SaikouCon 2014 Closes Vendor Registration Three Months Before DeadlineApr 14th 2014
SaikouCon's Merchant Hall now completely full on vendors and artists
4/11/14 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.
A mere month after SaikouCon's Artist Alley for 2014 filled three times faster than the convention's previous year, the vendor room is now full as well. SaikouCon 2014 is excited to present a full merchant hall for attendees of the show to enjoy and patronize. SaikouCon's Merchant Hall has 50 tables altogether for the 2014 show, equally split between vendors and artists. The convention will be posting on its website a list of vendors and artists selling at SaikouCon 2014 once all merchants have returned their registration forms. Keep an eye out, SaikouCon is honored to have this year's awesome list of sellers and artists join their show and continuing to make the convention bigger and better than before. SaikouCon strives for evolution and growth every year while maintaining the personable staff/attendee/merchant communications and relationships built in the convention's first year in 2013.
Pre-Registration badges to attend SaikouCon 2014 still available, 3 Day Attendance Packages and 1 Day Attendance Packages (available for Friday only and Saturday only options) available until August 11, 2014. 3 Day Deluxe Attendance Packages, 1 Day Deluxe Attendance Packages (Friday only and Saturday only options available), 3 Day VIP Attendance Packages, 1 Day VIP Packages (Saturday only), 3 Day All Access VIP Attendance Packages, and 1 Day All Access VIP Packages (Saturday only) are all available until July 1, 2014. The reason for the earlier cut off on the Deluxe and different VIP Packages is so to allow time for souvenir keepsake posters (All Access VIP), mini-posters (VIP), and buttons (Deluxe) included with those various ticket options to attend SaikouCon 2014. For more information and to register as a guest of SaikouCon 2014 visit www.saikoucon.com/guest-registration.html .
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, Boogiepop Phantom, Gravitation, and more), Marc Swint (Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Anime Abandon), 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, the League of Hot Geeks, and Cosplay Burlesque!
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. More announcements for musical guests coming very soon, keep your eyespeeled to SaikouCon's website and official social media profiles, links found below.
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 ConferenceCenter 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 www.saikoucon.com, http://facebook.com/SaikouCon, http://twitter.com/SaikouCon, saikoucon.tumblr.com, and SaikouCon's listing on animecons.com: http://animecons.com/events/info.shtml/4536/SaikouCon_2014