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We have a bunch of announcements for our con. Since our other thread here was locked for some reason (but Cousin Sue tells me it was not locked for content, but likely accidently locked), so I am reposting here. The original announcement thanking our 2007 patrons and talking about 2008 is here:



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Zenkaikon 2008 Announces Registration Rates!Tuesday, November 20, 2007

MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE ZENKAIKON FOR IN 2008! Zenkaikon 2008 will take place Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18


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Also, we have a preliminary list of our main events for 2008, for your viewing enjoyment XD



Live Action Video Room

Anime Video Room

Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest

Video Gaming

Video Game Room

Video Game Tournaments

Video Game Triathlon


Zenkaikon Raffle

Zenkaikon T-shirts/Buttons

Dealers' Room

Artists' Alley


Photo Suite

Cosplay/Formal Ball

Hall Costume Contest

Cosplay Masquerade

Cosplay Panels

Cosplay/Anime Dating Game



Concerts by The Slants, Le-ak'tz ISORA and more

Cosplay/Formal Ball

Stand Up Comedy by Uncle Yo




Voice Actor Panels

Musical Guest Meet and Greet

Other Guest Panels

Webcomic Panels

Workshop panels

Sci-fi Panels

Bad Anime Bad!

Lots more panels! (TBA)


Cosplay/Anime Dating Game

Otaku Jeopardy

Whose Line is it Anime

More gameshows TBA!

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Zenkaikon 2008 Announces Prereg Contest/Giveaway!

Zenkaikon is very excited to announce a brand new incentive to register early! In addition to getting a reduced rate of only $20 for two days, anyone who registers for a two-day pass by June 1st will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $40 Best Buy gift certificate! The drawing will take place on June 2nd.

To all those awesome folks who already registered before this contest was announced, yes this includes you too! Don't miss this chance to attend a great convention for a great price, and a chance to expand your anime collection to boot!

Good luck everyone!


The Zenkaikon Staff

P.S. To register, please check out our registration section of the website here:


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Your chance to become a Zenkaikon 2008 VIP Member!

Hello! Another first in the history of Zenkaikon: two types of overall memberships! Don't miss your chance to have an exclusive Zenkaikon item with your membership!

Details below:

Zenkaikon 2008 Membership Types

* Standard Membership: Includes badge, booklet and access to all events on the day(s) you are registered for.

* VIP Membership Get a Prereg VIP 2 day pass which includes: Badge, con booklet and admission to all events PLUS EXCLUSIVE Zenkaikon 2008 teeshirt in sizes S-3XL with new, never before seen design featuring Zenkai-chan our mascot! This item will NOT be available in our merchandise store or sold at con but exclusively available to VIP registrants! Limit of 40 memberships, Online prereg only.

For more details, or to register for standard membership for Friday, Saturday or Two day, please see our website here:


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Sorry for making this a second post about Zkon, and if in error please tell me!

Zenkaikon 2008 really really needs people to sign up as gophers.

More info:

Zenkaikon Gofer Registration

Wanna be a gofer? Heard the term but not sure what it is? Bored and looking at every page on this site? Look no further!

What is a Gofer? Someone who helps people, and does odd jobs around the convention! You might be asked to help carry things, setup displays, give people directions, take pictures, keep rooms safe, check badges, run projectors or games, etc. Does this sound like something you'd like to do (and you are 18 or over)? If so, read on!

- There will be 3 shifts for Friday: Full, Afternoon, and Night shifts

- There will be 3 shifts for Saturday: Full, Day, and Night shift

--Gofer Incentives: Access to staff room, Dinner on Friday (or) Lunch on Saturday (full shift only/w voucher), Gofer Badge!

--Work Day, Night, or Afternoon shift, get 50% refund!

--Work Full shift, get 100% refund!

Download the form HERE and please send to zenkaikongophers@gmail.com

Seriously folks, fun times, good people and nice perks from working with us..

You can download the application here:


I hope some of you will consider signing up!

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Free Deathnote Tickets from Viz and Zenkaikon!

Viz Pictures and Zenkaikon are teaming up to bring you free Tickets to the Death Note Live Action Movie Event on May 21st in Philadelphia Area!

We are giving away 4 pairs of tickets for the May 21st showing to folks who preregister online for a 2 day pass to Zenkaikon by May 15, 2008! 4 lucky winners will be randomly drawn on May 15, so remember to include your mailing address with your preregistration payment!

To enter the drawing, go to http://www.zenkaikon.com/register.htm

There will be 4 tickets available for the 7:30 Pm Showings at:

*The Bridge - UPenn*




and 4 tickets available for the 7:30 PM Showings at:

Riverview Plaza




About NCM/Fathom Events and Viz Pictures Event:

NCM Fathom and Viz Pictures bring Live Action DEATH NOTE to select movie theatres nationwide for two nights only - May 20th and 21st at 7:30 PM! This exclusive event includes a specially produced 20-minute feature on how the popular manga translates to live action as well as the hit theme song

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Zenkaikon 2008 Announces Cosplay Ball, Cosplay Dating Game, and AMV Contest!

June 13, 2008

VALLEY FORGE, PA - Zenkaikon 2008 is pleased to announce three more of its major events: the Cosplay Ball, the Cosplay Dating Game, and the Anime Music Video Contest.

Zenkaikon's First Annual Cosplay Ball!

The Zenkaikon Ball is a formal costume dance party taking place Friday evening. Plus instructors will be on hand to teach you Japanese, English and Scottish folk dancing. No prior dance experience is necessary to take part in the lessons! For rules and more information, please visit: http://www.zenkaikon.com/cosplayball.html

Zenkaikon's 2008 Cosplay Dating Game: Come join us for a hilarious good time as the classic 'Dating Game' takes on a whole new meaning with cosplaying bachelors and bachelorettes! Are you a serious cosplayer? Do you really know your character? Would you like to compete for a "date" with a lovely bachelorette or handsome bachelor? Then you need to audition for Zenkaikon's Cosplay Dating Game!

One of the biggest changes we have made from last year to this year is the addition of two seperate segments - PG13 and 18+. Applicants ages 15-17 can apply for the PG 13 segment (parental consent waiver required). Applicants 18 and up and can apply for the 18+ segment (valid ID required).

* Dating Game Format:

Just like in the traditional 'Dating Games' of yesteryear TV, this dating game is similar. 3 Bachelors or 3 Bachelorettes sit on one side of a curtain, on the other side is the 'prize', an elusive bachelor or bachelorette for one of the 3 other contestants to 'win'. Twist is, you're in costume and you ARE your character. The prize will ask several questions which you must answer in character and then choose which one they want. There will be several rounds of the dating game. One game will be rated for 18+(in the evening) and one will be rated PG 13 (during the day). There are different requirements for each game, so read on!

* Winners of the Dating Game: will receive their picture on our website, some pocky and snacks to take on their 'date' and special reserved seating at the Masquerade (no waiting in line, folks!) if they choose to attend it as a 'couple'. (Winners are not required to go on a real date, its pretend).

Applications are due no later than September 19, 2008. Chosen applicants will be notified by October 3, 2008.

For rules, requirements and to download the application and waiver forms, please visit: http://www.zenkaikon.com/cosplaydatinggame.htm

Zenkaikon's 2008 AMV Contest: Here, talented editors get to display their skills and anxious anime fans are treated to unique videos that combine Japanese animation and music. Have an AMV you'd like to show off? Please read the rules thoroughly before submitting. Improvements in this year's contest include: additional prize categories (provided enough submissions are received); the acceptance of non-competing music videos for a showcase; and expanded formats for submission.

The deadline for contest submissions is September 17, 2008.

Any general or technical questions should be directed to religionx@animemusicvideos.org. For more information about submissions please visit:http://www.zenkaikon.com/amv.htm

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Zenkaikon 2008 is pleased to announce the following:

A) The establishment of set convention rules and policies for everyone at Zenkaikon.

These rules cover

Rowdy/Disruptive Behavior


Signs Policy

Etiquette with Guests

Weapons Policy

Children at Zenkaikon


:D Zenkaikon 2008 has lowered its minimum gofer age to 16 to allow more of our attendees to participate in the gofer program. Please see this page for details:


C) Zenkaikon 2008 announces that our merchandise for 2008's show is now available (aside from teeshirts exclusive to registered VIP members). This year we feature our mascot Zenkai-chan as a pirate as drawn by our guest artist Peter Gandia/Mad Magnus (http://madmagnus.deviantart.com/). Additionally a shop for merchandise featuring the chibi renditions of our merchandise drawn by another guest artist Jessi Pascal of Geeks Next Door : http://www.geeksnextcomic.com/

Pirate Merchandise is featured here:


Chibi Merchandise can be found here :


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Zenkaikon 2008 Announces Slants Contest!

Zenkaikon 2008 and The Slants are pleased to announce a new contest. Contest participants can enter to win a pair of tickets to Zenkaikon 2008 as well as a special meet and greet with The Slants. To enter, contestants must do the following:

STEP 1: Go to http://www.myspace.com/theslants

STEP 2: Click "ADD" next to any Slants' song to add it to your profile (we reccomend using "Kokoro (I Fall to Pieces)" but feel free to choose your personal favorite!)

STEP 3: Submit your email, MySpace URL and convention of your choice on the form on the following webpage: http://www.theslants.com/contest/

If we hear the song on your page, you could win the grand prize! The winners will be notified one month before the convention date on September 17, 2008.

Zenkaikon 2008 Membership

Membership registration by September 15 is: $13 for Friday; $15 for Saturday; $23 for both days; $45 for Two-Day VIP (please visit www.zenkaikon. com for VIP details).

At-Door registration: $15 on Friday; $20 on Saturday; $30 for both days

Two Day Group rates also available!

Pre-registration for Zenkaikon 2008 is up and running! Go to www.Zenkaikon. com to pre-register online and get information on reserving exhibitor space, panel registration Zenkaikon rules and regulations and forms for snail mail pre-registration.

Hurry and reserve your place at Zenkaikon 2008 today!

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Zenkaikon 2008 Pre-Registration Ends September 15

Greetings everyone!

This is just a reminder that if you have not pre-registered yet for Zenkaikon 2008, remember that pre-registration ends on September 15!

You can find out more information and register here: http://www.zenkaikon.com/register.htm.

Also, if you have not been to the Zenkaikon website in a while, make sure you check out the preliminary events schedule (http://www.zenkaikon.com/mainevents.htm) and guest list (http://www.zenkaikon.com/guests.htm) Some 2008 guests include award-winning science fiction author C.J. Henderson, voice actor Bill Rogers (Gravitation, His and Her Circumstance, The Third), voice actress Michelle Knotz (Pokemon, The World of Narue), and J-Rock band The Slants!

Hope to see you all there! :)


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i really wanna go and check it out since i am originally from the philly area - but the con is in the middle of nowhere and hard to get to if you dont have a car. plus i wanted to save on money and stay with relatives - but they are in Media and I don't think there's a direct route there

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i really wanna go and check it out since i am originally from the philly area - but the con is in the middle of nowhere and hard to get to if you dont have a car. plus i wanted to save on money and stay with relatives - but they are in Media and I don't think there's a direct route there
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i really wanna go and check it out since i am originally from the philly area - but the con is in the middle of nowhere and hard to get to if you dont have a car. plus i wanted to save on money and stay with relatives - but they are in Media and I don't think there's a direct route there
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