Special Events – 2017 Edition

Cosplay Pro Wrestling

Get ready for the sequel you have all been waiting for. Cosplay Pro Wrestling presents “8Bit-mania 2!” What do you get when you blend together a Super NES, your Crunchyroll queue, and a pinch of what the Rock is cooking? The answer is Cosplay Pro Wrestling! Featuring signature matches like Sub Zero vs. Ryu and CM Pikachu vs. the heart break Pokémon Sylveon (for the Pokémon wrestling title.)

Cosplay Contest (J1-Studios)

J1 Studios will be bringing a piece of J1-Con with them by hosting an awesome Cosplay Contest as part of their Cosplay Tour! They will have their dedicated cosplay judges on hand to name the grand prize winners in each category. Much fun will be had and prizes will be given for the best of the best costumes, so make sure to dress up in your finest and not to miss this epic event! View the contest rules, prizes will be posted soon on the website. Winners will get FREE WEEKEND PASSES to J1-Con where you would participate for a chance to win a spot in the J1-Con Cartoon Network commercial for 2018! Details about cosplay weapon policies and cosplay rules are on this page.

Video Game Burlesque


Nerdlesque titans Broad St. Burlesque return to TMG for the third year in a row with a brand new vintage video game revue! Come along as Liberty Rose guides you on a ride of wild nerdtastic nudity based in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog and the Sega Universe! Act after act of Gotta Go Fast shimmy and dizzying tassel spins make for an epic evening of geeky homage featuring performers from up and down the east coast. Starring Comic Con Vixen founder and cosplay queen, the twisted beauty of burlesque, Dangrrr Doll as Sonic, along with a slew of other nerdlesque names, this show promises to get your tails in a twist! 18+

Pokémon Battle Frontier


The Battle Frontier is an event where Pokémon fans can challenge elite battlers known as the Frontier Brains in the Sun and Moon 3DS games. You can find one of the five Frontier Brains by looking for their special pin, then you can challenge the using their special rules for a chance at winning their Frontier Symbol. There will also be meetups on Friday and Saturday at the Handheld Lounge where you will get a chance to challenge the Frontier Brains you missed. There will also be a tournament on Sunday with a chance at winning other prizes.

Sonic ’06 Torture Session For Charity


Bryan Belcher of Half Empty E-Tank is a terrible person. To punish him, we’re going to make him play Sonic ‘06 for all to witness. So come on down to the Special Events stage… and if you feel like punishing him more we’re going to be taking donations to distract his run. We’ll be raising money for “Charity: Water.” Half Empty E-Tank is best known for their annual charity marathons like the Sonic Spring Fling, Cinco De Mario and the Mega Man-athon! But you can also hang out with us with our daily Twitch streams that focus on variety and community.

Cinemassacre Plays LIVE​​


Cinemassacre (the group behind the Angry Video Game Nerd and James & Mike Mondays) are defeating a retro video game in-person live on stage. Come see Mike Matei (and surprise guests) tackle this game in one shot. If you’re a fan of Let’s Play content don’t miss this.

2017 Pennsylvania State Yo-Yo Contest

Be sure to swing by the contest on Sunday and see the most amazing tricks and techniques that Yo-Yoing has to offer. Professional Judges will evaluate players on both technical and artistic prowess. Prizes will be awarded to the top competitors from the contests sponsors and the best overall competitor from PA will be named! (Hosted by Tiki Tiki YoYo Club & Recess International.) Rules, registration and information can be found on the National Yo-Yo League based site: https://goo.gl/MDc5To