SaikouCon 2013 Vendor Room & Artist Alley Almost FullJul 15th 2013
Vendor and Artist Registration May End Up Full Before Registration Closes July 22
7/15/13 Breinigsville, PA – Anime Ate My Brain Magazine announced last year that they will be hosting a convention called SaikouCon. SaikouCon, which means "best convention”, is the Northeast's newest large scale anime convention.
Presented by Anime Ate My Brain Magazine, a division of Tastes Like Rock! Publishing (Tastes Like Rock! Music Magazine, Anime Ate My Brain Magazine, Tastes Like Rock! Radio, and the upcoming original webcomic Zombie Skatepunk Apocalypse, and Amerimanga Machina Saisei: Jakkan), 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 is excited to be the only convention dedicated exclusively to anime, manga, and Japanese culture in this area of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Confirmed Guests of Honor include Voice Actrees/ADR Director Terri Doty (Fairy Tail, Deadman Wonderland, Okami-san and Her Seven Companions) and prolific cosplayer and cosplay photographer RuffleButt (Jessie Pridemore), voice and stage actress Jad Saxton (Baccano!, A Certain Scientific Railgun, Freezing, Okami-san and Her Seven Companions, Shangri-La, Fafner: Dead Agressor: Heaven and Earth, just announced as the English dub voice of Carla for season 2 of Fairy Tail) , voice and television actor Darrel Guilbeau (Durarara!!, Samurai Champloo, Bleach, Cyborg 009, Paranoia Agent, and many more), and voice actor Steve “Warky” Nunez .
Guests will include The D20 Girls Project of New Jersey (like the Suicide Girls without the nudity, but better because they all love games, comics, and ANIME), the film makers behind Cosplayer Nation (the first large scale documentary devoted to cosplay) and more to be announced!
Musical guests include DJ Soul Eater from PA (spinning at SaikouCon's DJ Dance Party Happy Fun Time on August 23), Turning Down Harvard from PA, Hitomi Himekawa from New York City by way of Japan, and Con favorites The Slants from Oregon, all performing at SaikouCon 2013's Cosplay Masquerade Ball on August 24!
There will also be tabletop and CCG gaming tournaments, an AMV contest, Cosplay Competition spnsored by Arda Wigs at our Cosplay Masquerade Ball, activities, panel presentations, vendor room, Artist Alley, anime screenings presented by Crunchyroll and much more!
The convention will always feature some of the best live entertainment themed to Japanese culture as well as the best in J-Rock, J-Pop, and geek culture 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!
The convention is pleased to announce that as of this press release there are only 15 vendor tables and 3 Artist Alley tables left with seven days before vendor and artist registration close for this years SaikouCon anime convention! At the rate the spots have been filling up the convention may have to close the merchant registrations down earlier than the July 22 cutoff. If you are a vendor or artist that wants to sell a SaikouCon 2013, hurry and get a spot while they are still available! Visit www.saikoucon.com/dealers-vendors.html and www.saikoucon.com/artist-alley.html respectively for all the details and to register for a spot while they;re still available.
Remember, merchant registrations make conventions happen as much as guest registration!
Guest pre-registration will be open until August 2 2013 at 6 PM EST, remember V.I.P Attendance Packages will not be available after the pre-reg period has closed, at the door tickets will also be higher than the the non-V.I.P. Packages, SaikouCon will also not be providing Parental Consent Forms/Waivers for minors age 16 and under to attend the convention unaccompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or sibling age 18 or older at the door to keep paperwork to a minimum and keep the at the door registrations running quickly smoothly. For all the details on guest registration please visit www.saikoucon.com/registration.html.
SaikouCon 2013 will be held August 23, 24, and 25 of 2013 in the heart of the Lehigh Valley area in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. Hosting the convention in 2013 will be the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley. To book a room in the SaikouCon block at the Holiday Inn please call (610) 391-1000 and tell the staff you want a SaikouCon room! Please reserve your rooms at the discounted SaikouCon Attendee only rate by July 26 2013.
To get the latest up-to-the-minute updates follow SaikouCon on http://www.saikoucon.com, http://facebook.com/SaikouCon, http://twitter.com/SaikouCon, and SaikouCon's listing on AnimeCons.com at http://animecons.com/events/info.shtml/3636/SaikouCon_2013