- 5/22/13 -
SaikouCon is proud to announce that Jād Saxton (Strike Witches, Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Tenchi Muyo! War on
Geminar and many more) will be appearing at SaikouCon 2013 as a Guest of Honor!
- 5/15/13 -
We just received some unfortunate news, our guest of honor John Swasey will not be able to attend SaikouCon 2013 due to prior engagements on our current dates. However, John will hopefully be joining us for SaikouCon 2014! The booking can't be confirmed until after we receive our dates for 2014 after SaikouCon 2013 is completed, but if our times sync up then John would love to be here for SaikouCon 2014 and we'd love to have him join the fun! Keep your eyes peeled here and the main website as we look for another guest of honor to fill the empty slot for 2013.
- 5/14/13 -
Vendors, artists, and guests that registered for SaikouCon before our move of location and dates at the Holiday Inn Conference Center that were offered refunds if the new dates did not work for them, the offer of refund is now closed as it has been just short of a month the offer has been in play as a peace offering for those that were angry or upset we had to move a third time. We are now returning to a no refunds unless the con is cancelled (which it won't be) policy, we apologize for this but as we get closer to the convention we are forced to carry ourselves in a more business like manner and less a "your old buddy SaikouCon" manner. Guests and vendors/artists no longer able to attend may transfer their passes and/or merch spaces to other parties as long as our executive coordinator Mike is informed at email@example.com ASAP so the change may be updated in our records. Also, there are 13 hours left to our Indie-Go-Go campaign for those who still wish to contribute: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saikoucon-2013. One last announcement, we are nixing the last price jump on our guest registration and returning to our second tier pricing on the pre-reg Attendance Packages! Pre-reg has also been extended slightly to reflect the the convention's later dates, pre-reg now close August 2 at 6 PM EST, details here: www.saikoucon.com/registration.html.
- 4/24/13 -
SaikouCon is moving one last time, we will be in the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley on August 23, 24, and 25. We apologize for this last move, so there are no rumors of our the convention flopping or cancelling as there was the last go around here is what happened: the Best Western Plus Conference Center promised to wipe some fees from our rental contract to foster the relationship, but the finalized contract had them plus additional fees that were never discussed bringing the total rental fee up to $15,000+ (before tax) for a space too small to contain us. The Holiday Inn is incredibly large and beautiful, they are also providing us with amenities that the Best Western could not. The room rate for the Holiday Inn will be $99 per night plus tax, I will have links and number (along with code you'll need for phone bookings) to book into our block of rooms at the discounted rate by this weekend. We apologize for the further inconvenience, if we gave into the Best Western we would not be able to book our Guests of Honor and entertainment.
- 4/4/13 -
We are happy to announce the The D20 Girls Project will be appearing at SaikouCon 2013! For info on the lovely ladies of The D20 Girls Project check out the Guests Section! Also, make sure you head over to the Contests page and check out our April Giveaway and raffles! And one last, but in no way least, point... Happy Birthday to SaikouCon 2013 Guest of Honor Terri Doty!
- 3/27/13 -
- 3/18/13 -
Time for the big announcement everyone: Our dates are now August 16, 17, and 18 so we are no longer up against Otakon. So everyone that wanted to come to us but was already geared for Otakon and vice versa we are now no longer up against any convention in the mid-Atlantic section of the Eastern seaboard! Unfortunately we are also on the hunt for a new venue, both the Pocono Inne Town Magnuson and the Fernwood Hotel and Conference Center informed last week that they are dropping out of the agreement to host us. This is not tied to the date change, the Fernwood decided we are too large an event to host in the summer(?!). We are currently hustling to find a new location, we will have already scouted a few locations and interviewed them, most were too small to accommodate us, and one told us they planned on being booked solid throughout August (they are currently empty according to their website though). As of this week we will be looking in the Allentown PA area for a venue, and possibly further south in PA. Please stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for updates, if we are forced to cancel SaikouCon 2013 everyone will receive full refunds on guest, vendor, and artist registration. We are sure this will not be the case, but we are at the mercy of the local and surrounding venues.
- 3/17/13 -
Even though we announced it once, we didn't have a logo for the band or any bio info, so once again; Turning Down Harvard will be performing at the SaikouCon Cosplay Masquerade Ball! Check them out on the Guests page under Musical Guests.
- 3/1/13 -
As of 12PM EST today, March 1 2013, all pre-registration Attendance Packages are now 20% higher. The next and final price jump will be on May 1 2013, remember the pre-registration period is the only time you can purchase either of the V.I.P. level attendance packages. Pre-registration ends July 26 2013 at 6PM EST.
- 2/25/13 -
Our Anime DVD Raffle is now open! Head over to the contest page to purchase your entries and get the full run down on prizes and rules of the raffle, and remember every purchase also gets you a one time use coupon code for 20% off any guest pre-registration package!
- 2/14/13 -
Congratulations to Robert M. from Levittown PA! He is the winner of our Viz for Valentine's Contest! Keep your eyes peeled for our next giveaway, and don't forget our Digital 50/50 running through March 10th, the pot is now at $20 total, so that's $10 for a lucky winner and $10 for SaikouCon's advertising budget! C'mon folks, the more you put in, the more you can win! Check out the Contests page for details.
And one final note, our buy one get one Valentine's special on our V.I.P. Attendance Package ends at midnight tonight. Remember it's an automatic $50 savings! Details on the Registration page!
- 2/14/13 -
Valentine's Day One Day Sale! Midnight February 14 - midnight February 15 all V.I.P. Attendance Packages* two for the price of one! Happy Valentine's Day to you from us with a buy get one free special for you and someone special! Purchase a V.I.P. package and automatically get one free, details will be received with your guest confirmation e-mail.
And don't forget our Viz for Valentine's Contest, entry deadline is February 14 at 6PM EST, so head over to the Contests page if you haven't entered yet. One lucky winner will receive a randomly selected Viz Media Manga courtesy of your friends at SaikouCon!
*Excludes All Access V.I.P. Attendance Packages
Two contests coming at you in February from SaikouCon! The first is our Viz for Valentine's Contest, head over to the Contests page and fill out the form for a chance at winning a random copy of a Viz Media manga! Contest is open at 3PM EST on 2/10/13 and closes 2/14/13 at 6PM EST!
The second contest is something new for us, and we haven't seen it many other places either in fact... a Digital 50/50 contest! Check it out on the contest page for info! One lucky winner will split a pot of cash with SaikouCon 50/50, we're bringing this old school raffle into the digital age! And the best part is no filling out those dumb little raffle tickets and waiting around until the end of the night to win!!! Contest opens today 2/10/13 at 3PM EST and closes 3/10/13 at 6PM EST, remember the more tickets you buy the better the discount and better your odds at winning!
- 1/27/13 -
SaikouCon is happy to announce that Darrel Guilbeau will be joining us in 2013 as a Guest of Honor! Darrel has provided dub voicework in Durarara!! (Mikado Ryugamine), Blue Exorcist (Amaimon), Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Gainer Sanga), and many more anime, video game, and live action roles!
- 1/19/13 -
Joining our list of Guests of Honor is Warky T. Chocobo! Warky lends his voice to video games and audio books and is a well known staple of anime cons the nation over for his Warky The Chocobo Keyboard Concerts and Wark after Dark panel (usually reserved for the 18+ crowd) and much more!
- 1/16/13 -
Congratulations to Nicole T. from Stroudsburg PA, she's the winner of our 100 Followers Anime DVD Giveaway Contest! Keep an eye out, our next giveaway will be a randomly selected copy of a Viz Manga.
- 1/8/13 -
Happy New Year! New contest now open, via our Facebook and Twitter accounts we were going to have it open yesterday but due to technical difficulties had to wait until today. Head over to the contest page and fill out the entry form for a chance to win a random Anime DVD from your friends at SaikouCon to celebrate finally cracking the 100 follower mark on both our Facebook and Twitter pages. Now we didn't hit 150 or more on either over the weekend so we're not upping the ante to a DVD and random copy of a Viz Manga this time.
- 12/24/12 -
Congratulations to ANNA M.! Anna you're the winner of our SaikouCon Holiday V.I.P. Giveaway! You've won two (2) 3 Day All Access V.I.P. Badges for you and a guest to attend SaikouCon 2013! For those that don't know, here is what the All Access V.I.P. Badges entitle the badge holder to:
* Unlimited (with SaikouCon 2013 Guest Badge) 3 day access to SaikouCon activites, panels, and vendor area
* Reserved seating for panels
* Special all access V.I.P. Personal Meet n' Greet and Professional Photograph with SaikouCon 2013 Guests of Honor
* Special Edition SaikouCon 2013 Commenorative Poster signed by all SaikouCon 2013 Guests of Honor
* 20% off Official SaikouCon 2013 Memorabilia
To check out this package and the other great 3 day and 1 day pre-registration packages check out www.saikoucon.com/registration.html, remember V.I.P. packages are only available during the pre-registration period.