A Look at Setsucon 2014

Every year in January, a small fan run anime convention known as Setsucon takes place in central Pennsylvania. Setsucon is run by the Penn State Anime Organization which is a part of Penn State University. Coming off of the winter holidays, vacation time for most people is very scarce this early in the year. For those people, being able to attend an event that does not require a full vacation day for Friday (or having to take Thursday off as a travel day) is really important. Herein lies both a great strength and downfall of this wonderful show: it is two days. For those with weekdays to spare, the smaller two day event can be a slightly less desirable destination than the larger Ohayocon in Ohio, which usually occurs on the same weekend. While it is a significant drive from State College, PA to Columbus, OH (about 6 hours), the larger three day event siphons away some potential attendees from western Pennsylvania, which is about midway between the two.
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