Colonial Cons 2019

Dirtdives2424

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
Division Staff
Community Staff
Colonial Regiment covering: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.




JANUARY:



Name: Kotoricon
Date: Jan 11-12
Location: Sewell, NJ....Rowan College
Events:
KotoriCon, the "little anime con with a big heart" is hosted by the Japanese Anime Guild at Rowan College at Gloucester County.
Hosted by the College's Japanese Anime Guild — a popular club on the RCGC campus — the convention is a celebration of Asian culture, particularly that of Japan. Festivities include live music, comedy, panel discussions and meet-and-greets with famous voice actors, live-action role playing, gaming tournaments and screenings of animated or Japanese entertainment.


Name: AniMore
Date: Jan 11-13
Location: Baltimore, MD
Events: Panels, Workshops, Cosplay Masquerade, Dealer's Room, Artist's Alley, Video Games, Tabletop Games, Dance Events, Guests Q&A and Autographs, Boffer Games by Sleeping Samurai.


Name: Arisia
Date: Jan 13-16
Location: Boston, MA
Events: Gaming, Masquerade, Art Show, Artists & Author's Alley, Dealer's Room. Fan Tables, Blood Drive, Art Contests, Tabletop RPG.


Name: Setsucon
Date: Jan 26-27
Location: Altoona, PA
Events: Guests, AMV, Hallway Cosplay, Masquerade, Panels, Contests, Artist's Alley, Vendors, Forums.


Name: Pow Comic Con
Date: Jab 26-27
Location: Brooklyn NY
Events: BROOKLYN'S newest up and coming pop culture convention. Created by fans for fans, it brings together the best in Comic Books, Collectibles, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Cosplay, Horror, and all things pop culture.


FEBRUARY:


Name: Farpoint
Date: Feb 8-10
Location: Timonium, MD
Events:Guests, Art Shows, Charity Auction, Assorted Gaming Events, Authors, Children/Youth Programs, Cosplay, Live Events, Vendors, Exhibitors.


Name: Katsucon
Date: Feb 15-17
Location: National Harbor, MD
Events: Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), an educational organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.

Artists and Artists Alley, Art Shows, LARP, Vendors, Model Exposition, Photosuite, Tabletop and Video Gaming, AMV, Charity Auction, DJ/Dance Teams, Hall Costume Contests, Masquerade, Karaoke, Formal Ball, Live Programs, Maid Cafe, Voice Acting Workshop, Guests.


Name: Genericon XXX
Date: Feb 22-24
Location: Troy, NY
Events: Artists and Artists Alley, Dance, Guests, Panels, Tabletop and Video Gaming, Vendors, AMV Contest, Badge Contests, Conbook Cover Contest, T Shirt Design Contest, Cosplay Events, Craftsmanship Contest.


Name: No Such Convention
Date: Feb 22-24
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Events: Table Top RPG, Live Music, Video Gaming, Panels, Podcast Basics, Workshops, Panels, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.

Name: Jersey Shore Nerd Fest
Date: Feb 24
Location: Lindenwold, NJ
Events: We will have guest Artists, Vendors, Cosplay Groups. There will be plenty of Nerdy items...Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Non-Sport Cards, Pokemon, Toys, Gamer Items, Anime, Manga, Cosplay Accessories, Collectibles, Cosplay Contests, Mini Chinese, Auctions, much MORE!!!


Name: Frederick Comic Con
Date: Feb 24
Location: Frederick, MD
Events: Artists, Artists Alley, Comic Books, Cosplay, Baseball Cards, Dealers, Exhibits, Collectibles, Video Games.



MARCH:


Name: Central PA Comic Con
Date: March 9-10
Location: Hershey/Harrisburg, PA
Events: Vendors, Authors, Artists and Artist Alley, Fan Groups, Pod-castings, Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Panels, Craft Room, Pop Culture, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


Name: Big Apple Con
Date: March 9-10
Location: NYC, NY
Events: Guests, Dealers, Cosplay, Cosplay Contests, Kids Events, Playcrafting, Filf Screening, Workshops, Demo's & How To Panels


Name: BFG
Date: March 15-17
Location: Fredrick, MD
Events: The Big Frederick Gaming Convention (or BFGcon for short) is an annual geeky convention in Frederick, MD that includes Board Games, Magic the Gathering, Tabletop RPGs, Miniature War Gaming, Entertainment, Panels and much, much more.‡ This is the area’s only full-fledged con where all types of gamers are welcomed, tournaments and events take place, and where we create a full experience for the attendees instead of just an open space for gaming. In our first year, we chatted with some friends explaining what we wanted, one remarked: “Oh, you want to bring GenCon to Frederick!”. Yes, that probably sums it up fairly well. We were amazed (and thrilled) that we got over 450 attendees at our 1st BFGcon in 2018, so we are already working hard on 2019, and have booked three times the amount of space we had last year to make it possible! Make sure you browse around the website to see all the great activities and entertainment that we are planning to bring you in 2019! And don’t hesitate to reach out to us!



Name: Zenkaikon 2019
Date: March 22-24
Location: Lancaster, PA
Events: The three day event will include panels, workshops, anime & live action screenings, concerts, cosplay, video gaming, tabletop gaming, LARP, AMVs, dances, vendors, artists, and more!


Name: Tora-Con
Date: March 23-24
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: Cosplay, AMV, Mascot, Idol, Singing contests, Panels, Guests


Name: GamerCon
Date: March 23-24
Location: Uncasville, CT
Events: Competitive Video Gaming, Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay, Demos, Comics, Exhibitors, Guests.


Name: Jersey Shore Comic Con
Date: March 24
Location: Tom's River, NJ
Events: The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show also known as the "Biggest Little Con on the East Coast," has been going strong since 2013 when we held our very first show here in Ocean County, NJ.

Since then we have grown and expanded to other areas bringing small family friendly entertainment and comic book geeks/nerds an affordable con where they can indulge in their favorite hobby. Our vendors offer up not only comics from the Golden age to present, but graphic novels, non-sport cards, posters, toys, gamer items, manga, anime, Pokemon, pop-culture, DVD's, super hero figurines, jewelry, tee-shirts, collectibles and so much More!! Craft vendors have jewelry, crocheted comic themed items, comic themed baked goods, soaps, cosplay hats, and masks.

We invite Artists from the comic book industry and they have original art, prints and comics that they worked on for sale and will gladly take commissions so that you may have a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork from them. We also have artists and writers of their own independent works as well, which offers folks a one-of-a-kind comic or graphic novel by the artist/author.

Cosplayers are a big part of our shows and bring super hero's and villains to fans of many ages. They provide interactive activities for fans and photo ops as well. Our cosplayers also do a lot of charitable work for children's hospitals, veterans, and homeless. Most monies from their raffles and our show goes towards charities.


Name: Galacticon
Date: March 30
Location: Middletown, DE
Events: Artists Alley, Vendors, Special Guests, Cosplay & Costume Contest


APRIL:


Name: HELIOsphere
Date: April 5-7
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Events: GOH Reception, Masquerade Ball, Gaming, Dealers, Fan Tables


Name: OC Con
Date: April 6-7
Location: Ocean City, NJ
Events: Guests, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Vendors


Name: Tekko
Date: April 11-14
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contest*, Masquerade, Dance, Gaming, Guests, Fashion Showing, Panels.
*Primarily Japanese themed but open to Western Costumes

Name: Empire State Comic Con
Date: April 12-14
Location: Albany, NY
Events: Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Photo OPs, Kids Con, Gaming, Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Portfolio Reviewing, Ink Fusion, Star Wars Trivia Contest, Exhibitors.


Name: Great Philadelphia Comic Con
Date: April 12-14
Location: Oaks, PA
Events: Guests, Exhibitors, Panels, Photo OPs, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest

Name: Flower City Comic Con
Date: May 13-14
Location: Rochester, NY
Events: We would like to welcome you to the official site of the Flower City Comic Con (FC3) in Rochester, NY! Our goal is to bring you a unique convention experience with the best of all genres, from Science Fiction and Fantasy, to Cosplay and Gaming, and everything in between. We believe that not only should you have an amazing selection of guests, vendors, and artists, but you should also have an amazing experience that will bring you back again and again.


Name: Awesome Con
Date: April 26-28
Location: Washington, DC
Events: Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Panels, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests


Name: Camden Comic Con
Date: April 27
Location: Camden, NJ
Events: Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Guests, Photo OPs, Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


Name: Force for Beginnings Comic Con
Date: April 27
Location: Johnston, PA
Events: Beginnings, Inc. is proud to bring you our third annual Force for Beginnings Comic Con, a mini comic con celebrating ALL fandoms!

There will be a variety of vendors, activities for kids, games, fun, and much much more! Highlighted activities include a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, kids and adult costume contest WITH PRIZES, plus more to still be announced!

The Force for Beginnings Mini-Con will be a fundraising for Beginnings, Inc.'s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program. All money raised will go towards continuing our mission of recruiting, training, and support community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system.



Name: Saratoga Comic Con
Date: April 27-28
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Events: Guest Stars, Artists, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Panels, Gaming & Tournament, After Hours Party, Vendors


Name: PAX East
Date: April 28-31
Location: Boston, MA
Events: anything and everything!!!!!



MAY:


Name: Corflu
Date: May 2-5
Location: Rockville, MD
Events: Activities, Programs, Artists, Vendors, Guests, Cosplay. Art Show, Artist Alley, Board Games, Collectable Card Games, Cosplay Events With Prizes, Dealer Room, Dinner, Free Autographs, General Cosplay All Over, Guest Panels, Hall Cosplay Contest, Manga Library, Miniatures Games, Pick Up Games, Role Playing Games, Video Gaming, Workshops.


Name: Undiscovered Realm Comic Con
Date: May 4-5
Location: White Planes, NY
Events: Panels, Screening, Cosplay, Gaming, Artists Alley, Guests


Name: 3 Rivers Con
Date: May 11-12
Location: West Mifflin, PA
Events: Panels, Gaming Events, Guest, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Art Auction, Artists, Vendors

Name: Nickel City Con
Date: May 17-19
Location: Buffalo, NY
Events: Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Gaming, Kids Zone, Exhibitors, Artists Alley, Vendors, TV and Movie Props Displays, Animators, Artists, Authors.


Name: East Coast Comicon
Date: May 17-19
Location: Secaucus, NJ
Events: Comic & Media Guests, Exhibitors, Cosplay & Costume Contest, Vendors, Panels, Art Gallery.


Name: Clovercon
Date: May 19
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Events: CloverCon is a small, non profit, New Jersey anime convention run by the Somerset County 4-H Anime and Manga Club! We've got an Artist Alley/Dealer Room, game room, manga library, panels, and much more!

Name: Balticon53
Date: May 24-27
Location Baltimore, MD
Events: We’ll have multiple tracks of Programming over the four day weekend, featuring authors, artists, scientists, musicians, podcasters, publishers, editors, costumers and other creative SF luminaries. Visit our Art Show and Dealers Room, attend one of our concerts or a dance, or take a break in the Gaming room or Video or Anime Room if you can tear yourself away from our entertaining and educational panels. Attend a Writer’s or Poetry Workshop, watch the Masquerade, or learn a new craft.


Name: Thy Geekdom Con
Date: May 24-26
Location: Oaks, PA
Events: Acts, Anime, Artists, Board Games, Comics, Cosplay, Crafters, Panels, Table Top Games, TV/Movies Guests, Video game Tournaments


Name: Escape Velocity
Date: May 24-26
Location: National Harbor, MD
Events: Gaming and Simulations, Guests, Lectures, Museum Gallery, Evening Events, Artists, Exhibitors, Panels, Escape the Room (Sci-Fi Style), Film Viewings, Workshops, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


Name: Western Mass Comic Book Show
Date: May 26
Location: Greenfield, MA
Events: A one day comic book show in Western Massachusetts with over 30 tables of comic books and artwork. Our dealers will have everything from investment grade keys to 50 cent readers. The show will feature some of the area’s best comic book artists including Jim Lawson (Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Casey Coller (IDW’s Transformers), Artist Alley, Board Games, Dealer Room, General Cosplay All Over.



JUNE:


Name: MASSive Comic Con
Date: June TBA
Location: Worcester, MA
Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Special Activities, Exhibitors, Artists, Alley, Vendors, Cosplay.


Name: SCI-FI Con
Date: June 7-9
Location: Altoona, PA
Events: Celebrites, Guests Artists, Vendors, After Part Events, Con Quests, Costume & Costume Contest, Charity Auction, Guest Panels, Film Festival, Retro & Tabletop Gaming


Name: Anime Next
Date: June 7-9
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Events: AMV, Danve, Game Shows, Hall Cosplay Contest, Karaoke, Masquerade, Panels, Workshops, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Dealers, Guests


Name: Wizardworld
Date: June 13-15
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Events: Guests, artists, Vendors, Cosplay & Costume Contests,


Name: Epic Comic Con
Date: June 21-23
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Events: Get ready, Atlantic City, for the premiere of the biggest and best pop culture convention to hit the Boardwalk. This 3-day event will feature celebrities from all genres of TV, movies and cartoons, some of the best names in the comic art community, as well as some of the greatest vendors in the area with those hard to find toys, comics, and collectibles. Meet your favorite celebrities and artists, get autographs and photo ops, and shop for collectibles, all at Epic Comic Con by Altered Reality Entertainment, Artist Alley, Collectable Card Games, Cosplay Events With Prizes, Dealer Room, Fan Panels, For Fee Autographs, General Cosplay All Over, Guest Panels.


Name: EternalCon
Date: June 22-23
Location: Uniondale, NY
Events: Art Show, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Film Festival, Car Show, Super Hero Night, Parade, Gaming Tournament, Panels, Movie Prop Displays, Special Preformances, Children's Events, Vendors, Media & Cosplay Guests, Artists Alley, Photo OPs


Name: PortConMaine
Date: June 27-30
Location: South Portland, ME
Events: Cosplay & Costume Contests, Guests, Panels, Vendors, Artists Alley, Garage Sale


Name: Heroes&Villains Fan Fest
Location: Secaucus, NJ at the Meadowlands Expo Center
Date: June 29-30
Events: Have the opportunity to personally meet your favorite celebrities. With exclusive panels, celebrity photo ops, events and so much more, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime! Immerse yourself in the world of superheroes & villains. Learn what it takes to be a superhero by participating in obstacles, games of skill, and maybe even gain a superpower too. Get insight into your favorite shows, learning how they are created from the creators & talent behind them.


JULY:


Name: ConnectiCon
Date: June 11-14
Location: Hartford, CT
Events: Gaming, Panels & Woprkshops, Guests & Autographs/Photo shoots, FMV Contest, Cosplay & Cosplay Events (Craftsmanship, Dating Game, Death Match, Masquerade), Fan Run Photo Shops, Vendors and much more......


Name: Plastic City Comic Con
Date: July 13
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Events: Comic Book, Vendors, Exhibitors, Guests, Artists, Writers, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.


Name: HALO Outpost Discovery
Date: July 19-21
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Events: WELCOME TO HALO: OUTPOST DISCOVERY, A TOURING FAN EXPERIENCE THAT BRINGS THE HALO VIDEO GAME UNIVERSE TO LIFE. THIS WEEKEND-LONG EVENT LETS YOU STEP INTO HALO’S BELOVED SCIENCE FICTION SETTING LIKE NEVER BEFORE, WITH IMMERSIVE THEMED ATTRACTIONS, INTERACTIVE IN-UNIVERSE ENCOUNTERS, THE LATEST PLAYABLE GAME RELEASES, Hall of History, The Ring Experience, Covenant Escape, Combat Deck, Training Ground (VR), Pelican Training, UNSC Kiosk, Target Range, MEGA Construx, Post Exchange and Marketplace.


Name: Hazard Con
Date: July 26-28
Location: Erie, PA
Events: Guests, Arcade, Panels, Exhibition Hall, Cosplay Contest and Masquerade, Dance Party, Lolita Tea Party, Table Top and Video Game Tournament.


Name: Lock City Anime & Comic Con
Date: July 27
Location: North Haven, CT
Events: Lock City Anime & Comic Con is a small family owned pop culture convention. The main focus is on interactive panels and workshops as well as art, toys ,comics and anime, Cosplay, Autographs, Vendors, Q&A Panels, Auction Hall



AUGUST:


Name: TerrifiCon
Date: August 9-11
Location: Uncasville, CT
Events:Artists & Writers, Media & Cosplay Guests, Dealers, Vendors, Exhibits, Panels, Kids Con Events, After Hours Events, Gaming, Cosplay & Costume Contests


Name: Liberty City Anime Con
Date: August 9-11
Location: New York City, NY
Events: Panels, Vendors, Guests & Entertainers, Cosplay and Costume Contest, Game Tournaments, Anime Screening, Concerts, Balls, Dances, Artists


Name: Boston Comic Con
Date: August 16-18
Location: Boston,MA
Events: Celebrity Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Costume Contests, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artist Alley


Name: INBEONCON
Location: Hempstead, NY
Date: August 24
Events: Long Island's Comic Con for Creatives! Celebrate your love of anime, comics, cosplay and gaming with us. Meet local artists, costume designers, animators and game developers to learn how to build amazing world in creative entertainment.



SEPTEMBER:


Name: UGC Classic
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Date: Sept 6-8
Events: The Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC), one of the eSports industry’s fastest growing brands, was founded by members of the gaming community, and provides cutting-edge production and exclusive media content. The UGC continually innovates to lead the way in multimedia broadcasting, live tournament organization, digital infrastructure, merchandising and experiential events. UGC Esports is a premier gaming community and competition hub. Hosting daily competition for all your favorite titles, you're always in the game! Gaming Contests/Tournaments consist of several games including most of the HALO Games. We are in the process of contacting them in regards to Cosplay and costumes in the venue.


Name: Colossal Con East
Location: Pocono Mtns, PA
Date: Sept 13-15
Events: Guests, Artists and Artists Alley, Dealres/Vendors, Cosplay


Name: Albacon
Date: Sept 13-15
Location: Albany, NY
Events: Albacon is a gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Games, Anime, Cosplay and Costume Contests, Web Comics; pretty much anything Geek related. We are not limited to literature but include movies, games, costumes, and almost anything else you can think of. Come for one day or all weekend.


Name: Granite State Comicon
Location: Manchester, NH
Date: Sept 14-15
Events: On July 12th, 2003 Double Midnight Comics brought to NH the first ever Granite State Comicon, a convention combining comics, pop culture and gaming. Granitecon kicked off it’s inaugural convention with only a few hundred in attendance. As each year passed, attendance and the guest list grew, adding cosplayers, video game tournaments, guest panels and entertainment guests to the mix. While the Manchester venue hasn’t changed, the amount of space has grown, from the 8,000+ sq ft the first year, to over 60,000 sq ft today! The focus for each show is creating a family-friendly environment for attendees of all ages, while giving diehard fans a great convention in the state of NH!


Name: RetroCon
Location: Oaks, PA
Date: October 13-14
Events: Raffle Prizes, Costume Contest, Guests, Comic Books, Karaoke Contest




OCTOBER:



Name: NYComiCon
Location: New York, NY at the Jacob Javits Center
Date: Oct 3-6
Events: Comic Guests, Entertainment Guests, Literary Guests, Photo OPs, Autographing, Artists Alley, Panels & Screening, Charity Art Auction, Cosplay, Exhibitors, NYCC Eastern Championship of Cosplay

Name: Baltimore Comicon
Date: Oct 18-20
Location: Baltimore, MD
Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Vendors, Exhibitors, Dealers, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


Name: DerpyCon
Date: Oct 25-27
Location: Morristown, NJ
Events: Anime Next Manga, Cosplay Hall Contests and Masquerade, Dance, Gaming, Karaoke, LARPing, Panels, Artists Alley, Dealers, Guests.



NOVEMBER:



Name: Rhode Island Comic Con
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Nov 1-3
Events: Celebrity Guests, Comic Books, Vendors, Exhibits, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Panels, Geek Dating, Kids Con, Gaming.


Name: J1-Con
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Nov 2-3
Events: Vendors, Gaming, Guests, Panels, Cosplay


Name: Southern Maryland Comic-Con
Date: Nov 9
Location: Waldorf, MD
Events: Southern Maryland Comic-Con is a celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, cosplay, games, Exhibits, and all things nerdy


Name: Chessie Con
Location: Timonium, MD
Date: Nov 29-Dec 1
Events: Art Shows, Dealers, Fan Panels, Cosplay, Video Gaming, Miniature Gaming, Pick-up Games, RPGs, Workshops


Name: PAX Unplugged
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Nov 30- Dec 2
Events: Exhibitors Hall, Panels, Omegathon (Gaming Tournament), Live Performances, Tournaments, Kids Day, Family Room, Arcadia Scavenger Hunts, Table Top Games, RPG Dungeon Gaming, Miniature Area.
 
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MepeS11

Member
Force For Beginnings Comic Con (aka mini con):

April 27th, 2019; 11am-4pm

Johnstown, Pa

Ace's 316 Chestnut Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15906

Vendors, costume contest, games, trivia, basket raffle, kids activities, 50/50 drawing, and more! Supports a local charity, well worth spending the day!
 

HATE Recon

Member
Fair enough. I go to cons more to check out everything, less for panels and such. Also, this is my first time going, so I got as many days as I could. Too bad they are out of Saturday. That reminds me, I gotta send the updated pictures for my deployment app. Never got around to it in December.
 

Dirtdives2424

Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
Division Staff
Community Staff
Force For Beginnings Comic Con (aka mini con):

April 27th, 2019; 11am-4pm

Johnstown, Pa

Ace's 316 Chestnut Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15906

Vendors, costume contest, games, trivia, basket raffle, kids activities, 50/50 drawing, and more! Supports a local charity, well worth spending the day!

Sorry for the delay....Added to the main list. Great Cause to support!!!
 

PerniciousDuke

RCO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Spotted this amazing Halo family at Gamercon CT this month!!! Long live Halo!


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the mom made the Grunt and the dad made the Sgt Johnson.
 

PerniciousDuke

RCO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
yeah Dirtdives I sent you the contact information for the mom awhile back in a PM. They were from Pacific regiment and now they are in colonial, but I'm pretty sure they do not have a forum account, just facebook.
 
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