Jul 22

So what comes with the J1-Con VIP Pass?

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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!!!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!! http://j1con.com/registration/

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The Chemical Crew!!

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Jul 18

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

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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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Jul 18

The anime store, “Anime Pavilion” doing a three-table set up here at J1-CON!

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Anime Pavilion is an anime superstore located in Virginia, as well as an online retailer for ALL things Anime!
As far as goods go, they carry DVD’s, Blu-Rays, Manga, wall scrolls, figurines, plush dolls, trading cards, Pikachu backpacks, you name it! They even have a whole snack department stocked with Pocky, HI-CHEWs, Ramune soda, and MegaMan E-Tank beverages! Body pillows, anyone? They’ve got those too. Who knows what they’ll bring to our event, but they’ve purchased three whole vendor tables for an epic set up, and we’re psyched just to see the result!

To check out more of their wares and see the featured items, click the banner below!
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Also, visit the Exhibitor Page on the website to see who else will be setting up!

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Jul 17

Pokémon X&Y 3DS tournament!!!

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Thats right! Bring your Nintendo 3DS & 2DS Systems! Aside from the crazy amount of street passing you’ll do, you can also enter your Pokémon team in our Smogon competition standard pokemon X & Y tournament at J1-Con!
$5.00 Entry fee – Double elimination.

Hosting this tournament will be the newest member of our J1 Studios Staff, Rick Konczyk, but perhaps we should call him Professor Rick!

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This man has traveled far and wide from MAGfest to Otakon to TooManyGames where he’s hosted Pokemon tournaments by both official rule sets and custom ones. He is well known for his ability to create exciting modified tournaments that alter the standard rules, challenging the resourcefulness and skill of competitors!

For the full info on rules and prizes, visit to the Gaming Page on the J1-Con Website.

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Jun 25

Exhibitor tables are SOLD OUT!

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This is a big deal for us because we are a small convention and we weren’t expecting this to happen so fast! Well there will be a lot of cool stuff to buy! We are talking from plushies, prints, figures, DVDs, games and more! Heck, at least three (yes 3) retailers will be there selling products!!

Check out the Exhibitor list. We will be adding the rest as they submit their company names and descriptions.

CLICK HERE FOR THE EXHIBITOR LIST!

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Jun 17

TAKII will be at J1-Con 2014 hosting a special event!

10425649_10152474595439596_1313928046_aThat’s right otaku, TAKII (The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational), the world’s most extreme asian music/gaming fusion festival will be touching down here at J1-Con in September. What will they be doing? Well, that hasn’t been announced just yet but if you stick around you will find out! Come and have a blast!

We’ve done many events together in the past so this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to you. It is however super exciting!

Find out more about TAKII:

http://takii.pdnmz.com

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Jun 14

Eric “The Smoke” Moran hosting the Cosplay Contest

eric_smoke_moran_j1-con2014We’re happy to announce that world renowned cosplayer Eric “The Smoke” Moran will be gracing the grounds of J1-Con 2014! Are you ready for this? He will be hosting the J1-Con 2014 Cosplay Contest!

With him will be a set of professional cosplayers as judges to see who will walk away with the prizes!

Are you excited? We are!!

He carries a presence on stage as well as film, and television, including the television series “Heroes of Cosplay”.

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Jun 04

Meet Dj CUTMAN! GameChops Q&A! Learn the ways of the music industry!

j1-con_dj_cutmanJoin Dj CUTMAN as he hosts a Q and A about GameChops, the world’s first record label to produce licensed video game remixes. Except to hear new and unreleased GameChops material, and learn about what it takes to start and maintain a digital record label. Learn the ways of Chiptune and more!!

Enjoy some of the music below!!

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May 12

Watch the live-action film of Gatchaman at J1-Con!!!

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Gatchaman is a live-action superhero film produced by Toho and Nikkatsu Corp., and loosely based on the 1972 anime of the same name. It was released in Japan on August 24, 2013.

The screenplay was written by Yusuke Watanabe, who was also responsible for the live-action film adaptations of GANTZ and 20th Century Boys.

Plot:

By the year 2050 AD, a mysterious organization called Galactor has occupied half of the Earth and threatens to exterminate the human race.  Around the same time, the International Science Organization had uncovered mysterious stones that bear unusual powers.

It is said that one person out of approximately eight million is able to harness the power of the stones; they are known as a “Receptor”. Dr. Kozaburo Nambu gathers a team of these five lucky Receptors together. Known as the “Gatchaman” team, it is their mission to defeat Galactor.

The time and date will be announced and put in the schedule in time. Before you ask, yes there will be subtitles.

Enjoy the trailer!

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May 03

Meet anime voice actor, Vic Mignogna! Panel and all!

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You heard right, Vic Mignogna responsible for a multitude of voices in gaming and anime will be at J1-Con this September!

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!

If you haven’t ordered your tickets, do it now! Go to Registration to get them even cheaper!

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