Hello Con-Goers!

Thank you for your patience today, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. While the weather has forced a late start to our festivities, we still have 2 days for you to enjoy yourselves! After deliberation, the following events from Friday have been shifted to new time-slots on Saturday/Sunday. (This does mean that some of the original viewings or activities had to be replaced.)


Traditional Gaming Changes:
  • all Fathoms games are canceled
  • Brave New Worlds*
    Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
    Traditional Gaming 3
    You’ll get to fly ships of the Interstellar League against the Karthian Domains, an homage to Star Trek-like SF using much better realized aliens. All materials will be provided! Some experience is required, but provided some people come over, we can accommodate new players.


Video Game Changes:
  • BlazBlue tournament has been canceled
  • SSB4 tournament by General Failure (on Saturday) podcast now run by Claim2Fame.


Event Changes:
  • UPROV: Improv for Geeks :9:10am-10:20am Saturday Panel 1
  • Studio TRIGGER Animation Lecture: 4:30pm-6:00pm Saturday Video 1


Panel Changes:
  • Formal Japanese Idol Cheering Tutorial has been added at Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am in Main Events A. (edited)
  • Fireside Chat with Baked Beans: 9:30pm-10:00pm Saturday Panel 2
  • Don’t Do That! We’re In Public! – Con Etiquette 101: 9:20am-10:50am Saturday Main Events B
  • PNE Presents: J-Pop Dance Party: 10:50am-12:50pm Saturday Main Events B
  • Society for Creative Anachronism Armored and Rapier Combat Demonstration: 1:10pm-3:10pm Saturday Main Events B
  • Geekyrotic: Roleplay, Kink & Cosplay (18+): 4:30pm-6:00pm Saturday Main Events B
  • Pleasant Nightmare Burlesque Cabaret (18+): 10:10pm-12:10am Saturday Main Events B
  • Hentai Dubbing [18+]: 12:20am-1:20am Sunday Main Events B
  • A Journey Into Darkness (18+): 2:20am-3:20am Sunday Panel 1
  • Channel H [18+]: 3:00am-4:10am Sunday Panel 3
  • Hentai Comedies Worth Watching!: Part 2 (18+): 3:20am-4:50am Sunday Panel 1
  • Hydrocity Zone: I Hate Water Levels in Sonic the Hedgehog: 4:30am-5:30am Sunday Panel 2
  • Eye of Argon [18+]: 1:00AM-2:00AM Sunday Video 1
  • My Immortal [18+]: 2:00am-3:00am Sunday Video 1
  • Six Same Faces(An Osomatsu-San Ask Panel): 12:30am-2:30am Sunday Video Gaming 2


Contest Changes:
  • AMV Contest: 7:00pm-8:30pm Saturday Video 1


Artists’ Alley Changes:
  • A16: ET Designs


Vendor Changes:
  • Japanimals and Zombie Planet have been replaced with Foam Brain Games


* Description not in the book – so are provided here.



Due to inclement weather, Genericon will now begin at 9 AM tomorrow (3/3)!

Stay tuned for the updated schedule!


Pre-Registration Pick-Up: Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 5 pm

Please come to the side of the Student Union facing 15th Street.


Genericon is a weekend-long, general convention run by the students of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. We feature a wide variety of attractions that run the gamut of geeky hobbies, including science fiction, gaming of all forms, and anime. Our events include panels by guest speakers, video gaming tournaments, role-playing games of both the pen-and-paper and live-action variety, and twenty-four hour showings of both science fiction classics and modern anime fresh from Japan. The convention runs for an uninterrupted 48 hours, starting at 6 PM on Friday and ending at 6 PM the following Sunday.