Quinni-Con

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Quinni-Con
Quinni-Con logo.jpg
The official Quinni-Con 2013 logo
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Pop culture, Multi-genre
Venue Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus, Rocky Top Student Center
Location(s) Hamden, Connecticut
Country United States
Inaugurated 2012
Attendance 1087 in 2014[citation needed]
Organized by Quinnipiac University Anime Club
Website
http://www.quinni-con.com/

Quinni-Con is an annual two-day anime fan convention held during March or April at the Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus in Hamden, Connecticut. The convention features a number of events which include a tea café, video programming rooms, a dealers' alley (combination artists' and vendors' alley), guest speakers, a video game room, and a dance.[1][2] Quinni-Con was created and is run by the Quinnipiac University Anime Club, and the name of the event is derived from the school.

History[edit]

The first Quinni-Con was held in 2012. The Quinnipiac Anime Club is responsible for conceptualizing, coordinating, and running the convention.[3] The event has not charged for admittance or hospitality,[4] instead collecting donations for Child's Play.[5][6] The 2015 convention was cancelled due to problems including location availability.[7] A larger venue was announced for 2016's convention,[8] though the convention that year was cancelled as well six days before it was scheduled to be held.[9]

Event History[edit]

Date Location Atten. Guests
April 28–29, 2012 Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus, Rocky Top Student Center
Hamden, Connecticut
520[citation needed] Lisle Wilkerson, Jessi Nowack, Michael Hecht,[2][10] Savan Gupta, Steam-Funk.
April 20–21, 2013 Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus, Rocky Top Student Center
Hamden, Connecticut
701[citation needed] Chris Cason, Jessi Nowack, Michael Hecht, The 501st Legion, The Asterplace, Savan Gupta, Steam-Funk.[11][12]
March 1–2, 2014 Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus, Rocky Top Student Center
Hamden, Connecticut
1087[citation needed] Mike Pollock, Chris Patton, Jessi Nowack, Michael Hecht, Jerry Pakalinsky, Nick Lizzo, Rusty Gilligan, Jim Taylor, Crunk Witch.[13]
Cancelled[9] CoCo Key Water Resort - Hotel - Convention Center Waterbury
Waterbury, Connecticut[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quinni-Con FAQ". Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Quinni-Con 2012 Information". Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Scinto, Rich (April 30, 2012). "Quinni-Con Draws over 400 to Quinnipiac". Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wagner, Anna (May 2, 2012). "Quinni-Con Draws over 400 to Quinnipiac". Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Child's Play Charity Events Calendar: Events Calendar Quinni-Con 2012". Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Child's Play Charity Events Calendar: Events Calendar Quinni-Con 2013". Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Quinni-Con 2015 Information". Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Quinni-Con 2016 Information". Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "4/24 – Unfortunate News". Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ "2012 Special Guests". Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2013 Special Guests". Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Anime Cons Quinni-Con 2013 Information". Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ "2014 Special Guests". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

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