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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.

Open your creative mind portals and enter the Setsucon 2018 Art Contests! This year's theme is Parallel Universes. Let your art travel throughout the multiverse and jump out of hyperspace in Altoona. Winning entries will be featured throughout the convention, from our official booklet cover and con badges to the attendee T-shirt. Check out the Contests Page for more details.

Hey, Panelists! If you want to present your anime insights, stories, and projects at Setsucon 2018, you have three more weeks to get your 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 2018 is proud to announce our first voice actor guest for this year. Get hyped and excited to meet Micah Solusod! Micah is best known for his roles as Soul Eater Evans in Soul Eater, Yuri Plisetsky in Yuri!!! On Ice, and Seido Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul!

Check out our site’s Guests page to learn more about Micah and his work.

Hall Cosplay Registration for Setsucon 2018 is now open! Have you made a stunning costume that you would like to have judged? Come participate in the Setsucon Hall Cosplay Contest! Awards for the Hall Cosplay Contest will be awarded at the end of the Masquerade event. Check out the Hall Cosplay page for rules and to send in your application!

Applications for Exhibitors are now live! The applications will stay open until Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:59:59 PM EDT. If you are interested in applying for a space, you can check out our Exhibitors page.

Masquerade Registration is now open for Setsucon 2018! If performing onstage is your thing, then 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. Pop on over to the Masquerade page to check out the rules and send in your application!

Artists and Vendors, show us what you got! Applications for Exhibitors will be opening this Sunday, September 17, 2017. Applications will remain open until Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:59:59 PM EDT. If you are interested in applying, please check out our Exhibitors page for more information.

Setsucon 2018 is excited to announce Charles Dunbar as a guest in this year's lineup. Charles is an anthropologist who studies all things related to anime and fandoms. He is also the founder of Study of Anime, which strives to educate and illuminate the subtleties of Japanese culture and anime for hungry fans.

Check out the Guests page to find out more about Charles Dunbar.

Panel Application Submissions for Setsucon 2018 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 website's 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!

Setsucon Pre-Reg is here! Good news, we no longer have an attendance cap! Plus, you've been asking, and we finally have Online Pre-Registration! Please note that our Online Pre-Registration vendor does charge a small convenience fee. Mailed Pre-Registrations must be post-marked by November 24, 2017, and Online Pre-Registration will be open until January 6, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM EST.

But Wait, There's More! We're at Otakon this weekend, and we're offering a $5 discount on 100 online pre-regs! Code is good for this weekend only! Stop by our table at Q9 in Artist Alley to get the code!

We look forward to seeing you at Setsucon 2018!

Need a room for Setsucon? We have you covered with discounted room rates at 3 Altoona-based hotels! Discounted rates are available until January 4th, 2018, while rooms are available.

For more information, visit the Location page on our website.

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!

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.