SaikouCon Extends Merchant Registration to July 25Jul 23rd 2013
By Popular Demand, Vendor and Artist Registration Extended to Fill 10 Remaining Tables
7/22/13 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) , and voice and television actor Darrel Guilbeau (Durarara!!, Samurai Champloo, Bleach, Cyborg 009, Paranoia Agent, and many more) .
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)!
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!
With ten tables remaining, 8 Vendor spots and 2 Artist Alley spot to be exact, SaikouCon 2013 has by popular demand extended registration for merchants until August 25 at 6 PM EST. For more information on vending at SaikouCon 2013 please visit www.saikoucon.com and read through the rules and regulations and the registration process on the Dealers & Vendors page and Artist Alley page. Merchant registration will not be extended again for the 2013 convention.
Also remember that the pre-registration period for guests is coming to a close on August 2 at 6 PM EST, once the pre-reg period is closed V.I.P Attendance Packages will not be available, 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. Remember as well that the free albim download from The Slants will only be available for pre-reg guests. 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