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1/3 - 1/31, 2020:

New Year, New Decade VIP Badge Giveaway

Saikou Happy New Year
Saikou Happy New Year
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We're kicking off not only a New Year, but a new DECADE! So we figured why not kick the new Roarin' 20s off with a bang and give away a family sized four pack of 3 Day VIP Badges for SaikouCon 2020! Entry form will be open beginning on January 3, 2020 at 12 PM ET until January 31, 2020 at 6 PM ET and located below underneath the giveaway rules; winner will be chosen by blind drawing and notified and announced on February 1, 2020. One entry per person, multiple entries per household are welcome, but duplicate names will not be added into the drawing to give every entrant an equal shot at winning the VIP Badges.



Giveaway Rules:

  • One entry per person, duplicate entries will not be added to the drawing so every entrant has a fair shot at winning
  • Multiple entries from the same household are permitted, names are counted, not mailing addresses
  • Winner will be chosen by blind drawing after the close of the entry form at 6 PM ET on January 31, 2020
  • Winner will be notified by email following the drawing and announced on the SaikouCon website and social media

SaikouCon 2020 New Year, New Decade VIP Badge Giveaway Entry Form

* = Required Field - Entries missing required information will not be entered into the drawing




1/25 - 1/26, 2020:

SaikouCon Party Table at Setsucon 2020

Setsucon 2020
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.




2/1 - 2/13, 2020:

Viz for Valentine's Giveaway

SaikouCon Viz for Valentines Giveaway
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Viz for Valentine's is back, one lucky winner will receive two randomly selected manga volumes from Viz Media! Give the second manga to your sweetheart or a close friend... or go ahead and keep them both and give yourself a Valentine's Day present! Entry form will be located below from February 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET until February 13, 2020 at 6 PM ET, winner will be chosen by blind drawing after the close of the entry period and then notified and announced on Valentine's Day around 12 PM ET. 



Below are the contest rules:

  • One entry per person, duplicate entries will not be added to the drawing so every entrant has a fair shot at winning
  • Multiple entries from the same household are permitted, names are counted, not mailing addresses
  • Winner will be chosen by blind drawing after the close of the entry form at 6 PM ET on February 13, 2020
  • Winner will be notified by email following the drawing and announced on the SaikouCon website and social media on February 14, 2020



2/14 - 2/15, 2020:

SaikouCon Valentine's Day VIP Badge BOGO Sale

SaikouCon Valentines BOGO
SaikouCon Valentines BOGO
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The Valentine's Two-for-One VIP Badge Sale is back for 2020! 24 hours only, starting at 12:01 AM ET on February 14 and ending at 12:01 AM ET on February 15, when you purchase one VIP Badge to attend SaikouCon 2020 (any version: 3 Day, 1 Day, Adult, Teen) you automatically receive a second VIP Badge for FREE!!! Valentine's special applies to VIP Badges ONLY. No coupon codes, no extra steps, you just get an extra badge for every VIP Badge purchased! Buy one get one free, buy two get two free, and so on! It's even better than our Group Rate (details on Group Rates on the bottom of the Registration page). 



As in years past, the addition of the second VIP badge is done automatically on our staff's end and will not be seen in the PayPal shopping cart. PayPal never wants to cooperate with our sales and specials, the one time we tried adjusting the shopping cart parameters for the Valentine's VIP sale, PayPal wiped our cart and purchase button links out completely. All registration information and registration purchase options available on the Registration page here on SaikouCon.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 original 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:

Sonic is a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog from Planet Mobius, who comes to Earth to escape baddies seeking to harness his power of super-speed. After accidentally causing a massive power outage while hiding out in the town of Green Hills, Montana, he is targeted by the government who hire the malevolent roboticist Dr. Robotnik to hunt him down. Meanwhile, ex-SFPD officer-turned-Green Hills sheriff Tom Wachowski meets Sonic and decides to help him evade capture, collect his rings, and stop Robotnik from using Sonic's powers for world domination.

Film is not yet rated



Starring:

  • Ben Shwartz as Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik
  • James Marsden as Tom Wachowski
  • Tika Sumpter as Annie Wachowski
  • Adam Pally as Billy Robb
  • Neal McDonough as Major Bennington
  • 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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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

Thy Geekdom Con 2020
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
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:

  • Aaron Roberts - Voice Actor
  • More 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. 8/7/20:

  • 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. 8/8/20:

  • 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. 8/9/20:

  • 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)



11/20, 2020 - 8 PM:

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?



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