SaikouCon 2015 Announces Voice Actress Danielle McRae as Guest of Honor
3/2/15 Bethlehem, 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 grew out of the now defunct, but soon to be relaunched, webzine Anime Ate My Brain Magazine; the sibling webzine to Tastes Like Rock! Music Magazine. Both journalistic endeavors fall under the newly renamed Nerdy Rock 'n Roller Publishing, which will be growing in diversity in 2015.
The convention promises to remain very hands on and attendee friendly every year, while 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 and 2014 a safe haven for cosplayers will be enforced just as strictly at SaikouCon 2015. SaikouCon 2015 will feature many diverse and entertaining panels, workshops, activities, events, screenings, gaming tournaments, and much more!
SaikouCon welcomes anime and video game dub voice actress Danielle McRae as a Guest of Honor at SaikouCon 2015! This Ms. McRae's first time at the Pennsylvania based convention, the staff of SaikouCon is happy to announce Danielle McRae's involvement with convention, as she is the second guest booked to appear that has never been part of SaikouCon before, along with Leah Clark.
Danielle McRae is a voice over actress residing in Los Angeles, California. Some of her most notable credits have been in (League of Legends) as “Karma the Enlightened One”, (World of Warcraft: Cataclysm) as “Hagara the Stormbinder”, and “Painwheel” in the Popular 2D fighting game, (Skullgirls Encore). Danielle has also earned several other roles in many other video games including “Threia Hazelgrimm” in Atelier Escha & Logy, “Rift Arachna” in Heroes of Newerth, “New Conglomerate solider” in Planetside 2, “Sidel” in Dragon Nest, “Captain Arley Sims” and “the Adjutant” in Starcraft Universe, “Wing Diver Unit” in Earth Defense Force 2025 and Isys in "Dead Island: Epidemic..”
2015 is a year of first time guests, including Leah Clark, Hazel Dayze, and Koralene Cosplay; Danielle is a welcome addition to the convention's growing list of friends and extended family!
SaikouCon 2015's list of Guests to date is as follows:
Guests of Honor:
RuffleButt Cosplay (Jessie Pridemore)
Leah Clark, Voice Actress
Danielle McRae, Voice Actress
The Gamer's Edge Comics & Gaming
Sci-Fi Photo Guys
For more information on all of SaikouCon's Guests, visit www.saikoucon.com/guests-of-honor.html.
To Pre-Register as a guest of SaikouCon 2015 visit www.saikoucon.com/guest-registration.html and make sure to note the new designations for Teen and Adult badges to attend the convention, the new designations do away with the need for parental consent forms for SaikouCon guests under the age of 17. To book a room for SaikouCon Weekend 2015, call the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel Conference Center, SaikouCon's new home located at 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem PA 18017, at 1-888-222-8512 or 1-610-866-5800 and request a room in the SaikouCon block of rooms for the discounted rate! The Best Western is offering SaikouCon attendees a block of 50 rooms available until July 25, 2015 or until the block is booked solid. There will be limited overflow rooms available for booking after the Best Western block is filled at the Hampton Inn right next door to the Best Western. Amenities from both hotels are open to attendees that book sleeping rooms at either hotel including the Best Western's outdoor pool and the Hampton Inn's indoor pool as well as gym facilities at both hotels.
The convention will always feature some of the best live entertainment themed to Japanese culture and pop culture, as well as the best in J-Rock, J-Pop, and nerd/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!
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