Ohio Based Matsuricon Stuck Sharing Venue With Donald Trump

Sharing a venue is always tough for a convention. There are people in the building from outside the con scene, often there’s a risk of non-congoers trying to enter your event, and it just makes life harder for everyone. Well, Columbus, Ohio based Matsuricon may have ended up with the worst building-mate you could imagine…

President Donald Trump.

News of this has been largely making the rounds on social media, but the long and the short of it is that the Ohio Republican Party has announced Trump will be the guest of honor at their state dinner.


To say this is disappointing news to many congoers is an understatement. Besides the fact that former reality star Trump is a disgusting human being who is a disgrace to the American people, it means security is likely going to be a nightmare for those who just want to enjoy a fun weekend at a convention. We don’t know how this will directly affect the convention, but the Matsuricon staff has stated that they are meeting with the venue to discuss their options.

It’s a crappy situation for everyone involved, and we honest to god wish the organizer’s luck getting everything in order. On the upside, it really sounds like a great opportunity for Handmaid’s Tale cosplay…

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”