August 22 - 24 2014 at The Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley in Breinigsville PA

SaikouCon News

- 4/10/14 -

Vendor registration is now closed. All Vendor and all Artist Alley spots are taken! We have a full merchant roster for SaikouCon 2014, as soon as all merchants have returned their registration forms we will post a list of all merchants selling at SaikouCon 2014. To those that wished to vend at SaikouCon 2014, keep an eye out for when SaikouCon 2015 opens after this year's show concludes.

- 4/2/14 -


Pre-registration prices on 3 Day and 1 Day Basic and Deluxe Attendance Packages have officially had their first and only price jump for 2014. Check out the Guest Registration page for more info and to register as an attendee for SaikouCon 2014. Also, don't forget, we do offer group rates for groups of ten or more that pre-register, info on group rates is also on the Guest Registration page.

Panels Submission has been extended to June 2, 2014. It was originally thought we would need to have all panels decided upon and finalized from your submissions by May 2 to make the deadline for our guidebook to be printed on time. Luckily, this has changed and submissions can remain open until June 2.

- 3/31/14 -


 Featured Guest Announcement: SaikouCon welcomes Cosplay Burlesque to perform at SaikouCon 2014! Cosplay Burlesque will be performing on Friday, August 22 at 11 pm, right after The Adarna's solo concert following our Opening Day Ceremonies!

Cosplay Burlesque is a performing arts group of burlesque performers and cosplayers dedicated to combining the two for your entertainment. Their mission is to take the characters fans already enjoy and make them naughty through a humorous and provocative stage show. There is no fandom that they leave untouched in their quest for great source material. They are fan fiction come to life!

- 3/10/14 -

Volunteer Gofer registration is now open! Please check out the Volunteer page for full details. Panel submissions are also open, submission form is on our Events page.

Merchant Update: as of this post, there are 9 vendor spaces left in our merchant area.

Attendee Registration Reminder: Remember, Attendance Package prices will be undergoing their first and only price jump for 2014 on April 1 at noon Eastern so register for the lowest rates of the year while you can!

- 3/3/14 -

Artist Alley registration for SaikouCon 2014 is now CLOSED! All 25 available Artist Alley spaces have been filled!!! Artists that didn't make it this year, keep an eye out for SaikouCon 2015!

Also, as of this update, we have 11 vendor spaces left and they're moving almost as fast the Artist Alley spots did so if you wish to vend at SaikouCon 2014, register while you can!

- 2/21/14 -


SaikouCon is proud to announce that the staff will be taking part in Earth Hour 2014, we encourage you all to participate and start your own Earth conscious projects and show that even at the so-called "11th Hour" each person can make a positive difference.

Please visit to see how you too can be a part of Earth Hour 2014 and be a superhero for Planet Earth. Earth Hour will commence on March 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm in your local time zone.

- 2/14/14 -


Celebrate Valentine's Day by giving the gift of SaikouCon 2014 passes! For 12 hours only, 12 pm Feb. 14 - 12 am Feb. 15 Deluxe and VIP Attendance Packages (both 3 Day and 1 Day packages) are buy one get one free!

Visit the Guest Registration page and register for either our Deluxe or VIP Attendance Packages and automatically get a second free with no extra steps!

- 2/10/14 -


Announcement time! We are happy to announce that joining the ranks of the SaikouCon 2014 Guests of Honor is Voice Actor Sonny Strait! Sonny is best known for his voice work as Krillin in Dragonball Z, Usopp in FUNimation's dub of One Piece, and Lupin in Lupin III! 

Our second announcement is that we're bringing back the Valentine's Day Two for One sale on Deluxe and VIP Attendance Packages this Friday, Valentine's Day, February 14 starting at 12 pm and ending at 12 am February 15, full details soon...

- 1/15/14 -


Artist Amber Davis has designed an exclusive graphic for SaikouCon 2014 which is now available on limited edition, made to order, collector's T-shirt! Check out the Merch page for details on the shirts available until showtime this August. We will be offering a very limited run of the shirt at SaikouCon 2014 itself, but once they are gone, they're gone forever. Also check out for more on Amber and her artwork!

- 1/6/14 -


SaikouCon is happy to announce that the League of Hot Geeks will be returning to SaikouCon 2014! This year however, the League will be with us for the whole weekend! 

- 1/1/14 - 


New Years Announcement: We're going to have a table at Kotoricon 2014 (Gloucester County Anime Con) January 11! If any of our friends and fans are attending find our table and hang out for a bit!

SaikouCon (meaning "best convention") is the Lehigh Valley's first large scale anime convention. Presented by Anime Ate My Brain Magazine, a division of Tastes Like Rock! Publishing, the convention promises to be a yearly high point in the Summer months of the anime convention season. Boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans, SaikouCon hopes to be one of the Tri-State area's must see conventions along with Zenkaikon in the Lancaster PA area and AnimeNEXT in Somerset NJ.

Located in the heart of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley area, between the Pocono Mountain and Philadelphia areas, SaikouCon is excited to be the only annual convention dedicated exclusively to anime, manga, and Japanese culture in the Lehigh Valley.

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.