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6/1 - 6/30, 2019:

SaikouCon Summertime Anime Giveaway

SaikouCon Summertime Anime Giveaway
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Want some free anime for your summer viewing pleasure? Of course you do. We've got you covered again this year, our annual Summertime Anime Giveaway is back for 2019. Entry opens on June 1 at 12 PM and closes at 6 PM on June 30, fill out the form located below, and maybe win some anime to boost your summertime fun, sounds good to us, how about you?

Winner will be selected by blind drawing after entry period has closed, winner will be announced on the con website and social media, as well as notifed by email. Good luck to all who enter!



Giveaway Rules:

  1. One entry per person, multiple entries per household are welcome, but any duplicate entries per person will not be entered into he drawing at the close of the entry period
  2. Winner will be chosen by blind drawing after the entry periods closes on June 30 at 6 PM ET, winner will be notified by e-mail and announced on the convention's website and social media as well
  3.  Make sure to fill out all required fields, marked with a *, on the entry form, entries with missing required information will be considered void and not entered into the drawing


Summertime Anime Giveaway Entry Form

* = Required Field




8/2 - 8/4, 2019:

SaikouCon 2019

SaikouCon 2019
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Welcome to the Golden Seven, SaikouCon's seventh year! Good Fortune, Friendship, Community, and more Fun than ever before await you at the anime convention that has defied the odds time and time again. Join us for a year of celebration, shared good fortune, lasting friendships, and an ever growing yet tight knit community at the underdog con that never says die!

Be our guest at SaikouCon 2019, you won't regret it! Witness the true evolution of SaikouCon!

SaikouCon 2019 will be held at The Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa located at 81 Treetops Drive, White Haven PA 18661 on August 2, 3, and 4 of 2019!



Pre-Registration (Advance Ticket Sales) for General Admission and VIP Badges for SaikouCon 2019 is open as of 12 PM ET on October 20, 2018. Visit the Registration page of SaikouCon.com for all the details on Pre-Reg Badges and At Door Registration, the different badge types and age appropriate badges! General Admission pre-registration for 3 Day and 1 Day (Friday or Saturday) Badges will close on July 20, 2019 at 12 AM ET (the 12 AM going into July 21 to clarify), and registration for VIP 3 Day and 1 Day (Saturday Only) Badges will close on July 7, 2019 at 12 AM. The earlier deadline for VIP Badges, which will not be available at the door, is to ensure there is enough time to order and receive the exclusive SaikouCon 2019 Commemorative Mini-Poster all VIP Badge Holders receive for autographs during the VIP Meet 'n Greet with our 2019 Guests of Honor on SaikouCon Saturday, August 3, 2019.



SaikouCon 2019 Guest Roster

Guests of Honor

  • Ciara Hanna - Actress, Model,
    Yellow Megaforce Power Ranger
  • Gregory Houser - Voice Actor
  • More Coming Soon!

Featured Guests

  • Foxxy
  • Cosplay Burlesque
  • Husky Entertainment LLC
  • Pine State Heroes
  • Dolly Love
  • The Manly Battleships
  • AE86 Toyota Sprinter Trueno from Initial D
    Owned by Ray Ramaglia
  • NeraCos
  • More Coming Soon!


Special Guests

  • BFarve Cosplay
  • WildSpice Cosplay & Photography
  • 8BIT Ambitions
  • Theonetrueelsa

Musical Guests

  • The Asterplace
  • More Coming Soon!


SaikouCon 2019 Programming Schedule

Preliminary Schedule will fill in and be finalized over the winter and spring months with the full programming schedule being released to the public on June 14, 2019 at 8 PM ET delayed to June 15, 2019 at 4 PM ET

SaikouCon Friday:

  • 9 AM -
    Pre-Reg Badge Pick Up & At Door Registration Open
    Main Lobby of the Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 10 AM - 
    Pre-Show Anime Screening - TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM -
    Show Open/Merchant Hall Open
  • 12 PM -
    Big-O S1 Dub Screening
    Sponsored by Sentai Filmworks
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM -
    Video Game Lounge feat.
    Husky Entertainment LLC Open
    (South Packer Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM - 
    Gaming Hall feat.
    The Saikou Retro Console Arcade Open
  • 12 PM -
    Eating Well and Cheap at Anime Conventions
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12:30 PM -
    How to be Positive About Yourself and Your Cosplay
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 1 PM -
    Opening Ceremonies
    Special Events Hall
  • 1 PM -
    Working in Japan: Not All Anime and Rainbows
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 1:30 PM -
    SCP: Secure. Contain. Protect. Yourself.
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 1:30 PM - 
    Cosplay Coffee Show with NeraCos
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2 PM -
    Tech and Cosplay by NerdkiwiCosplay
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2:30 PM -
    Panel with Guest of Honor
    Gregory Houser TBA
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2:30 PM - 
    Autograph Session with Guest of Honor TBA (Guest will be announced on 6/17/19 at 8 PM ET)
    Merchant Hall
  • 3 PM -
    Voltron Paladins Game Show
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 3 PM -
    JoJo's Bizarre Saikou Pose Off
    Special Events Hall
  • 3 PM - 
    You're Wrong & You Should Feel Bad! with The Manly Battleships
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4 PM -
    Q&A with Ciara Hanna: Power Rangers, Acting, Modeling, Life
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4 PM - 
    So YOU want to run a panel?
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4:30 PM -
    Charity Water Balloon Toss:
    Hit the Con Chair
    Benefits Claire's Place Foundation
    Outdoor Field behind the
    Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 4:30 PM - 
    League of Losers: The Beginners Guide to League of Legends
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 5 PM -
    Cosplay 101 with 8BIT AMBITIONS
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 5:30 PM -
    Guest of Honor Panel TBA (Guest will be announced on 6/17/19 at 8 PM ET)
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 6 PM -
    SaikouCon Kamenbudokai (Masquerade) with Crown Wars Opening and Cosplay Skit Contest
    Special Events Hall
  • 6 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 6 PM -
    Reaper Dispatch Orientation: A Black Butler Panel
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 6:30 PM -
    Anime Press Your Luck
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 7 PM
    Writers, Artists, & Creative Meet Up
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 7 PM - 
    Registration/Merchant Hall Close
  • 8 PM -
    Cosplay Photography 101
    with WildSpice Cosplay
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 8 PM - 
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 8:30 PM -
    B-Horror & Sci-Fi: The Good, The Good-Bad, The Bad-Bad, & The Ugly
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 9 PM -
    Get Lewd! A Vary Questionable 18+ Game Show
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 9 PM -
    Introduction to Reiki Level 1 & Level 2 with Reiki Master Deborah Meade
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10 PM -
    Tastes Like Rock Presents:
    The SaikouCon Friday Night Concert
    feat. TBA
    Special Events Hall
  • 10 PM -
    My Hero 16+ Sleepover with NeraCos
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10 PM - 
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10 PM - 
    Gaming Lounge
    feat. Husky Entertainment LLC Close
    South Packer Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 10:30 PM - 
    Who's Roll Is It Anyway?
    18+ D&D Fun with 8BIT AMBITIONS
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 11 PM
    Boku no Pornorama III: Vanilla's Not Enough 18+ Panel
    with The Manly Battleships
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 11:30 PM -
    Yaoi Card Game Night 21+
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 AM -
    Bus Stop 18+ Game Panel
    with Theonetrueelsa
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 AM -
    High School of the Dead 18+ 
    Dub Screening
    Sponsored by Sentai Filmworks
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12:30 AM - 
    Saikou Rave feat. TBA
    Special Events Hall

SaikouCon Saturday:

  • 8 AM - 
    Pre-Reg Badge Pick Up & At Door Registration Open
    Main Lobby of the Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 10 AM - 
    Show Open/Merchant Hall Open
  • 10 AM -
    Video Game Lounge feat.
    Husky Entertainment LLC Open
    South Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 10 AM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10 AM - 
    Otaku Lip Sync Battle
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)

  • 10 AM -
    Dungeons & Dragons &... Disaster?
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10:30 AM -
    Understanding and Dealing with Con Drama
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 11 AM - 
    Kpop Fandom Fued with NeraCos
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 11 AM - 
    2019 Charity Auction
    Benefitting JBJ Soul Kitchen
    Special Events Hall
  • 11:30 AM -
    The Cosmetic Side of Cosplay
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM -
    Unlicensed Anime: We're Waiting with Children Driving Robots
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12:30 PM -
    Cosplay Colosseum
    with Pine State Heroes
    Special Events Hall
  • 1 PM -
    Cosplay is Acting: Level up Your Technique!
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 1 PM
    Cosplay Masquerades 101 with WildSpice Cosplay
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 1 PM - 
    Autograph Session with
    Guest of Honor Gregory Houser
    Merchant Hall
  • 1:30 PM -
    Panel with Guest of Honor TBA (Guest will be announced on 6/17/19 at 8 PM ET)
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2 PM - 
    Pepakura: The Art of Papercraft
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2 PM - 
    A Beginners Guide to Foam Props
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 3 PM -
    David Bowie: Like Some Cat from Japan with The Manly Battleships
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 3 PM - 
    So You Want to Make Plushies? A Beginners Guide to Plush Making
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 3 PM -
    VIP Badge Holder Meet & Greet with
    SaikouCon 2019 Guests of Honor
    Special Events Hall
  • 3:30 PM -
    ConCrimes: The Dice of D.O.O.M.
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4 PM -
    The Beginners Guide to Game Development
    with Children Driving Robots
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4 PM - 
    Panel with Guest of Honor
    Gregory Houser TBA 
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4 PM -
    Autograph Session with Guest of Honor TBA (Guest will be announced on 6/17/19 at 8 PM ET)
    Merchant Hall
  • 4:30 PM -
    Cosplay Contest Preliminary Round Mixer
    Special Events Hall
  • 5 PM - 
    Go, Go Megaforce! Life as a Power Ranger with Ciara Hanna
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 5:30 PM -
    Kaito and Friends! A NDRV3 Panel!
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 5:30 PM -
    2019 Cosplay Contest 
    Special Events Hall
  • 6 PM -
    Action Comedy Nerd 18+ Show
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 6 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 6:30 PM -
    Wyld FM Presents: Geek'd 0ut
    Live Show Taping
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 6:30 PM - 
    Before An Unexpected Journey:
    The Anime Legacy of Rankin/Bass
    with The Manly Battleships
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 7 PM -
    Merchant Hall Close
  • 7 PM -
    Registration Close
    Main Lobby of the Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 7 PM -
    Stand Back! I'm Going to Try Kitbashing! with John Salvino
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 7:30 PM -
    Homestuck is Still a Fandom... Right?
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 8 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 8 PM -
    Dramatic Fanfiction?
    Yes Please! 18+ Panel
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 9 PM -
    18+ Couples Therapy
    with Mr. Magikarp
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 9 PM -
    Japanese Magick & Ritual
    with Deborah Meade
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 9 PM -
    2019 Cosplay Concert
    feat. The Asterplace, more TBA
    Special Events Hall
  • 9 PM - 
    Build Your Own Waifu:
    The Ultimate Waifu 18+ Panel
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10 PM - 
    Gatchaman Sub Screening 
    Sponsored by Sentai Filmworks
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10 PM - 
    Gameshow Impossibru: 8-bit Gaming Challenge 18+ Edition 
    with The Manly Battleships
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10 PM - 
    Video Game Lounge
    feat. Husky Entertainment LLC Close
    South Packer Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 10:30 PM -
    So, You Want to be a Streamer?
    with WildSpice Cosplay
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 11 PM - 
    18+ Cosplay Dating Game
    with Theonetrueelsa
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 11:30 PM -
    Late Night Tabletop Gaming Free-for-All
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 AM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12:30 AM -
    Cosplay Burlesque 21+ Extravaganza
    Special Events Hall

SaikouCon Sunday:

  • 8 AM -
    At Door Registration Open
    Main Lobby of the Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 10 AM - 
    Show Open/Merchant Hall Open
  • 10 AM - 
    Video Game Lounge feat.
    Husky Entertainment LLC Open
    South Packer Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 10 AM - 
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10 AM -
    Lets Be Gay at Cons
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 10:30 AM -
    Transformers: The Birds & The Bumblebees
    with The Manly Battleships
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 11 AM -
    The Shirogane Incident
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 11:30 AM -
    Matchmaking with Con Mom! with Theonetrueelsa
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM -
    Get to Know Your Favorite Cosplayers with Foxxy, Dolly Love, and TBA
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM - 
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 12 PM - 
    The Asterplace Present: "Hands of The World" Documentary Screening with Q&A and Acoustic Performance
    Special Events Hall
  • 12:30 PM -
    Autograph Session with
    Guest of Honor Gregory Houser
    Merchant Hall
  • 1 PM -
    Voice Acting 103: Treating It as a Business
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 1 PM -
    The Tarot: An Introduction and Readings with Deborah Meade
    Panels 3 (Pike Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 1:30 PM -
    How to Be a Shadowhunter: A Shadowhunter Chronicles Panel
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2 PM -
    Registration Close
    Main Lobby of the Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 2 PM - 
    Carboard Wars Cosplay Competition
    Special Events Hall
  • 2 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 2 PM -
    Don't Touch Me! How to Be Prince Charming, NOT Kamoshida 18+ Panel
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 3 PM -
    Conventions & Cosplay:
    Then and Now
    with WildSpice Cosplay
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 3:30 PM -
    Cosplay Swap Meet
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4 PM -
    Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4:30 PM -
    Living in Japan as an Anime Fan
    Panels 1 (Carbon Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 4: 30 PM -
    The Adventure Zone: Across The Campaigns
    Panels 2 (Monroe Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort)
  • 5 PM -
    Merchant Hall Close
  • 5 PM -
    Video Game Lounge 
    feat. Husky Entertainment LLC Close
    South Packer Room of the
    Mountain Laurel Resort
  • 5:30 PM -
    Closing Ceremonies with Crown Wars Conclusion & Coronation
    Special Events Hall
  • 6 PM -
    Post Show Screening TBA
    Theater Room (North Packer Room of the Mountain Laurel Resort)



8/2 - 8/4, 2019:

SaikouCon Crown Wars

SaikouCon Crown Wars
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There came to SaikouCon... a Crown. Upon the seventh year of the anime convention, the Crown arrived and brought with it war. War for the power it bestowed upon the wearer, the power of queen or king of SaikouCon! The Crown Wars will turn friend against friend, lover against lover, sibling against sibling, and parent against child. Do you have what it takes to claim the Crown and become the ruler of SaikouCon?

Normally we would not list an event happening within SaikouCon under its own listing, but with the game needing its gameplay guidelines and rules posted here on the con website as well as the con social media. And the way in which the Crown Wars is, technically speaking, played in and throughout every aspect of SaikouCon from the Kamenbudōkai (masquerade) forward, it needs somewhere easy to access, outside of social media, to display the game details in full.



Gameplay:

  • The Crown goes into play at the Kamenbudōkai (con masquerade) and whoever has it, and can bring it in one, undamaged piece to the con chair at the Closing Ceremonies on the Sunday of SaikouCon, is the winner of the Crown Wars.
  • Your objective is to capture the Crown for yourself and maintain ownership of the Crown until the Closing Ceremonies of SaikouCon, the person that can achieve this feat is thus declared queen or king of SaikouCon for the year!
  • Crown must be stolen back and forth by players until the winner is crowned at the SaikouCon Closing Ceremonies, stealth and cunning are the names of this game. Fighting is not permitted, but players may make up their own unique ways to battle for the Crown, like mini-games such as making the Crown the prize of a CCG match, or a one-on-one video game battle in the con Gaming Hall, even Rock Paper Scissors... be creative and engage!
  • Crown must survive the weekend in one, whole piece. If the Crown is broken or damaged, it loses its power and the whole game is lost for everyone until the next year when a new Crown respawns.


Rules of The Crown Wars:

  1. The Crown may only be stolen through means of cunning and guile, no fighting, no threats etc., cleverness will win the Crown.
  2. The Crown must remain intact in one piece for the duration of the game until the final person to have it at the convention's Closing Ceremonies can turn it into the con chair. If it is broken or seriously damaged, it's a game foul and the game is over for all until the following year.
  3. The Crown may be ransomed back from one that has stolen it, friendly ransoms only (think more like a mini-swap meet than an actual ransom). Ransom may not be paid with actual cash, personal items such as jewelry or clothing, sexual favors, any kind of romantic relationship and/or promises of dating.
  4. Ransom for the Crown may be paid in snacks, soft drinks, bottles of water, cosplay accessories and gear, manga volumes, anime DVDs/Blu Rays, other collectibles such as action figures, alcoholic beverages; as long as both the ransomer and person paying the ransom are 21 years old or older. Players under 21 are forbidden from asking players over the age of 21 for alcohol and players over 21 are forbidden from asking players under 21 for alcohol; violation of this rule will mean being banned from SaikouCon as a whole, not just the Crown Wars.
  5. The Crown may not be hidden, not in backpacks, suitcases, duffle bags, knapsacks, within cosplays (like inside the bussle of a dress for example). It must remain visible at all times, hiding it makes holding onto it too easy, remember; guile and cunning. Hiding it, for our purposes, is neither cunning nor fair. Additionally, hiding the crown may damage it, and if it is damaged the whole game is lost to all.
  6. The crown must stay in play on the con show floor throughout the convention weekend from the Masquerade on Friday evening of SaikouCon until the Closing Ceremonies on Sunday afternoon at 5:30 PM, it may not be taken to anyone's room or off the resort grounds until the winner has been declared during the Closing Ceremonies. Sleeping rooms are out of bounds, anywhere outdoors beyond the parking lot of the hosting venue is out of bounds, vehicles are out of bounds, beyond the resort's pool area is out of bounds.
  7. Panel rooms during panel presentations and the screening room during screenings are safe zones where the crown may not be stolen until the downtime between panels and screenings; so presenters and attendees are not disturbed. The SaikouCon Merchant Hall is also a safe zone, this is obviously to safeguard merchant booths from getting knocked into and their merchandise getting broken over the game. The Gaming Hall is also a safe zone, but only during tournaments.
  8. If the last person to steal the crown at the end of the day on the Friday and Saturday of the convention, wants to go to bed, they can bring the crown to any of the con staff member before heading to their hotel room, this will pause the game until the show opens again the following morning(s) at 10 AM. The same person that turns in the crown to pause the game has until 12 PM to reclaim the Crown at the Registration Tables and set the Crown Wars back in motion; player's info and a photo will be taken by con staff member that Crown is surrendered to. This is to ensure that the same person rightfully reclaims the Crown the next morning since it will likely be different staff members the Crown is reclaimed from. If the Crown is unclaimed by 12 PM, the con chair will take the Crown and it must be stolen from him for the game to get back in full swing.
  9. The Crown may not be be turned into con staff to pause the game for the night until 1 AM, if it is turned over to staff earlier than 1 AM, the person turning it in forfeits their right to the Crown and it will be passed on to another player to continue the Crown Wars through the night. The latest the Crown may be turned into con staff, to pause the game until morning, is 3 AM. If you still have the Crown after 3 AM, you must keep it in play in the sections of con show floor that are open overnight or surrender it to a player that will keep it in play throughout the night.
  10. SaikouCon staff and volunteer staff may not participate in the Crown Wars game as players during a year they are working on staff, same for volunteer staff members. If it is a year they are just attending SaikouCon as regular attendees, they are more than welcome, but it would be unfair advantage for staff and volunteer while they are on the working staff and volunteer staff schedules.


Prizes:

  • Winner of The Crown Wars will receive two 3 Day VIP Badges to attend the following year of SaikouCon with a friend, badges are transferrable if necessary
  • Winner will also receive the 2019 Crown to keep as a memento of their victory
  • In addition, the winner will also get a special special prize pack with an exclusive SaikouKaiju, designed specifically for the Crown Wars, and a SaikouCon T-Shirt of their choice



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!




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 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) 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 redesigned and the film to be recut with the new character design, hopefully closer to Sonic's original design from the video games, 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.



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