Setsucon 2017, located in the geographical center of Pennsylvania, is a 11th year anime convention catering to the students of The Pennsylvania State University and the surrounding community. Located at Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center in State College, PA, Setsucon is near the University Park Campus (Main Campus) of Penn State.
Setsucon is hosted by the Penn State Anime Organization (PSAO). Since September 2001, the PSAO has been bringing anime, manga and Japanese pop culture to the University Park campus. Working to provide both weekly screenings and a social environment for Penn State's anime/manga fan base, the PSAO is continually broadening its horizons. The PSAO meetings serve multiple functions, including our free weekly anime screenings. We also arrange trips to conventions, have club social events, facilitate DDR events on campus, and much much more!
About the name
While planning the first Setsucon, we discussed several names. Our original name was to be "Daikon" like the radish and also "dai" (大) for "big". It was decided that this might be confusing as there was a "Daicon" held in Japan previously. Our next choice was "Setsucon". "Setsu" comes from the Chinese reading (on'yomi) of the Japanese word for "snow", yuki (雪). Since the convention is held during the winter in a region where snow is not uncommon, we felt that the name was fitting.
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