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8/7 - 8/9, 2020:

SaikouCon 2020 Postponed until 2021

SaikouCon 2020 Postponed
SaikouCon 2020 Postponed
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With heavy hearts we are forced to announce that SaikouCon 2020 has been postponed until 2021. The Mountain Laurel Resort and Spa was forced by the latest mandate from the state of Pennsylvania released today to cancel our 2020 contract to host SaikouCon in their facility earlier today, July 15, as all events statewide have been cut back to having no more than 25 people in the face of the massive increase in Covid-19 infections in Pennsylvania since July 1. Within the next week to two weeks the resort will be issuing us a new contract for August of 2021 after they have confirmed which of our requested weekends are clear and have no other events at the resort at the same time. To make up for being forced to postpone the 2020 convention so close to what was supposed to be showtime, all pre-registered attendee tickets will roll over to SaikouCon 2021 and SaikouCon 2022, two years for the price of one, as will as tickets that were prizes from our 2019 cosplay contests and the couple of giveaways earlier this year that were hosted here on SaikouCon.com. Free SaikouCon 2021 t-shirts will also be given to all those that pre-registered for SaikouCon 2020; t-shirts will be given at Badge Pick Up at SaikouCon 2021 so you can pick out the shirt design/shirt color you want, one t-shirt per badge holder. Registered Merchants for 2020 will also have their registrations honored for both SaikouCon 2021 and SaikouCon 2022, no need to apply again, no rejurying process, just two years of vending with us for the price of one. Registered Merchants will also be included in a SaikouCon hosted Cyber Merchant Hall in September of this year (working on how we will facilitate this over the rest of this week, once we work it out our con chair will be sending emails to our merchants to get them set up) and Cyber Holiday Otaku Market the first weekend of December 2020. 
Volunteer Staff Applicants, Press Applicants, and Panelists will have to apply again when applications and panel submissions for SaikouCon 2021 and SaikouCon 2022 open respectively to be assessed as normal for those years. We are truly sorry this has happened so close to showtime, we were looking forward to seeing everyone in 2020 and showing people how to have fun while being safe in the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Once our dates for SaikouCon 2021 are confirmed, new registration confirmation messages will go out to all pre-registered attendees and registered merchants; following SaikouCon 2021 the SaikouCon 2022 registration confirmation letters will go out to all as well. We will not have our 2022 dates until after the conclusion of SaikouCon 2021 as any other normal year would roll out. Normal pre-registration has now been closed and will open for SaikouCon 2021 this October so there is no confusion that SaikouCon 2020 has been postponed.

Again, we are sorry this is happening, we really thought we would still be able to party this year, but the state is correct in rolling back the Green Phase rules to Yellow Phase rules as numbers continue to climb higher and higher in Pennsylvania. Please wear your masks, wash your hands regularly with soap, maintain your six foot social distance from people you don't live with. Stay safe, stay healthy and we'll be in touch with everyone in the coming days with all of the above info.

All Our Love,
The Staff of SaikouCon




5/21, 2021 - 8 PM:

Saikou Movie Meet Up - Godzilla vs. Kong

Saikou Movie Meet Up - Godzilla vs Kong
Saikou Movie Meet Up - Godzilla vs Kong
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Just like Godzilla: King of The Monsters, we know this isn't anime, but dang it the SaikouSquad loves them some Kaiju, especially Godzilla! Join us for the giant monster throwdown of the century as Godzilla goes up against Kong with the fate of humanity at stake! Who is your money on for the win?


UPDATE: Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures has decided to postpone the theatrical release of Godzilla vs. Kong from November of 2020 to May of 2021 due to Covid-19 Pandemic. And so, our Saikou Movie Meet Up for the film will also be delayed until the film is released, keep an eye here for new details as we get closer to the release date of the film.



As with previous Saikou Movie Meet Ups, attendees will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets; until we can guarantee a group of 50 or more we cannot obtain a group rate for movie tickets from any theater, unfortunately. Once advance ticket sales are open, we will post the link to purchase your advance tickets here, here is the link to our Facebook event for this Saikou Movie Meet Up, https://www.facebook.com/events/455167812052798/; we ask that you RSVP there so we can estimate a headcount so we can attempt to sit in proximity to each other. Even though this can be rough now that most theaters in the local area have adopted an assigned seating format for advance and at door tickets following the record shattering release of Avengers: Endgame in 2019.



Godzilla vs. Kong Synopsis:

In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity's fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans' origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.

Film Not Yet Rated



Starring:

  • Millie Bobby Brown as Madison Russell
  • Alexander Skarsgård as a yet unnamed geologist co-protagonist
  • Rebecca Hall in a yet to be named role
  • Brian Tyree Henry in a yet to be named role
  • Shun Oguri in a yet to be named role
  • Eiza González in a yet to be named role
  • Jessica Henwick in a yet to be named role
  • Julian Dennison in a yet to be named role
  • Kyle Chandler as Dr. Mark Russell
  • Demián Bichir in a yet to be named role
  • Zhang Ziyi as Dr. Ilene Chen and Dr. Ling Chen
  • Van Marten in a yet to be named role
  • Lance Reddick in a yet to be named role