- 5/16/16 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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!
- 2/14/16 -
Our Valentine's Day VIP Attendance Package BOGO is now open! All VIP Badges are included - 1 Day, 3 Day, Adult, Teen - BOGO is automatic, there are no coupon codes and your shopping cart will not reflect the additional badge, but your Registration Confirmation e-mail will state the addition. BOGO will remain in effect until 12:01 AM on Monday, February 15, 2016. The BOGO sale is for VIP Attendance Packages only.
- 2/5/16 -
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 -
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 -
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!