Genericon XXXIII – Under Construction

Hello everyone! We hope you’re looking forward to another exciting year of Genericon come 2020! As we gear up for this year’s convention, please bear with us while forms and applications are being set up. Be sure to check back here for updates once these become available to submit. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at Genericon 33!


Free Passes, Prizes and More

Got a killer idea for a panel? Or maybe you want to GM your own Pathfinder campaign? If so, fill out the respective application to potentially run an event. If we accept your entry, you’ll be able to receive a guest pass for free as a thank-you for your work.

You can also submit artwork to one of the contests below. Winners can win free passes, anime and sci-fi merchandise, or other goodies. Specific prizes vary for each contest, please email our contest coordinator at contests.genericon@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Volunteering at Genericon

Volunteering at Genericon is a great way to give back to your favorite college-student-run con and will now be much more structured. In previous years, you could anticipate long hours and late night shifts. With our departure from 48-hours of convention, we can now have a significantly more pleasant experience for our volunteers. The longest possible shift we now offer is 8 hours in one day, with two 4 hour blocks with a one hour break in between.

For more information, a list of rewards for volunteering, and instructions on how to register, check our page on Becoming a Volunteer.


Genericon is a weekend-long, general convention run by the students of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. We feature a wide variety of attractions that run the gamut of geeky hobbies, including science fiction, gaming of all forms, and anime. Our events include panels by guest speakers, video gaming tournaments, role-playing games of both the pen-and-paper and live-action variety, and showings of both science fiction classics and modern anime fresh from Japan.