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Genericon 2014

Just like last year and the year before that we're aiming to have a panel at Genericon this March. We've already submitted our application and are now waiting to hear back on approval and a timeslot, and we'll let you know once we hear something.

Pre-Registration is also not yet open and no price is listed.

Genericon XXVII will be held on the RPI campus in the same place it was last year, from February 28-March 2. There's no discernable theme right now and some things seem to be a bit in flux but once they post a schedule and everything we'll pass that along as well.

EDIT: Our panel will be held on Saturday, March 1st, from 5:30 to 7:00 in Panel Room 1.

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  • Sierra

    I did enjoy the con but parking was a hassle and even finding the place was hard. Also, I did think that there should have been more panels and events toward the end of Sunday. But I feel bad for anyone who didn't get to see the death match. That was seriously the sweetest thing I've ever seen xD

    March 3, 2014

    • Sparks

      Yea parking is hard at a place like that I didn't go Sunday cause there wasn't really anything interesting

      March 4, 2014

    • RandomRedMage

      parking was a pain, day 1 and 2, we parked a block and a half away. But it was enjoyable. Had to love the kid in the jack skellington costume, priceless, Birthday boy got the win on cosplay deathmatch.

      March 4, 2014

  • Ringo

    Will there be any demos of the card game going on? I have bought soooo many cards but the rule book does not feel friendly. I need some real help learning it.

    February 22, 2014

    • Ringo

      And I finally got the two player set.... found one from a vendor at the con.... yay! Now who wants to tutor me this weekend? Anyone free right after the panel tomarrow?

      February 28, 2014

    • Ringo

      George... it could be just me you are hearing.... As I have repeated that. I found a youtube video on how to play but in the comments the original poster of the video said they were teaching wrong as the rules werent clear. Haha.

      March 1, 2014

  • Bastas

    Someday they will figure out a better way to handle giving out badges. Today is not that day.

    February 28, 2014

    • Ringo

      Bastas.... I will definetly look for you. Now that I was able to buy the Pinkie and FLuttershy I have my copy of those sleeved as well.... as well as the other two decks. I found that when they came out I could only find packs, not decks.... and I think the distribution system could have been better(such as actually randomly inserting the Mane Character cards in packs instead of ONLY in decks). And perhaps telling card shops that people will NEED a deck to start so that shops could have ordered enough for everyone(my usual choice has my name down but said their shipments are delayed). But I love the flavor of the cards. For example, I can't think of the name of the card, but the one with Discord on it, and the text curves around in the text block.... that was genius. SInce I have bought around 50 packs of cards, I have already been trying to get a grasp on a few mechanics of the game to start piecing a deck together.

      March 1, 2014

    • RandomRedMage

      Once I get there and hit up the vendors proper, and get a deck, I'll need someone to teach me, if what I keep hearing is true, the rule book isn't as friendly as friendship is magic would make you assume. :D

      March 1, 2014

  • RandomRedMage

    ok so Im in all camo and wearing a brown jacket and a corny hat that covers my ears. come say.h ipeoples.

    February 28, 2014

  • RandomRedMage

    Blegth, I dunno if My ride is gunna be able to make it.. BLAST IT ALL.... anyone round south pearl street albany can pick me up? o.O

    February 28, 2014

    • RandomRedMage

      it'll come from my aim account, randomredmage. but I can do that.

      February 28, 2014

    • Joseph

      Hey I got the message, shoot me the address, I'll be in a red jeep

      February 28, 2014

  • MrAskAPirate

    Everypony excited for Genericon yet?! Are you excited? Because I'm excited; I've never been so excited! Well, except for that time I saw you and *SLAP*

    Sorry, that kind of got away from me there... looking forward to seeing everyone at Genericon! Mello and I will be set up in Artist's Alley (DCC 232), so some on down and say hello! ^^

    February 28, 2014

    • MrAskAPirate

      Ignore my terribad spelling; apparently I'm too excited for grammars, >.>

      1 · February 28, 2014

  • Dalton

    For those who don't know yet, our panel (Such Pony. So Friendship. Wow.) will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in Panel Room 1. Come out and have some fun!

    February 24, 2014

    • Supersaw H.

      in a 48 hour con, the days just blur after a while.

      February 24, 2014

    • MrAskAPirate

      I think I'll be able to make it. Between running a table in Artist's Alley, helping run/being in Cosplay Chess, and trying to remember to eat dinner at some point so I don't keel over, I think I can just barely make it work. I don't think I'm gonna have much time for CCG tho, :^(

      February 24, 2014

  • Sierra

    Soooo uhhh the genericon site is down D: (and when should I be there each day and when does it end? Ik I already asked that... Sorry... XD I forgot)

    February 23, 2014

    • Supersaw H.

      Yeah, apparently we're so popular that our instititute webhosting can't handle it. Hopefully it's fixed soon. In the meanwhile, we'll be posting any updates on the Facebook page, at least (facebook.com/genericon)­.

      The con runs 48 continuous hours from 5 PM Friday until 5 PM Sunday. There's always something going on, but of course, there's much less going on in the wee hours of the morning. Some of our more amusing picks for anime and sci-fi are running at those times, though, so you might want to stick around for a fun showing if you're a con insomniac.

      February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I could help if more is needed; I'll be at the panel at the least.

    February 23, 2014

  • Brian G.

    As we inch closer to the con, I been eyeballing the facebook page for genericon and it looks like this year is 2 bands! MIRK and dynamite pleasure chair, never heard of them however im certain they will be great, hopefully this year though there's enough people still around in order to fully get the atmosphere of the event, as in comparison of last year many people didn't attend and it died pretty quickly=(

    February 20, 2014

    • Brian G.

      oh well I was talking about the last event of the con with the music... I guess you could say it was a rave?

      February 20, 2014

    • Supersaw H.

      We can't legally say it's a rave, so it's not a rave, It's a "dance." Anyway, we're doing that again this year but bigger (read: longer) and better. It died quickly because Cosplay Dating started midway through and people didn't come back after that. Hopefully that doesn't happen again. We WILL have a concert with live bands right before the dance as well this year, so...so much music!

      February 22, 2014

  • Brian G.

    so as we are 2 weeks away from the con, is anyone going to be dressing up? As with any con the amount of art and hard work I see every time is amazing, and I thought id ask what the attendees of this event might be going as!

    February 15, 2014

    • Ringo

      I am going as Doctor Hooves.

      February 22, 2014

    • Supersaw H.

      I'm going as "Genericon Staff." I do this costume every year and every year I wonder why, but it's generally fun.

      February 22, 2014

  • RandomRedMage

    OK, so I am planning to be at Genericon... and unless my ride falls through I will be there.

    February 22, 2014

  • Brian G.

    As a general statement for anyone who is not gone to a con before and is interested, this IS a fairly small con ( though still filled with a great deal of fun) and is a good "starter" con for those looking to have the experience without being overwhelmed, the price is fair and I highly suggest you pre register, due to the 10 dollars of, also as im sure you know this is in cold weather months, so dress appropriately. In short this was my first con experience and while I had fun I never felt... squished, between people, though the first day and a half was the worth while of this con, after that things really wore out. Hope to see many people there

    February 4, 2014

    • Brian G.

      as Charles said earlier 5:00-7:00 p.m. is the typical time people show up in large numbers, to be on the safe side I'd suggest trying to be there about 4:00p.m. to pick up your badge and if you feel bored during that time, there is no obligation to stay at the con area you can walk out grab a bite to eat and then come back when things pick up momentum.

      February 14, 2014

    • Sierra

      Kk thx! :)

      February 14, 2014

  • Sierra

    I'll be there :3 I'm cosplaying as pinkie and my friend is going to be gummy! can't waittt

    2 · February 12, 2014

    • Brian G.

      I look forward to seeing you ^_^

      February 13, 2014

  • Dalton

    Please see the most recent discussion board post regarding Genericon Pre-Registration and some general notes regarding MLP activities at the convention: http://www.meetup.com/Bronies-Albany/messages/boards/thread/41798602/i/gh_new_discussion_tl

    February 10, 2014

  • Brian G.

    ya know... with the pure fact that no decent information up less than a month away makes me incredibly worried, I hope VERY much that this lack of information is purely due to the fact they have a lot of great things in mind for this convention. I mean they don't even have some kind of schedule up or any sort of the panels... last year this was all up much earlier to the con its self, however I don't know if that is a common or was good management at the time, anyone more informed care to sate my curiosity and worry?

    February 6, 2014

    • Supersaw H.

      K-Ten I have the info for your panel I feel so special to be knowing this SECRET INFO

      February 7, 2014

    • Brian G.

      O_O'' uhh this information, I must haz, give all your secrets to cathulu

      February 7, 2014

  • Supersaw H.

    Once again I'm staffing this con, so if you have any questions please let me know!

    December 6, 2013

    • Brian G.

      seems like this year they don't have any info up besides the pre reg, is there any info you can share with us?

      February 4, 2014

    • Supersaw H.

      There will be more announcements soon!

      February 4, 2014

  • Brian G.

    also, as was with last year is this a quiz panel for prizes? or just a... ya know... thing with ponies in it

    February 4, 2014

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