Yushi-Con 2018 Post-Con Report & Announcements

We have successfully kicked off the third Yushi-Con on October 13! Another event full of cosplay, art, guests, video games, board games, panels, and more! We thank all of the attendees, dealers, panelists, and presenters for coming up and showing their support for us and our return to the convention circuit! We are currently looking for a new venue to support our next event, as East Stroudsburg University can no longer accommodate for the scale and demand of our events. We hope to make an announcement on that before the new year rolls over on what we will be doing for our fourth event! Stay tuned with us!

Other Announcements:

  • We have also listened to the artists and dealers at Yushi-Con, and we will be doing a complete overhaul of our dealers process and policies to become more effective than ever! We have put together all of your suggestions in a bullet-point format and will be making many of your suggestions a part of this new overhaul for our next event! Stay tuned for developments on that as well!
  • We will also be putting together a general Yushi-Con 2018 convention feedback survey! Look forward to that next week and let us know what you enjoyed most at Yushi-Con this year, and what suggestions you would have for us for future events!
  • We will also begin hosting Funimation screenings at Sango Kura, a Japanese eatery close to our 2018 venue that serves the best sushi in the Poconos! They will soon be serving sake from their very own on-site sake brewery! Follow us to get more information as the screening schedule is arranged!

1-Day Until Yushi-Con: Directions, FAQs, Procedures



Let’s clarify a few things:

  • Pre-Registrees: Your purchases are logged right into our pre-registered attendee database! No tickets necessary! Just bring your Paypal receipt, and ID at the registration table to make the process as fast as possible to collect your pre-purchased badges!
  • Parking: Is located behind the venue, and in the pit parking to the right after you pass the smoke stack.
  • Front desk: Will be just behind the front doors of the convention, and should be distinguished clearly.
  • Travel: When traveling to the convention, no need for an address! Simply typing “Yushi-Con” into Google maps will bring you straight to the convention address!


The Following Panels Have Been Cancelled:

Cosplay Photography 101

How to start your own Anime related business

Back In My Day: Cosplay & Conventions Over the Decade


Other FAQs:

What if I cannot find my PayPal receipt?

You can also identity yourself with the name or email that is under the PayPal purchase, confirming with your ID most preferably. It will just make the registration process slower so that is why we highly recommend bringing your receipt with you. It is also helpful to check your email clutter and spam to see if it has ended up in there.

How can I find staff?

Yushi-Con staff can be identified by their Yushi-Con staff t-shirts, or will be wearing a Yushi-Con Staff Button.

What if I have other questions that are not specified here?

Any other questions can be sent directly to Patricia at esuyushicon@gmail.com



Gaming Tournaments Schedule Now Up!

The Yushi-Con Gaming Tournaments Schedule is Now Up!

Remember that Yushi-Con Gaming is Hosted by No Pause Tournaments! Follow them on Facebook @ No Pause Tournaments!


1:00 PM – 4:00 PM BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Pokken Tournament DX

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Super Smash Bros. Melee

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / 3DS

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dragon Ball FighterZ


Indie Gaming Showcase Cancelled, Astoria Legends to Showcase at Yushi-Con


The indie gaming showcase has been cancelled due to lack of interest and engagement by developers, and instead Studio XV will showcase their upcoming indie smash hit Astoria Legends at Yushi-Con from 8pm – 9pm at the main events room! Their event will be called, “Astoria Legends: Trials of the Old King”


Astoria Legends follows the revenge story of Cybela Roen as she hunts down the Gods responsible for the death of her lover. Armed with the blood hungering sword of her deceased fiance, one of the most infamous of the Gods’ heralds, she unifies her divided land against their own tyrannical creators. Amass yourself with weapons of fallen Kings and Gods along the way as you forge a new future for mankind.


Players at the panel will compete for the fastest clear of the trial of one of the old kings: ‘King Amias’. Prizes will be awarded from a pool based on priority of fastest clear time and then going down to whoever could bring Amias’s health lower.


Players will be given 1 minute to try out the controls if they have not yet played to get used to the controls before confronting Amias.


2-Days Until Yushi-Con 2018! Updates!













Two more days till Yushi-Con!

  • Pre-Registration is officially CLOSED, this means that if you have not picked up your pre-reg, that you must purchase your registration at-the-door at the registration desk on Saturday for the $25 rate.
  • The Indie Gaming Showcase has been cancelled, due to lack of interest, and instead will be replaced by a one-hour showcase of Studio XV’s upcoming indie video game hit, Astoria Legends, at 8pm-9pm in Main Events. More details on that to come later.



Sponsor Announcement: Funimation Entertainment


Yushi-Con is proud to announce a sponsorship from the industry leader of anime in North America, Funimation Entertainment! Funimation will be providing us with screening permissions, posters, and tournament prizes for the convention!


Industry leader of anime. Stream. Shop. Discover. You should be watching.


Check out more about Funimation at www.funimation.com!


1-Month Until Yushi-Con: Featuring Updates, Deadlines, and More!

Source: Shirobako


We are approaching less than one-month until Yushi-Con 2018! Please be advised of the following dates, deadlines, and news!

  • Tables for Yushi-Con 2018 are SOLD OUT, those who are still interested in having a dealer’s spot, please go to www.yushi-con.com/subscribe to subscribe to our email list where the news goes out first!
  • Volunteer Applications Close September 17th
  • Panel Applications Close September 17th
  • Expect the Convention Schedule to Release by September 24th
  • Gaming Showcase Applications Close September 30th
  • Participating Dealers will be sent emails with instructions for set-up, answers to FAQs, and the convention itinerary
  • Pre-Registered Attendees will be sent emails with instructions for registration, and answers to FAQs.
  • If you want to be up to date on the latest developments for Yushi-Con, please join our email list at www.yushi-con.com/subscribe