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10/1 - 10/30, 2019:

Halloween Horror Manga Giveaway

SaikouCon Halloween Horror Manga Giveaway
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Looking for something to read for Halloween that will send a chill down your spine? Make your heart race faster? Maybe even give you nightmares? Allow us to be your guide to the darker side of manga! *evil laughter*

Enter for your chance to win a randomly selected horror manga for Halloween 2019! Entry period will be from October 1, 2019 at 12 PM ET until October 30, 2019 at 6 PM ET, entry form can be found below once the opening hour arrives!



Giveaway Rules:

  1. One entry per person to make sure every person that enters the contest has a fair shot at winning. Multiple entries from the same household are fine, but only one per person
  2. Multiple entries from the same person will not be entered into the blind drawing that the winner is picked from after the entry period has passed
  3. Fill out the entry form in its entirety, entries that leave required fields empty will be void and not entered into the drawing

Halloween Horror Manga Giveaway Entry Form

* = Required Field, entries with missing information will be considered void and not entered into the drawing after the close of the entry period




10/19 - 10/20, 2019:

SaikouCon Party Table at Shikkaricon 2019

Shikkaricon 2019
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SaikouCon will have a Party Table at Shikkaricon 2019! If you're attending Shikkaricon 2019, make sure you stop by our Party Table to enjoy some music, hang time with SaikouCon's organizers, a contest or two just for Shikkaricon attendees, and maybe a few surprises!



Shikkaricon 2019 Info:

Shikkaricon is back after a long hiatus! We are an anime and video gaming convention that was started back in 2006 at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA. We are back and better than ever, but now we are being held in Philadelphia! We hope you'll join us for the return of Shikkaricon, and we're excited to be back!




10/25 - 10/27, 2019:

SaikouCon Party Table at DerpyCon 2019

DerpyCon 2019
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Party Table for the Saikou Crew? Don't mind if we do, Year Six of DerpyCon here we come!!! Get ready for one heck of a blowout from our New Jersey based buddies, DerpyCon! This is not only the convention's sixth year, but it is their last in Morristown, NJ, having outgrown their longtime home at the Hyatt Regency Morristown, DerpyCon will be moving to the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in 2020!





So, come on out, help DerpyCon have an amazing last year in Morristown, and stop on by the SaikouCon Party Table where the Saikou Crew will hanging out, jamming, with some giveaways and fun just for DerpyCon 2019 attendees!!! How many more exclamation points can we fit in this paragraph of Party Table info?!?!?!?!?!? 



DerpyCon 2019 Official Information:

Join us for the sixth annual DerpyCon in Morristown, NJ. DerpyCon is New Jersey's Anime, Gaming, Sci-Fi, and Comic Convention! Visit www.derpycon.com for all the latest information on DerpyCon's 2019 convention, including guest announcements, programming schedule, and pre-registraiton news and updates!




11/1 - 11/27, 2019:

Mangagiving 2019

Mangagiving 2019
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The annual SaikouCon Mangagiving Giveaway is back for 2019! This year we're giving away two randomly selected manga volumes! Fill out the entry form below to enter starting November 1, 2019 at 12 PM! Entry will close at 6 PM ET on Wednesday, November 27. The winner will be selected by blind drawing and announced on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. Mangagiving is one of our most popular annual giveaways, and for next year we might be changing it up to be bigger and more community centered... stay tuned for what Mangagiving might grow into in 2020...


Rules and entry form, once it is open on 11/1, are located below:



Giveaway Rules:

  1. One entry per person to make sure every person that enters the contest has a fair shot at winning. Multiple entries from the same household are fine, but only one per person
  2. Multiple entries from the same person will not be entered into the blind drawing that the winner is picked from after the entry period has passed
  3. Fill out the entry form in its entirety, entries that leave required fields empty will be void and not entered into the drawing



12/16, 2019 - 7 PM:

Saikou Movie Meet Up - The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
(English Dub Version)

Saikou Movie Meet Up - The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
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The final entry of GhibliFest 2019 presented by GKids, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and we're going to see it for the last Saikou Movie Meet Up of the year! Come hang out with us and see the English Dub version of one of the most critically acclaimed anime films from Studio Ghibli! It is billed as a powerful and soaring epic that redefines animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary filmmaking career for director and studio co-founder Isao Takahata.

The English Dub stars the voice talents of James Caan, John Cho, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, James Marsden, and Chloë Grace Moretz. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya was director Isao Takahata’s final film was nominated for an Academy Award®.



As with past Saikou Movie Meet Ups, attendees are responsible for their own ticket purchases. Advance tickets available at https://www.fathomevents.com/events/studio-ghibli-fest-2019-the-tale-of-the-princess-kaguya?date=2019-12-16. This Saikou Movie Meet Up will be held at Cinemark Stroud Mall located at 344 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. 



The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Synopsis:

Deep in the countryside, a man named Okina works as a bamboo cutter in a forest, chopping away at the hollow plants day after day. One day, he discovers a small baby inside a glowing shoot. He immediately takes her home, convinced that she is a princess sent to Earth as a divine blessing from heaven. Okina and his wife Ouna take it upon themselves to raise the infant as their own, watching over her as she quickly grows into an energetic young girl. Given the name Kaguya, she fits right in with the village she has come to call home, going on adventures with the other children and enjoying what youth has to offer.

  • Genres: Fantasy, Historical
  • Duration: 2 hours & 17 minutes (billed as 2 hours & 35 minutes by Fathom Events)
  • Rated PG for some Adult Situations



1/25 - 1/26, 2020:

SaikouCon Party Table at Setsucon 2020

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SaikouCon is returning to Setsucon's Con Row this January! This is our third time hanging out and partying up with our friends Setsucon and we recommend you check them out too if you haven't! We'll be set up in Con Row with some giveaways, groovin' to some tunes, and meeting n' greeting everyone that wants to hang out and talk anime, video games, and cosplay! Come hang out if you're hitting up the show to combat any winter blues or post holiday malaze; we'll even let you take pictures with our Party Table Venusaur!



Setsucon 2020 Official Info:

Join us for Setsucon 2020 - where anime, gaming, cosplay, and Japanese culture collide with the Pennsylvania winter!

We will be celebrating our 14th year on January 25-26, 2020 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Meet the voices of Naofumi and Myne in
The Rising of the Shield Hero, Billy Kametz and Faye Mata!

For more information, visit: setsucon.com.




2/15, 2020 - 8 PM:

Saikou Movie Meet Up - Sonic The Hedgehog

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Gotta go faster, faster, faster... oh, sorry, that's the theme song from the Sonic X anime. So, the character design of Sonic and Jim Carrey as Eggman has divided the Sonic fandom well in advance of the film's release, but we're game to see it, wanna come with? We can debate whether it sucked or not as hardcore (short of rage quitting the Meet Up) as we want leading up to the movie and continue after the credits roll. The most vocal of us will likely be the con chair, Mike, just warning you... even though he thinks it'll be better than Sonic Boom. He only hates Sonic Boom because they made his favorite character, Knuckles, a meathead.



UPDATE: Sonic The Hedgehog's release date has been pushed back to February 14, 2020 due to the backlash from fans and rumored backlash from Sega over the character design for Sonic. This push back is reportedly to give time for Sonic to be redesigned and the film to be recut with the new character design, hopefully closer to Sonic's original design from the video games, in place as opposed to the original design seen in the first trailer for the film. We have decided to reschedule this Saikou Movie Meet Up for February 15, 2020, if you wish to see it on it's actual release date, we completely understand, we're scheduling the Meet Up for the 15th for anyone that has a date on Valentine's Day and doesn't want to make it a group date with the SaikouSquad.



Please RSVP on our Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/582380028894731/, so we know how many are expected, that way we can plot out how early to arrive at the theater so we can all sit together or at least in proximity to each other. Everyone will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets once they are available. The listed time above is just a placeholder at present and is subject to change once official showtimes have been released to the public. Tickets, once open for pre-purchase, may be acquired at https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/philadelphia/amc-classic-allentown-16 (updated link will be posted once there is a landing page for Sonic tickets).



Sonic The Hedgehog Synopsis:

Juvenile delinquent Sonic the Hedgehog and local policeman Tom Wachowski must stop Dr. Eggman from completing his plans for world domination.

Film is not yet rated



Starring

  • Ben Shwartz as Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Jim Carrey as Dr. Eggman/Robotnik
  • James Marsden as Tom Wachowski
  • Tika Sumpter in a yet to revealed role
  • Adam Pally in a yet to be revealed role
  • Neal McDonough in a yet to be revealed role
  • Lee Maljoub as Stone
  • Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl
  • Natasha Rothwell in a yet to be revealed role
  • Debs Howard in a yet to be revealed role
  • Elfina Luk in a yet to be revealed role



3/20 - 3/22, 2020

SaikouCon Party Booth at Zenkaikon 2020

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SaikouCon is back at Zenkaikon again in 2020! You know the drill... our standard Party Booth set up... hang time with members of the SaikouSquad... giveaways just for Zenkaikon attendees... fun... photos with our imfamous Party Booth Venusaur... maybe a surprise or two... alright, enough ellipses. If you're attending Zenkaikon, stop by our Party Booth for all of the above, minus the ellipses, and have some fun with the Squad from SaikouCon!



Zenkaikon 2020 Official Info:

The three day event will include panels, workshops, screenings, concerts, cosplay, video gaming, tabletop gaming, LARP, AMVs, dances, vendors, artists, and more!

For more information, visit https://zenkaikon.com/




5/22 - 5/24, 2020:

SaikouCon Party Booth at Thy Geekdom Con 2020

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SaikouCon takes Philadelphia! We will be set up at Thy Geekdom Con VII (2020) with our standard Party Booth, this will be our first time actually getting to Thy Geekdom Con, our friends there invited us out last year and set us up with a table, but last minute car repairs kept us away, so we are stoked to actually make it to Thy Geekdom this year. Give them a visit if you haven't already, they have some awesome plans for their seventh year!



Thy Geekdom Con Official Info:

Thy Geekdom Con is a pop culture convention and is back for our 7th con! We will be back at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. You can expect to see Acts, Anime, Artists, Comics, Cosplay, Crafters, Panels, Tabletop Games, TV/Movies, and Video Games! For more information visit www.facebook.com/ThyGeekdomCon.


8/7 - 8/9, 2020:

SaikouCon 2020

SaikouCon 2020 Dates Reveal
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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. Below you will find the guest list and schedule for SaikouCon 2020; schedule is tentative and will filled in as it is finalized until the full schedule is released on June 15, 2020.



SaikouCon 2020 Guest Stars

Guests of Honor:

  • Coming Soon!

Featured Guests:

  • Coming Soon!


Special Guests:

  • Coming Soon!

Musical Guests:

  • Coming Soon!


SaikouCon 2020 Programming Schedule

Schedule will fill in as the year moves closer to SaikouCon Weekend, with full schedule set for release on June 15, 2020



SaikouCon Fri. 8/7:

  • 9 AM -
    Pre-Reg Pick Up & At Door Registration Open
    Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa Lobby
  • 10 AM -
    Pre-Show Screening: TBA
    Duration: 2 Hours
    Theater Room (North & South Packer Rooms of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM -
    Show Open:
    Panel Programming & Screenings
  • 12 PM -
    Merchant Hall Open
  • 1 PM - 
    2020 Opening Ceremonies
    Duration: 45 Minutes
    Special Event Hall (North Ballroom of
    the Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa)
  • 6 PM - 
    My Hero Academia Prom
    Duration: 3 Hours
    Special Events Hall (North Ballroom of
    the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 7 PM - 
    Merchant Hall Close
  • 7:30 PM -
    Registration Close

SaikouCon Sat. 8/8:

  • 8 AM -
    Pre-Reg Pick Up & At Door Registration Open
    Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa Lobby
  • 10 AM - 
    Show Open:
    Panel Programming & Screenings
  • 10 AM - 
    Merchant Hall Open
  • 12 PM -
    Charity Auction Benefitting
    Claire's Place Foundation
    Duration: 2 Hours
    Special Events Hall (North Ballroom of
    the Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa)
  • 3 PM -
    VIP Badge Holder Meet n' Greet w/ SaikouCon 2020 Guests of Honor
    Duration: 1 Hour
    Special Events Hall (North Ballroom of
    the Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa)
  • 5:30 PM - 
    SaikouCon 2020 Cosplay Contest
    Duration: 3 Hours
    Special Events Hall (North Ballroom of
    the Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa)
  • 7 PM -
    Merchant Hall Close
  • 7:30 PM -
    Registration Close
  • 9:30 PM -
    SaikouCon 2020 Cosplay Concert feat. TBA
    Duration: 3 Hours
    Special Events Hall (North Ballroom of
    the Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa)

SaikouCon Sun. 8/9:

  • 9 AM -
    Registration Open
    Mountain Laurel & Spa Lobby
  • 10 AM -
    Show Open:
    Panel Programming & Screenings
  • 10 AM -
    Merchant Hall Open
  • 2 PM -
    Registration Close
  • 5 PM -
    Merchant Hall Close
  • 5:30 PM -
    2020 Closing Ceremonies
    Duration: 30 Minutes
    Special Events Hall (North Ballroom of
    the Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa)