January 30-31, 2016 · Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center

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Our journey through time will be coming to a close. The period to submit Panel Applications will be ending soon. If you haven't filled out your application yet, make sure to do so before 11/30/2015.
It's that time of year again! The AMV Contest for Setsucon 2016 is officially open for submissions! We have made some minor changes to our rules for this year, so please go check them out on our AMV Contest page. We are excited to see your AMVs! The submission deadline is January 8th, 2016.
Your favorite time of year has finally arrived, Panel Application Submissions for Setsucon 2016 are now open! Do you have an interesting idea to share with fellow con-goers? Setsucon is your place to do just that! Head over to our Panels page to fill out and submit an application. Remember to read over all of the rules carefully and don't forget that pre-registration is required.
Setsucon Pre-Reg is here! Please remember that we do have an attendance cap of 700, so get your pre-registration in early! Pre-registrations must be postmarked by December 4, 2015 or they will not be accepted. Prices for pre-registration are as follows: $25 for Weekend, $18 for Saturday only, and $12 for Sunday only. Children 5 and under can attend free of charge. We look forward to seeing you at Setsucon 2016! Please note that our parental consent policies have changed! Attendees under the age of 18 at the time of Setsucon 2016 must be accompanied by either a parent, legal guardian, or chaperone. Visit our registration page to get more details and to pre-register!
Setsucon has arranged for a discounted room rate of $89/night (plus taxes) at Toftrees. When reserving a room, please be sure to call the hotel directly and mention that you are attending Setsucon and would like the group rate. Setsucon has reserved the entire hotel for its room block, so be sure to mention Setsucon or the hotel may say that they have no rooms available. Furthermore, Toftress will not be taking online reservations for this room block.
For its tenth anniversary event, Setsucon will take place on January 30-31, 2016 at the Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. We had a signed contract to hold Setsucon 2016 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, however, The Penn Stater refused to honor this agreement. We spent months trying to work with The Penn Stater and other departments at Penn State to remain at The Penn Stater to no avail. Our only choices were to find a new venue or to cancel the event. In order to continue to hold Setsucon, we opted to find a new venue. To accommodate the smaller size of our new venue, we will have to institute an attendance cap of 700 attendees, as recommended by the staff at Toftrees. While we are disappointed that we must institute a cap, our priority is to ensure that our attendees can safely enjoy the convention. We deeply apologize for being unable to announce this information sooner. Although this news may come as a disappointment, we hope that our attendees will continue to support our event during this transition. We will not be raising our registration prices, and Pre-Registration will be opening on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
Thanks for another awesome year everyone. Let's fill our halls again in 2016!
The Setsucon staff and I apologize for the early closure of the Saturday night dance, the Setsu Odori. Our staff received several complaints of venue damage and inappropriate behavior at the dance. For your safety, we made the difficult decision to end the dance early. Once again, we apologize and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your time at Setsucon.

C. Cody Miles
Setsucon 2015 Con Chair
Have you ever wanted to attend a luncheon that's just like a scene out of Ouran High School Host Club? Well now's your chance! Come to the Setsucon Host Auction and try your hand at bidding on one of our lovely and accommodating cosplaying hosts. Who will they be? You'll just have to stop by and find out!
The Setsucon 2015 schedule is now available! Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Check back regularly for any updates.
View the Setsucon 2015 Programming Schedule

We've rolled out a new page for you to check out, right on the Setsucon website sidebar! Con Vitals is your one stop spot for information regarding important convention times and location details. Need to know when the registration desk will be open? Can't remember when the Artist Alley closes? Now it's all stored in one easy place for your convenience!
An Illustrator who specializes in Penciling, India ink Rendering and Sequential Artwork? That would be Jason Lenox. His artwork appeared in the 2013 Tribeca film "Zero Charisma" and has material has been contributed to Dark Horse Comic’s King Conan. His most recent project “The Art of Jason Lenox Volume #2” was released in May of 2014. Check out his work in Artist Alley, or our guest page for more information!
Applications go live on Sunday, November 9th at 12:00pm. Check out the Exhibitors page for rules and details.
Due to weather conditions and airport delays, there have been delays with some guests. In a effort to not cancel these guest panels, we have rearranged the schedule to accommodate their new travel plans.

Guest Panel Changes:
Though, Richard and Ellyn Stern Epcar are unable to make it out to Setsucon 2014 this year, they have decided to host a Q&A panel via Skype! The Q&A panel will be held at 8pm-9pm in Panels room 1!

Alexis Tipton Scary Story panel, feat. Leah Clark is now scheduled for 9:30pm to 10:30pm in Panels room 1!

We appreciate everyone's continued patience and understanding.
First up, the 2014 Schedule is live!! Please be sure to occasionally check the schedule page since it is subject to change.

Setsucon's convention hours will be from 8:00 AM -12:00 AM(Midnight) on Saturday and 8:00 AM-6:00 PM on Sunday. All programming ends at 12:00 AM(Midnight) on Saturday and 6:00 PM on Sunday.

Next, Registration Information:
Pre-registered attendees can pick up their badges Friday, January 24th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The Registration Desk will be open Saturday January 25th from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM, and Sunday January 27th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM for both registration and pre-registration pickup.

Just 4 days to go, so we hope you're ready. Can't wait to see you all!