OMG!con

OMG!Con is a 501(c) non-profit anime and gaming convention from Owensboro, Ky. It started out in 2006 as a small convention in Paducah, KY, when founders and some friends realized they could begin a journey into making a convention locally for others to enjoy, just like they had had the pleasure of attending. In 2014,…

OMG!Con bringing cosplay, gaming and anime to Convention Center in June

OMG!Con is returning to the Owensboro Convention Center this summer, bringing you all the cosplay, gaming and nerding out you could ask for. Running June 24-26 this year, OMG!Con has been held in Owensboro for the last several years, bringing a huge turnout of visitors to our area for previous conventions. This year’s OMG!Con will…

OMG!con bringing back in-person event for Halloween weekend

The team at OMG!con have pulled all the stops this year to bring the Halloween spirit to Owensboro, and the organization’s first ever OMG!con Halloween Party will run for two days at the Owensboro Convention Center on October 30 and 31.   After having to cancel last year’s full-scale event in 2020 due to the…

OMG!Con Celebrates Fifth Year In Owensboro

OMG!con, the Owensboro anime convention which has grown to encompass gaming, cosplay, and other pop culture, celebrated the biggest and best convention to date at the beginning of June.  With over 3,000 in attendance, the event took over the downtown area.  Not only does OMG!con have a significant economic impact on downtown shopping and dining,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 28-30

ROMP Get ready to ROMP!  The 16th annual ROMP Fest will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park from June 26-29 and features iconic artists and Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury.  Additional acts include bluegrass and folk-rock favorites Trampled by Turtles, Americana music icon, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and returning fan-favorites…

KHSAA softball likely to move on

The City of Owensboro and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Fast-pitch Softball State Tournament have been synonymous for the past decade at venerable Jack C. Fisher Park. This is likely to change, however, according to Jared Bratcher, sports director of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The format is going from double-elimination to…

4,900 expected for OMG!con next weekend

An estimated 4,900 people from at least 14 states and two other countries — Canada and Estonia — will begin arriving in town Friday to turn Owensboro into “#OMGsboro.” OMG!con, a gathering of fans of cosplay (costumed play), anime, video gaming and table top-centered events, will feature three days of activities next weekend, including a…

OMG!con

Have you picked out your character for OMG!con yet?  The largest video game expo of any anime event is returning again to take over the Owensboro Convention Center June 8-10.  The theme for 2018 is Overwatch!  This annual three-day event brings together anime, video games, tabletop, and general fandom for a weekend of fun and…