SaikouCon 2013 Pre-Registered Guests Receive Free Album from The SlantsJul 19th 2013
Current and New Pre-Registered Guests Get “Slants! Slants! Revolution” from Band
7/18/13 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!
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 Slants will be giving all pre-registered guests of SaikouCon 2013 a free download of their remix album “Slants! Slants! Revolution” through a password protected webpage that only those that have pre-registered and are continuing to pre-register until the end of SaikouCon's pre-reg period will be given the password to. Pre-registration for guests is ending August 2 2013 at 6 PM EST, new pre-reg guests will receive the password to get their free download from The Slants with their registration confirmation e-mail from SaikouCon staff after registering for their chosen Attendance Package at www.saikoucon.com/registration.html.
Also remember that besides the album download from The Slants only being available to pre-registered guests, 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 non-V.I.P. Packages and SaikouCon will 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. This is to keep paperwork to a minimum onsite and keep the at the door registrations running quickly and smoothly. For all the details on guest registration, both pre-reg and at the door 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