Apr 18

Mega Ran will be crushing it at J1-Con: Music Fest!

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Random, aka Mega Ran, or Random Beats. Teacher, Rapper, Hero.

If you put video games, the 80’s, hip-hop, soul music, jazz and standup comedy into a blender and hit “puree,” you’d have something close to The Mega Ran Experience.

Before being chosen as LA Weekly’s “Rapper Most Likely To Be Big in 2014,” The Penn State graduate and self-proclaimed “TeacherRapperHero” made waves by going way left of his backpack roots by combining 8-bit video game sounds and hard hitting hip-hop tracks, and has become a trailblazer in the budding genres of chiptune and nerdcore hip-hop, while maintaining a career as a middle school teacher. Ran’s first album “The Call” was a critical success, featuring tracks with some of the underground’s most respected heads.

Not only will he be performing at 7:30pm, but before that he will be selling copies of the J1 Studios preview comic “Mega Ran: Random Lyricism” that are signed by not only Mega Ran himself, but the writer, artist, creator of the comic and President of J1-Con, Jason Richardson!!

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Apr 12

Living in 8 Bits will be doing a panel!

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Sit down and chat with the crew of Living in 8 Bits at 1:45pm!

Living in 8 Bits is produced by Mixed Nuts Productions, a group of South Jersey filmmakers and lifelong fans of Nintendo, particularly the Nintendo Entertainment System. They put a fun and playful perspective on the lovable world of 8 bit NES games with their hilarious web series.

They’ve been featured on ScrewAttack, RetrowareTV, That Guy With The Glasses, Cinevore, Cinemassacre, and Gamester81.

Check out their work here: http://www.livingin8bits.com

 

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Apr 02

Brentalfloss is not just doing a panel, he’s also performing!!!

 

brentalfloss mega man hat_j1conBrent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer that adds lyrics to classic video game titles, such as Punch Out, Megaman 2, Super Mario 3D World, and Donkey Kong Country. He also has original songs for his albums and some on YouTube, such as “This is the Album You’ve Been Waiting For”, “The BrentalFloss Comic Song”, and his first song ever, “The Dreamer”.

He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of nearly 300,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts.

His performance will start at 2:15pm, and his panel will be at 4:00pm.

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Apr 01

Silvermania panel at J1-Con: Music Fest 2015!

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You better believe it folks!

SILVERMANIA: The most hated “show” on the Internet is now the most hated guest at J1CON! SILVERMANIA is a YouTube show that spends most of its time making fun of other YouTube shows. They also make insane videos that make people vomit uncontrollably. Visit their channel at your own risk: www.SilvermaniaShow.com

Are they rude trolls? Are they artistic geniuses? Probably neither. Come find out.

They are best known from the Roast of the AVGN, the murder of Brentalfloss, and making parody videos with Andrew WK.

Their Panel starts at 6:45pm!

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Mar 22

Vendor tables and tickets are available now!

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So, you’re an artist, huh? Or maybe you make music? Perhaps you even make fancy soap! Weapons? Skateboards? Plush?! That’s pretty cool. So you make all these things, but don’t have anywhere to sell them? False! You can buy a vendor table and sell your many awesome wares here, at J1Con!* Vendor tables cost $100 dollars, and it’s a first come, first serve type of system. As well as that, you will receive (2) attendance tickets. That’s one for you and one for whoever is assisting you. Think of the gil.

From what was said at the 2014 J1-Con, all the vendors had a successful day with their vendor tables, just saying.  ;)

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The purchase of a vendor table is non-refundable.  You will be provided with one (1) 6ft table and two (2) attendance tickets.** There will be limited tables available. You will only be allowed to purchase a maximum of three (3) tables.

First come first served.

Time to set up: We will be opening the doors at 11am so any time after 9:30am on May 31st (day of the convention) would be great. 

38th Street and Filbert is our Loading Dock Area.

*You will not be allowed to sell food at J1-Con without providing proper certification as a public food vendor.

**Your two (2) Vendor tickets also count as VIP tickets as long as you are 21+

 

NOW ABOUT THOSE ATTENDEE TICKETS…

Online Registration = $20*

Kids (12yrs – 5yrs) Online Registration = $10*

(4 years old and young get FREE admission)

Online 21+ VIP Registration = $25* (Private after convention party with guests)

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 24TH 2015. YOU CAN STILL BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR THE DAY OF THE CONVENTION!!

At Door Registration = $25

Kids (12yrs – 5yrs) At Door Registration = $15

(4 years old and young get FREE admission)

To get tickets to the VIP after party you can purchase them from the VIP PARTY table at J1-Con or at the after party. 

What comes with the VIP tickets? 

You get to go to the private after party with all the celebrity guests and more that starts at 9pm. Make sure to have your VIP badge or ticket to get in.

Registrations are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.

*Online Registration ENDS Sunday, May 24th 2015 at 12:00AM EST

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Buy your tickets and tables here:

http://j1con.com/vendors/

Read the Vendor List so far here:

http://j1con.com/vendors/vendor-list/

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Mar 15

RALFINGTON will be kicking off J1-Con 2015 with VGM and anime remixes!

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Chiptune artist, DJ, Producer; Ralph a.k.a. RALFINGTON is doing all these for the love of music. Taking musical inspirations from anime and video games, he takes nostalgic songs from our early nerd days and turns them into electronic-fused 8bit-style remix tracks.

Recently signed last year to GameChops, the first music label to release licensed remix songs, RALFINGTON’s been working nonstop. In collaboration with Dj CUTMAN (Owner of GameChops), his first EP release, Remix Default, was dedicated to the four main characters from SquareEnix’s game “Bravely Default”. After the success of the EP, RALFINGTON has been dropping tracks after tracks, with current popular ones such as his latest GameChops single “Welcome Back to Hoenn”, the opening song “Natsujou no Spectrum” from his new fave anime series Natatsu no Tazai/The Seven Deadly Sins, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “PonPonPon”, and even Hatsune Miku’s “Rolling Girl”! And due to popular demand, he’s currently working on turning his EP into a full-length album!

He did an interview with J1 Studios at last year’s convention, explaining his composition process using his Nintendo 3DS to write his tracks. And now he’s back as performer for this year’s J1-Con: Music Fest!

Expect a lot of exciting tracks and remixes on his set as he’ll be the first up to hit the stage to get the event started!

Follow RALFINGTON:
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/ralfington
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ralfington
EP: http://RemixDefault.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ralfington
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ralfingtonmusic

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Mar 14

Meng Ai will be performing at J1-Con!

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Meng Ai is a model, cosplayer, and entertainer based in Philadelphia, PA. In 2010, she made her first debut as a cosplay singer under “MaeMae” at Reni Mimura’s Japanese Maid Show, specializing in various anime and J-Pop covers of her favorite artists. Since then, she has made appearances as a guest singer and karaoke judge at multiple conventions and venues including InochiCon, AnimeNext, and CPAC.

Later on, she became the main performer of Ichigo Latte Maid and Butler Café of KotoriCon for three years. As, maid idol “KISA”, she had been featured as a guest vocalist in DJ Kurono’s first album “KUNOICHI STYLE” released on May 2013.

After a long hiatus as an independent vocalist, she’s back to perform your favorite English, Japanese, and Korean songs with a new, unique style. With a touch of high energy and stage presence, she incorporates resonant vocals and heavy beats into various genres such as electronic, pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, and more. In addition, she will also be incorporating original songs and productions into her performances. She’s one entertainer you do not want to miss!

Meng Ai is coming back from a long performance hiatus and will be making a guest appearance to entertain the attendees of J1-CON: MUSIC FEST 2015!

 

Follow Meng Ai:

Website: http://meng-ai.com/
Blog: http://meng-ai.tumblr.com/
Instagram: @meng-ai
Facebook: http://facebook.com/lovemengai
DeviantART: http://meng-ai.deviantart.com/
YouTube: http://youtube.com/aimengai

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Feb 01

J1-Con is BACK and making MUSIC in May!

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So let me explain. The previous Music Fest is now under the J1-Con umbrella. For the past two years, J1 Studios has been holding a music festival that was live music all day, representing genres like hip-hop, rock, folk, pop, chip tune and more! This included a cosplay contest as well as video game tournaments.

This will be the first year where we will be opening it up to all ages! We will have a lot of the same awesomeness as J1-Con : Anime Con, like a cosplay competition, gaming tournaments, vendors, and panels. This will be more of what you remember, except the focus will be live music!

We will be updating the site throughout the weeks, so stay tuned!

Where is it going to be?

The same place we held J1-Con: Anime Con, 3801 Market Street Philadelphia PA (at the First District Plaza)!

When is it?

May 31st 2015, from 12pm – 8pm!

Now picture all this awesome in this video below… Now picture it with live music.

Amazing right?

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