Tora-Con

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Tora-Con
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Japanese culture, Sci-Fi and Fantasy[1][2]
Venue Rochester Institute of Technology
Location(s) Rochester, New York
Country United States
Inaugurated 2005
Attendance 3,000 in 2014[2]
Organized by RIT Anime Club[3]
Website
http://www.rit.edu/clubs/toracon/

Tora-Con is an annual two day anime convention held during March at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. The conventions name comes from the Japanese word 'tora' meaning tiger and is organized by the Rochester Institute of Technology Anime Club.[1][3] The event is family friendly.[4]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers an Animated Music Video Contest, anime showings, Artists Alley, concerts, contests, Cosplay Chess Tournament, Cosplay Contest, Cosplay Dating Game, dances, gaming tournaments, Iron Cosplay, panels, and performances.[4][5][6][7]

History[edit]

Tora-Con was founded to raise money for the Anime Club.[2] The convention celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014.[1][2] In 2014, the event expanded to additional parts of campus and capped attendance at 3,000 people.[4][6]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
April 16, 2005 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Rukis Croax, Luke Morgan, and Yuko "Aido" Ota.[8]
April 22, 2006 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Pine*am[9]
April 28, 2007 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
625 Cosplay Crack Crew, Geek Comedy Tour, Sonny Strait, and Stephanie Yanez.[10]
April 26, 2008 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, Geek Comedy Tour, Carrie Savage, and Unicorn Table.[11]
April 25, 2009 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
1,481 Armcannon, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Geek Comedy Tour, Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, and John Swasey.[12]
April 24–25, 2010 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Armcannon, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Geek Comedy Tour, Gavin Goszka, Yuko "Aido" Ota, Ananth Panagariya, Michael Poe, Monica Rial, Chris Sabat, Adam Smithee, Eric Vale, and Billy West.[13]
April 16–17, 2011 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Chris Cason, Richard Epcar, Geek Comedy Tour, Brina Palencia, Chris Rager, Ellyn Stern, Uncle Yo.[14]
April 20–22, 2012 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Alfred State Jesters, The Asterplace, Leah Clark, Caitlin Glass, Kyle Hebert, Jamie Marchi, Trina Nishimura, Jon St. John, J. Michael Tatum, and Uncle Yo.[15]
March 23–24, 2013 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
2,600[4] Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Mike McFarland, Powerglove, Monica Rial, and John Swasey.[16]
March 8–9, 2014[17] Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
3,000
(est)[2]
Tia Ballard, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Scott Freeman, Aki Glancy, Josh Grelle, Chuck Huber, Brittany Lauda, Rare Candy, Symphony Anime Orchestra, Alexis Tipton, Uncle Yo, and Laura Woodhull.[4][6]
April 18–19, 2015 Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
TBD TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tora-Con at R.I.T.". WHAM ABC 13. March 11, 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Anime and cosplay enthusiasts gather for annual Tora-Con at RIT". WHEC. March 9, 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Tora-Con 2013 Announces Second Round of Gues". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Castle, Nathan (February 25, 2014). "Ten Years In: Tora-Con Celebrates a Decade". Reporter Magazine. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tora-Con Kicks Off at RIT". Time Warner Cable News. March 8, 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Bureau, Scott (February 28, 2014). "Anime and cosplay enthusiasts gather for 10th annual Tora-Con at RIT Family-friendly convention celebrates manga and more March 8–9". Rochester Institute of Technology University News Service. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Cook, Susan (May 9, 2008). "Tora-Con 2008". Reporter Magazine Archive. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tora-Con 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  9. ^ "Tora-Con 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  10. ^ "Tora-Con 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  11. ^ "Tora-Con 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  12. ^ "Tora-Con 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  13. ^ "Tora-Con 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  14. ^ "Tora-Con 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  15. ^ "Tora-Con 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  16. ^ "Tora-Con 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  17. ^ "Tora-Con 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 

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Coordinates: 43°05′03.9″N 77°40′29.8″W / 43.084417°N 77.674944°W / 43.084417; -77.674944