January 27-28, 2018 · Blair County Convention Center

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Anime Music Videos

Whether you're a novice making an AMV for the first time or a seasoned veteran, we would love for you to submit an AMV. Awards will be given to the top AMV's.

Never made an AMV before? All you need is a little knowledge about how to edit video clips from your favorite anime/J-RPG series together and a great song to go along with it. Just check out one of the many How-To guides at AnimeMusicVideos.org and you'll soon be on your way.

If you have any questions, contact the AMV Contest Coordinator.

AMV Contest Rules and Submission

Tabletop Gaming

Do you have the perfectly built Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: The Gathering, or Cardfight Vanguard deck? Put your skills to the ultimate test, dueling or battling against your fellow con-goers for bragging rights, and some nifty prizes.

We will be using the following rules for each respective tournament:

Saturday, January 27, 20189:00AM11:00PM
Sunday, January 28, 20189:00AM5:30PM

Cosplay Events

At Setsucon, we have three main cosplay oriented events: the Masquerade, Hall Cosplay Contest, and the Iron Cosplay Contest.

Got questions about our cosplay events? Feel free to contact the Cosplay Coordinator.

Hall Cosplay

Impress our Setsucon judges with your best cosplay! Contestants will have a private judging session during the day. Following that, they have the opportunity to show off their costume on stage during the Masquerade. Judging is based on multiple skill levels, so everyone can enter!

Hall Cosplay Contest Information


As one of our biggest events, the Masquerade is perfect for con-goers who want to show off their costumes and creativity (individually or as a group). Remember, skits must be anime, manga, or Japanese culture related. Following the performances we get the crowd involved with the fun. We will select random members from the audience to improvise scenes thought up on the spot.

Masquerade Contest Information

Iron Cosplay

Show off your costuming skills by making a cosplay out of special mystery materials while racing against the clock and your fellow con-goers!

Game Room

The game room will be featuring console gaming staples as well as Japanese titles. Retro gaming will also be making an appearance. We'll have a large mix of games across a variety of console generations so come on in and enjoy.

We will be having tournaments all weekend, don't forget to sign up!

If you have recommendations for games, or have any questions, please contact the Gaming Coordinator.

Game Room Hours

Saturday, January 27, 20189:00AM11:00PM
Sunday, January 28, 20189:00AM5:30PM

Setsucon Game Gauntlet

Gamers, are you ready?! This year, Setsucon will be hosting the first ever Setsucon Game Gauntlet. Contestants will play through a variety of video games to determine who is the best. Many will enter, but only one will reign supreme! Battle in front of a live crowd on the main event stage, in a single elimination tournament. Each round will be contested with a different game, each providing a different challenge, be it a speedrun, or survival. Qualifiers for the Gauntlet, will be held within the Game Room all throughout Saturday, in preparation for the ultimate showdown on Sunday. The specifics of the qualifying round will be provided within the Game Room the weekend of the convention. The winning contestant will win a prize and will be invited back to defend their championship the tournament next year.

Manga Library

Do love reading manga? Setsucon invites all attendees to take a break and enjoy our extensive manga library! We have 500+ volumes to choose from- both popular titles and new ones to explore!

Manga Library Hours

Saturday, January 27, 20189:00AM11:00PM
Sunday, January 28, 20189:00AM5:30PM


Panels are events run by enthusiasts in a certain topic. The content varies every year, but generally speaking you can look forward to in-depth discussions on anime, manga, Japanese culture and history, Japanese pop culture and voice actors. This also includes some live events, normally martial arts demonstrations and how-to-draw workshops.

Panels Information

Setsu-Odori (Dance)

Love dancing and party music? Love to dance with blasting music and a light show? Come to our "Setsu Odori" dance on Saturday, January 27th at the end of the night. We'll have mixes of hardstyle, trance, and more. Presenting our Setsucon 2018 DJ: DJ Zing!

Please be mindful of our dance policies as well as our other policies that may apply.

Any questions? Contact Guest Relations.


Whimsical, topical, comical, and historical; the moving pictures from Japan have shaped culture and arts for decades. Come join us for screenings of television series, OVA's, and movies covering a variety of genres. The Programming Committee of Setsucon strives to provide an enjoyable experience with exciting new productions, beloved classics, and even obscure titles from the depths of anime and film.

If you have any suggestions or recommendations for specific titles, please send a message to the Viewings Coordinator. Please remember that Setsucon only airs titles that are officially and actively licensed in the United States of America. As such, we will not show any fan-subs, fan-dubs, or other unlicensed products.