PA Anime Convention Setsucon Returns Next Weekend January 28th-30th

ALTOONA, PA – Setsucon will soon be returning next weekend at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Prices for the badges at the door will be $40 for a weekend badge, $30 for a Saturday only badge, and $20 for a Sunday only badge.

Setsucon, run by the students & alumni of the Penn State Anime Organization, has been bringing Japanese culture, such as anime, manga, and cosplay, to the Central Pennsylvania area for nearly 15 years. Setsucon wants to bring a safe and inclusive environment for anime and manga fans of all ages, as well as beyond.

This year, Setsucon will have many events and activities taking place during the convention. The first ever Charity Gaming Tournament for Setsucon will be taking place, and all proceeds will be going towards the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Alongside the tournament, Setsucon will hold four concerts for those attending at no additional cost. These musical acts include Awesomus Prime, Heroes 4 Hire, Otaku ON-GAKU, and ThaGATAnegrra.

Outside of those guests, plenty of other great guests will be attending Setsucon. Those guests include; voice actors such as Brittany Lauda and Matt Shipman, dance perform group: Antipode, tabletop gaming guest Charles Dunbar, musical performers including DJ Kyon, Gr3ys0n, and n00neimp0rtant, convention emcee Silver Sheep, and cosplay judges Corwynte, Riyuski, Zadra, Minomotu, and Risuruuu.

There are several other activities that attendees can partake in, such as the Itasha Car Show presented by Livery By Design, the Pixel Pop Maid Café, the Hall Cosplay and Cosplay Masquerade for those wanting to show off their cosplay, the Setsu Odori dance with amazing DJs there, our own AMV contest, as well as playing tabletop RPGs with others.

ABOUT SETSUCON: Setsucon is organized by the Penn State Anime Organization at University Park. Starting out in 2007 at the Days Inn Penn State in State College, this student and alumni run event moved to Altoona in 2018 to continue growing and presenting a safe and inclusive family friendly convention to Pennsylvania and beyond. With nearly 1,500 attendees, it is one of the largest fandom events in Central Pennsylvania and the fourth largest annual anime convention in the state. Setsucon was named the Penn State Student Organization Program of the Year in 2018. The next convention will be held January 28th-30th, 2022 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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