SaikouCon is a three day, anime and cosplay convention located in the heart of Allentown, Pennsylvania. SaikouCon, which means "best convention", is the annual anime convention of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, 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, and SaikouCon will love you!
SaikouCon 2018, also being called SaikouCon Evolution, will take place on July 27, 28, and 29 of 2018 right in the heart of Allentown, Pennsylvania. First, there was a Resurgance, now comes the Evolution. SaikouCon 2018 is coming at you July 27-29, get ready, get hype; it's time to evolve. SaikouCon is taking things to the next level in its quest to live up to its name, and be the best con it can be. Can you feel it coming? The static electricity in the air? The energy running up and down your spine? We feel it too. Join us as we do more than level up, we're Evolving... more Japanse Culture, more activities, more events, more gaming, more cosplay, more anime, more fun. 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 2018. For programming and events leading up to SaikouCon 2018 please visit the Events page of SaikouCon.com and for information on our 2018 Guests of Honor, Featured Guests, Musical Guests, and Special Guests please visit the Guests page!
Our home for 2018 is the Econo Lodge Conference Center in Allentown, PA! The Econo Lodge features an outdoor, Olympic size swimming pool, 27 acres of outdoor space for photoshoots, 9,424 square feet of ballroom space that will be divided between the Merchant Hall and Special Events space (separated by airwalls so the Merchant Hall is completely locked down safe and sound after hours). Two sizable meeting rooms for panels and workshops, and a third meeting room for screenings, screening schedule for 2018 will be released in February.
Hotel also features the following amenities: Free Coffee, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Handicap Parking on Premises, Free WiFi, Game Room (not part of SaikouCon's gaming area, some games may require payment to play), a volley ball court, pet-friendly hotel (additional room charges apply for pets).