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2020 Postponement & New Dates
[ 95 days, 13 hours ago - 07/17/20 07:07 PM ]

Hello Everyone,

We had hoped that with our new dates that we would be seeing all of you and having some fun together before the end of the summer this year. However, after many discussions, much planning with our Staff and the Hotel, and lots of observations of the current and evolving community situation, we have weighed the many options for Omni Fandom Expo 2020.

We found that given the current standings, holding a 2020 event was just not in the cards. In the best interests and continued safety of everyone, we felt it would better to postpone to a time when we would be able to put on the caliber of event that we have come to love for the past 6 years. We are severely disappointed and saddened to have to say that we will be postponing Omni Fandom Expo until 2021 when we hope things will be safer for all involved. After all, without you, there is no convention. But fear not Omni fans, for our dates are already locked in with our Hotel, the Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration (new name coming soon!)!

Omni Fandom Expo will return August 6-8, 2021! This gives everyone another year to plan and prepare. We hope for plenty of time to allow the current health situation to have some form of stability with immunization and treatment available to allow gatherings safely once again for all to enjoy.

Nevertheless, we will continue to plan for safe health standards, hanging on to the supplies we have already been gathering for this year so we will be ready for 2021. We have been in close contact with our Hotel location and will continue to do so as we monitor changes in the current situation.

We ask everyone to please remember that we are a small convention, and as such we rely on PreRegistration and Merchant sales to afford all the pre-con required expenses, such as venue, advertising, flights, etc. This means that, as before, all monies previously received were already applied to the Hotel and convention planning, and any flight refunds from March's postponement are still in limbo. Other expenses were rolled over from one set of dates to the next. What does this mean for those of you whom have already helped support Omni Fandom Expo 2020?

  • Hotel rooms should automatically be cancelled by the Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration. In case they are not, please give them time to do so. The hotel has not yet fully reopened and staff there is currently extremely limited or working from home.
     
  • PreRegistration and Merchant Booths/Tables: As with our previous postponement from March to August of this year, we will be rolling over all purchases to the new 2021 dates. You will not need to do anything as this will be automatic.
     
  • Panelists: Once again we will be clearing the panel schedule when the new dates are created. We will make an announcement once the new dates and times are available. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we have felt it best in everyone's interests to simply reset the panel times in case anyone needs to change their schedule.
     
  • Merchants unable to attend our new dates will need to contact us. The same requirements as last time will apply - due to the lack of sufficient funds at this time, we will be unable to refund until the specific table/booth resells. Please contact us with your table/booth number and company name as well as proof of purchase so that we may release your table/booth and place you on our refund list.
     
  • Merchants who cancelled previously and your table/booth has NOT resold: Please contact us immediately with your information so that we may place you back in your same spot. Any prior payment will be reapplied.
     
  • Merchants who cancelled previously and your table/booth IS NOT available but you were not yet refunded due to the sale not yet completing: If there is a table or booth currently available please place your reservation and contact us with your information so that we may apply your previous payment to the new table/booth.

As always, we thank everyone for their support of our small event. We wish all the best of safety and health in these trying times and hope to see you all in 2021.

We love you all and please be safe so we can see you next year.

~Samantha
Owner, Omni Fandom Expo

2020 Information Update
[ 110 days, 15 hours ago - 07/02/20 05:07 PM ]

To the Attendees and Supporters of Omni Fandom Expo:

In light of current events, we here at Omni Fandom Expo would like to take a moment to address concerns raised in regards to our event in less than two months. We appreciate everyone's concerns and do not take them lightly, and as such, we have been in contact with our host hotel to ensure that we are taking every precaution to keep Omni Fandom Expo safe. Beyond that, we are carefully monitoring Osceola County ordinances pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as information put forth by the State of Florida and the CDC.

Omni Fandom Expo is a small event, so we are confident that we will be able to ensure social distancing guidelines will be enforced over the course of the weekend. As a reminder, face coverings will be required for entry. If someone is seen without any sort of face coverings, they will be informed by Staff or volunteers to put one on, or they will need to leave the event space. This is in accordance with Osceola County guidelines requiring face coverings in public spaces. We also encourage attendees and Merchants to hold each other accountable in maintaining social distance protocols and the wearing of face coverings.

The Omni Fandom Expo Staff do believe in the effectiveness of wearing face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Recent studies have also shown this information. (For example, you can check out this article covering one such study by Cambridge University.) Of course, it is best to combine face coverings with social distancing and hand washing/sanitizing.

Throughout the convention space, we will have signs posted detailing social distancing guidelines, as well as markings on the ground for queuing. The set up for seating in Main Events and Panel Rooms will be designed with social distancing in mind, with rooms being kept to 50% capacity or less. We are in talks with the performers for our shows to make sure that everyone can have a good time without putting anyone at risk. Certain events are also being amended.

Over the last several months, the Staff of the convention have been collecting cleaning supplies for use in the convention space, and the schedules for these rooms are being adjusted in order to allow time for staff to clean the space between events and panels. Staff has also been in contact with the hotel to ensure they are going to have available accommodations of sanitizer stations when they reopen in July after their renovations. We encourage all Merchants to come prepared with cleaning supplies for their individual booths, as Omni Fandom Expo will need to make sure that their supplies lasts the entire weekend, from set up on Thursday to tear down on Sunday.

We understand that some of our friends in the community have concerns about our event. While our policy on refunds remains the same, we would like to remind everyone that tickets are transferrable and they may be sold to another party. If you have any questions or further concerns please send them to info@omniexpo.com to ensure that they are seen in a timely manner. Please note that our Staff may not be able to reply to every email due to their own schedules of working in essential industries.

We thank everyone for their continued support in our little convention, and we hope to see you in August!

Sincerely,
The Staff at Omni Fandom Expo

Convention Update!!
[ 127 days, 17 hours ago - 06/15/20 03:06 PM ]

Omni fans! We hope everyone has been keeping safe and healthy during these crazy times.

We wanted to give an update about this year's event. Osceola County, where our hotel is located at, has a County Ordinance requiring the wearing of face masks when in public. Because of this, as well as the concern for everyone's health while in attenance, Omni Fandom Expo 2020 will be requiring face masks/covering to be worn by everyone at all times inside the convention space.

This means all attendees, vendors, artists, Staff, and Guests. If you need to take a break from your mask you will need to step outside away from the entrance doors or return to your hotel room (if you're staying with us at our host location).

In this light, we know many of you are sporting custom fandom masks and we want to see them! Get creative if you haven't yet! Show us your cosplay-related masks or how you show off your favorite character or series/movie/game/etc.

Tag us in your social media posts (@OmniFandomExpo on Instagram and Twitter!) and use the hashtag #OFE2020facemasks in your post so we can check them out! We'll even give away a VIP pass to our favorite pick!

We can't wait to hang out with everyone August 14-16, 2020 at the Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration in Kissimmee, FL!

Tickets and hotel room reservations are available now!



For more information about Osceola County's current COVID-19 ordinances, please check out their site. https://www.osceola.org/covid19/

#OFE2020 #OmniFandomExpo #OmniFandomExpo2020 #facemasks #convention #giveaway #conventionupdate

Convention Update
[ 221 days, 14 hours ago - 03/13/20 06:03 PM ]

As fans ourselves, we always take pride in trying to put together the best event possible for everyone to enjoy. That being said, we of course are always concerned with the safety and well-being of everyone involved in Omni Fandom Expo. We have been in talks with the Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration, our event location for next weekend, about the concerns of the currently evolving situation.

As a small business event, we rely on the patronage of merchants and attendees alike to maintain our show. Everyone on Staff has worked hard to make sure we could have been able to keep everyone as safe as possible and respond quickly to any situation.

That being said, we had many discussions between our location and Staff. It took a lot for us to come to our decision, but ultimately it was also required by the City of Kissimmee as well. We are deeply heartbroken for it to have come down to this.

We have chosen to postpone the convention to later in the year. Dates will be announced as soon as we have them finalized.

Merchants - your current table and booth fees will be rolled over to the new dates, including those whom had previously cancelled. Any attendees who have PreRegistration tickets will also be rolled over to our new dates. The only changes will be that Panelists will need to reschedule once the new dates are in our system.

Everyone with hotel room reservations may easily amend by contacting the hotel directly. New hotel reservation information will be made available as soon as we have it.

Please, stay home and take care of yourself if you feel any illness. We as a community all joke in good fun about "con plague" and how it can be inevitable but this time it may be no joke with everyone on heightened alert.

Thank you all for your support and we look forward to our next event!

-Omni Fandom Expo Staff

Information about COVID-19
[ 224 days, 17 hours ago - 03/10/20 03:03 PM ]

Greetings Omni Fandom Expo fans!

My name is Samantha and I am the convention owner. In my role, there are many things that I am responsible for beyond the setup and planning of the convention itself. I wanted to take a moment to address a concern that has been brought to us lately.

As March 20 rolls ever closer, we understand that there is concern over the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our event. We understand this concern and we are monitoring this situation closely.

We have been in contact with our event location, the Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration, over this concern. They have assured us that they have increased their cleaning and disinfecting procedures in all public and high traffic areas of the hotel. They will also have Hand Sanitizing stations throughout the public area.

We also plan to have our own supplies on hand for our Staff to utilize to help in keeping Registration, Main Events, Panel Room, and Gaming as clean as possible. Of course, we will always recommend that all attendees and merchants take their own precautions and bring extra supplies of their own as we are aware that supply availability for cleaning and sanitation items is quite limited in our areas. Along the same line, we strongly suggest keeping an extra awareness for other's personal space and not touching or hugging anyone without their consent.

According to the CDC, "for the majority of people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. There is not widespread circulation in most communities in the United States."

They have also released the best preventative actions to keep in mind during this time.
"-Clean your hands often
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
-If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
-To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
-Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
-Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
-Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)"

The following is also the current known symptoms to keep an eye for:
"-Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor.
-If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs*:
    * Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    * Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    * New confusion or inability to arouse
    * Bluish lips or face"

The CDC has advised those whom are older or have compromised immune systems should take extra precaution to reduce risks, however, keep in mind that at this time the risk of getting influenza is higher than COVID-19.

For more information about the coronavirus, please check the CDC website as they provide updates with new information.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

We are continuing to get everything ready for next weekend and we look forward to hanging out with everyone in Kissimmee.

Thank you all for your support!

~Samantha
Omni Fandom Expo Owner

New Cosplayers Announcement!
[ 225 days, 7 hours ago - 03/10/20 01:03 AM ]

Omni Fandom Expo 2020 welcomes Guest Cosplayers Moria Yume, Taylor Lost One, BeeKaChu, and StarrCosplay!

CosDance Fest Performers Announcement!
[ 225 days, 7 hours ago - 03/10/20 01:03 AM ]

CosDance Fest brings the anime performers to YOU!

Cosplayers and dancers alike head to the stage to bring their characters to life in a concert lineup live at OMNI FANDOM EXPO!

Featuring performances by!

  • Cherrish
  • Augmented 7th
  • Fresh Steps
  • Sakurabrii
  • Re:Star

Location: Main Events
Time: Saturday: 5:30pm

Shinobi School Presents: MIYAZAKI MADNESS - An Aerials and Movement Show
[ 269 days, 13 hours ago - 01/25/20 06:01 PM ]

Shinobi School Presents: MIYAZAKI MADNESS
An Aerials and Movement Show

The magical worlds of Miyazaki come to life in the Miyazaki Madness Movement Show! See your favorite characters perform aerials, parkour, acro, dance and other amazing feats in this Movement Show inspired by your favorite Miyazaki films!


Location: Main Events
Time: Saturday: Time - TBA
LORE OLYMPUS: A BURLESQUE OF MYTHICAL PROPORTIONS (18+ ONLY)
[ 273 days, 13 hours ago - 01/21/20 06:01 PM ]

LORE OLYMPUS: A BURLESQUE OF MYTHICAL PROPORTIONS (18+ ONLY)

Once every 400 years an event of mythic proportions graces the mortal world. The Gods have come down from Olympus to compete in various trails for prestige and bragging rights. This year a new category has been added much to the mortals pleasure. That category...is Burlesque. Come see the epic feats that myths and legends are written from. 

Make sure to bring plenty of ones, YOU will be voting with your dollars! 

Note: Apollo is not invited

[ Click here for more information! ]

Theoretical Rejects Presents: Netflix & Chill Burlesque Parody Show! (18+ ONLY)
[ 289 days, 4 hours ago - 01/06/20 03:01 AM ]

Theoretical Rejects Presents: Netflix & Chill Burlesque Parody Show! (18+ ONLY)

Sit back, relax, and get ready to binge your favorite Netflix originals in this rated R burlesque parody spectacular!

Don't wanna be that "Chill"? Then be prepared to take the stage during one of our unique, interactive Netflix themed games.    

18+ ONLY! Must have valid State ID or Drivers License present. No photos or videos during performance allowed. Tips encouraged! Online tipping available! 

Find us at:
https://www.facebook.com/theoreticalrejects/
https://ko-fi.com/theoreticalrejects

[ Click here for more information! ]

Speakeasy Sirens: JoJo's Burlesque Adventure! (18+ Only)
[ 291 days, 14 hours ago - 01/03/20 05:01 PM ]

Amidst Jotaros journey to defeat DIO, he encounters a powerful new stand user. With a mysterious ability capable of affecting all of space and time, how will the Joestar family bloodline fare against this new enemies abilities?!    

Help join Jotaro or DIO in a bidding war for the stand user that YOU the audience will decide who wins!!

So grab those IDs, pose your heart out and prepare those bills!
Join the Speakeasy Sirens as they take the stage in this bizarre burlesque adventure! 

[ Click here for more information! ]

CosDance Fest!
[ 297 days, 12 hours ago - 12/28/19 07:12 PM ]

CosDance Fest is a brand new event that brings the anime performers to YOU! 

Cosplayers and dancers alike head to the stage to bring their characters to life in a concert lineup live at OMNI FANDOM EXPO

SIGN UP NOW to Participate! 

Happy Holidays!
[ 301 days, 11 hours ago - 12/24/19 08:12 PM ]

The Omni Fandom Expo Staff would like to wish one and all Happy Holidays!

We have several updates coming soon, including Masquerade Costume Contest updates as well as a new showcase event being announced! Stay tuned~

Merchant Update!
[ 305 days, 19 hours ago - 12/20/19 12:12 PM ]

Omni-tan here and OMG! Y'all are awesome~~ Artist Tables are currently all filled, Vendor Booths have only 2 left!

The Staff has told me that they are discussing possibly opening more Artist Tables in the prefunction space outside the Exhibit Hall. As always, all approved merchants should keep an eye on the site here as any tables/booths that open up will update in real time on the website's interactive map. All merchant booths and tables are available on a first-come first-serve basis!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

~<3 Omni-tan

Vendor and Artist Applications Now Open for Omni Fandom Expo 2020!
[ 317 days, 2 hours ago - 12/09/19 05:12 AM ]

Omni Fandom Expo is now currently taking applications for Vendors and Artists!

Apply now for a Booth / Table and, if you are approved, you will be able to select yours immediatly as soon as they are available for purchase.

This year, Artist Alley will be located inside the Exhibit hall along with Vendors except for the potental of a few tables in the prefunction area.

The final Booth and Table layout and also pricing will be available as soon as the Exhibit Hall layout is approved by the Fire Marshall. The layout is currently subject to change based on Fire Marshal approval. 

Vendor booths are 10'x10' (scaled up from 8x8 last year) and Artist Tables are 6'x5'.

We are keeping all the pricing the same as last year. Pricing for Artist Tables is $120 and Vendor Booths are $300 for booths next to the entrance and $280 for inline.

To sign up for a booth, please create a merchant account and make sure you designate what types of merchant you are (Vendor, Artist, both) or sign in and go to the following page to fill out the application:

http://www.omniexpo.com/index.cfm?ID=343

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@omniexpo.com.

INCOMING GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT ALERT
[ 337 days, 15 hours ago - 11/18/19 04:11 PM ]

HIIIIII everyone!!! I'm so excited. Can you tell I'm excited?!

I get to announce not just one, but TWO guests today! (I know, I know, if you were at Rangerstop's convention last weekend (Nov 8-10) you would've already seen this announcement early, BUT STILL!)

Welcome FIRST TIME GUEST Neil Kaplan and Omni Guest Alum Paul St. Peter to Omni Fandom Expo 2020! Aaaah, so excited!! ~<3 <3 Omni-tan

Neil Kaplan is making his first return appearance to Florida in about a decade, so don't miss out on saying hi! Neil is an American voice actor, entertainer and comedian. He is known for voicing Madara Uchiha in Naruto: Shippuden, Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai in Bleach, and Emperor Zarkon in Voltron: Legendary Defender. He joins Paul St. Peter as an alum of Digimon, voicing Halsemon, Hawkmon, Aquilamon, and many others.

Some may also recognize Neil's voice from BeetleBorgs as the villain Hornix (and others), from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue as the villain Diabolico, and from Power Rangers Time Force as the villain Gluto. Gamers may recognize Neil Kaplan from Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty & Heroes of the Storm as Tychus Findley, from League of Legends as Aurelion Sol, from Guild Wars 2 as Bloody Prince Thorn (and several others), from World of Warcraft & Hearthstone as Cenarius, or from Destiny 2 as Dominus Ghaul.


Paul St. Peter is of course a 3-year alum guest to Omni Fandom Expo. He loves seeing everyone and hanging out so much that he looks forward to returning every year! He is best known for Xemnas in Kingdom Hearts, Nine Tailed Fox in Naruto, Wormmon & Leomon in Digimon, among many many others.


Don't miss out! Omni Fandom Expo takes place March 20-22, 2020 at the Day's Hotel by Wyndham Celebration in Kissimmee!

#OmniFandomExpo #OmniFandomExpo2020 #CelebrityGuests #neilkaplan #paulstpeter #videogames #anime #voiceactors #actors

Pre-Registration Now Open!
[ 357 days, 20 hours ago - 10/29/19 12:10 PM ]

Good News Everyone! Pre-Registration is now open! *_* Check the site for all the information and to pre-reg your tickets now! Don't forget that if you pre-register for a weekend pass, you save over at-the-door prices!

Click Here to Pre-Register Tickets!

I'm so excited for everything happening, and there's some cool announcements I'm just itching to share! (But boo, they won't let me yet~~)

Also, some of the Staff will be hanging out at Rangerstop in a couple weeks - will they see you there?

~<3 Omni-tan

#OmniFandomExpo #OmniFandomExpo2020 #OFE2020 #convention #ticketing #florida #anime #videogames #scifi #gaming #celebrityguests #cosplay #contests #orlando

Hotel Reservations Now Open!
[ 361 days, 15 hours ago - 10/25/19 05:10 PM ]

Hotel Reservations Available Image

Happy Friday everyone!

Goodness, it's been a while since my last update, and I am so so sorry it took so long to talk to you all~ I've been busy dealing with Glitch. ??

The Staff wanted me to let everyone know that reservations are now available for the Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration for Omni Fandom Expo 2020! <3  I am so excited for this year!! 

So much more is coming along, and I just can't wait to share~~

Until next time!
~<3 <3 Omni-tan

PS:
It might help if I leave you the link for the hotel! ^_^;;


Click Here to Find More Info About Hotel Room Reservation!


#OmniFandomExpo #OmniFandomExpo2020 #OFE2020 #convention #florida #anime #videogame #event #hotel #Omnitan

Quick Update~
[ 386 days, 14 hours ago - 09/30/19 06:09 PM ]

Oh goodness, I can't believe it's already the end of September! There's so much to -----

GLIIIIIIIITCH!!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MY GRAPHICS?!?!  >_<

I wanted to make a happy cool post to say hi to everyone, but Glitch decided he needed to get involved I guess. *sigh* I'll turn things over to the Staff while I sort him out...

~Omni-tan <3 <3 <3

~~

Hello everyone! We hope you've all had a fantastic summer! And with Fall well underway, it's time to get those 2020 engines going!

We'd like to start off the season by letting everyone know about an update with our location. Our previous announcement mentioned that we would be at the Park Inn by Radisson in Kissimmee. While we are still at this location, the hotel has been undergoing a renovation and brand change!

We are happy to say the current name of the hotel is Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration. We are currently working with them to get the hotel reservation links set up. We will make another announcement as soon as that goes online!

Coming soon, though, is what we know you all look forward to - guest announcements! We've got a couple in the pipeline, and we can't wait to share with you!!

To all of our merchants - we know you have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of applications opening. Please be patient, we hope to have that ready coming soon now that we've gotten some needed info from our hotel! As always we will announce here when applications open!

Omni Fandom Expo - March 20-22, 2020
Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration, Kissimmee

http://www.OmniFandomExpo.com

#OmniFandomExpo #OmniFandomExpo2020 #glitchthedragon #omnitan #mascot #convention

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[ 531 days, 10 hours ago - 05/08/19 10:05 PM ]

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