Animation and Gaming Convention, also known as A&G Convention or A&G Con ( formerly known as A&G Ohio) is an annual three day animation and gaming convention held during March/April at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY (Cincinnati, OH). The convention is the largest Animation and Gaming convention in the Ohio - Indiana - Kentucky's Tri-State Area. The convention is organized by the non profit group Nexus Gaming Alliance Inc, and is part of their initiative to bring focus to enhance, enrich, educate and entertain the audience, as well as provide information about Voice Acting, Gaming, Animation, Costume Making, Technology and other genres of the like.

1. Programming
2. History
2.1 Event History

Programming The convention typically includes artist alley, autograph sessions (Free and for a fee), concerts, dances, vendor's room, egaming (video gaming, and video gaming), traditional gaming (role play, table top, trading card), karaoke, costume and skit contest, jam space, panels, workshops and Q&As. A&G also includes a variety of signature events that the convention creates yearly. These events include the Multiverse Rumble (formerly known as Cosplay Wrestling (First convention in the United States to do this at a convention)), Cosplay Musical, Human Tetris, L.A.G.(Live Action Gaming), Assassins Guild and more.

History A&G was formed in 2006 due to the lack of "variety" from a majority of the conventions in the United States. In 2008, the convention debuted as A&G Ohio, taking place at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. The convention fell on hard times as the show attendance suffered, due to a level 2 winter emergency that blanketed the area in over 1" of accumulated ice. Due to disputes with the host hotel in Akron, no hotels with the desired space, and other conventions already based around Cleveland, A&G Ohio decided to move to Cincinnati in 2009. In 2009, A&G 2 took place at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. Not only was the venue fantastic for the event, but attendance grew to over 800. A&G Ohio stayed at the venue until they were forced with an attendance cap issue. In 2012 the event moved to the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH. At the time, the event thought that it would be a great move due to the area and the spaces possibility for growth. After a series of events between the hotel and the convention and its attendees, the convention decided it was best to part ways. The move to the Crown Plaza Cincinnati North in 2013 was a logical one as it offered the biggest convention space (outside of downtown, in which the convention owners disliked the space). The convention hit attendance cap in 2013 and was once again forced to move. The convention made a home at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and Marriott River Center in 2014 and dropped the moniker "Ohio" from the events name. The move to the NKYCC proved to be a significant increase in event space and attendance. In 2014 the event changed it's official site from "" to "" & ""

A&G Con 2015 added the Expo Hall at the Northern Convention Center, and is bringing in new departments and content. Collectable Card Gaming, Jam Space, Comic Books, and more Video Gaming space.

The convention remains to be a staple for new convention guests for the area to this day. Guests to be brought to the area for their first convention appearances: Michael McConnohie, Melodee Spevack, D.C. Douglas, Steve Downes, Volpin Props, Michael "Storm" Raven, Airship Isabella, Nexus Gaming Alliance, Nerdfit Network, Kira Buckland, Danielle McRae, Kaiji Tang, Jon St. John, Georgia Cullyenburg, Matt Hill and more.

Event history

Dates Location Attendance Guests New Signature Event
February 8–10, 2008 Hilton Akron, Fairlawn, OH. 300 Random Battle Group Tristan McAvery, Michael McConnohie, Melodee Spevack, The Protomen, Spike Spencer, Spoony Bards, Cosplay Musical, Cosplay Wrestling
March 13–15, 2009 Holiday Inn Eastgate, Cincinnati, OH. 800 DM Ashura, Steve Blum, Steve Downes, Richard Epcar, Yaya Han, Lunarium, Shael Riley, Dan Slott, Ellyn Stern, Super 8-Bit Brothers Mario Kart Live
March 12–14, 2010 Holiday Inn Eastgate, Cincinnati, OH. 950 The Protomen, DM Ashura, Troy Baker, DC Douglas, Dual Core, Glenn Dubois, Nerdfit Network, Gavin Goszka, Decepticon Motormaster, Chris Patton, Shammers and Lefthand, Sleeping Samurai N/A
March 18–20, 2011 Holiday Inn Eastgate, Cincinnati, OH. 1000 Action Adventure World, Amazing BrandO, Brentalfloss, Dual Core, Nerdit Network, Quinton Flynn, Wendee Lee, My Parents Favorite Music, Positive Attitude, Shammers and Left Hand, Super 8-Bit Brothers King of ConTest
March 8–11, 2012 Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, OH. 1150 The Protomen, Action Adventure World, DM Ashura, Brentalfloss, DC Douglas, Steve Downes, Nerdfit Network, Richard Epcar, Gavin Goszka, Michael McConnohie, My Parents Favorite Music, Melodee Spevack, StarF, Ellyn Stern Trackmania Invitational, Assassins Guild
April 5–7, 2013 Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North, Sharronsville, OH. 1500 Gwendoline Yeo, Jon St. John, Matthew Mercer, Danielle McRae, Powerglove, Jessie Pridemore, Eric Stuart, Urizen, TYCracker Human Tetris
April 4–6, 2014 Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY 2,000 DC Douglas, Georgia Cullyenburg, Kaiji Tang, Michael "Storm" Raven, Nexus Gaming Alliance, Airship Isabella N/A
March 13–15, 2015 Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY TBD Mega Ran, Airship Isabella, Nexus Gaming Alliance, Mr. Creepy Pasta, TBA

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