CPAC 2018 will be featuring arcade cabinets furnished by Snow Phoenix. Snow Phoenix is Japanese arcade game rentals done cooler; specializing in the latest and greatest music games out there! There will be a wide selection of games to choose from, so be sure to stop by! Here is the list of games being provided by Snow Phoenix: Dance Dance Revolution DanceEvolution Arcade Initial D Arcade Stage 8 Infinity jubeat Pump It Up Prime 2 pair HD Candy Cabinet pop’n music REFLEC BEAT Future TomTom MUSECA SOUND VOLTEX
Justin Briner is a Dallas-based voice actor that has been increasingly notable in the last couple of years. He has play roles such as Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia), Mikaela Hyakuya (Seraph of the End), Lance (Puzzles and Dragons), Qwenthur Barbotagr (Heavy Object), Nico (Nanbaka), Ryoma Mitarai (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School), Alpha Omega Nova (Space Patrol Luluco), Taizuna Takatsuki (Hand Shakers), Justice “Seigi” Akatsuka (Taboo Tattoo), Reiji Susa (Prince of Stride: Alternative), and recently Yukito Tsukishiro/ Yue (Card Captor Sakura).
Morgan Berry is a voice actor best known for her work in various anime shows, movies, video games, and web series. Some of her most notable roles are Thirteen (My Hero Academia), Jacqueline (Show By Rock!!), Yoshiko Tsushima (Love Live Sunshine!!) and the award winning film the young voice of Ichirohiko (The Boy and the Beast). 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.
Bach a Zero, stylized as “BACH A ZERO”, is an American pop/rock band from Berklee College of Music. The members consist of Sumika Inoue (vocals), Jirou Lee (vocals and guitar), Mitsuhide Suzuki (guitar and piano), Kevin Jung (bass), and Tyler Knatz (drums). The band’s musical style is influenced by Japanese artists such as Ayaka, Supercell, Bump of Chicken, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, and One Ok Rock. Our featuring guests are Brandon Wong (guitar), Tyler Jones (piano), and Michael Cozine (guitar).
Immobius is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, combining skills as a DJ, producer, and artist. As a producer, they’ve released a variety of original tracks as well as some anime and video game remixes. As a DJ, they’ve played at CPAC (this year will be their fourth time as a DJ!), and occasionally work as a mobile DJ. And as an artist, they do their own album art and videos. Immobius is bringing to CPAC an exciting mix of electronic dance music from Japanese DJs and doujin circle - everything from Electro House to Trap to Hardcore.
CPAC 2018’s exhibitor map has now been released!
The 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 entertainment panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner.
Moshi Moshi is a Fort Lee, NJ based cover band focused on the music of Anime, Video Games, and Japanese Pop Culture. Their expansive repertoire includes vocal and instrumental songs from both retro and current anime and games arranged in many different musical genres. The perfect show for the music loving otaku!
+2 Comedy consists of three nerds from New Jersey who think they’re pretty funny. Sixty conventions, a successful Kickstarter for new show Game the Gamer, and countless road trip hours later, they’re back at Castle Point Anime Convention to bring the funny. The Cobra Kai of geek stand-up, Noah Houlihan, Will Liam, and Laura Prince make fun of everything they (and you) love. They will be having panels on Sunday 11am and 5pm!
Crusher-P Is a freelance musician who has created numerous pieces of music for arcade rhythm games by Sega, Konami, Taito and numerous others. In addition to this Crusher-P Maintains a youtube channel and has produced record-breaking VOCALOID songs. Panel 1: Vocaloid with Crusher-P Join Crusher-P in a detailed introduction to Vocaloid. Learn the deeper aspects of Vocaloid, its cultural impact and how anyone can use the program. Panel 2: How Hatsune Miku Killed Me As if working with text to sing synthesizers wasn’t ridiculous enough, this panel shares a variety of fun, not so fun and interesting experiences Crusher-P and other members of the Vocaloid community have had.
Pre-registration for the 2018 convention closes May 1st at 11:59 PM! You can still buy normal tickets online and at the door! Ticket Rates: Single day $30 | 2 - Day $50 Buy Tickets Here!
VOCAMERICA is a certified Fan-Produced VOCALOID concert event featuring Western VOCALOIDS and Vocal Synths. The project is the creation of Virginia-based VOCALOID producer EmpathP. The goal of the project is to educate and entertain fans of this ever-growing musical phenomenon with emphasis on the more uncommon Western VOCALOIDs. This is achieved through providing live holographic concerts, lectures, and workshops to conventions and expos all over the world. EmpathP Bio: EmpathP (otherwise known as Aki Glancy) is an American musician, illustrator, and Producer from Virginia.
We are pleased to announce that Cosplay Pro Wrestling will return to this year’s CPAC! In the Cosplay Pro Wrestling show, your favorite anime, video game, and comic book characters take to the ring to battle it out and be crowned champion! They will be hyping up the crowd on Saturday and battling it out on Sunday! Let’s get ready to rumble (with cosplay)!
We are excited to announce that Creep-P is returning to CPAC! Creep-P is a western Vocaloid producer, based in New Jersey, who is known for writing songs that mix reality with the ideas of horror. Known for songs such as Mommy, Exorcism, and Love, he takes a hold of stories and movies and molds them to something that can be both horrific in concept, and in reality. He is someone who is heavily inspired by both the scary side of the internet and its stories, to the more light and bubbly aesthetic of relatively anything neon.
We are proud to host this year’s Castle Point Pokemon League for the 8th year in a row! Grab your program guide and search the convention floor for CPPL’s gym leaders! If you wish to gain entry, you’ll have to test your might against some of the best gym leaders from the world over! A tournament will be held on Sunday May 20th, 4PM for those who have earned the 5 badges available.
The wait is finally over! Castle Point Anime Convention 2018’s first guest is Maid 4U Cafe! They will be both selling food at their cafe, located at Holiday Inn Meadowlands both days of the convention, and performing as a musical guest on Sunday! Maid 4U Cafe is a mobile Japanese-style maid cafe based in New York City, serving the Tri-state area and beyond. Other than hosting pop-up maid cafes, they also work with conventions, trade shows, festivals, corporations and small businesses.
Castle Point Anime Convention will be held from May 19 to 20, 2018 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, in Secaucus, NJ. Artists are required to sell both days, and are not permitted to leave for the night before AA officially closes to attendees. Tables will cost $120 dollars and comes with a table, two chairs, two badges. Parking at the convention center is free. Each artist is restricted to 1 table; if you would like a larger space, please apply for the Dealers’ Room.
Ever since the announcement of our date, we’ve been asked about panel applications. Well the time to submit them is now! Please fill out this form and submit it once for every panel or workshop which you wish to run. If you want to run an event multiple times, or on multiple days, or if you want to run multiple events, please submit the form multiple times, once per event per time slot.
Pre-registration for the 2018 convention is now OPEN! After 10 years on the Stevens campus, we are finally moving to the Meadowlands Exposition Center and Holiday Inn Meadowlands! Just like last year, CPAC will be a 2 day convention. Unlike last year, however, Saturday will start at 10 AM and will be a full-day of anime showings, game tournaments, artist alley, and informative panels. Our move from the Stevens campus to Secaucus will allow for larger guest stages, larger exhibition areas, parking for all attendees, and much more fun.
Anime Critics United Inc., run by the Stevens Anime Club, is proud to present the 11th Annual Castle Point Anime Convention, which is happening on May 19th and 20th 2018 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center and Holiday Inn Meadowlands! Major changes are planned for our 11th annual convention! We are challenging ourselves to become bigger and better than ever before. CP あC has been growing quickly; our move from the Stevens campus to the Meadowlands Exposition Center and Holiday Inn Meadowlands will allow for larger guest stages, larger exhibition areas, parking for all attendees, and much more fun!