Welcome to J1-Con – Philadelphia’s #1 ANIME convention! Are you a fan of geek culture? We provide so many amazing things it could make your head melt a la Indiana Jones.
President and Founder, Jason Richardson created J1-Con in 2012, with the hopes of bringing ANIME culture together in a MAJOR city like Philadelphia. Amidst his many accomplishments, including winner of the coveted 2014 Philly Geek Awards’ “Geek of the Year”, Jason is the founder of the geek hub J1 Studios, where they not only make comics, music, novels (and soon to be gaming); they also review all things nerdy! Jason is also one of the hosts of the geek radio show Black Tribbles, that took home a 2014 Geek Award for “Streaming Media Project of the Year.” J1-Con was also NOMINATED for “Event of the Year” at the Philly Geek Awards in 2015.
Hosted by J1 Studios (who most famously created Super Bounty J1, Lime Rind: The Rogue Samurai, Silver, Mega Ran: Random Lyricism, and Angel Savior), this is a convention held by fans for fans. Represent your nerd status- and get hype for the most amazing time of your life (unless you count your favorite character kicking the villains butt as the best- then this is second best.)
The convention will be held at 820 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia, PA 19123 on the dates of Saturday, August 26th, & Sunday August 27th, 2017. Doors open at 11am EST.
In the heart of the city, 820 Spring Garden Street (aka the Dome) is a premier locale for the famous Philadelphia Punk Rock Flea Market and many other local events.
PARKING IS AVAILABLE AS YOU ENTER THE GATE FROM SPRING GARDEN STREET. IT’S $10 A DAY.
What can you expect? The unexpected! As well as that, you can anticipate a cosplay contest, live performances, gaming, panels, vendors, artists, and a whole army of fun. Here are videos stats looking back on the last events;
Estimated attendance numbers of J1-Con:
Sept. 30, 2012: 200 attendees (est.) 1 Day convention
July 28, 2013: 400 attendees (est.) 1 Day convention
Sept. 14, 2014: 1900 attendees (est.) 1 Day convention
Sept. 20, 2015: 2400 attendees (est.) 1 Day convention
Sept. 17 & 18, 2016: 2600 attendees (est.) 2 Day convention
Watch the recap video of J1-Con: Anime Con 2016 (at 820 Spring Garden Street).
Watch the recap video of J1-Con: Anime Con 2015 (at the First District Plaza).
Watch the recap video of J1-Con: Anime Con 2014 (at the First District Plaza).
Watch the recap video of J1-Con: Anime Con 2013 (at the Blockley).
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