January 27-28, 2018 · Blair County Convention Center

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Come join us in the Game Room throughout the weekend for a variety of gaming tournaments! Saturday will begin Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in the morning, shortly followed by Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon shortly thereafter. Saturday night will see competitors clash blades in SoulCalibur II for the Xbox 360. We end the weekend on Sunday with Super Smash Bros. Melee. The winners of each tournament will receive prizes and the winners of Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and SoulCalibur II will also receive a special opportunity! We'll see you at the Con.

Setsucon has you covered with more discounted rates for hotel rooms! Available now until the convention, you can reserve rooms at the Wingate by Wyndham and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, in addition to rooms still being available at the Days Inn & Suites Altoona. For more information, and to reserve a room, visit our Location page!

Pre-registration is now closed. Please visit the FAQ page to see what items to bring with you to the registration desk and what hours we will be open during the convention. We will have tickets available at the convention for at con prices. We look forward to seeing you at Setsucon 2018.

Deadline is fast approaching. You have 12 hours left to secure your badges at pre-registration prices. Online pre-registration will close 1/6/2018 at 11:59:59 PM EST. We are excited to see you at Setsucon 2018 in just a few short weeks.

We’re thrilled to have our final Voice Actor guest, Amber Lee Connors coming to Setsucon 2018! Her roles include Mai Kawakami from Myriad Color Phantom World, Lilith Kishimoto from Holy Knight, and Rei Lu from The Silver Guardian.

Visit our Guests Page to find out more about what Amber Lee Connors has done!

Setsucon announces that Daman Mills will be joining our Voice Actor guest line-up! We're excited to have him with us this year. Mills has roles from recent shows, such as Yakov Feltsman from Yuri!!! On Ice, Kai von Glanzreich in The Royal Tutor, and Leo Lionheart in RWBY.

Take a look at the Guests Page to learn more about Daman Mills!

With Setsucon coming up later this month, we wanted to remind you of the guests that you get the chance to hear about their experiences and perform.

We're all really excited to have Micah Solusod, Charles Dunbar, Karen Strassman, Antipode, and DJ Zing coming at the end of January! But stay tuned - we have more for you!

Setsucon welcomes back DJ Zing for our Setsu Odori this year. DJ Zing has performed for his fans all across the world and we’re excited to have him turn up the volume back here in the States.

Check out the Guests page to learn more about DJ Zing

There's just one week left to pre-register online! This is your last chance to get badges at pre-registration rates. We have a great convention planned, and we can't wait to see you there.

The Volunteer Application for Setsucon 2018 is Open! We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help us during the con weekend with various jobs that help make everyone’s Setsu-experience a great one.

If you are interested in volunteering, visit our Volunteer Application at to apply.

Wondering how to get to Setsucon from your hotel? Look no further than our free shuttle service! Throughout the convention weekend, we will have a shuttle going between the convention center, Courtyard Altoona, Holiday Inn, and Fairfield every 20 min.

For more information, visit the Location page.

Greetings, kupo!

We are proud to announce the appearance of Antipode Bellydance for Setsucon 2018! Back again for yet another year, Antipode is ready to dazzle us with their spectacular performance and amazing costumes! This year is sure to be a magical treat with their Final Fantasy theme!

Be sure to check out the Guests page for more info and don't miss out on the show, kupo!

This is a friendly reminder that Hall Cosplay applications for Setsucon 2018 are open! If you haven't gotten your application in yet you have until January 20, 2018 to apply. Check out the Hall Cosplay page for rules and to send in your application!

Masquerade applications are still open for Setsucon 2018! If you're interested in participating and haven't applied yet you have until January 17, 2018 to get your application in. Check out the Masquerade page for the rules and to send in your ideas!

Still in need of a hotel room for Setsucon 2018? Well don't wait too much longer — we are booking up fast!

Book by January 4, 2018 to get our reduced rates at Courtyard by Marriott Altoona, Holiday Inn Express and Suites Altoona, and Fairfield Inn & Suites - TownePlace Suites by Marriott Altoona. Reduced rates at the Days Inn & Suites Altoona are available until sold out.

For more information on how to make a reservation, visit the Location page on our website.

Setsucon 2018 has another thrilling guest announcement to make! Help us welcome Karen Strassman as our second voice acting guest this year! Some of her major roles include Kallen Stadtfeld in the Code Geass series, Miyuki Takara in Lucky Star, and Soi Fon in Bleach!

Check out our site's Guests page to learn more about Karen Strassman's roles!

Can you believe that Setsucon is ONLY 50 Days Away? Neither can we! What cosplays are you working on? How is Setsu-prep going?

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to think about pre-registering for Setsucon 2018! There's one month left to get your pre-registration with our online system. We look forward to seeing you!

Need more time to explore those parallel universes and perfect your submissions? Don't worry, because we're extending the deadline for the Setsucon 2018 Art Contest Deadlines until December 2nd, 2017! Check out the Contests Page for more information.

There's still time to submit entries for our three art contests happening this year. Winners of our contests will be able to get a free badge for Setsucon 2018 and additional prizes! Check out our Contests Page to find out more about them.

Need a way to get to Setsucon? Look no further than Amtrak! Amtrak is offering a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to and from Altoona during the convention weekend. Check out our Location page for more information.

Run out of time to submit your panel before the deadline? You're in luck! The Setsucon 2018 panel submission deadline is being extended to Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM. Check the Panels page for all the info you need to get your panel in before the new deadline, and we hope to see you at the con!

Still looking for a hotel room for Setsucon 2018? Look no further than our hotel block partners, the Courtyard Altoona, Holiday Inn Express, and Fairfield Inn & Suites for your reservation needs. And if that wasn't enough, rooms are now available at the Days Inn Altoona starting at $69/night! For more information, and to make a reservation, visit the Location page.

Attention, Panelists! All those seeking to discuss, deliberate, or otherwise deliver their best panels at Setsucon 2018 have just under one week to get their panel submissions in. Submissions are open until Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:59:59 EDT. Check out the Setsucon Panels page for more information, including all the rules you should follow in designing and submitting your panel. See you at the con!

Setsucon is looking to all AMV creators to let their creations shine – the AMV contest is now open for submissions! Head over to the AMV contest page for the details and submit your video.

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!

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.
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

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.