Japanese cultural convention ‘Setsucon’ will return in person from January 28

Annual Central Pennsylvania Japanese Cultural Convention, setsuconwill return to an in-person format this month from 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Badges for the convention can be purchased at the door at the following prices:

  • $40 for a weekend badge
  • $30 for a Saturday badge only
  • $20 for a Sunday badge only

The convention is hosted by the Penn State Anime Organization, which has been celebrating anime, manga, and cosplay for over 15 years. The club aims to create a safe and comfortable space for anime and manga fans.

Setsucon will feature different activities and events throughout the weekend, including the first ever Charity Gaming Tournament. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Four free concerts will be available to all Setsucon attendees: Otaku Ongaku, Heroes 4 Hire, Awesomus Prime, and ThaGATAnegrra. Voice actors Brittany Lauda and Matt Shipman, tabletop game guest Charles Dunbar, as well as a number of DJs and cosplay judges will also be in attendance.

You can check out Setsucon website to find out more about the weekend’s events.

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Charles Reinert is a senior specialist in audiovisual journalism. He hails from Norristown, Pennsylvania and is a sports enthusiast from Philadelphia. He loves playing his guitar, the color blue and Tetris. If you feel the need to give him positive or negative feedback, you can follow him on Twitter @charles_rein10 or email him at [email protected]

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