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Looking to submit your panel ideas? Well get them in soon! Panel Applications Close January 15th!


Submit your Panels & Workshops today on our Panels Page.

The Setsucon 2021 Volunteer Application is now available, and we will need a crew to help us on our journey! Sign up today to become a Setsucon 2021 volunteer, where you will head off into the vast unknown and complete important missions. We need a crew like you to make this year’s voyage one to remember. Volunteers get out-of-this-world perks like a reimbursed badge and other galactic goodies!
We have also revised our volunteer program this year - renamed the Penguin Program - to allow for both our standard volunteer opportunities (+8 hours) and new at-con signup opportunities (1-4 hours).
Visit our Volunteer Page to learn more and apply. See you among the stars, space cowboys and cowgirls!

Reminder: Early-Bird Pre-Registration for Setsucon 2021 is ending this Friday, November 13th! Registration prices will increase after the conclusion of Friday. Purchase your badges before the end of Friday to get them at their lowest rates!
Pre-Reg Today at Our Registration Page.
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The convention will adhere to all Pennsylvania State University, local, county, state, CDC COVID-19 protocols at the time of the convention. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation over the coming months to ensure the event is safe for all attendees.
Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, for this year only, we will be altering our refund policy. Pre-Registrations may be refunded up until 30 days prior the the convention or may be credited toward a future Setsucon. Reach out to our Registration Director with any questions you may have. And with the addition of expanded Friday evening programming, for this year, we will be offering complimentary access to this programming to all Weekend and Saturday badge holders.

Artists & Vendors! Don't forget to apply for a spot in the Setsucon 2021 Exhibitors Hall!
Applications Close this Friday, November 13th.
Apply today at our Exhibitors Page.

Get ready for an exciting week on our Twitch Channel, including our Roll Call D&D Talk Show, Minecraft and Pixelmon Pokemon, and Among Us!
Join Us and Watch at twitch.tv/setsucon!

Panelists of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. If you have a skill to teach, an event to run, or a topic to talk about, let us know.
And in exchange for running panels at Setsucon - you can receive a compensated badge for the convention.
Check out our rules and apply now at our Panels page.

Attention Artists & Vendors! Exhibitor Applications are now open. Apply today for your chance to be in our Exhibitors Hall at Setsucon 2021.
For this upcoming year, we are expanding our Exhibitors Hall by moving it to the lower level exhibits hall room. This will allow us to have more space between tables and to have more spots available.
Learn more and apply today at www.setsucon.com/exhibitors.

We are so excited to announce the debut of the official Setsucon Twitch Channel! Featuring weekly streaming content and ongoing shows, such as our own Dungeons & Dragons series, regular video gaming streaming, party games, podcasts, and so much more.

Streaming begins Monday, November 2nd with our Twitch Launch Party. Stay tuned for our weekly streaming schedule.

Follow us at twitch.tv/setsucon.

What better way to attend Setsucon 2021 than by staying at one of our partner hotels. Our Hotel Blocks are now open! Stay at affordable rates at the Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn & Suites, or Fairfield Inn & Suites and be only minutes away from the convention.

Book now to reserve your hotel room for the convention by visiting our Hotels Page.

Registration for Setsucon 2021 is now open! Pre-Registration will remain open through March 26th, with our first tier prices going until November 13th. Weekend badges start at $25.

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, for this year only, we will be altering our refund policy. Pre-Registrations may be refunded up until 30 days prior the the convention or may be credited toward a future Setsucon. Reach out to our Registration Director with any questions you may have.

And with the addition of expanded Friday evening programming, for this year, we will be offering complimentary access to this programming to all Weekend and Saturday badge holders.

For more information, and to pre-register, visit our Registration Page.

Setsucon returns to the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania this coming April 9-11, 2021, celebrating 15 years of bringing anime, manga, gaming, cosplay, and Japanese culture to Central PA and beyond.

We are shifting to April for our upcoming 2021 convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic to give ourselves the best chance of being able to safely bring you the Setsucon experience you’ve come to know, although we will continue to monitor the situation. Additionally, Setsucon will be adding more programming on Friday evening – as part of our enhanced Friday programming schedule. Stay tuned for more information on that.

Continue to check our website and social media in the coming weeks for information on Registration and Hotel Blocks.

(Adhering to all Pennsylvania State University, local, county, state, and CDC COVID-19 protocols)

You've been asking and we've heard you... we are now on Instagram! Follow us on our newest social media site for all the Setsucon fun you've come to enjoy. Head over to Instagram today to follow us @setsucon.official. Tag us in your photos, like our updates, share our memories, and get your #Setsucon2021 news and notes with the debut of our Instagram!

We wanted to again thank all of our entrants for the BookFestPA Online Costume Contest! We had some amazing cosplays on display in this event and were very excited to be able to see them.

With that, big congrats to our winners:

  • Best Overall Handmade Cosplay: Meghan Carlson as Mami Tomoe from Madoka Magica
  • Most Accurate Cosplay: Rose Rappaport as Emperor Kuzco from The Emperor's New Groove
  • Best Cosplay from an Anime/Comic: Maggie Franco as To Be Continued from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Best Cosplay from a TV/Movie/Book: Rachel Self as Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Thanks again to all of our entrants! And many thanks to the Schlow Centre Region Library for letting us put on this event as part of BookFestPA!

We had some amazing cosplays entered into our Online Costume Contest presented by BookFestPA and Setsucon! Now let's meet up (virtually) and see the craftsmanship at work - with our Live Stream Awards Show this Friday, July 10th at 5pm! You won't want to miss it!

To Watch, Register Here.

Get Your Cosplays Ready - the BookFestPA Costume Contest is Back! We are proud to partner with the Schlow Centre Region Library for an online version of the Costume Contest.

The contest will take place entirely online with the entry form being open from June 24th through July 8th. The judging will consist of both photos of the cosplay entered at the time of entry and a scheduled online call with our judges. Awards will be given out for winners of our five categories. All ages and cosplay genres are welcome to participate.

And don't miss out on all the other fun events scheduled for BookFestPA Online - happening July 8th - 10th, 2020.

Learn More and Enter Here.

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