Genericon XXVI Welcomes Back Uzuhi and Jenny Blanchard

TROY, NY (January 29, 2013) - Genericon, the annual student-run anime, science-fiction, and gaming convention held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is holding its 26th convention on the weekend of March 1-3, and today the convention is pleased to announce that Uzuhi and Jenny Blanchard will be returning to this year's Genericon.

Uzuhi has previously performed their unique form of J-pop infused punk music at Ground Zero, RPI's student-organized underground music venue, as well as New Jersey manga convention MangaNEXT. Uzuhi's performance will take place on Saturday evening, March 2, 2013, in the Darrin Communications Center.

Jenny Blanchard (Electronic Arts '09) is the author of Enjuhneer, a webcomic centered around life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (a.k.a “RPI,” the university that has hosted Genericon each year for its nearly 25-year history). She started drawing Enjuhneer in 2008, and continues to update nearly two years after graduating. Blanchard will be running two panels about her comic and an “Enjuhneer edition” of the party game Werewolf.

Genericon is an annual, student-run sci-fi, anime, and gaming convention, the oldest of its kind in the United States. For 26 years, it has been run by student staff and volunteers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in Troy, New York. The convention features a 24-hour video game room, anime and sci-fi screenings, role playing games, a cosplay contest, vendors, artists' alley, panels by special guests and fans, a concert, gaming tournaments and more. For more information, visit

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