Genericon

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A convention run since 1985 by the RSFA, the Rensselaer Science Fiction Association, at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. It has become primarily an Anime convention. The website has a very impressive complete set of programme books to download.

Convention Dates GoHs
Genericon I March 22-24, 1985 Hal Clement, Phil Foglio, Jan Howard Finder
Genericon II April 4-6, 1986 Samuel Delany, Hal Clement, Mark Rogers, Marty Gear, Jack Dann, Chuck Rothman
Genericon III April 3-5, 1987 Joan Vinge, Dawn Wilson, Jack Dann, Bruce Evry
Genericon IV April 8-10, 1988 Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski, Charles Pellegrino, Hal Clement, Jack Dann, Alan Meltzer
Genericon V April 7-9, 1989 Janny Wurtz, Don Maitz, David Kyle, Hal Clement, Susan Shwartz, Alan Meltzer
Genericon VI January 26-28, 1990 Barry B. Longyear, Pat Morrissey, Esther Friesner, Jeffery Carver, David Kyle, Chuck Rothman, Sue Rothman
Genericon VII 1991 David Kyle, Hal Clement, Janice Eisen, Chuck Rothman, Sue Rothman, Alan Meltzer, Thomas Zane
Genericon VIII January 24-26, 1992 Craig Shaw Gardner, Dean Morrissey, Loyd Blankenship
Genericon IX March 1-3, 1996 Christopher Golden
Genericon X February 28 - March 2, 1997 No guests
Genericon XI March 20-22, 1998 No guests
Genericon XII January 22-24, 1999 Kevin Siembieda, Maryann Siembieda, Clifford VanMeter
Genericon XIII January 21-23, 2000 Pete Abrams, Tom the Shirt Guy
Genericon XXIV January 19-21, 2001 Barbara Manui, Chris Adams, David Fooden
Genericon XV January 25-27, 2002 Chris Adams, Bard Bloom, Michael Costalas, Jeff Darlington, David Fooden, Paul Manjourides, Barbara Manui, Matt Milligan, Ben Moskowitz, Josh Phillips, Trey Reilly, Jonathan Rosenberg, Amy Howard Wilson, Nick Yu, Uncle Don Ross, Voltaire, Bare Bonez Productions, MegaZone, Simutronics Corp
Genericon XVI January 24-27, 2003 J. Andrew World, Uncle Don Ross, George Vasiliakos, M. Alexander Jurkat, Project Y
Genericon XVII January 16-18, 2004 J. Andrew World, George Vasiliakos, M. Alexander Jurkat, Pete Abrams, Paul Manjourides, Trey Reilly, Meredith Gran, Ian Jones-Quartey, Aaron Farber, Randy Milholland, John "Fuzzface" McMahon, Bard and Vicki Bloom, MegaZone
Genericon XVIII January 28-30, 2005 Rob Balder (Partially Clips), Chris Battey, Tauceti Deichmann, John "Fuzzface" McMahon, Meredith Gran, Jack Pendleton, Josh Phillips, Ryk Spoor, J. Andrew World
Genericon XIX January 27-29, 2006 Ryk Spoor, Josh Phillips, Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content)
Genericon XX January 26-28, 2007 Ryk Spoor, Rob Balder (Partially Clips), Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content), Ananth Panagariya and Mohammad F. Haque (Applegeeks), Tom Crist (Shoebox of Worm Quartet)
Genericon XXI January 25-27, 2008 Rob Balder (Partially Clips), Tom Crist (Shoebox of Worm Quartet), Al Lowe, Ryk Spoor, Ian McConville and Matt Boyd (MacHall), Tom Rockwell (Sudden Death), Echostream
Genericon XXII January 23-25, 2009 Uncle Yo, Echostream, OverClocked ReMix, SuperFortress
Genericon XXIII February 12-14, 2010 Lawrence Eng, Robert Axelrod, Ryk Spoor, Uncle Yo, Echostream, OverClocked ReMix
Genericon XXIV February 11-13, 2011 Jenny Blanchard, Uncle Yo, Vic Mignogna, Anime World Order, For Tax Reasons, Uzuhi
Genericon XXV March 2-4, 2012 Johnny Yong Bosch, Nicki Clyne, Eyeshine
Genericon XXVI March 1-3, 2013 Jenny Blanchard, Kyle Hebert, Tim Maughan, Uncle Yo, Antipode, Allkore Riot Kontrol Live
Genericon XXVII February 28 - March 2, 2014 Jen Taylor and Antipode
Genericon XXVIII March 13-15, 2015 Tristan MacAvery, Ebro Helmy, Uncle Yo, Antipode
Genericon XXIX March 4-6, 2016 Gregory Lush, Uncle Yo, Robert Axelrod, Rainbow Sun Francks
Genericon XXX March 3-5, 2017 Shigeto Koyama, Hiromi Wakabayashi, Johnny Gioeli of Crush 40
Genericon XXXI March 2-4, 2018 Masahiko Otsuka, Kazuya Masumoto, Takafumi Hori, Ian Rubin
Genericon XXXII February 22-24, 2019 Veronica Taylor, Colby Boothman
Genericon XXXIII Cancelled (March 21-22, 2020) Cancelled because of the Covid-19 epidemic.


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