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 at the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown 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!
The Holiday Inn Center City Allentown is located at
904 West 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 is now open! Book at the following link: https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=hi&localeCode=en®ionCode=1&hotelCode=abehs&_PMID=99801505&GPC=sa2&viewfullsite=true
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 2018 accordingly.