Aug 20

Amazing cosplayer, Maki Rolle will be at J1-Con 2014!


Given the name “The Cosplay Cutie Turned Burlesque Beauty”, Maki is an avid cosplayer, burlesque performer/producer and frequent blogger from Washington, DC.  She uses her 8 years of costuming experience to craft elaborate costumes for both burlesque and cosplay alongside her boyfriend Shawn.  Her love for all things nerdy has given her inspiration for many of her burlesque acts and themed shows!

Not only will she be gracing the floor with her presence, she will have a table to sell her Maki Roll’s Chop Shop products, and she will be one of the judges in the Cosplay Contest!!!!

You can find out more about her here:

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Aug 15

Martial arts action high school web-series, “Fighters’ High” panel @ J1-Con!


Fighters’ High is an upcoming martial arts action high school web-series set to release late this fall. The series features highly trained martial artists, rivals and a deep storyline.

“Our story begins with Tommy Kane as he enters his first year at J.D. Oliver Academy of Martial Arts (AKA “Fighters’ High”). Son of the school’s legendary alumni Adam Kane (who has mysteriously left his family behind a year prior), Tommy is marked as a “Legacy Kid” at the academy. Some are in awe of him, while other are jealous and hate him. Regardless, Tommy is determined to be the best, to step out of his father’s shadow, and forge a new path for himself. Along the way he’ll make some close allies, while facing even fiercer rivals. Is Tommy ready for the challenges ahead of him in his first year? He thinks so. Only time will tell!”

Come meet the Fighters’ High cast members series creator/showrunner/co-director Chris Ryons, showrunner Chris Dyer and more as they tell you all about the world of Fighter’s High, premiere clips from the upcoming web-series!


Check out their sizzle reel:

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Aug 10

Anime voice actor, Vic Mignogna comes to Philly for J1-Con!


Vic Mignogna is best known for his dub role of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist (which earned him an American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007). He also voices Broly in the Dragon Ball Z films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host ClubFai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Ikkaku Madarame in BleachDark Mousy in D.N.Angel, and Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in Vampire Knight. Recently he has done the voices for Spirit Albarn in Soul Eater,Yoshimori Sumimura in Kekkaishi, and Nagato, Obito Uchiha and Fuen in Naruto Shippuden. He is the voice of E-123 Omega from the SEGA franchise Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sit and talk with Vic and have a blast! He will also be at the 21+ VIP After Party!

What’s he going to talk about? Find out by showing up!



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Aug 09

‘Geeks for CONsent’ hosting anti-harassment panel at J1-Con!!!

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Geeks for CONsent is a collective of comic, sci-fi, and fantasy convention enthusiasts interested in creating those conventions as safer spaces. We work together to better understand gender-based harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to convention spaces – regardless of who we are or what we’re wearing. Join Geeks for CONsent in creating a more inclusive convention culture.

Follow Geeks for CONsent:

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Aug 08

Cosplayer and Suicide Girl, Lua Suicide will guest star at J1-Con 2014!


Lua is a Cosplayer, a Suicide Girls model and crafty lady hailing from the beautiful state of New Jersey. Within her two years of cosplaying she has traveled through the east coast and across the country for many conventions. Her passion for comics, cartoons, video games and anime has helped her complete over 20 costumes – most of which done this past year. You have a good chance at seeing her at the J1 Studios table and at the Cosplay Spotlight Panel .

Check out her Facebook page:

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Aug 01

The Cosplay Contest & its RULES!


We are going to keep it real simple. Are you cosplaying? Yes? Then welcome to the Cosplay Contest!!! Show up in your cosplay and be as enthusiastic and as in character as possible to win! There will not be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in these categories. There will be a WINNER and HONORABLE MENTION. There will be lines made for the specific categories at the beginning of the contest.

I know it’s hard to believe , but it’s really that simple.

These are the CATEGORIES 

- Best Female Hero

- Best Male Hero

- Best Female Villain

- Best Male Villain

- Best Group (2 or more people)

- Best In Show

Your cosplay can be store bought or 100% handmade. As long as you have the “spirit” of the character then that gets counted as a plus. Just make sure NOT to do a whole monologue. KEEP IT SHORT! There are other cosplayers waiting to present their costumes (unless it’s asked by the crowd).

Hint: Bring source material like print outs of what the character looks like so that it makes it easier to compare to your costume.

The Cosplay Contest starts at 6:30pm and will be Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran, who is well known in the independent wrestling world for over a decade. He’s also an actor, producer, an official DC Comics comics book character and a well known cosplayer, including the Cosplay Contest host on the television series “Heroes of Cosplay”.



Follow Eric “The Smoke” Moran:

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Jul 29

The Chemical Crew will be at the J1-Con 2014 VIP after party!


The Chemical Crew is a team of performers, dancers, artists and cosplayers. They have been active in the fashion and night life entertainment industry for a few years now:  resume includes fashions shows, print modeling, parties, Electronic Dance Music events, Industrial/Fetish Clubs and conventions. The Chemical Crew have been featured in various cosplay and clothing websites. They have also made guest appearances in music videos, convention interviews and runway video shows.  If you want to purchase your VIP tickets go here:    

Follow them on Facebook:
The J1-Con 2014 After Party will be located at Downey’s at 526 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147. For those who don’t know it’s on Front and South. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE.

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Jul 24

The J1-CON 2014 SCHEDULE is UP!!! Check it out!


Get excited!!!!!

It’s up, and it’s OFFICIAL! The J1-CON 2014 schedule has been set up for your viewing and downloading PLEASURE!!

As yo can see, there will be a lot going on at this con!! We are going to have panels, movies, gaming, a cosplay contest, raffles will be happening throughout the day! Now that you have the schedule, you can plan out your day with your friends!


Go HERE, or just click on the SCHEDULE TAB at the TOP!


Here’s what the venue looks like before we actually set it up!

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Jul 22

So what comes with the J1-Con VIP Pass?


Here’s the deal:

For $25 online, or $30 at the door you can get the VIP pass which will (as long as you’re 21 years of age) get you into Downey’s at 526 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147. For those who don’t know it’s on Front and South.

What will be there you ask?

We are going to have DJ Tygermouth and Cosmos performing spinning. The Chemical Crew will be hanging out and partying with us, as well as a performance from a Cosplay Burlesque show! To top it off, the GUESTS that were at J1-Con will be there to hang with you!  NOT A BAD DEAL!!!



The Chemical Crew!!

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Jul 18

Enjoy and experience the Moe Maid Cafe at J1-Con!!!


Have you ever wanted to go to a maid cafe, and have maids wait on and play games with you? Do you want maids to make you feel special? Moe Maid Cafe will be at J1-Con in the “Relaxation Area” to make all your otaku dreams come true. The cafe will be open from 12:30- 7pm. When arriving to the cafe area you will be welcomed by my staff of cute maids. The maids will give you such greetings as “Welcome home Master”, “Princess” or even “Prince.” You will have your own maid to play games with and talk to. There will also be fun food to purchase.

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