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We’re happy to announce Mirk and Dynamite Pleasure Chair as our musical guests for this year’s concert. The dance this year will be titled “2001: A Dance Odyssey” and feature world-class DJs from the convention circuit.
MIRK is an edgy 7 piece alternative hip-hop powerhouse that seamlessly blends elements of Soul, R&B, Rap, Rock, and Pop into a completely original, utterly unique hit making machine. Formed in Albany, NY in 2009 and led by frontman Josh “MIRK” Mirsky, MIRK has quickly established themselves as the MUST SEE live show in the region.
Dynamite Pleasure Chair is nerd punk metal rock that has songs about 80s & 90s movies, video games, & Dr. Seuss books with a live performance that will be burned into your mind forever!
The eclectic and exciting dance this year will feature four DJs spinning a variety of genres ranging from tech and house to happy hardcore and J-Core. The DJs for the night are T2kazuya, MaidenV, Burst, and djtetsuo.
The staff of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s annual student-run anime, sci-fi, and gaming convention, Genericon, are pleased to welcome voice actress, Jen Taylor and returning guest Antipode to this year’s con.
Jennifer Lee “Jen” Taylor is an American voice actress best known for her role as Cortana in various Halo games, Zoey in Left 4 Dead and the Xbox 360 game 1 vs. 100. Taylor is also well known for her work as Princess Peach, Toad, Toadette, Samus Aran, and other characters in several Nintendo games since 1999.
Our returning guest Antipode is a geek belly dancing troupe hailing from State College, PA. Fusing the theatrics of acting with a mix of cosplay, pop-culture, and off-beat humor Antipode brings the audience full geek entertainment.
The staff of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s annual student-run anime, sci-fi, and gaming convention, Genericon, regrets to announce that due to recent restrictions on the institute’s insurance policy, the band Uzuhi will not be allowed to play at this year’s con. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience caused by this recent change of events. The good news is that Genericon is welcoming two new guests — Allkore and Antipode — to this year’s con.
Allkore is a collective of DJs and producers from around the world working together to spread the love of hardcore music across the globe. Established in the early spring of 2009 by SBZ and DJ Melancholia, Allkore began with the desire to create a worldwide, all-inclusive label geared towards fans of the “J-Core” scene of hardcore music.
Antipode is a geek belly dancing troupe hailing from State College, PA. Fusing the theatrics of acting with a mix of cosplay, pop-culture, and off beat humor Antipode brings the audience full geek entertainment.
Hey Genericon, your Video Game Coordinator here, and I’ve got some big news! This year, we will be holding our first-ever Genericon Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN event! Video gaming at Genericon has continued to grow over the years, and we thought it was an appropriate time to take the next step towards really “modernizing” our game room. The Video Game room from previous years will be converted into a LAN gaming room, with plenty of space for computers, monitors, keyboards, mice. The rest of Video Gaming will be moving next door, where we’ll still be holding all of our typical events during the convention. We hope to run a couple of PC-specific tournaments as well this year, such as a League of Legends 2v2 Tournament and a TF2 Highlander tournament. This year’s video game room is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before!
The staff of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s annual student-run anime, sci-fi, and gaming convention, Genericon, are proud to welcome anime and video game voice actor Kyle Hebert to this year’s con.
Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other notable roles include Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Guild Wars 2 (Great Ginz, Ogron, Hamar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle can also be heard in numerous video game franchises such as Sonic, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith’s Smodco Internet Radio.
The staff of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s annual student-run anime, sci-fi, and gaming convention, Genericon, are pleased to announce that Uzuhi and Jenny Blanchard will be returning to this year’s Genericon.
Uzuhi has previously performed their unique form of J-pop infused punk music at Ground Zero, RPI’s student-rganized underground music venue, as well as New Jersey manga convention MangaNEXT. Uzuhi’s performance will take place on Saturday evening, March 2, 2013, at the RPI Playhouse.
Jenny Blanchard (Electronic Arts ‘09) is the author of Enjuhneer, a webcomic centered around life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (a.k.a “RPI,” the university that has hosted Genericon each year for its nearly 25-year history). She started drawing Enjuhneer in 2008, and continues to update nearly two years after graduating. Blanchard will be running two panels about her comic and an “Enjuhneer edition” of the party game Werewolf.
The staff of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s annual student-run anime, sci-fi, and gaming convention, Genericon, are pleased to welcome the event’s newest guest, Bristol-based science fiction author Tim Maughan.
In 2011, Tim published the award-winning Paintwork, a collection of three short stories dealing with the roles of art, celebrity, and globalization in a very near, and strangely familiar, future. His latest short story, “Limited Edition” (published in New Scientist’s Arc Magazine), has been shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association 2012 short fiction award.
Outside the realm of fiction, Tim is one of the United Kingdom’s best known writers on Japanese animation and comics, a resident blogger for Tor.com, and a freelance contributor to magazines such as Icon and SFX.
Genericon XXVI will be held from March 1 to 3, 2013, and the staff looks forward to working with Tim to put together another a great experience for the attendees this year.
We at Genericon are pleased to announce that Uncle Yo, the popular stand-up comedian whose work comprises all the reaches of the geek community, will be returning to Genericon once again!
Armed with his giant D20, Uncle Yo celebrates all brands of nerdom: anime, comic books, video games, LARPing, Star Wars, RPG’s and manga.
He may be One Piece short of a Fullmetal Alchemist, but this Jedi intern promises to “Bebop your Cowboy so hard you’ll feel it in your joystick.”
Hey folks, just a little reminder that our panel applications are online! If you’d like to run a panel discussion, lecture, workshop, or anything else like that, please fill out an application and send it to our Panels Coordinator.
Hey there folks, long time no see! I know it’s taken a little while to get the word out, but we’re proud to announce that we will hold our 26th convention the weekend of March 1-3, 2013. The theme for this year’s con will be Post-Apocalypse. The staff of Genericon XXVI look forward to seeing you all next year in what remains after the end of the world!
We’re proud to announce that we sold approximately 1700 badges at this year’s Genericon! We’re pretty excited about the high turnout, and we hope we’ll see many of you back next year!
Genericon is now on Guidebook, which means you can get full conbook information, including the schedule and lists of guests, featured panelists, vendors, and artists, on your Android or iOS device! Plus, the app allows you to make a custom schedule and to-do list. What are you waiting for? Download Guidebook and the Genericon guide before the con starts!
To get our guide, click the banner below to download Guidebook, then search for “Genericon” inside the app. Enjoy the con!
(Please note that we are using the free version of Guidebook, so we have a maximum of 200 downloads. Be nice and try not to double download!)
ATTENTION GENERICONGOERS! WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As you may know, our video game room runs on donations from charitable attendees. We are in greatest need of:
-Current-generation consoles (Wii, Xbox360, PS3)
-Controllers for aforementioned consoles
-Games for tournaments (see the tournament thread for the list)
We love donations of any kind for the weekend. If you have a game that you thing anyone else at the convention might enjoy and you’re willing to leave it in our capable hands for the weekend, we’d love your support!
– Zach Greene
Genericon Video Gaming Coordinator
Hey folks, I’ve got another last-minute treat for you: the full Genericon XXV conbook, complete with schedule, map, panel descriptions, guest, featured panelist, vendor, and artist lists, and so much more. See you this weekend!
Who’s ready for Genericon XXV?! Well, if you want to start planning out your weekend, just click here to download the schedule and map in PDF form. Please note that the schedule is subject to some change, but we do our best to keep all schedule changes to a minimum.
Just a reminder that panel submissions are closed as of 12:00 PM today (EST). If you sent your application in before the deadline, you can expect a response very soon from our Panels Coordinator regarding the status of your panel(s).
Attention all panelists! Genericon’s panel submission deadline is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, at 12pm (that’s noon Eastern Standard Time). If you don’t have your panel in by then, via email or our panel submission form, we will not be able to accept your event. Additionally, our panel schedule is already pretty tight, so we don’t have a lot of space for extra panels. We may not be able to accept all submissions, even if they are on time.
Regardless, if you’ve got any last-minute panels, send ‘em in!
Last year we unveiled our “featured panelist” program, which allows us to bring in exciting panelists from a variety of fandoms to present their events at Genericon. Today we are proud to announce this year’s featured panelist roster, which includes a nice mix of old and new panelists.
First up are Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor. In addition to being the first couple married in zero-gravity (pretty cool, huh?), these two daring geeks run the Ninja Consultant anime and manga podcast. Meanwhile, Erin writes features and reviews for Otaku USA Magazine, and you might recognize her as the woman behind Anime News Network‘s popular column “Shelf Life.” This will be Erin & Noah’s second year at Genericon, and they will be running panels on a variety of anime- and manga-related topics.
Falco Clan is the New York chapter of the Mandalorian Mercenaries, a Lucasfilm-approved costume group based around the alien race called the Mandalorians, made famous by the characters of Boba and Jango Fett. The Mandalorian Mercenaries Falco Clan will be running panels on creating Mandalorian armor, among others, at this year’s convention.
Finally, the fearless RPI alumni known as “The Con Artists” will return this year to present their fun mix of contests and anime/video game review panels. Made up of Scott Fermeglia, Sushma Chandran, Daniel Condaxis, and Brendan Flaherty, The Con Artists are delighted to be back at RPI for another weekend of geeky festivities.
Of course, we’ve also got a lot of guest and fan panels, and we hope you’ll check out all of them (or at least as many as you can) at Genericon this March.