Animate! Columbus Info and Roll Call: June 9th, 2023 - June 11th, 2023 (Columbus, OH)


405th Regiment Officer
Stream Team
Member DIN
We have had an official event appearance request from the event runners of GalaxyCon of Columbus, Ohio to appear at that newest anime and animation centric event for panel and booth, Animate! Columbus.

Description: Date: June 7th through June 9th, 2023. (Condensed: 06/07/2023 - 06/09/2023)

Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center,

400 North High St
Columbus, OH 43215
( Google Maps )

Event Website: Animate! Columbus
Approximate Number of Attendees

"It's an ANIMATION CELEBRATION at GalaxyCon Presents ANIMATE! Join us for 3 days of anime, animation, cosplay, and more!

We feature entertainment, Q&As, video and tabletop gaming, panels, costume contests, cosplay wrestling, and so much more fandom for you to explore."

Local Hotels:

1. Hyatt Regency Columbus
2. Hilton Columbus Downtown

Final Thoughts:

This is the first time GalaxyCon's event runners will be running this event, and its honor to be invited back to help really represent what they can bring to the table. I urge any members who can make this event to appear as it will be great representation of just what the Midwest can do!

Confirmed "Boots on Ground":

- Cadet
- MaxImpactGaming

Tentative Responses:

- Wayward Flood (Saturday)

Badge Purchase: (HERE)

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Exhibition Hall Hours

FRIDAY: 2pm to 8pm

SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm

SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm

Booth: Exhibit Hall C, "Cosplay Lounge/Attractions," area. Hall C has a large "Video Game" banner outside.

Panel: TBD



As seen in the above diagram, the booth will have two areas, the Recruitment, Q/A, and Display Table and the Photo Backdrop area.

Working the Table: It is preferred you wear 405th Branded items, Outpost Discovery Jerseys, or more “Business Casual” attire. Failing that, Halo branded merchandise is also a good bet. If you want, you may wear your Halo costume, but remember this area of the booth is intended for interaction with the public and your costume might interfere with that communication. Please keep your attention forward-facing to engage the public as much as possible. Welcome them to our booth and ask them if they're familiar with the 405th. Explain that we are an International Halo costume and prop group that seeks to assist others in building their dream Halo costume. For example, our website houses a wide variety of tutorials, free templates, and 3D print files. We also provide members with an opportunity to wear those costumes at Conventions, meet Ups, and Community Events. For example, direct them to our donation QR code for Extra Life and mention our yearly 24 Hour Fundraising event for it.

Working the Backdrop Area: This is the area where you are intended to be wearing your costume and be available for pictures with members of the public in front of our Photo Backdrop. While in costume remember that we do not ever “Tea Bag” while representing the 405th, nor are we to take pictures in any threatening manner, such as pointing our weapons at a member of the general public or pretending to strike or melee them, per the request of 343i and Microsoft.

We will also need handlers in this area to keep an eye on and organize any line for photos, and to keep an eye on our members in costume. It is preferred the handlers wear a 405th item, but since we understand that our handlers might be non-members like friends, significant others, or family, if they can wear any Halo branded items, that would be a plus. Like the table, please keep your attention forward-facing to engage the guests as much as possible. Invite them into the space, describe our group if folks are interested, and promote the Extra Life donation QR code if possible. Donations are not required, but we appreciate anything anyone can give.

Dinner Plans: Potluck style Saturday Evening. Due to the Exhibit Hall remaining open until 8PM but many options in the area closing before then, a decision will need to be made on site as to when members will want to do dinner.

Photoshoot: Tentative Saturday afternoon post 405th Panel.

Indoor Shoot:

Photographer Information:

Location: Lobby outside Exhibit Hall C.

Please contact me regarding any questions as I have a direct line to the event runners, hope to get some of you out to this event!
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I will definitely be available and will be going to this event. Whatever I need to do in order to be considered for this please let me know. I am already over my 90 days and will very soon have my 50 posts finished.
Pulled the booth support for this event, Event runners are cool and understand this was a little more short notice than we could plan for and are happy to have a booth for us next year!

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