January 27-28, 2018 · Blair County Convention Center

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Setsucon is moving to the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania, which is just two hours away from both Harrisburg and Pittsburgh! And with this move, we'll be eliminating the attendance cap! Join us January 27-28, 2018 to celebrate our 12th year!

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts! We'll be posting status updates about the Attendance Cap as well as programming events all throughout the weekend!

Setsucon is only days away! To open up our Setsu-weekend, join us at Opening Ceremonies for a sneak preview of the upcoming Skip Beat! dub. We will be showcasing scenes featuring our voice actor guests. For more information on Skip Beat! and how to get your copy of this dub once it comes out, visit the official website.

Special thanks to Pied Piper, Inc. for providing us with this sneak peek at the dub!

Setsucon is just days away! Here's the info on how to get your badge at Setsucon 2017!

On Friday, January 20th, the Setsucon Registration Desk will be open only for pre-reg pickup. Please Note! Only those who have already pre-registered can pick up badges on Friday night.

Don't have a badge yet? Well, it's not too late to register for Setsucon 2017! We have about 550 badges available on Saturday and at least 25 badges available on Sunday (depending on Saturday sales). Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. We'll be doing our best to provide updates about the number of remaining badges throughout the weekend.

Finally, please remember to familiarize yourselves with our Registration FAQ and Parental Consent policies. Any attendee under the age of 18 must have the proper parental consent and chaperone paperwork on file and must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or chaperone who also has a badge.

Setsucon is pleased to announce the card gaming events for 2017. This year we are running tournaments for Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Cardfight Vanguard, and Pokémon. For more information on the tournaments and the rules that we will be using, go to the Programming page on our website.

Special thanks to Jake's Cards and Games for running the Setsucon 2017 Card Gaming Tournaments.

The Setsucon 2017 schedule is now available! Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Check back regularly for any updates.

View the Setsucon 2017 Programming Schedule

Ralfington will be playing at the Setsu Odori in 2017 for his first time! Having worked with Dj Cutman on his very first EP "Remix Default" back in 2014, he has earned his spot as one the newest artists for Dj Cutman's music label GameChops. He will be bringing us some new and unique remixes that focuses on anime music, funk, and J-pop! For more information on Ralfington, check out our website's guests page.

Setsucon has brought back DJ-R for the Setsu Odori! DJ-R, a Penn State alumnus, is a part of GameChops, a record label for video game dance remixes. For more information on DJ-R, visit the guests page on our website.

The AMV deadline has been extended until this Friday, January 13th. Submit your entry today to be part of the AMV contest. Go to the AMV Contest Page for full details.

Our favorite geek belly dancing troupe, Antipode, will be coming to Setsucon 2017! Fusing the theatrics of acting with a mix of cosplay, pop-culture, and off- beat humor Antipode brings the audience not just dance, but full geek entertainment. For more information on Antipode, shuffle on over to our Guests page.

Setsucon 2017 will feature a guest appearance from Kira Buckland! Kira has lent her voice to such anime characters as Umi in Love Live, Kuroyukihime in Accel World, Kogyoku in Magi, Zushi in Hunter x Hunter, and Mimete in the new Sailor Moon dub. In Video Games, she has voiced such characters as Edna in Tales of Zestiria, Hiyoko Saionji in Danganronpa 2, Artemia in Bravely Default, and Marie in Skullgirls.

For more information on Kira, check out our guests page.

The art contests for Setsucon 2017 are being extended an extra week! You will now have until Friday, December 23 at 11:59:59 PM to submit your entries for our Badge, Cover, and T-shirt contests. If you need a refresher on the rules for the contests, check out the Contests page on our website.

We are proud to announce that Uncle Yo will be returning to Setsucon for 2017! Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer is a truly unique stand-up comedian and the host of the "Chroniclers of Darkness" podcast, and is the man behind the "Dungeon Crawlers" YouTube fantasy sitcom.

To learn more about Uncle Yo, please visit our website's guests page.

Hall Cosplay applications for Setsucon 2017 are now open! Have you made a stunning costume that you would like to have judged? Come participate in the Setsucon Hall Cosplay Contest! Judging will be held earlier on Saturday, before the Masquerade event begins. Awards for the Hall Cosplay Contest will be awarded at the end of the Masquerade event. Check out the Hall Cosplay page on our website for rules and to send in your application!

Masquerade applications are now open for Setsucon 2017! If you’re interested in performing in front of judges and an audience this is the chance for you. You can compete by yourself or with a group. Skits of all kinds will be judged; dancing, singing, comedy, etc. Mandatory practice will be held Saturday afternoon. Pop on over to the Masquerade page to check out the rules and send in your application!

Pre-Registration is now closed! If you mailed your pre-registration to us and do not receive your confirmation by December 8th, please contact our Registration Director by using our website's contact form. We will have At-Con Registration available at the convention so stay tuned for further details.

Panel Applications for Setsucon 2017 are now closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted panels. We will now begin the process of reviewing all of the submissions. Applicants will be notified in the upcoming weeks about whether or not their panel has been accepted.

Setsucon is proud to announce Keith Silverstein as a guest for 2017! Keith is a veteran voice actor know for voicing Kimimaro in Naruto, Speedwagon in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and Hisoka in Hunter x Hunter. In the world of video games, he voices Torbjörn in Overwatch, as well as Lex Luthor in Batman: Arkham Knight.

For more information on Keith, you can visit our website's guests page.

If you are still working on your panel application or haven't had a chance to submit it yet, please make sure to apply soon! We will be extending the deadline until December 2, 2016 if you need a bit more time to plan your panel. Please make sure that you've pre-registered before submitting your panel application. Details about how to submit a panel application are on the Panels page of our website.

This is your friendly reminder that pre-registration is currently open and will close on December 2, 2016. If you want the pre-registration price and a secured spot at the convention, you must have your mailed pre-registration with all required forms postmarked on or before December 2, 2016. If you mailed your pre-registration more than two weeks ago and have not received your confirmation, please contact registration so we can keep an eye out for it.

Visit our registration page to get more details and to pre-register!

The period to submit Panel Applications will be ending soon. You have about one week left to submit an application for review. If you haven’t filled out your application yet, make sure to do so before the deadline. Sunday, November 27, 2016 is the last day that Panel Applications will be accepted for Setsucon 2017. Check the Panels page on our website for more details about panels.

Do you want your art to grace the stage of Setsucon 2017? Your chance has come!

Setsucon is holding our usual art contests, with the winning entries being showcased throughout the convention. We are looking for designs for the official booklet cover, con badges, and the Setsucon 2017 attendee T-shirt. Check out our Contests Page for more details.

Panel Application Submissions for Setsucon 2017 are now open! We look forward to another year of fantastic attendee panels. If you have a passion to share or a skill to teach, 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 to pre-register for the con!

As we approach the opening of panel applications, Setsucon would like to announce a change to the Panels Policy. We will be recognizing those panelists who have reliably provided content to our convention for the past few years. These panelists may qualify for Veteran Panelist status. Registration costs are waived for a Veteran, if their panel is accepted at Setsucon 2017. For those that do not qualify as Veteran panelist, you can still be reimbursed for panels after the convention. Please see the Panels Page for full details.

Applications for Exhibitors are now live! Artist applications will stay open until Monday, October 24th while Vendor applications will stay open until Monday, October 31st. If you are interested in applying for a space, you can check out our Exhibitors page.

Setsucon 2017 Pre-Registration is now open! Our venue is allowing us to increase our cap this year to 850 people! Pre-Registrations must be postmarked by December 2, 2016 or they will not be counted.

Also, please note that our parental consent policies have changed (again)! Attendees under the age of 18 at the time of Setsucon 2017 must be accompanied by either a parent, legal guardian, or chaperone 18 years of age or older. Visit our registration page to get more details and to pre-register!

Setsucon will be returning to the Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania on January 21-22, 2017! Attendees can make reservations under our special rate of $92/night. Rooms booked at Toftrees will temporarily require a two night minimum reservation. See our website's Location Page to learn more about reserving rooms.

We hope to see you all at Setsucon 2017!

Time has flown by since Setsucon 2016! Our staff have finally, finally, finally returned to normal sleeping and eating schedules and are getting the gears rolling to prepare for another year.

But first! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to Setsucon 2016, especially in the face of the challenges that we faced pulling off the event. We’re going to keep working hard, and we hope to see you again in 2017!

Just a heads up to all of you. The ATM at the Toftrees is out of money. We do not expect it to be replenished over the weekend.
We have sold the additional 50 badges. Keep an eye out for further announcements. We will continue to monitor the situation and let you know if we can manage to squeeze any more people in!
We just got the go ahead from our venue to increase the cap by a smidgen! Starting at NOON we will have 50 more badges available. Badges are still available on a first come, first serve basis.
We have reached our attendance cap of 700 for Saturday. There are no longer any Saturday/Weekend badges available. There are at least 70 Sunday-only badges remaining. We will post a more exact number later today.
Good morning! The registration desk is already open and going strong. There are 46 Weekend/Saturday badges left before we reach cap. For Sunday only badges, we have at least 70 remaining, but will not sell these until Sunday.
Good morning! The registration desk is already open and going strong. There are 46 Weekend/Saturday badges left before we reach cap. For Sunday only badges, we have at least 70 remaining, but will not sell these until Sunday.
The registration desk is closed for tonight. The registration desk will reopen at 7AM Saturday morning for pre-registration pickup and at-con registration. We will have 100 weekend badges available on a first come, first serve basis.
Reminder, the registration desk closes at 10:00PM for tonight. You've only got 30 minutes left to pick-up your pre-registration or register for 2016! We have 133 badges left before we reach that cap.
Setsucon is pleased to announce the card gaming events for 2016. This year we are running tournaments for Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Cardfight Vanguard, and Force of Will. For more information on the tournaments and the rules that we will be using, go to our Programming page.
Special Thanks to Jake's Cards and Games for running the Setsucon 2016 Card Gaming Tournaments
Need help finding your way around? Here's a map of the new venue to help you out!

View the Setsucon 2016 Venue Map
Just in a nick of time, the Setsucon 2016 schedule is now available! Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Check back regularly for any updates.
View the Setsucon 2016 Programming Schedule

Since the burning question on everyone's mind is "are there still badges available for Setsucon", we are happy to report that we have about 230 Saturday/Weekend badges still available with at least 70 Sunday badges available! On Friday evening, in addition to pre-registration pick-up, we will be selling Saturday and Weekend badges for Setsucon 2016 on a first come, first serve basis. Sunday badges will not be sold until Sunday. We will do our best to provide updates about the number of remaining badges through our social media accounts. Also, please remember to familiarize yourselves with our Registration FAQ and Parental Consent policies. An adult (parent/legal guardian or chaperone over 21 years old) must be registered alongside any attendee under 18 years old with the proper paperwork on file.
For Setsucon 2016, we have a new addition to the lineup for our dance event, Setsu Odori. We're delighted to welcome JR Schmitt, a student from Penn State’s School of Music! For more information about JR, please visit our website's Guests page.
Returning for an encore performance, DJ Zing will be performing at Setsucon 2016’s dance event, Setsu Odori! For more information about DJ Zing, please visit our website's Guests page.
Due to the original deadline being ambiguous, we have decided to extend our art contests. The new deadline is Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM EST. For more information about the Setsucon 2016 art contests, please visit our website’s Contest page.
We are happy to announce the return of geek comedian Uncle Yo for Setsucon 2016! Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer is the personality behind the “We are the Geek” podcast and the YouTube series “Dungeon Crawlers”. You won’t want to miss his hilarious comedy show! For more information on Uncle Yo, please visit our website’s Guests page!
Setsucon is pleased to reveal our final voiceover guest for Setsucon 2016, Rachel Robinson! Rachel is probably best known for playing Oerba Yun Fang in the Final Fantasy XIII games, but you may also have heard her in other games such as Holly Whyte in Bravely Default, Celsius in Tales of Xillia, or Rox Whetstone in Guild Wars 2. You can also hear Rachel in anime as Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate and Lidvia Lorenzetti in A Certain Magical Index II. For more information on Rachel, please visit our website’s Guests page!
We are excited to announce the prolific Christopher Bevins as a guest for Setsucon 2016! Christopher’s voice directing credits include Princess Jellyfish, The Sacred Blacksmith, and Case Closed. You can also hear Christopher as Japan in Hetalia, Lahar in Fairy Tail, and Amata in Aquarion EVOL. For more information on Christopher, please visit our website’s Guests page!
Setsucon is proud to announce our first guest for Setsucon 2016, Natalie Hoover! You can hear Natalie as Sonia Nevermind from Danganropa 2: Goodbye Despair, Tsukino in SHOW BY ROCK!!, and Ayn Felice in Tales of Zestiria. For more information on Natalie, please visit our website’s Guests page!
The deadline for the Setsucon 2016 AMV Contest has been extended to January 15th. Go on over to our for all of our rules, and keep those AMVs coming!
It's that time of year again! Want to have your art seen by every Setsucon attendee? We are holding three art contests: the cover art contest, for the convention booklet; the badge art contest, for the badges; and the T-shirt art contest, for Setsucon T-shirts on sale to attendees. Check out our for more details!
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.
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
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.