SaikouCon is a three day, anime and cosplay convention located in the heart of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains with several side events held in the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton) area. SaikouCon, which means "best convention", boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans. SaikouCon builds programming made to make memories every year, always striving for panel diversity and a balance between Japanese Pop Culture, Classical Japanese Culture, Cosplay, fun and games, original music, original music, and more original music!
The convention will always feature some of the best live entertainment themed to Japanese culture as well as the best in J-Rock, J-Pop, Nerdcore, and straight up Rock n' Roll 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, dances; and so much more!
If you love Anime, you'll love SaikouCon!
SaikouCon 2020, the convention's eighth year! Kick off a new decade with your friends at SaikouCon, the roaring 20s of the new millenium are here, let the party begin! SaikouCon 2020 will take place at The Mountain Laurel Resort located at 81 Treetops Drive, White Haven PA 18661 on August 7, 8, and 9 of 2020. As the new decade begins, we edge closer to the tenth anniversary of the convention... and what a ride those previous years have been! Now that SaikouCon has found a consistent home in Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa, we can finally give our all to the show itself rather than hunting for new digs for half the year's build up time, and we are ready to rock 2020 harder than any year of SaikouCon that has come before.
Are you ready to put the ROAR into the new Roarin' 20s with us?!? Let's ROCK It!!!!
Pre-Registration (Advance Tickets) is available on the Registration page here on SaikouCon.com, General Admission pre-reg is open from September 15, 2019 until July 25, 2020 and VIP Registration is open from September 15, 2019 until July 10, 2020; VIP Badges will not be available at the door. VIP Registration closes earlier in the year than General Admission to ensure there is time to design the exclusive VIP Mini-Poster that VIP Badge Holders are given for autograph purposes at the VIP Meet and Greet with our 2020 Guests of Honor (no other items for autographs are allowed to be brought into the Meet and Greet). Merchant Applications will open on the Merchants page on October 1, 2019, stay tuned for more info as there will be some changes to our Merchant Hall for 2020. Panel Submissions and Volunteer Applications will both open on November 1, 2019 on the Events and Volunteers pages respectively.
2020 Convention Hours of Operation:
Friday, August 7:
- Pre-Registration Badge Pick Up & At Door Registration: 9 AM - 7 PM
- Panel Presentations, Anime Screenings, Activities, Special Events, & Concerts: 12 PM - 3 AM
- Merchant Hall: 12 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, August 8:
- Pre-Registration Badge Pick Up & At Door Registration: 8 AM - 7 PM
- Panel Presentations, Anime Screenings, Activities, Special Events, & Concerts: 10 AM - 3 AM
- Merchant Hall: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday, August 9:
- At Door Registration: 8 AM - 2 PM
- Panel Presentations, Anime Screenings, Activities, & Special Events: 10 AM - 6 PM
- Merchant Hall: 10 AM - 5 PM