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August 28-30 2015
The Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center



SaikouCon News



- 8/26/15 -

Apologies for the last minute announcement, but it has been decided that with all the problems with the guidebook in the past, life/the universe/everything (points if you get the reference) is telling us to go digital and cut back on paper usage. So, we're saving trees and going digital, here is our first guidebook as a PDF download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7sj2rz558bf2fef/AADq-DNJ-7PKPmuDbgwGKGlEa?dl=0

Please download the SaikouCon 2015 Guidebook at the above link and for up to the minute announcements of panel, screening, events beginnings, changes, cancellations if there are any, consult our Facebook page through SaikouCon 2015. In 2016 we will have a full service app for acting as a livestreaming guidebook, but for now please enjoy our 2015 Guidebook featuring artwork by Amber Davis of Amber Davis Art, who will have a table in SaikouCon 2015's Artist Alley.



- 8/23/15 - 

For the time being, due to a technical issue our webhost is working on, we can no longer display mass amounts of text here on the Homepage of SaikouCon.com, it seems this is what caused the crash of this page and the loss of previous updates so please consult either www.facebook.com/SaikouCon and www.twitter.com/SaikouCon for all the latest news news updates concerning SaikouCon 2015, we apologize for the inconvenience, we will be attempting to still update here but for up to the second news and updates stick with our social media profiles. All other pages here on SaikouCon.com are up to date and feature the correct information and can still be updated as needed, the problem lies in a coding error for this homepage alone. Following SaikouCon 2015 we will be building a completely new SaikouCon.com before guest pre-registration and merchant registration for SaikouCon 2016 open in late September/early October of this year.



- 8/21/15 -

Pre-reg is now closed, the issue with the webhost seems to be fixed now, our homepage is now blank though, do not panic, all is well but all the news updates on the homepage were lost, so please consult our Facebook wall for all previous news updates. We are totally finding a new webhost after this year concludes.

Also, we are sad to announce that Derrick Fish will no longer be able to join us as a Special Guest for SaikouCon 2015, he sends his apologies. Derrick hopes to appear at SaikouCon 2016 as a Special Guest, this will be sorted once we have solid dates for next year, to make sure there is no schedule conflict.

SaikouCon, which means "best convention", is the Lehigh Valley's first and only large scale, annual anime convention. Boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans, SaikouCon is excited to be the only annual convention dedicated exclusively to anime, manga, and Japanese culture and pop culture 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 the newly renamed Nerdy Rock 'n Roller Publishing, which will be growing in diversity in 2015 and beyond.



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.



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