SaikouCon 2014 Welcomes Voice Actor Sonny Strait as a Guest of Honor

Feb 14th 2014
Convention Proud to have Fan Favorite VA Join in the Fun in 2014


2/14/14 Breinigsville, PA – 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 promises to remain very hands and attendee friendly every year, also maintaining a safe atmosphere for attendees to enjoy the convention to their carefree fullest. As always, Cosplay =/= Consent is a very important issue to the staff of SaikouCon, and the same rules and regulations that made SaikouCon 2013 a safe haven for cosplayers will be enforced just as strictly at SaikouCon 2014.

Joining SaikouCon 2014's rank of Guests of Honor is Sonny Strait! Sonny is best known for his starring dub roles as Krillin and Bardock in the Dragon Ball series and movies, Usopp in One Piece, Maes Hughes in both Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Arsene Lupin III in Lupin III. Sonny has also had many more starring and supporting character dub roles in over 40 anime and video game voice roles. Sonny is also an accomplished cartoonist and artist, his comic series We Shadows is example of his artistic talent and scripting abilities. His work on colors can currently be seen in Wendy and Richard Pini's latest Elfquest series, Elfquest: Final Quest presented by Dark Horse Comics.

SaikouCon's Guests of Honor for 2014 include RuffleButt Cosplay (Jessie Pridemore), Greg Houser (Evangelion, Shiki, One Piece, Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, and more), Bill Rogers (Pokémon, Boogie Pop Phantom, Gravitation, and more), Marc Swint (Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Anime Abandon), and Sonny Strait (Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Black Butler, Lupin III, One Piece, Ouran High School Host Club, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Hetalia - Axis Powers, Fairy Tail).
Featured Guests for SaikouCon 2014 are the Sci-Fi Photo Guys and the League of Hot Geeks, with more to be announced in the coming months! Musical Guests confirmed to perform thus far are The Adarna who will be headlining this years Cosplay Concert as well as giving a special solo performance following SaikouCon 2014's Opening Ceremonies. Members of the band will also be presenting feature panels and workshops over the course of SaikouCon 2014.


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!

SaikouCon 2014 will be held August 22, 23, and 24 of 2014 in the heart of the Lehigh Valley area in
Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. Hosting the convention in 2014 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 22 2014.

To get the latest up-to-the-minute updates follow SaikouCon on http://www.saikoucon.com, http://facebook.com/SaikouCon, http://twitter.com/SaikouCon, http://saikoucon.tumblr.com, and SaikouCon's listing on animecons.com: http://animecons.com/events/info.shtml/4536/SaikouCon_2014

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