omg 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/29/13) – An anime festival based in Paducah since its inception in 2006 will move to Owensboro for its June 2014 and June 2015 convention weekends, the convention’s committee and convention center officials said at a public announcement this morning.
 
At a gathering in Smothers Park, OMG! Con Co-founder Daniel Dodd said the committee is very excited about holding the event in Owensboro, and others on the committee said the move from Paducah while difficult, was the right decision for the convention to grow.

Dodd said the event is run completely by fans as a non-profit venture, and has attracted approximately 1,600 fans from at least 30 different states.

Several city officials and Sean Dysinger of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau also attended to express their support for the anime convention.
 
The Owensboro Convention Center, with backing from the city and the CVB, approached the Tri-State Anime Promotional Society who organizes the convention about moving their event to Owensboro.
 
“The deciding factor was the location,” Dodd told SurfKY News following the announcement, noting that TAPS had looked at several other venues as possible places to move the event to.

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The event will be held on Father’s Day weekend both of the next two years, June 13 through June 15, 2014, and June 12 through June 14, 2015.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News
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