Genericon 2011: Now featuring us (plus some other people)!

Hear ye Hear ye. It has been declared that on the month of Februarius on the days of the solar calendar from the eleventh to the thirteenth in the year of our lord two thousand eleven that the royal bards known throughout the lands as the Reverse Thieves will be noted, learned scholars and orators at the festival of nerdy revelry that is Ye Olde Genericon XXIV.

Or in simpler terms we will be featured panelists, our first time as such, at Genericon 2011 which takes place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY on February 11th to the 13th. We’re presenting three panels and barring schedule changes should be giving one panel on each day of the convention. We will be unveiling the newly revised version of our stalwart classic the Anime Recruitment panel or as Hisui likes to call it Anime Recruitment PTX-007-3C Weissritter edition. We will also be debuting our One Piece: A Portrait of Pirates and Investigating Detective Anime panels. We swear that the Detective Anime panel will be much more than just an hour about Detective Conan (although we could easily talk that long about Detective Conan). We will post information about our panels and our general schedule for the convention when everything is a bit more finalized.

Genericon will also have the deadliest married couple in all of anime and manga fandom, Erin and Noah from the Ninja Consultants, The Star of the Giants of the manga world Ed Chavez, rear-admiral of the Lohengramm Empire Walter Amos, plus Scott Fermeglia, Sushma Chandran, Daniel Condaxis, and Brendan Flaherty as featured panelists alongside us. On top of all that, Genericon will have For Tax Reasons of Ronin Dojo Community College DX fame, Uncle Yo the otaku comedian, voice actor Vic Mignogna, all three of the super star podcasters from Anime World Order, and web comic artist Jenny Blanchard of Enjuhneer as guests. A good friend of the blog Evan Minto will also be not only staff at Genericon but also he will be running several panels including a Satoshi Kon Tribute. And last but not least, the Japanese punk rockers Uzuhi are the featured band. It is all shaping up to be a fun weekend, if you are in the area we hope you can stop on by!

Investigating Detective Anime – Friday, 6:00PM
One Piece: A Portrait of Pirates – Saturday, 8:30PM
Anime Recruitment – Sunday, 12:00PM


13 thoughts on “Genericon 2011: Now featuring us (plus some other people)!

  1. Vampt Vo says:

    Hey, don’t forget me! I’m not a *featured* panelist (it would be weird to get that status when I’m also staff), but I’ll be presenting the one-year anniversary of my Changing Faces of Anime panel and a Satoshi Kon Tribute.

    Seeing as this con is held at my college and I’m on con staff, I am super-psyched about all of the great guests and panelists we’re getting this year.

    • reversethieves says:

      Actually I was going to mention you but then I forgot to add you because I was researching the old Roman Calendar. I will correct that.

      BTW originally January and February were unnamed and unimportant winter months of the year on the Roman calendar. How bizarre.

      – Hisui

    • Vampt Vo says:

      On campus, you can always go to the Rathskeller, which is the little food court in the basement of the student union. But the easiest two places I can think of are Big Apple Pizza and the Recovery Bar (a hotel sports bar with great food). The former is right on the south edge of campus, just about a five-minute walk from the con, and the latter is in the bottom floor of the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, which is a 15-minute walk from the con.

      We actually hope to put some of that info in the conbook to help out attendees looking for food.

  2. Justin says:

    Huh…would love to come and see you guys, but I’m not sure I can get up there…I’ll need to find directions to get from Jersey City to Troy…not so sure I’m willing!

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