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4/28 - 4/30 2017:

SaikouCon at Zenkaikon 2017

Zenkaikon 2017
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SaikouCon is back at Zenkaikon! Our friends at Zenkaikon are throwing one heck of a show this year, and we're thrilled to be part of it once again with our Party Booth! Stop on by to hang out, sign up for giveaways and contests, free goodies, and maybe free photo ops with some of our cosplay guests!

Below is Zenkaikon's official info: 

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


For more information, visit:



4/29 - 5/5 2017:

Golden Week 2017 Giveaway

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SaikouCon is opening a special contest to celebrate Japan's Golden Week, the special prize for this contest will be announced when the contest opens on April 29, 2017, we think you're going to agree it's worth the wait! In the meantime, below is some info on what Golden Week is and why Japan celebrates it:
The Golden Week is a collection of four national holidays within seven days. In combination with well placed weekends, the Golden Week becomes one of Japan's three busiest holiday seasons, besides New Year and the Obon week.

The national Japanese holidays making up the Golden Week are:

  • April 29
    Showa Day (Showa no hi): April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day (see May 4) used to be celebrated on this day.
  • May 3
    Constitution Day (Kenpo kinenbi): On this day in 1947, the new postwar constitution was put into effect.
  • May 4
    Greenery Day (Midori no hi): Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on April 29, the birthday of former Emperor Showa. The day is dedicated to the environment and nature, because the emperor loved plants and nature. Before being declared Greenery Day, May 4 used to be a national holiday due to a law, which declares a day, that falls between two national holidays, a national holiday.
  • May 5
    Children's Day (Kodomo no hi): The Boy's Festival (Tango no Sekku) is celebrated on this day. Families pray for the health and future success of their sons by hanging up carp streamers and displaying samurai dolls, both symbolizing strength, power and success in life. The Girl's Festival is celebrated on March 3.
    - via www.japan-guide.com


5/1 - 7/14 2017:

SaikouCon 2017 Panel Submissions

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Selected panelists will receive a free badge to not only present their panels at SaikouCon 2017 but also enjoy all three days of the convention, each selected panel may receive up to three free badges for co-presenters (four badges in total), if they have any, upon request. Please note that while some in character panels are accepted, they have a lower rate of acceptance than other types of panels at SaikouCon. In 2014 we were inundated with close to a hundred panel submissions that were nearly identical in-character dating games and Q&As from only two fandoms, while these panels are fun we simply can not make an entire weekend of programming around identical panels from two fandoms alone. So, be original! Be unique! Be something you yourself haven't seen at a convention, we at SaikouCon aim to have new and unique programming every year so we can give every year the wonder and excitement of your first con experience! Panel submissions will open on May 1, 2017 at 12 PM, the submission will be located below once submissions are open.



5/6 2017:

Free Comic Book Day 2017 Giveaway



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This year we're not just celebrating Free Comic Book Day, we're giving away some manga! 24 hour giveaway starting at 12:01 AM on May 6 and closing at 12:01 AM on May 7, winner will be selected from a blind drawing (as usual), per our normal M.O. for giveaways; one entry per person, duplicate entries will not be counted, multiple entries from the same household are a-okay, winner will be notified by email and also announced on on our website and social media profiles. Entry form will be located below once the giveaway is open. Good Luck!



5/30 - 8/4 2017:

SaikouCon 2017 Volunteer Applications

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Volunteer acceptance is not guaranteed for all applicants, applicants that have already bought an Attendance Package to attend SaikouCon 2017 will be offered monetary reimbursement for 2017 upon completion of their chosen number of volunteer hours. Those that are accepted as volunteers that have not purchased a badge prior to applying will be rewarded with a SaikouCon Souvenir Gift Pack that includes a VIP Badge to attend SaikouCon 2018. Before applying, please review the Guest Codes of Conduct and Guidelines on our Convention Info page as you will still be held to these codes and guidelines as a volunteer and may be called upon to know them for non-volunteer guests during your service time for SaikouCon 2017. Please also review the details and rules of volunteering at SaikouCon located on the Volunteers page of SaikouCon.com, this is also where you will find the application form to volunteer once applications have opened on May 30, 2017 at 12 PM.



6/2 - 7/14 2017:

SaikouCon 2017 Media Applications

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Media applications to attend and cover SaikouCon 2017 will open at 12 PM on June 2, 2017; visit the Press page of SaikouCon.com to review our rules and regulations for reporters, photographers, videographers, bloggers covering SaikouCon 2017. Application form will also be located on the Press page of this website once it opens on June 2. Media representatives are expected to follow the rules and regulations as laid out on the Press page, they will be enforced by our security team.



8/18 - 8/20 2017:

SaikouCon 2017

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 Guest

Guests of Honor

  • Oscar Seung
    Voice Actor
  • Leah Clark 
    Voice Actress
  • R BRUCE ELLIOTT
    Voice Actor

Featured Guests

  • Koralene
  • Foxxy
  • The Manly Battleships®

Special Guests

  • The Gothic Celt

Musical Guests

  • The Adarna
  • REAKT
  • DJ Teez


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Full SaikouCon 2017 programming schedule will be released on August 1, 2017!


Saikou Friday, 8/18:

  • 9 AM -
    Pre-Reg Badge Pick Up & At Door Registration Open
    (Ante-Chamber outside Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12 PM - Show Open, Merchant Hall Open
    (Ballroom Sections I, II, & III of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12:30 PM - Screenings Open
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 1 PM -
    Con Opening Ceremonies
    (Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 7 PM -
    Registration Table Close, Merchant Hall Close
  • 8 PM -
    Friday Night Concert feat. The Adarna
    (Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 PM -
    Saikou Dance Fever Party feat. REAKT, & DJ Teez
    (Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)

Saikou Saturday, 8/19:

  • 8:30 AM -
    Pre-Reg Badge Pick Up & At Door Registration Open (Ante-Chamber outside Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM - Show Open, Merchant Hall Open
    (Ballroom Sections I, II, & III of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10:30 AM - Screenings Open
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 3 PM -
    VIP Meet n' Greet w/ SaikouCon 2017 Guests of Honor (Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 6 PM  -
    SaikouCon 2017 Cosplay Contest
    (Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 7 PM -
    Registration Table Close, Merchant Hall Close
  • 9 PM -
    SaikouCon
    Cosplay Concert feat. REAKT, & The Adarna
    (Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)

Saikou Sunday, 8/20:

  • 9:30 AM -
    At Door Registration Open
    (Ante-Chamber outside Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10 AM - Show Open, Merchant Hall Open
    (Ballroom Sections I, II, & III of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 10:30 AM - Screenings Open
    (St. James Room of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 12 PM -
    2017 Charity Auction Concert feat. REAKT
    (Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 1 PM - Registration/Info Table Close
  • 5 PM - Closing Ceremonies
    (Ballroom Section IV of the Holiday Inn Center City)
  • 6:30 PM -
    2017 Show Close


11/1 - 11/22 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:

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.

SaikouCon's Calendar of Events: things we're hosting including contests and things we'll be appearing at, promoting, and/or partying at throughout the year