Art Contest for Hoshicon 2017

It is time for our Annual Art Contest! Our theme for 2017 is Magical Girl, so it is time to show us your magical girl creations!

Our two girls we are featuring this year are Risa and Lili. Risa’s theme is obviously lots of pink, white, gold, and hearts while Lili’s is purple, black, silver and stars (without their cat or bunny ears of course!). Give us a magical girl costume so we can center our artwork on these two girls! More characters will be soon to follow for our artist after our contest.


Lili (Art by Sora-Arashi)

Risa (Art by Sora-Arashi)

All art must be digitally submitted. The submission form is the button below. All art is due October 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

Our artist must be available to create more art between now and the convention period. All art will be placed on promotional materials, badges and convention booklet, website and social media, and convention merchandise. By submitting your art to the contest, your convention artwork for 2017 will belong to the convention. In exchange, the artist will receive hotel, transportation fees, Artist Alley table, and badge for the convention.

After our contest, we will be editing our website with new information. As you can see, we have both our date and our location for next year! Thank you for your interest in our contest!


Hotel Information

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Welcome To Hoshicon

Hoshicon is a three – day Japanese Culture, Animation, and Video Game event located at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC. There is a wide – range of events catering to this cultural event including shopping, panels, a game room, cosplay contest, and much more! Our goal is to provide people of all ages with entertainment and to educate our community about Southeast Asian culture. Last year, our convention ended up attracting 4,000+ attendees to the Charlotte, NC area. Please join us as we host 2016’s Hoshicon here in Charlotte, NC! We hope to see you there!

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General Information

All general information inquiries should be answered by our Customer Service group. These are questions such as “What is the date for the convention?”, “What are badges?”, “How much is ticket prices at the door?”, and so on.

Hoshicon is a proud member of the International Otaku Expo Associaton (IOEA).

International Otaku Expo Association(IOEA/国際オタクイベント協会)は、世界のオタクイベントが一同に集まる協会です。 オタクイベントが集まることで、オタク文化の世界的な発展もたらすことを目標にします。

International Otaku Expo Association(IOEA) is an global association of expos and events where enthusiasts of otaku culture gather together. The Goal of IOEA is encourage new developments with in the wider otaku culture by linking together otaku expos.