Panelist Applications & Volunteer Applications Extended

Panelist and Volunteer applications have been extended until September 17th! Be sure to take advantage of the extension, and submit your applications if you are still interested in participating either as a volunteer or a panelist!

 

https://yushi-con.com/volunteer/

 

https://yushi-con.com/register-for-a-panel/

 

 

Dealer’s Den Now SOLD OUT for 2018

Dealer’s Den Purchases are now SOLD OUT for 2018

If you have not yet purchased a dealers den table, please subscribe to our email list, where dealers den updates are posted FIRST. Click here to subscribe to us! Or go to www.yushi-con.com/subscribe

 

 

Dealers who have purchased a table, please await an email in the coming weeks with instructions for convention day, and answers to FAQs.

Any time-sensitive questions about your table spot can be answered at esuyushicon@gmail.com

 

Sponsorship Program Launched!

Sponsorship Packages

Are you a business looking to advertise at events? Yushi-Con may be able to suit your needs with these sponsorship packages. Our events attract audiences all over the tri-state area, and our reach is even higher via our social media, email, and on-the-ground marketing.


Bronze Package

$50

  • 1/4 Page Program Advertisement
  • Web Advertisement
  • 2 General Admission Badges

Silver Package

$100

  • 1/2 Page Program Advertisement
  • Web Advertisement
  • Featured on Poster
  • 3 General Admission Badges

Gold Package

$150

  • Full Page Program Advertisement
  • Web Advertisement
  • Featured on Poster
  • Boosted Facebook/Instagram Advertisement
  • Email Advertisement
  • Mentioned in Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • 4 General Admission Badges

More information can be found on https://yushi-con.com/sponsor/

 

Yushi-Con Gaming Programming & Indie Dev Contest Announced!

 

Yushi-Con’s Video Game Tournament Programming will be hosted by No Pause Tournaments!

 

No Pause Tournaments will be hosting premium Esports tournaments throughout the day, along with our new 2-hour long Indie Gaming Show!

 

Our two-hour long indie gaming show will be live-streamed via Twitch!

Are you an indie gaming developer? Apply to present at the 2018 Yushi-Con indie gaming show here!

 

Aspiring Indie Developers can apply for either the 15-minute or 30-minute presenter time-slot.

15 Minute Time-Slots are a $15 showcase fee

30 Minute Time-Slots are a $30 showcase fee

 

Showcase fees do not cover badge costs, Presenters will need to purchase a badge along with their showcase fee.

 

We will also be having board and card game demos run throughout the day by The Gamers Edge.

 

The FINAL $10 Pre-Reg Sale Now Live!

The Yushi-Con $10 General Admission Pre-Sale is now up! You can check it out on the pre-registration page here!

 

This sale is live through Sunday, August 19. We highly recommend you pick up your tickets now while it is at its final discounted rate!

 

Purchase Pre-Registration

 

 

Dealers Den Purchases Temporarily Suspended

Purchases for Dealer’s Den Tables will be suspended temporarily as we take count and review our space for tables accounting the huge demand and interest we have received from both vendors and artists alike. We thank everyone for their interest and enthusiastic support for our return, and we hope you understand this is being done in order to fully ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible on convention day!

 

Expect Dealers Den to go back up anywhere between August 17 – 24. Emails will be sent, and announces will be made notifying when we are back up. You can sign up for our email list to get the news as soon as it happens! 

 

Sign up for our Email List @ www.yushi-con.com/subscribe/

 

Your patience is extremely appreciated!

 

2-Month Countdown: $10 Pre-Reg Sale Available August 18+19 FINAL SALE BEFORE CONVENTION

Source: Asobi Asobase

 

This weekend, August 18 and 19, we will be holding a special sale for pre-reg tickets! Link will go up on August 18 starting midnight and will be available through August 19!

This will be THE FINAL pre-reg sale weekend we will be holding up until the convention date! So this should be the time for you to pick them up while they are at a reduced rate!

$10 Pre-reg limited time from August 18th + 19th ONLY

This is the final pre-reg sale until the show date! 

 

Yushi-Con Welcomes Prominent Voice Actor & Director Lisa Ortiz

Yushi-Con welcomes acclaimed voice actor and director of Pokemon Sun and Moon animated series, Lisa Ortiz to their guest lineup for their anime and gaming convention on October 13, hosted at East Stroudsburg in the Science and Technology Building of East Stroudsburg University. Lisa’s events in Yushi-Con are scheduled to take place between the hours of 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“It is a pleasure to announce Lisa Ortiz, a prominent voice actor and director of the northeast coast industry, she will be one of our guests of honor at this year’s Yushi-Con. We are psyched to have the director of Pokemon Sun and Moon on board, and are looking forward to having her included in our high-value lineup of our October 13 show,” states Patricia McGee, convention chair of Yushi-Con. “Her performances of countless fan-favorites in Sonic the Hedgehog, One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, Slayers, and more will surely excite us and our audience!” Patricia concludes.

Yushi-Con is a multi-genre anime and gaming convention taking place at East Stroudsburg, in the northeastern Pennsylvania region. Previously hosted by East Stroudsburg University’s Anime Club with support from the ESU Game Society, and currently hosted independently by student alumni and community members, Yushi-Con has been put together in the hopes of bringing not only the anime fandom but people from all fandom together in the northeastern Pennsylvania and Greater New York area.

“I am so excited to be appearing at Yushi-Con this October as a guest of honor!” states Lisa Ortiz, “I am looking forward to meeting all of my East Stroudsburg fans on the convention floor, and I hope you’ll make it out so we can chat more at my panels!” Lisa continued, “Special thanks to Yushi-Con for making this all possible! Can’t wait to see you there, it’s going to be a great time!” Lisa concluded.

Yushi-Con’s goal is to bring the animation, gaming, and geek industry-at-large to the Monroe County and Poconos area. They bring high-value industry guests and presenters from all over the tri-state area, such as Mike Pollock, the voice of Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog. Yushi-Con has a vision to breathe a blossoming creative presence into the Poconos and Greater New York area, and give the locals a chance to network with other passionate animation and gaming fans and creators alike.

This year, Yushi-Con will be hosted at the Science and Technology Building at East Stroudsburg University, in East Stroudsburg, PA on October 13. It will be a full-day event with programming and presentations for all hours!

About Lisa Ortiz
Lisa Ortiz is a New York based veteran voice actor, director and producer. As a voice actor, she is most well known for her role as Lina Inverse in Slayers, and Amy Rose in Sonic the Hedgehog, but she began her career as the high elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Since then she has gone on to record dozens of anime, series, audiobooks, video games, and films both as a voice and as a Producer, Director and Adapter. Her voice has been heard internationally on Disney XD, SciFi, Cartoon Network, WB, Nickelodeon and Netflix among others. And has appeared most recently onstage in the one-woman show “I Couldn’t Possibly love you” at 53 above at the Broadway Comedy club.

She is currently the director of Pokemon Sun and Moon and has worked on the show in various capacities over the years since Indigo League. From Misty’s older sister Daisy, to Sabrina, to Flannery, to Oshawatt, to Fletchling and present day gym leaders Korrina and Litten, and Poipole.

She can currently be heard as Mini in RoboCar Poli, Royal Academy, Noembelu in Street Fighter V, World of Winx, and Taffy as well as the upcoming Natarle Badegireul in Gundam Seed and Carla Montez in Dead Rivals and Izanami in SMITE. Favorite roles include, Serenity Wheeler in Yu-gi-oh, Tony Tony Chopper in OnePiece (4Kids), Shiori in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rina in Time of Eve, The Devil in Gangstar 4, and Musa/Icy in Winx club. Directing credits include Psychic School Wars, Norm of the North and mobile games for The Dark Night Rises, Dungeon Hunter 5, Modern Combat 5 and Netflix’s Heroes United. She is President of Noise of O Productions, co-founder of www.voicesforfosters.org and currently resides in NYC.

You can see what she’s up to on her fan page at: https://www.facebook.com/Lisa-Ortiz-140754815973967/.

You can see more of Lisa’s listed anime titles, roles, and other works at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0651184/

See Lisa’s website at: www.noiseofo.com

The Legendary Tofu Delivery Car Drifts its Way to Yushi-Con

initialdream86

Photo Graphic: Courtesy of Yushi-Con

 

Today Yushi-Con welcomes Initial D‘s AE86, drifting their way right to the front entrance of the October 13 event. This car has been meticulously hand-built and restored from it’s original luster by Ray Ramaglia, who has analyzed the show Initial D‘s iconic Toyota tofu delivery car to the smallest detail! The legendary AE86 will be displayed right on the front entrance of Yushi-Con’s venue, the East Stroudsburg University Science and Technology Building. Yushi-Con will be taking place all-day October 13, 2018, in East Stroudsburg, Pa. The AE86 will be featured at the venue from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This replica is the ultimate fan homage to series writer of Initial D, Shuichi Shigeno’s original design of the car. It is currently one of the best replicas most recently featured in the U.S. northeast convention circuit, and has received recognition from official Toyota dealers. To follow more on updates relating to the InitialDream AE86, please follow them on Instagram at initialdream86.

Initial D is an anime that I am a long-time fan of, and I am so happy that I finally get to have my dream car from such a great series.” Says Ray Ramaglia, owner of the AE86. “The restoration process was painful to say the least, but the amount of pride I now feel for this car has made it worth the effort.” Ray concludes.

Initial D is a high-octane drift-racing themed sports anime and manga first appearing in 1995 on print before shortly moving to a full anime adaptation in 1998. The manga consisted of 48 volumes and the original first stage television series ran 26 episodes with international acclaim and recognition that has made it the icon that the AE86 is currently known for today.