We’re now taking submissions for our annual badge art contest! [EDIT: And we just put up our Conbook Cover/T-Shirt Art Contest!] Submit your art for a chance to get free admission to Genericon XXVI and (obviously) have your art featured on our badges, conbook, and/or staff T-shirts!
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!
Attention Congoers: Tuesday night (2/28/12) will be the FINAL CALL for preregistration. After that, there will be no registration function on this site anymore, so if you haven’t preregistered by then, you’ll have to register at the door.
Hey everybody! One of our contest sponsors, MicCostumes, will be giving out $60 coupons to the top 2 winners of our Cosplay contest! In addition, people visiting their site from our site will recieve a 10% discount on their products when they buy online! You should totally take advantage of that in preparation for the Con.
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.
We’re happy to announce the guest lineup for Genericon XXV, which will include actor Nicki Clyne, TV and voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch, and the rock band Eyeshine.
Nicki Clyne is most well known for her role as Crewman Specialist Cally on the hit Sci Fi series Battlestar Galactica. She has also starred in the VH1 comedy series Totally Awesome and lent her voice to the illustrated film Godkiller.
We’re also excited to welcome TV and voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch. Johnny began his career as Adam Park (otherwise known as the Black Ranger) on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He later moved into anime voice acting, where he has voiced such beloved characters as Vash the Stampede (Trigun), Kaneda (Akira), Itsuki (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), and Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass). Video game players may also know Johnny as the voice of Nero (Devil May Cry 4) and characters from many other video games, including Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, .hack//G.U., and Persona 4.
Mr. Bosch is also a musician, performing lead vocals and rhythm guitar for the “edge rock” band Eyeshine, the musical guest for Genericon XXV. Additionally, Eyeshine features the talents of band members Maurice, Polo, and Crystal. As usual at Genericon, the band will hold a live concert at the convention on the night of Saturday, March 3rd.
Our applications for panels and press passes are now online. If you haven’t yet submitted your panel or press applications via email, please use these forms to send us your information. And, of course, if the forms don’t work for any reason, please send me an email at genericonPR [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, doctors and aliens, from the past and from the future, it is time for a Genericon tradition that has been going on for many years and will continue going on for many years (we know, we checked)!
It is time for the Genericon Conbook Cover Contest!
As you may or may not know, the theme for this year is TIME TRAVEL! This means, as such, your entry must be about TIME TRAVEL in some way. Check out the official rules and contact information after the break.
Artists Alley registration is now closed, as all spots have been filled.
My apologies to anyone who was still hoping for a spot in this year’s Genericon, there will be a more concrete announcement next year regarding when registration opens.
Genericon XXV Artists Alley Coordinator
Genericon is happening!!! The convention will be held on the RPI campus this year from March 2 to March 4, 5:00 pm on Friday until 5:00 pm on Sunday!