Tomorrow begins Detroit’s annual celebration of all things anime, video game, and pop culture. Taking place downtown at the Renaissance Center and Cobo Hall, it’s an event not to be missed, and well worth the drive from Ohio!
Many great voice actors will be present at the convention to thrill gamers. Highlighted among them is Sarah Natochenny, better known as the voice of Ash Ketchum on Pokemon. Another Pokemon voice in attendance will be Michele Knotz, ongoing voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie as well as Misty and a number of Pokemon, including the Pokemon trainer and other Pokemon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Kyle Hebert, who has provided many voices for video games, (Final Fantasy, Sonic, World of Warcraft, Soul Calibur, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry to name just a few) will be there. Also in attendance will be D.C. Douglas, who gave life to villain Albert Wesker in many Resident Evil games as well as Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. His other big credit, among many, is giving a voice (and soul) to Legion in the Mass Effect series.
A charity cosplay ball will be one of the big and most elegant events of the weekend. For a donation of $10, con-goers can wear formal attire to dance the night away (with masks encouraged). If a less formal dance experience is desired, the Youmacon dance will not disappoint. DJs will keep you on your feet with plenty of great tunes and crazy light shows!
Ever wondered what it would be like to experience Mario Party in person? The Live Action Mario Party event is not to be missed! With an actively participating audience, players will work towards getting the coveted title of Youmacon Star, all while working their way across the board with items and mini-games!
Besides what they’ve dubbed “casual gaming,” Youmacon is holding Championship Tournaments for popular multi-players such as Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, Super Smash Bros., Call of Duty, Halo, and more! Be sure to check it out if you want to face the ultimate test! Plus, there is plenty of money to be won if your skills are up to the challenge. Other games available to play include 54 cabinets of arcade games!
Cosplay is a big element of this convention and always includes some of the most elaborate work and talented costumers in the area, so prepare to be floored just walking around! The dealer’s room and artist’s alley should not be overlooked, with plenty of wares to browse through (don’t forget the holidays are coming up). And be sure to examine the schedule of events for tons of fantastic panels!
This weekend, motor city is the place to be! Don’t miss Youmacon 2013!