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 year (for one reason or another), I’m proud of what we’ve done in the 5 (soon to be 6) years of J1-Con.
With that being said…
This will be the last J1-Con in Philadelphia. due to venue costs, union fees, locations with space that is within the company’s budget, AND the TREATMENT of my convention (making it impossible to grow as a convention), J1-Con will be leaving the city of Philadelphia.
ENTER THE SHOWBOAT HOTEL IN ATLANTIC CITY!
Well like I’ve promised in years past that 2018 will be the year that we put J1-Con in a hotel, and we have!
J1-Con in 2018 will be moving AND on top of that it’s going to be a 3-DAY CONVENTION!!!
PHILADELPHIANS DON’T FREAK OUT AND SAY IT’S TOO FAR! THERE ARE TRAINS AND BUSES THAT WILL TAKE YOU THERE FOR CHEAP! IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW, THE HOTEL IS ONLY 50 MINUTES AWAY FROM PHILADELPHIA! IT’S THE SAME DISTANCE AS THE OAKS EXPO CENTER EXCEPT IT’S EASIER TO GET TO!
In 2018, J1-Con in the Showboat will provide:
- Proper Air Conditioning (let’s not act like we don’t know it gets HOT in the vendor area LOL. We are trying to order a bunch of INDUSTRIAL FANS for this year).
- Tons of power to run all kinds of stuff.
- Over 1,300 hotel rooms!!
- TONS of Parking! 4,300 parking spaces!
- Beach fun, because it’s literally right on the beach!! BEACH COSPLAY PARTY!!!!
- 3 times the space WE HAD IN 2016 (over 100,000 sq ft)
- Late night panels and gaming (YUP)!!!
- Combining J1-Music Fest, Cosplay Prom, into J1-Con for one SUPER experience!!
- Bringing GAMING into J1-Con on a whole new level (more than just fighting games)!
- Bringing Cosplay Wrestling to J1-Con for the first time!
- An all ages DANCE PARTY/RAVE (still working out the kinks)!!
- 100-200+ vendors
- Places to eat are everywhere even INSIDE the Hotel!!
- IT’S PET FRIENDLY!!!!
and yes, much more!!!
HERE’S THE PRICING FOR J1-CON 2018:
3-DAY Weekend Pass:
- $45 (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL limited time only)
- $50 (STANDARD)
- $60 (AT THE DOOR)
2018 HOTEL COSTS:
$200 (STANDARD 6FT TABLE W/ (2) 3-DAY PASSES)
$500 (10X10 BOOTH W/ TABLE & (3) 3-DAY PASSES)
THAT’S SUPER AFFORDABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I also want to add new things to the convention such as a showcase to indie game developers, E3 style! It will no longer be considered Philadelphia’s #1 Anime Convention, I had to change the subtext. With the focus being MORE than just anime, but having the gaming and other great ideas, it will now be known as…
THE DATE FOR J1-CON 2018 IS….
SEPTEMBER 14th, 15th, & 16th 2018
(FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY)!!!!!!
Tickets for 2018 will go on sale in the upcoming months. Thank you for all your love and support.
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