Category Archive: Cosplay

Jul 23

J1-Con2017 makes EMERGENCY MOVE to ECW ARENA! **MUST READ**

Without our (as in J1 Studios) knowledge, the previous venue of 820 Spring Garden Street, was leased away to a business, leaving us with nowhere to host this year’s (2017) convention. This was done even after confirmations and down payments made to secure the location. I found out about this “situation” only six weeks before …

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Jul 12

J1-Con this August (26th & 27th) will be the LAST one in Philly! [READ ALL OF IT]

Hi J1-Con fans! This is Jason Richardson CEO/Founder of J1 Studios and J1-Con, We as a nerd community did some amazing things here in Philadelphia. J1-Con is the largest and longest running ANIME CONVENTION in Philadelphia’s HISTORY! Considering the most anime cons that start in the city of Philadelphia don’t make it through their first …

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Jul 06

J1-Con 2017 Cosplay Guest: Adya Cosplay

Adya Cosplay has been a cosplayer for over eight years. Adya’s first cosplay was Arisa from the Green Lantern Corps. She had such a positive experience from cosplaying Arisia that she immediately made plans to start more cosplay projects. She enjoys cosplaying characters from animation (such as Steampunk Princess Tiana, Doc McStuffins, and Tiny Toons), …

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May 09

J1-Con 2017 Cosplay Guest: Lacy Von Voorhees

Lacy Von Voorhees is a makeup artist, model and cosplayer from New Jersey. She began modeling in 2009 and did all her own styling for her shoots (makeup/hair/wardrobe styling). With a huge interest in anime and manga she later discovered cosplay around 2012 and it fit so naturally with what she was already doing, as …

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May 05

J1-Con 2017 Cosplay Guest: Mae Claire

Mae Claire 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 …

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May 03

J1-Con 2017 Cosplay Guest: Eric “The Smoke” Moran

The Smoke has made an impact on the pop-culture scene for over a decade. After serving in the Marine Corps, The Smoke worked as a bodyguard working in clubs backstage for concerts and for NFL games in Philadelphia. He would later train as a pro-wrestler and have a strong presence in the independent wrestling world. The …

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Apr 24

J1-Con 2017 Cosplay Guest: RachniQueen

She goes by RachniQueen; gaming and cosplaying are just two of her hobbies. She loves sitting around and watching Archer, or Futurama while working on costumes. RachniQueen also adores Star Trek and LOVES Silent Hill. Currently she is working on her degree to become a Forensic Photographer but is slowly making her way there since …

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Apr 23

J1-Con 2017 Cosplay Guest: Katie Wraith

Her name is Katie Wraith and she’s a cosplayer and model in the Pittsburgh area. She’s been cosplaying since April 2015, (her first cosplay was the Dark Magician Girl from Yu-Gi-Oh!) when she attended my first anime convention Tekkoshocon, and since then it’s been a growing passion of hers. She cosplays male and female characters …

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Apr 14

The Cosplay Contest that gets you on Cartoon Network!

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 …

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Mar 14

Official Announcement of 2017!!!

PLEASE READ! J1-Con 2016 was scary and awesome at the same time. We weren’t sure how the TWO DAY convention experiment would turn out, but to our surprise it was a success! Despite the heat in main hall (even with industrial fans), people still had a great time! The air-conditioned Gaming building (District N9ne) was …

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