Colossalcon East is an anime, gaming, and Japanese culture convention taking place September 7th - 9th, 2018. Located at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos Mountains, PA. We are your ultimate end of summer vacation getaway. End your summer with a splash at Colossalcon East!

Guest announcement: Bruce Elliott

R Bruce ElliottR BRUCE ELLIOTT was born sometime after the Civil War in a beautiful twelve-story cabin he built himself out of used tea bags and dryer lint. (Oh, don’t look so surprised – you were born after the Civil War too!) A long-time professional actor based in Dallas, Texas, his talents have taken him all over the United States and include work in theatre, film, TV, radio, commercials and anything else he could either hypnotize or annoy someone into letting him do. But late in 2003, his long and unconventional career led not to the public disgrace and/or early grave he was expecting but rather, amazingly enough, to his real calling — he started working as a voice actor at Funimation! His very first role (and still a special favorite) was the bumbling detective Richard Moore in Case Closed, and many others soon followed, totaling to date over 210 characters in some 190-plus different anime shows. Some favorites include Basque Gran in Full Metal Alchemist, Dot Pyxis in Attack on Titan, Guild Master Makarov in Fairy Tail, Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Z Kai and Super, Narrator in Space Dandy and Sgt. Frog, Whitebeard (and five other characters) in One Piece, Tanaka in Black Butler, Bookman in D Gray Man, head samurai Kambei in Samurai Seven, Conrad in Romeo X Juliet (which he also co-directed with his friend and colleague J. Michael Tatum), Szilard Quates in Baccano!, Mr. Saito in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, and Hayato in Kenichi, the Mightiest Disciple. He has also had roles in about twenty anime films, notably including The One in Empire of Corpses, Hosokawa in Wolf Children, The High Seeker in Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, and Dr. Wheelo in Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest.

Finally, the especially sharp-eared might recognize his voice in the occasional video game, such as Aeon Flux, Orcs Must Die (1 & 2), Bloodrayne 2, Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Smite (multiple characters), and eight or nine different games in the Dragon Ball Z series, all as the fearless idiot, Captain Ginyu of the Ginyu Force. Bruce loves being a voice actor and plans to continue doing it “until they have to pry the microphone from my cold, dead hands!” — which, at his age, could be any minute now. Get those autographs while you can, folks!

Colossalcon Cruise 2019

We’re planning a Colossalcon Cruise adventure for Friday January 25 though Monday January 28, 2019 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas. You won’t need a passport if you can bring a government issued ID and birth certificate. We chose this ship out of Port Canaveral (Orlando, FL) as flights into Orlando are relatively cheap, and if you decide to arrive early or stay late, you can take advantage of the attractions in Orlando.

Our first stop on the cruise will be to Nassau, Bahamas. We will have an optional group trip planned for Paradise Island, Atlantis where you can go to the Aquaventure waterpark, enjoy the many pools, eateries, beach, sealife, and/or casino. We picked this itinerary because Aquaventure is one of the top waterparks in the world. They have 2 waterslides that go through a shark tank, a rapid river, and so much more. It really lives up to the hype.

The second stop will be to the private island of Cococay Bahamas, where you can chill on the white sand beach, snorkel, scuba, parasail, hit up more waterslides, and much more.

You will enjoy free dining aboard the ship and more importantly, free drinks (even the alcoholic ones). We will also have some cosplay contests.

This adventure was created to celebrate some of our favorite aspects of Colossalcon while keeping costs to a minimum. We’ll post full details when we’re able to begin taking reservations. It will be a few weeks because we want to set it up so that people can make payments throughout the year and one of our key planners for this adventure will be in Japan during this time. So please be patient with us and we hope to you can join us!

Guest announcement: Morgan Berry

20170228_Berry_Morgan_00263Morgan Berry is a voice actor in various anime shows, movies, and video games. Some of her most popular anime roles being in “Love Live! Sunshine!!”, “My Hero Academia”, “One Piece”, “KanColle”, “Touken Ranbu”, “Hyperdimension Neptunia”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Riddle Story of Devil”, “ēlDLIVE”, “Overlord”, “Show By Rock!!”, “Black Clover”, and the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast.” Her most notable video game titles include “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Smite”, and “Freedom Planet 2”. In addition, she voices for a variety of YouTube web series including Team Four Star’s “Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged”, and ScrewAttack’s “DEATH BATTLE”. On top of voice acting, Morgan is a singer and YouTube Personality under the name “The Unknown Songbird” with over 5 Million views in total.

Guest announcement: The Manly Battleships

mb_logo_2016-1024x1024The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front of the con scene. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! From the “stay fun” academic to over-the-top panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!

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2018 dates and room booking info

Colossalcon East returns on September 7th-9th 2018! For those wanting to get an early start on booking rooms for 2018, here is the info currently available:

Desert Room:$209 per night + plus tax and $19.99 per night resort fee.
Rooms include 2 queen beds, and a pull out queen sofa. This room rate is based on 4 occupants. You may add additional people for $35 per person per night.

To book your room, please call 877-525-2427 and ask for the Colossalcon East room block, or you can click on the link below, and enter our group ID: 2179.

https://book.kalahariresorts.com/poconos/groups.asp

Rates on other room types are still pending for 2018, and will be updated as soon as we receive them.