (Source: EPD)Demario White (Source: EPD)
    Evansville police have identified a suspect in a shooting that happened earlier this month. Officers say 34-year-old Demario White shot 33-year-old Andrew Beasley in the chest in the 3900 block of Jackson Avenue before 9 p.m. on May 15. May 15th shooting suspect ID'd as Demario White, 34. He's 5'10"/ 140. Shooting happened in 3900 block of Jackson. EPD trying to locate him. pic.twitter.com/hCazmF72Ts — Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) May 25, 2017 Beasley was taken ...More >>
    Evansville police have identified a suspect in a shooting that happened earlier this month. Officers say 34-year-old Demario White shot 33-year-old Andrew Beasley in the chest in the 3900 block of Jackson Avenue before 9 p.m. on May 15. May 15th shooting suspect ID'd as Demario White, 34. He's 5'10"/ 140. Shooting happened in 3900 block of Jackson. EPD trying to locate him. pic.twitter.com/hCazmF72Ts — Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) May 25, 2017 Beasley was taken ...More >>
Powered by Frankly