Who are we?
Yushi-Con is a multi-genre anime convention taking place on East Stroudsburg University. Previously hosted by ESU’s Anime Club with support from the ESU Game Society, Yushi-Con has been put together in the hopes of bringing not only the anime fandom but people from all fandoms together in the East Stroudsburg area. Yushi-Con’s 2014 debut attracted 150 local attendees while their 2015 event doubled to 300 attendees from all around the tri-state area, this year the anticipation will surely be greater.
Currently, Yushi-Con is independently hosted by its previous convention chair, Pat McGee, and is planning a wonderful 2018 event!
What are our goals?
Our goal is to bring the animation, gaming, and geek industry-at-large to the Monroe County and Poconos area. We attract high-value industry guests and presenters from all over the tri-state area, such as Mike Pollock, voice of Dr. Eggman from “Sonic the Hedgehog.” We want to help breathe a blossoming creative presence into the Poconos area, and give the local area a chance to network with other passionate animation and gaming fans and creators.
What are our plans this year?
This year, Yushi-Con is hosted at the Science and Technology Building at East Stroudsburg University, in East Stroudsburg, PA on October 13. They will present high-end entertainers, industry guests, artists, independent developers, popular fan creatives, and more! It will be a full-day event with programming and presentations for all hours!