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SaikouCon 2015 August 28-30 at 
The Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center



SaikouCon News



- 5/18/15 -

We came in at #92 on Cosplayful.com's list of the Top 100 Anime Cons in North America for 2015 https://cosplayful.com/cosplay-blog/top-100-anime-conventions-in-north-america-2015/!! We still have a long way to go as we grow, but this is definitely an honor for us! Cosplayful just sent us the e-mail letting us know we made the list this year a few minutes ago. Didn't even know we were nominated, if we were, before that e-mail; not sure how they compile the list and award spots on it.



- 5/13/15 -

After several e-mails from attendees and consideration by the staff, SaikouCon is reinstating our All Access Attendance Packages for the remainder of the higher level badge pre-reg period, for full details visit the Guest Registration page. If you have purchased a VIP Attendance Package and wish to upgrade to the All Access, you may do so without having to purchase a separate badge, if you wish to upgrade from VIP to All Access, please e-mail us at info@saikoucon.com with All Access Upgrade in the subject line and SaikouCon's con chair/exec coordinator, Michael Meade, will take care of your request.



- 5/8/15 -

The DJ application is now closed to spin at SaikouCon's first DJ dance party at SaikouCon 2015. The chosen DJ will be notified the week of May 11th and will be announced shortly thereafter. Thank you to everyone that expressed interested in DJing at SaikouCon 2015! 



- 5/1/15 -

Cosplay Contest Preliminary Sign Up and Volunteer Staff Applications are now open on the Events page. Please read rules, regulations, and guidelines for both before signing up, note the changes to the Cosplay Contest for SaikouCon 2015. There will be no on site up for SaikouCon's Cosplay Contest this year, last year got out of hand with people showing to compete that were officially signed up. 

Press Applications are also open now on the Press page, again, please read all rules and regulations for media before applying for press credentials.



- 4/23/15 -

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SaikouCon is happy to announce that joining the Cosplay Concert to perform alongside The Adarna and Adam WarRock will the Poconos' own Take Away The Ugly! The punk rock trio is a welcome addition to our musical roster for 2015.



- 4/9/15 -

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SaikouCon is happy to announce that Adam WarRock will be performing at SaikouCon 2015's Cosplay Concert with The Adarna! We tried to book Adam for SaikouCon 2013 but with date changes we had to undertake with the venue issues we had early in 2013 presented a schedule conflict so Adam couldn't make it. We're very excited to finally have him performing on SaikouCon's stage! Adam's music been has on sites such as io9, WIRED, AV Club, Time, SPIN, and more. Twice an official SXSW showcase artist, main stage performer at PAX Prime, and has toured with some of the biggest acts around.



- 4/8/15 -

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The DJ application to spin at SaikouCon 2015's DJ Dance Party on SaikouCon Friday is now open! Visit our Events page to review the details of spinning at SaikouCon 2015 and fill out the application form! Good luck to everyone that applies, DJ will be chosen within one week of the application's closure on May 8, 2015 at 6 PM.



- 4/2/15 -

The winner of our March Anime Madness Giveaway is Chloe H.! Chloe will also be notified by e-mail shortly, congratulations Chloe!



- 4/1/15 -

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SaikouCon is happy to announce that our last Guest of Honor for 2015 will be voice actress Tia Ballard! This is Tia's first time joining SaikouCon, you may know Tia's voice best from the English Dub of Fairy Tail as Happy, Hannah in Attack on Titan, Rin Ogata in Rideback, and many more! Visit the Guests of Honor page for more information on Tia as well as the rest of our Guests of Honor, Featured Guests, Musical Guests, and Special Guest!

And now that April 1 is here, the first and only price jump on pre-reg badges has gone into effect, check out our Guest Registration page for more details and the new price points on our various badge levels and types.

Also, all that pre-register to attend SaikouCon 2015 will receive two free MP3s from The Adarna once more! The songs are from their new album, "How Perceptive", which the band will be released this April!

And finally, our application is now open for panel submissions to be included in SaikouCon 2015's programming, visit our Events page for the form and all the details to submit your panel to be part of SaikouCon 2015!



-3/4/15 -

It's about time SaikouCon had another giveaway! Visit the Events page to enter March Anime Madness Giveaway for a chance to win two anime DVDs from SaikouCon!



- 3/2/15 -

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We are happy to announce that Voice Actress Danielle McRae will be joining SaikouCon 2015 as a Guest of Honor! Visit the Guests of Honor page for more info on Danielle!



- 2/21/15 -

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SaikouCon welcomes as a Special Guest to SaikouCon 2015, Koralene Cosplay! Koralene is the 2014 winner of Philly's Next Top Cosplayer! Koralene will be speaking about her experiences competing in Philly's Next Top Cosplayer and what it was being crowned the 2014 champion and more.



- 2/6/15 -

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Cosplay Burlesque will be returning to SaikouCon as Featured Guests once more! SaikouCon is happy to have the burlesque troupe back with us again in 2015, stay tuned for details on what night of the convention they will be performing this year!



- 1/29/15 -

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SaikouCon is happy to welcome cosplayer and model, Hazel Dayze, to the ranks of 2015's Featured Guests! For full info on Hazel visit our Guests of Honor page!


Also, our 2015 Artist Alley is now full! Artist Registration is closed for this year! There are still 49 spaces left in our 2015 Vendor Room, visit the Vendor page for more information.



- 1/26/15 -

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SaikouCon is happy to announce that voice actress Leah Clark will be joining SaikouCon 2015 as a Guest of Honor! This is Leah's first time at SaikouCon and we hope you're all as excited as we are!



- 1/2/15 -

Happy New Year! The winner of our Year End VIP Badge Giveaway is Alyssa G.! Congratulations Alyssa, your name was pulled from our blind drawing, you and a friend will have the VIP experience at SaikouCon 2015!Alyssa will be receiving an e-mail momentarily to inform her that she has won the tickets along with the details on how to claim her VIP badges at SaikouCon 2015! Thank you to everyone that entered, best of luck in our next giveaway!



- 12/10/14 -

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Check out our Events page and fill out the entry form on our Year End VIP Badge Giveaway for a chance to win two 3 Day VIP Badges to attend SaikouCon 2015! The contest opens today, December 10 and closes at 6 PM ET on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2014! 



- 12/2/14 -

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We are happy to announce the return of RuffleButt Cosplay as a Guest of Honor for the third time in a row! Due to her all around awesomeness and popularity each year, SaikouCon wouldn't be SaikouCon without RuffleButt!





SaikouCon, which means "best convention", is the Lehigh Valley's first and only large scale, annual anime convention. Boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans, SaikouCon is excited to be the only annual convention dedicated exclusively to anime, manga, and Japanese culture and pop culture in this area of Northeast Pennsylvania. The convention grew out of the now defunct, but soon to be relaunched, webzine Anime Ate My Brain Magazine; the sibling webzine to Tastes Like Rock! Music Magazine. Both journalistic endeavors fall under the newly renamed Nerdy Rock 'n Roller Publishing, which will be growing in diversity in 2015 and beyond.



Located in the heart of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley area, between the Pocono Mountain and Philadelphia areas, SaikouCon is excited to be the only annual convention dedicated exclusively to anime, manga, and Japanese culture in the Lehigh Valley.



The convention will always feature some of the best live entertainment themed to Japanese culture as well as the best in J-Rock and J-Pop musical acts from all over the US and beyond. All of this plus top creators, writers, artists, distributors, industry insiders, English dub and original Japanese voice talent, some of the best cosplay talent, shows, masquerades; and so much more!



If you love anime, you'll love SaikouCon, and SaikouCon will love you.



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