Greetings anime friends! We have now returned to our humble abode after having such a great time with friends and fans at SaikouCon 2017! Shout-outs to all the vendors, the staff, the voice actors, the musicians and DJ’s for the rave party and concert, the panelists, and of course you guys (the fans)! For those of you who haven’t gotten the chance to go to this convention, let us tell you, this is the place to be if you’re looking for a more chilled down atmosphere at an anime convention. There are great panels and guests to be found here; such as this year’s Leah Clark (Voice Actress/ADR Director/Writer), Oscar Seung (Actor/Voice Actor), Greg Houser (Pro Voice Actor), and finally R. Bruce Elliott. As for what the “R” stands for…well, we really have no clue. You’ll just have to ask him yourself.
SaikouCon is located in Allentown, PA at the Holiday Inn on 904 West Hamilton Street. If you’re from Baltimore, MD (like us) then take Northbound I-83, Eastbound US Route 30, then Northbound US Route 222. Anywhere else, you’ll have to use either your GPS or Google Maps to get there. Fans have the option of picking 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day passes for the con, that way everyone will be able to have a good time even if they’re working with a small budget. The atmosphere is quite relaxed as you may even get the chance to have a one-on-one encounter with some of the voice actors. If you’re looking for some great deals on some anime merch, then be sure to stop by the Dealers Room (Merchant Hall) for some cool stuff!
If you want to take some cosplay pics then make sure you bring your camera. Although it may be a small con, there were a decent amount of cosplayers there (especially on Saturday, which is usually like the cosplay “peak day” sighting for just about all anime conventions). Speaking of which we now have our SaikouCon Cosplay Mosaic already uploaded on our Cons Near U drop down menu! You can click here if you wanna see them for yourself! 🙂
Our next anime convention will fall on the birthday weekend of D.J. Lewis, one of the founding members of D&A Anime Blog! It will be held at Thy Geekdom Con at the Crown Royal Plaza in Claymont, DE on November 4-5, 2017. Don’t miss it! 😉