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Philcon, General SF Con.

Philcon is one of the oldest General Science Fiction Conventions around, and takes place November 8-10 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon has an Anime Room, an Art Show, a Gaming Area, a Writer's Workshop, a Dealer's Room, and more-including a Masquerade, and you can stay dressed up all weekend long!! Please see www.philcon.org for more info. Hope to see you there!!

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  • Kristyn

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • A.v. N.

    I went to the http://2013.philcon.org/ website to try and find more out about this Anime Room, but nothing is listed. I even used their search bar to search "Anime" and nothing came up. So...how can I find out about this Anime Room?

    October 26, 2013

    • Bob Z.

      It's a good time, but I guess it depends on your definition of a big deal. I guess your better off waiting on the schedule.

      October 27, 2013

    • Kristyn

      Hi there :-) One of the heads of the Anime Track here! As Bob mentioned, the full convention schedule hasn't been posted yet (but should be soon), so that is why there aren't more explicit details about the track on the website. Although there is a mention of the Anime Track on the homepage under the list of "Ten Things to Enjoy at Philcon", so I wouldn't say it was a case of not being worth mentioning :-) If you are familiar with Zenkaikon at all, several staff from there (including myself) are also staff on the Anime Track at Philcon. The Anime Track is in a dedicated room throughout the weekend, and will be running programming during the entire con (Fri ~4pm-2am, Sat 9am-2am, Sun 9am-3pm). To whet people's appetite until the schedule is released, we've also posted a preview on the Zenkaikon site of some of the Anime Track programming: http://zenkaikon.com/...­ Feel free to check that out and see if anything piques your interest!

      October 29, 2013

  • HankSmith

    I believe there is a list of contacts posted there.

    October 28, 2013

  • Knick

    I will hopefully be able to attend this.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Carmelo

    I'm definitely trying to hit this up!

    Anyone been there before? I'm trying to get a better vibe of what to expect.

    July 28, 2013

    • Bob Z.

      Yup, been going for a few years now. I staff the anime track, actually. It's a very low-key, laid back kind of con. I've even heard it referred to as a "Lobby-con" because of all of the people gathering and talking in the lobby. It's a generally older crowd, although they seem to be making efforts to change that (like the recent addition of the anime track!)

      July 30, 2013

    • Bob Z.

      Didn't mean to hit send yet- one thing i meant to add was that it was, in fact, the first sci-fi con ever. It's been going since 1936.

      2 · July 30, 2013

  • Bob Z.

    Monique, we do, but I have been lazy about organizing things recently. And nobody else has stepped up to do it either.

    May 10, 2013

  • Monique L.

    Hi everyone, I just joined the group! Do you ever have meetups closer to center city Philadelphia?

    May 9, 2013

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