SaikouCon, which means "best convention", is the large annual anime convention of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans. The convention grew out of Anime Ate My Brain Magazine (relaunching in late 2017); the sibling to music focused web magazine, Tastes Like Rock Magazine.
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, and SaikouCon will love you!
SaikouCon 2017, a.k.a. SaikouCon Resurgence, will be held at the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown in Allentown, PA on August 18, 19, and 20 2017. Our fifth year will level up your SaikouCon experience, while strengthening the core of what SaikouCon is about; being a safe and all inclusive space where fans can join together in friendship and fun around shared interests and fandoms. The convention will also be upping its game when it comes to classical Japanese culture in 2017 with a few events and more panels dedicated to specific areas of classic Japanese culture tied to this time of summer. More information on the new events, regular events and concerts, panel and workshop programming, and screenings will be released as they are finalized over the spring and early summer of 2017. For programming please visit the Events page of SaikouCon.com and for information on our 2017 Guests of Honor, Featured Guests, Musical Guests, and Special Guests please visit the Guests page!
The Holiday Inn Center City Allentown is located at
904 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101 (please note this Holiday Inn is in Allentown, PA; we are not returning to the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Breinigisville, PA that SaikouCon 2013 and 2014 were held in). The Holiday Inn offers several on-site amenities to SaikouCon attendees; the 904 West Restaurant for breakfast/lunch/dinner, the 904 West Lounge for adult beverages and non-con nightlife, free WiFi, indoor swimming pool for attendees that book rooms with the Holiday Inn, ambiance for photoshoots, 200 sleeping rooms in total, and very friendly staff!
Rooms in our discounted block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown, may be booked at the following link:
https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=hi&localeCode=en®ionCode=1&hotelCode=abehs&_PMID=99801505&GPC=SAI&viewfullsite=true, as always reservations for the block of rooms is first come, first serve. The Holiday Inn Center City Allentown is smoke free and pet free, and pursuant to Pennsylvania state law, rooms can not be reserved by persons under the age of 21 years, nor can they be checked into by any person under the age of 21 years; please plan your booking and stay at the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown over the course of SaikouCon 2017 accordingly. The Holiday Inn Center City Allentown is offering SaikouCon attendees a discounted nightly rate of $124.99 plus tax and fees, the SaikouCon room block is open and is starting with availability of 50 rooms, please book through the link provided above to ensure you receive the convention rate on your room.