Convention Date Announcement

Some of you may have noticed the countdown on the left has been reset. That’s right, we now have the official date for Genericon XXXII! This year’s convention will kick off on Friday, February 22, 2019 and will end on the Sunday following. Here are our exact hours of operation:

6:00PM Friday 2/22 – 1:00AM Saturday 2/23
8:00AM Saturday 2/23 – 1:00AM Sunday 2/24
8:00AM Sunday 2/24 – 6:00PM Sunday 2/24


Preregistration is now available through February 10, 2019! Use the following link to access the eventbrite page. Once preregistration ends, you will need to purchase your pass at the event.

Free Passes, Prizes and More

Got a killer idea for a panel? Or maybe you want to GM your own Pathfinder campaign? If so, fill out the respective application to potentially run an event. If we accept your entry, you’ll be able to receive a guest pass for free as a thank-you for your work.

You can also submit artwork to one of the contests below. Winners can win free passes, anime and sci-fi merchandise, or other goodies. Specific prizes vary for each contest, please email our contest coordinator at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Volunteering at Genericon

Volunteering at Genericon is a great way to give back to your favorite college-student-run con and will now be much more structured. In previous years, you could anticipate long hours and late night shifts. With our departure from 48-hours of convention, we can now have a significantly more pleasant experience for our volunteers. The longest possible shift we now offer is 8 hours in one day, with two 4 hour blocks with a one hour break in between.

For more information, a list of rewards for volunteering, and instructions on how to register, check our page on Becoming a Volunteer.

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 showings of both science fiction classics and modern anime fresh from Japan.