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SaikouCon 2016 will be held August 26-28 at
Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania



SaikouCon News



- 6/13/16 - 

SaikouCon 2016 - SaikouCon Musical Guest - Deprived
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Joining SaikouCon 2016 as a Musical Guest is Lehigh Valley based band, Deprived! Deprived is one of the two bands joining the first ever Saikou Punk Rock Show on SaikouCon Friday! Deprived's sound is a solid mix of Punk, Metal, Hard Rock, and a little Grunge; we're looking forward to them helping blow the roof off our first 18+ concert at SaikouCon 2016!!



- 6/6/16 -

SaikouCon - SaikouCon 2016 - Saikou Punk Rock Show
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Time to spill the beans on one of the exciting additions to SaikouCon this year that hinted at over the weekend on our social media profiles...... on SaikouCon Friday this year we are going to have our first 18+ music event, we've got two punk rock bands that too hard for the Cosplay Concert on Saturday (they'll be announced officially later this week), so we are launching the first Saikou Punk Rock Show! Our headlining band, The Adarna, will still have their all ages, solo Friday Night Concert as planned at 8 PM, then later in the night at 10:30 PM the 18+ Saikou Punk Rock Show, and at midnight Featured Guests Cosplay Burlesque will be closing out the night with their Super Sexy 21+ Show!! Are we excited for SaikouCon Friday?



- 5/31/16 -

We are sad to announce that Damien, our acoustic musician that was going to perform as part of the Opening Ceremonies this year, will no longer be able to perform at SaikouCon 2016 due to schedule conflicts that can not be resolved. Keep your eyes on SaikouCon.com and our social media profiles for announcements over the next week or two for more musical guests to fill up our concerts and events.



- 5/16/16 - 

SaikouCon 2016 Dino Andrade
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Joining SaikouCon 2016 as a Guest of Honor is Dino Andrade! Dino is best known for his voice work in video games, most notably as Scarecrow in Batman: Arkham Asylum and various characters in World of Warcraft, but also has an impressive roster of English dubbed anime roles in series such as Hellsing Ultimate, Wolf's Rain, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex! Dino is also the founder of SoulGeek.com, one of the most popular and successful geek dating sites on the web. SaikouCon is very happy to welcome Dino to the family of guests! Dino will be presenting his voice acting Master Class at the convention along with some other very cool events.



- 5/11/16 -

SaikouCon 2016 - Kari Walhgren - Guest of Honor
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If you were excited to hear the leader of the Dollars will be at SaikouCon 2016, what do you think about the Headless Rider herself, Kari Wahlgren, coming to SaikouCon as a Guest of Honor?!? SaikouCon is happy to have Kari appearing at this year's show, it is her first time at SaikouCon so let's make it a great time for her and all of you! Kari is best known for her anime dub work as Celty Sturluson in Durarara and Durarara X2, Haruko Haruhara in FLCL, Robin Sena in Witch Hunter Robin, Saya in Blood+, Blue Rose in Tiger and Bunny, and Fuu in Samurai Champloo. To date, Kari has over 100 credits as a voice actor, to say nothing of her live action and stage acting, between English dubs of anime and North American animations including several recurring roles on Adult Swim hit Rick and Morty, many series for Disney and Nickelodeon including Gravity Falls and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, and many roles in several Marvel Comics and DC Comics animated films, TV, and Video Games!



- 5/2/16 -

Sign ups for the SaikouCon 2016 Cosplay Contest and AMV Contest are now open on the Events page, please review rules and details for each before signing up! Volunteer and Media Applications are also open on their respective pages, once again, please review rules, regulations, and guidelines before applying.



- 4/25/16 -

Darrel Guilbeau, SaikouCon 2016 Guest of Honor
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All you Dollars out there, get ready, Mikado Ryugamine is coming back to SaikouCon! SaikouCon 2016 is happy to welcome Voice Actor Darrel Guilbeau as a Guest of Honor! Darrel was one of our first Guests back at SaikouCon 1 back in 2013, his return is great timing as DuRaRaRa x2 is still in the midst of being released on Crunchyroll, both dub and sub, and the BD/DVD sets are being released for sale. Darrel has an impressive list of anime dub credits and we're glad to have him back at SaikouCon again for year 4!



- 4/12/16 - 

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Joining SaikouCon as a Featured Guest for 2016 is Avocado Games! Avocado Games is a game production company with several releases to date and several more coming between now and SaikouCon 2016. Avocado Games is the company behind Party Heroes, the game that conquered the halls of SaikouCon 2015, combining elements of tabletop games and LARPing, AG is bringing Party Heroes back to SaikouCon in a big way this year along with a few other surprises they have in store for SaikouCon attendees!



- 4/6/16 -

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SaikouCon is proud to welcome Robert Axelrod as a Guest of Honor at SaikouCon 2016! Robert is best known as the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, but Robert also has an incredible list of credits in anime dubs including Robotech, The Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Digimon, Akira, Fist of The North Star, Captain Harlock, among many others!



- 4/5/16 -

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SaikouCon is happy to welcome Damien as a Musical Guest at our 2016 show! Damien is a welcome addition to our musical roster and is the first acoustic performer we've had at SaikouCon, he will be performing at our 2016 Opening Ceremonies.



- 4/4/16 -

Panel submission is now open! Visit our Events page for details and to fill out the submission form! Also, Artist Alley registration is now closed, our 2016 Artist Alley is officially sold out.



- 3/29/16 -

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SaikouCon will be presenting a free photo op with SaikouCon 2016 Featured Guest, Koralene Cosplay, at our Promotional/Party Booth at Zenkaikon X! If you're attending Zenkaikon make sure you stop by the SaikouCon booth! Photo Op will take place from 2 - 3 PM on Zenkaikon Saturday, April 2!



- 3/25/15 -

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Joining SaikouCon 2016 as a Musical Guest is REAKT! REAKT is a Japanese Pop, EDM, and Hip Hop performer originally from Tokyo, Japan now living in the US. REAKT will be performing as part of SaikouCon 2016's Cosplay Concert on SaikouCon Saturday.



- 3/10/16 -

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Ready for another guest announcement? SaikouCon welcomes celsius as a Special Guest for 2016! This is actually the second time celsius has been part of SaikouCon, in 2014 she acted as the MC for our Charity Auction. We're excited to have her join up as a Special Guest for 2016!



- 3/8/16 -

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Joining SaikouCon 2016 as a Special Guest, we are happy to announce, is Cloudsofsand Cosplay! Cloudsofsand is a 10 year cosplay veteran and will be presenting SaikouCon's first AMV contest! Keep an eye out for when submissions will be accepted by Cloudsofsand! More guest announcements coming over the next couple of weeks!



- 3/1/16 -

The March Anime Madness giveaway entry from is now open!!! Check out the Events page for full details and to enter!



- 2/26/16 -

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Returning for their third consecutive year, SaikouCon is once again ecstatic to welcome Cosplay Burlesque as Featured Guests for 2016! Visit the Guests of Honor page for more on the troupe. 2016 may be their hottest performance at SaikouCon yet!



- 2/23/16 -

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Coming back both as Featured Guests and to host SaikouCon's tabletop gaming room is The Gamers Edge Comics and Games! The gang from The Gamer's Edge have some awesome stuff planned for the Game Room this year, and we're glad to welcome them back! Keep an eye out for more guest announcements coming in the following weeks!



- 2/15/15 -

The Valentine's Day VIP Badge BOGO is now closed as of 12:01 AM ET! Thank you to everyone that pre-registered during the sale, we at SaikouCon hope you all had a very Happy Valentine's Day and get to enjoy President's Day; stay warm!



- 2/5/16 -

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We were going to keep this announcement under wraps until the weekend, but here you go... The Adarna are headlining the concerts at SaikouCon 2016! This will be the band's third time at SaikouCon and we are happy to have them rock Split Rock Resort!



- 2/2/16 -

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Ready for that Guest of Honor announcement? We thought so... returning for a fourth run at SaikouCon, we're always happy to have her back because it wouldn't be SaikouCon without her, RuffleButt Cosplay!! RuffleButt was our first guest back in 2013 and has been returning each year since, the convention truly would not feel the same without her presence and incredible energy.

Photo Credit: Lionel Lum



- 2/1/16 -

The Viz Valentine's Giveaway is now open! Winner will receive two randomly selected Viz Media manga volumes, check out the Events page for all the details and entry form!



- 1/17/16 -

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SaikouCon 2016 Featured Guest Announcement: we are happy to announce her return, joining SaikouCon 2016 as a Featured Guest will be Koralene Cosplay! Koralene was one of our Special Guests for SaikouCon 2015, she was such a blast to have at the show we had to invite her back as a Featured Guest! For more about Koralene visit our Guests of Honor page!



- 1/11/16 -

Artist Alley and Merchant Hall (Dealers Room) registrations are now open! Apologies for the 45 minute delay in opening merchant registrations, we had to rebuild a section of the Artist Alley page and it took a little longer than expected. Please review the Rules and Regulations section of each before registering! Artists register on our Artist Alley page and Vendors register on our Vendors page, spaces are looking to sell as fast as they did in 2015 so don't wait too long. Merchant registation closes July 1, 2016 at 6 PM or when spaces are all filled, whichever comes first.











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SaikouCon, which means "best convention", held it's first show in August of 2013 and has grown steadily ever since. Taking shape in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the convention has now moved to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. This move was brought on by a need for larger venues not available in the Lehigh Valley cities the convention once called home; having crossed the 3,000 attendee threshold in 2015. Boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans, SaikouCon is excited to be the only annual convention dedicated anime, manga, Japanese Culture and Pop Culture of its size in this area of Northeast Pennsylvania. The convention grew out of the now defunct, but soon to be relaunched, webzine Anime Ate My Brain Magazine; the sibling webzine to Tastes Like Rock! Music Magazine. Both journalistic endeavors fall under Nerdy Rock 'n Roller Publishing, which has been growing in diversity from 2015 forward.



The convention will always feature some of the best live entertainment themed to Japanese culture as well as the best in J-Rock and J-Pop musical acts from all over the US and beyond. All of this plus top creators, writers, artists, distributors, industry insiders, English dub and original Japanese voice talent, some of the best cosplay talent, shows, masquerades; and so much more!



If you love anime, you'll love SaikouCon, and SaikouCon will love you.



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