SaikouCon 2019 Welcomes Yellow Megaforce Power Ranger Ciara Hanna as Guest of Honor

Convention also happy announce WildSpice Cosplay as Special Guest

12/10/18 Allentown/White Haven, PA – SaikouCon is a three day, anime and cosplay convention located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. SaikouCon, which means "best convention", is the annual anime convention of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountain area with several side events in the Lehigh Valley, boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans. SaikouCon builds programming made to make memories every year, always striving for panel diversity and a balance between Japanese Pop Culture, Classical Japanese Culture, Cosplay, fun and games, original music, original music, and more original music!
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The convention will always 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. SaikouCon promises to remain an all inclusive event where all are welcome to enjoy the fun, friendship, and saftey the con has offered in the past. As always, Cosplay =/= Consent is a very important issue to the staff of SaikouCon, and the same rules and regulations that made SaikouCon Years 1-6 safe havens for cosplayers will be enforced just as strictly at SaikouCon 2019.

The convention is excited to welcome Ciara Hanna as a Guest of Honor to SaikouCon 2019! Ciara is best known as Gia Moran, the Yellow Megaforce and Super Megaforce Ranger, the 20th and 21st anniversary seasons of the Power Rangers franchise. Ciara has also been seen in television series such as Hawaii Five-0, New Girl, Anger Management among others of note; she has also appeared in music videos for Blessthefall and Sum 41. As well as appearing in horror film Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys and played the role of young Heather Locklear in made-for-TV film The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. SaikouCon's staff are all mega excited, super mega even (see what we did there?) to have Ciara as a Guest of Honor for 2019, and they hope you are too! Welcome to the Saikou Family, Ciara!

SaikouCon welcomes back as a Special Guest, WildSpice Cosplay! WildSpice previously joined the convention in 2017, and they're happy to have the Philadelphia, PA based cosplayer and photographer back for 2019! WildSpice will helping out with some of the con's new cosplay events this year and may be presenting a panel or two also. When not cosplaying or gaming (make sure to catch her streaming on Twitch!), WildSpice is also a skilled photographer, with a portfolio that includes not only cosplayers and cosplay events, but social events, weddings, and more as well. Check out www.saikoucon.com/guests.html for more information on WildSpice!

This December SaikouCon is giving away a family four pack of 3 Day VIP Badges to attend SaikouCon 2019, August 2-4, 2019! Share some joy this holiday season with those closest to you with a gift from the convention's staff to you, SaikouCon appreciates the endless support the community that has grown in and around the convention has given over the past six years, and continuing into the seventh year. The entry period will open on December 2, 2018 at 12 PM ET and the winner will be chosen by blind drawing on December 22, 2018 after the close of the entry period at 6 PM ET, winner will be announced at 8 PM ET the same night, just in time for Winter Solstice festivities and merry making! Entry form is now open! Visit www.saikoucon.com/events.html to review the contest rules and fill out the entry form! Don't forgot to look over the other great events Saikoucon is hosting and participating in for the remainder of the year into 2019; including their Anime Night Free Screenings held at The Encounter Comics and Games in Allentown, PA; Party Tables at other conventions including SaikouCon's good friends Setsucon in Altoona, PA in January, and much more!!

To Pre-Register (purchase advance tickets) for SaikouCon 2019 badges visit www.saikoucon.com/registration.html once pre-registration opens on October 20, 2018 at 12 PM ET and make sure to note the returning designations for Teen and Adult badges to attend the convention. The age designations do away with the need for parental consent forms for SaikouCon guests age 13-17, attendees 12 and under receive free admission but MUST be accompanied by a SaikouCon Badge Holding Attendee chaperone age 18 or older at all times! SaikouCon is family friendly, but is not designed for young children under 12 to fly solo. Pre-registration closes July 20, 2019 at midnight (the midnight going into Saturday July 21 not 12:01 AM on July 20 to clarify), there will be no extensions this year, so get the pre-reg savings while you can! There will also be no price jumps during the pre-registration period this year! Full registration details at the link provided above, please review before registering to attend SaikouCon 2019. VIP Registration is only available during the Pre-Registration period in advance of the convention once more this year, VIP Registration closes on July 7, 2019 at 12 AM.

The Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa is located at 81 Treetops Drive, White Haven PA 18661. The resort offers indoor and outdoor pools, luxurious day spa, fine on-site dining, on-site horseback riding trails, on-site hiking trails, on-site bar and restaurant, fitness center, acres of picturesque photoshoot locations, and more! There are also several local attractions just moments away by car, making it the perfect location to turn your anime convention experience into a full summer vacation!

Rooms in the convention's block of rooms at the Mountain Laurel Resort & Spa will be available for booking in January 2019! Stay tuned for the announcement of SaikouCon Room Block details, including room rates and cut off date, in the coming weeks on SaikouCon.com and SaikouCon's Social Media profiles.

To get the latest up-to-the-minute news follow SaikouCon on http://www.saikoucon.com, http://facebook.com/SaikouCon, http://twitter.com/SaikouCon, http://instagram.com/officialsaikoucon, http://saikoucon.tumblr.com, and https://AnimeCons.com/events/info/11910/saikoucon-2019

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