Welcome to J1-Con – knowns as Philadelphia’s #1 ANIME convention has moved to Atlantic City! 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 awards and 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 multi-award wining geek FM radio show Black Tribbles, J1-Con was also NOMINATED for “Event of the Year” at the Philly Geek Awards in 2015. In 2016 CBSPHILLY named J1-Con “One of the Five Most Talked About Conventions of the Summer (comparing it to the Democratic National Convention) In 2017, Jason became a feature in the Encyclopedia of Black Comics noted for the creation and success of J1 Studios and J1-Con.
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 the SHOWBOAT HOTEL located at 801 Boardwalk on the dates of Friday, September 14th, Saturday, September 15th, & Sunday September 16th, 2018. Doors open at 11am EST.
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 [Sushi House] Philadelphia, PA
July 28, 2013: 400 attendees (est.) 1 Day convention [The Blockley] Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 14, 2014: 1900 attendees (est.) 1 Day convention [First district Plaza] Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 20, 2015: 2400 attendees (est.) 1 Day convention [First district Plaza] Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 17 & 18, 2016: 2600 attendees (est.) 2 Day convention [820 Spring Garden] Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 26 & 27, 2017: 2100 attendees (est.) 2 Day convention [2300 Arena] Philadelphia, PA **EMERGENCY DATE & VENUE CHANGE (1 MONTH PRIOR)**
Sept. 14, 15, & 16, 2018: […..] attendees (est.) 3 Day convention [Showboat Hotel] Atlantic City, NJ
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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