Recent Announcements

Registration Update!

Genericon 2017 is coming up in just five short days! We have some useful information about directions, parking, badge purchasing and pickup detailed below


If you pre-registered for the con or have a special badge (panelist, vendor, etc.) you may pick up your badge earlier in the week. We will have a staffed pre-reg pickup table in the RPI Union (on 15th Street in Troy) at the following times:



Registration opens for all attendees at 4 PM on Friday, March 3rd. The convention begins at 6 PM, two hours later.

It will be located in the RPI Armory. Maps are linked below, and signs will be posted to direct traffic. A parking map is also included below. There are a few marked locations that you will be able to park for free on campus. There is also street parking around Troy, and attendees will be permitted to use the RPI shuttle system for the weekend.

Badges cost $30 for general attendance, and $10 for those with RPI student ID.

In the Armory, there will be two registration lines. One will be for pre-reg, and the other for at-door badge purchasing. There will be 8 staff members attending the registration line, and 2 staff members attending the pre-registration line. We will be using Eventbrite to sign in, and will be accepting both cash and credit cards. There are ATMs located in the Student Union and DCC Great Hall, for those who may need them.

If you pre-registered and have your Eventbrite QR ticket code on your phone or a piece of paper, we can scan it in for you!

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


Parking map:

Armory Location:,-73.6785468,18z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x0:0x9e1c4b2be3341fcd!2m2!1d-73.6767568!2d42.7284324

Union Location:,-73.6766263/@42.7291396,-73.6785468,18z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x0:0xd5d808a8e2c02a72!2m2!1d-73.6766668!2d42.7300109!1m0


Social Media Update!

Keep in touch with us during the con on social media!

Follow us on twitter @genericonRPI, and share your photos and experiences in #Genericon:

Follow us our Facebook page for major announcements and photos after the convention:

Follow our Vice Chair Patty on snapchat and get an insider’s look at what goes on behind the scenes with our staff! Her username is genericon_patty and a scannable code is attached below. She’ll also be answering any questions and feedback you have during the con.

RSVP to our Facebook event and get in touch with other attendees:

RSVP to our Dance event:

Guest Announcement!

Genericon 30 is excited to announce our first set of guests: Designer Shigeto Koyama and Studio Trigger’s Hiromi Wakabayashi!

You may know Trigger for their dynamic animation and storytelling style in recent shows such as Kiznavier, Kill La Kill, and Little Witch Academia. You’ll also be familiar with their work if you have attended one of our staff-favorite screenings of Inferno Cop, or seen their new series Space Patrol Luluco.

Hiromi Wakabayashi has worked as a key animator, script writer, and creative producer in Japan’s animation industry. He is known for his production and direction work with Studio Gainax on “Gurren Lagann” and “Pany & Stocking with Garterbelt”. Wakabayashi has been involved with Studio Trigger as a creative director, producer, storyboard artist/Episodic director, and story developer. He’s worked on “Kill La Kill”, “Inferno Cop”, “Little Witch Academia”, and “Space Patrol Luluco”.

Shigeto Koyama has done concept art, design work, key animation, storyboard art, and script writing for notable movies and animated series in Japan and the US. He has worked with studio Gainax on “Gurren Lagan”, “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt”, and studio Khara’s“Evangeleon” movies. He has also worked on mechanical design for Baymax in “Big Hero 6”! With Studio Trigger, Koyama worked on storyboarding, design, and animation for “Inferno Cop”, “Space Patrol Luluco”, and “Kill La Kill”.

You can follow Wakabayashi, Koyama, and Studio Trigger on twitter:

Studio Trigger:

And read more about them on our Guest page: