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8/18 - 8/20 2017:

SaikouCon 2017

SaikouCon 5th Anniversary
SaikouCon 5th Anniversary
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SaikouCon has returned to the Lehigh Valley! Allentown, PA here we come! The fifth anniversary show of the Lehigh Valley's annual anime convention is back and the fun will be cranked up to 11 with awesome events, cool screenings, amazing voice actors and actresses, incredibly talented cosplayers, rockin' bands, our killer cosplay contest, leveled up Video Game Room, and more than a few surprises! There's a reason Year 5 is being called SaikouCon Resurgence... everything you love most about the convention is being pumped up and brought to the forefront for what we're hoping will be the best year yet! For all of you that have supported SaikouCon over the years, and made a little show that wasn't sure it would make it through it's first year make it all the way to it's fifth, with an eye to a future stretching for years to come, thank you! Thank you for all the great memories, here's to many many more years worth to come!!!!



SaikouCon 2017 Guests

Guests of Honor

  • Oscar Seung
    Voice Actor
  • Leah Clark 
    Voice Actress
  • R BRUCE ELLIOTT
    Voice Actor
  • Gigi Edgley
    Film, TV, & Stage Actress
  • Greg Houser
    Voice Actor

Featured Guests

  • Koralene Cosplay
  • Foxxy Cosplay
  • The Manly Battleships®

Special Guests

  • The Gothic Celt
  • WildSpice Cosplay

Musical Guests

  • The Adarna
  • REAKT
  • Deprived
  • DJ OZNO


SaikouCon Resurgence
SaikouCon Resurgence
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SaikouCon 2017 Full Programming Schedule

SaikouCon Friday 8/18:

SaikouCon Saturday 8/19:

  • 9 AM -
    Pre-Reg Badge Pick Up & At Door Registration Open
    (Merchant Hall Antechamber of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM -
    Show Open, Merchant Hall Open
    (Grande Ballroom Sections I, II, & III of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM -
    Thrill of the Frills: How To Plan and Buy a Lolita Outfit Panel
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM -
    Hinako Note (Subbed) Screening 
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM -
    Make Your Dating Simulator Panel
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 11 AM -
    General Autograph Session with Oscar Seung
    (Merchant Hall Antechamber of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 11 AM -
    Simple and Sweet Body Positivity & Self Confidence Panel
    with The Gothic Celt
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 11 AM -
    So You Want To Write a Song... Panel
    with The Adarna's Will Moore
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12 PM -
    Pepakura: The Art of Papercraft Panel
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12 PM -
    Eden of the East (Dubbed) Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12 PM -
    Voice Actor Q&A
    with Leah Clark & R BRUCE ELLIOTT
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12:30 PM -
    Resident Evil: Vendetta Trivia Contest
    Sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 1 PM -
    General Autograph Session with Greg Houser
    (Merchant Hall Antechamber of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 1 PM -
    Rockers in Japan Panel
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 1:30 PM -
    Star Trek Continues Screening and Q&A with Gigi Edgley
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 1:30 PM -
    Get Your Drum On Panel with The Adarna's Murdock
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 2 PM -
    Assassination Classroom Season 2 (Dubbed) Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 2 PM -
    Kurosawa: Celluoid Samurai Panel
    with The Manly Battleships
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 3 PM -
    VIP Meet n' Greet with SaikouCon 2017's Guests of Honor (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 3 PM -
    Whose Anime Is It Anyway? 18+ Panel
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 3 PM
    From Cosplay to Cash: Fandom Based Entrepreneurship Panel 
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 4 PM -
    Yuri!!! On Ice (Dubbed) Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 4 PM -
    Introduction to Japanese Mythology:
    The Origins of Modern Anime Panel
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 4 PM -
    You Say- Vol...tron? (Voltron Q&A Panel)
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 5 PM -
    Post Con Blues -The Monday Morning Reality Check Panel
    with The Adarna's Andreka Jasek
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 5 PM -
    American Dynasty 18+ Screening and Q&A
    with Oscar Seung
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 5:30 PM  -
    SaikouCon 2017 Cosplay Contest
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 5:30 PM -
    General Autograph Session with R BRUCE ELLIOTT
    (Merchant Hall Antechamber of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 6 PM -
    Outlaw Star (Dubbed) Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 6 PM -
    General Autograph Session with Leah Clark
    (Merchant Hall Antechamber of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 6:30 PM -
    S#!t Voice Actors Have to Say with Greg Houser
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 7 PM -
    Registration Table Close, Merchant Hall Close
  • 7 PM -
    Con Crimes Interactive Adventure (Case File #1) Panel
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center)
  • 8 PM -
    Dragon Ball Super (Subbed) Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City) 
  • 8 PM -
    Pluck Up Your Powers! Feel It! Use It! Panel Pt. 2
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 8:30 PM -
    Relationships, Romance, and... Gamers? 18+ Panel - Cancelled by presenter due to personal emergency
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 9 PM -
    SaikouCon 2017 Cosplay Concert
    feat. Deprived, REAKT, & The Adarna
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 9:30 PM -
    Anime Press Your Luck 18+ Edition Game
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 PM -
    Kame House Party vs. Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins
    18+ Panel
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 PM -
    Tokyo Ghoul Rout A (Dubbed) 18+ Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 11 PM -
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Tentacles (But Were Afraid To Ask)! 18+ Panel with The Manly Battleships
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn)
  • 11:30 PM -
    Persona Jackbox Party! 18+ Panel
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12 AM -
    High School of the Dead (Subbed) 18+ Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)

SaikouCon Sunday 8/20:

  • 9:30 AM -
    At Door Registration Open
    (Ante-Chamber outside Grande Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM -
    Show Open, Merchant Hall Open
    (Grande Ballroom Sections I, II, & III of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM -
    Name That Tune Deluxe Panel
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM -
    Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Subbed) Screening 
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 11 AM -
    Tarot Card Reading Sessions with Lady Morganna
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 11:30 AM -
    2017 Charity Auction & Concert feat. REAKT
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  •  11:30 AM -
    Nerdtino for Noobs: The Search for Latinx Geekdom and Diverse Nerd Culture Panel
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12 PM -
    Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (Dubbed) Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12:30 PM -
    Cosplay Contests and Masquerades 101 Panel with WildSpice Cosplay
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 1 PM -
    Ita Bag and Mini Merch Swap Meet 
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 1:30 PM -
    Pluck Up Your Powers! Feel It! Use It! Panel Pt. 3
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 2 PM -
    Registration/Info Table Close
  • 2 PM -
    Q&A with The Adarna: Life on The Road Panel
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 2 PM -
    xxxHolic (Dubbed) Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 2 PM -
    You're Wrong & You Should Feel Bad! 18+ Panel
    with The Manly Battleships
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 2 PM -
    Come Join the Volleyball Nerds! (HAIKYUU!!) Panel
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 3 PM -
    Anime Daydreams: Building Your New Favorite Anime! Panel
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 3 PM -
    Cosplay Swap Meet with Meraki Kai Cosplay Group
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 3:30 PM -
    Cosplay Boudoir Photography 18+ Panel - Cancelled by presenter due to personal emergency
    (Kensington Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 4 PM -
    Black Blood Brothers (Subbed) Screening
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 4:30 PM -
    SCP: Secure, Contain, Protect... Yourself Panel
    (Buckingham Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 5 PM -
    SaikouCon 2017 Closing Ceremonies
    (Grande Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 5 PM -
    Merchant Hall Close
  • 6 PM -
    SaikouCon 2017 Show Close


8/27, 7-9 PM:

The Encounter and SaikouCon Present:
Anime Night - Summer Wars Free Screening

Summer Wars
Summer Wars
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The Encounter Comics & Games and SaikouCon are teaming up again this month to present a free screening of Summer Wars! We're trying it a little later in the day this month, to make it a true Anime Night, join us to alleviate some of the post-con crash the week after SaikouCon 2017. Sponsored by Funimation! The Encounter is located at 811 Union Blvd., Allentown, PA 18101.

OZ, a virtual world connected to the internet, has become extremely popular worldwide as a spot for people to engage in a large variety of activities, such as playing sports or shopping, through avatars created and customized by the user. OZ also possesses a near impenetrable security due to its strong encryption, ensuring that any personal data transmitted through the networks will be kept safe in order to protect those who use it. Because of its convenient applications, the majority of society has become highly dependent on the simulated reality, even going as far as entrusting the system with bringing back the unmanned asteroid explorer, Arawashi.Kenji Koiso is a 17-year-old math genius and part-time OZ moderator who is invited by his crush Natsuki Shinohara on a summer trip. But unbeknownst to him, this adventure requires him to act as her fiancé. Shortly after arriving at Natsuki's family's estate, which is preparing for her great-grandmother's 90th birthday, he receives a strange, coded message on his cell phone from an unknown sender who challenges him to solve it. Kenji is able to crack the code, but little does he know that his math expertise has just put Earth in great danger.



11/1 - 11/22 2017:

Mangagiving 2017

Mangagiving 2017
Mangagiving 2017
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Our annual Mangagiving Giveaway is back for 2017! This year we're giving away two randomly selected manga volumes! Fill out the entry form that will open below starting November 1, 2017 at 12 PM! Entry will close at 6 PM ET on Wednesday, November 22. The winner will be selected by blind drawing and announced on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 (Facebook events are no longer allowed to last longer than two weeks). One valid entry per person, multiple people per household is fine, but duplicate entries from one name will not be counted to give all entrants an equal shot at winning the prize.



11/17 - 11/19 2017:

SaikouCon at DerpyCon 2017

DerpyCon 2017
DerpyCon 2017
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SaikouCon will have a party table with our friends DerpyCon again for their 2017 show! We'll have giveaways, hang time, music, and more fun at our table this year, stop by and have some fun if you're attending DerpyCon 2017!


DerpyCon 2017's information:

DerpyCon 2017, taking place November 17-19, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Morristown in Morristown, NJ!

DerpyCon is a small, fun multi genre sci fi convention, celebrating the culture of science fiction, fantasy, animation, and beyond.The three day event will offer workshops, panels, concerts, dances, video gaming, vendors, an artist alley, table-top gaming, and more!


For more information about DerpyCon, go to https://www.derpycon.com/ or check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/derpycon.