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Who: Zenkaikon

What: Philadelphia area anime convention

When: November 7-8, 2009

Where: Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia, PA (Directions)

Website: http://www.zenkaikon.com

Cost:

Before June 6, 2009:

Two Days: $28

Saturday Only: $15

Sunday Only: $15

VIP (includes exclusive T-Shirt): $48

Before October 6, 2009

Two Days: $30

Saturday Only: $18

Sunday Only: $15

VIP (includes exclusive T-Shirt): $50

At the Door

Two Days: $40

Saturday Only: $23

Sunday Only: $20

Event Description

Zenkaikon, a Philadelphia area anime convention celebrating Japanese culture, animation (anime), comics, and video gaming is returning to Valley Forge for its fourth year on November 7th through 8th, 2009. It promises a variety of programming including panels, video screenings, costume contests, gaming tournaments, concerts, dances, and more.

PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces 2008 Attendance and 2009 Convention Dates

Convention attendance more than doubled in 2008.

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA - November 14, 2008: Zenkaikon, the Philadelphia area's fastest growing anime and gaming convention, has announced that it will be returning to the Valley Forge Convention Plaza for its fourth year on November 7

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Robotech Convention Tour, Dealer Room Improvements

Zenkaikon 2009 will play host to the Robotech Convention tour.

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA - December 24, 2008: Zenkaikon 2009 is pleased to announce the opening of and improvements to its 2009 Dealers Room and Artist Alley and its first guest for its 2009 show

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces New Guest, Robert Axelrod

Mr. Axelrod has performed in numerous roles since 1976.

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA - February 8, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce another guest for its 2009 convention, Robert Axelrod. Mr. Axelrod has performed in countless anime and television series since 1976, in both live action and voice acting roles.

About Robert Axelrod:

Robert Axelrod's career in show business runs the gamut. Born and raised in New York City, he did commercials and theater there during his childhood and teenage years. Eventually he ended up in the Avant-garde theater scene in Soho, acting in a show called Little Trips, as well as Off-Broadway in a play called The Destroyers. Around this time, Mr. Axelrod left acting for the world of music. He spent eight years as a rock musician playing electric bass, and singing in folk, rock, and soul bands. Music brought him to Los Angeles, where he decided to return to acting, a decision he has never regretted.

Since moving to L.A., Mr. Axelrod has appeared in over thirty feature films including the sci-fi hit remake The Blob, and The Last Shot with Alec Baldwin and Matthew Broderick. Television appearances include guest star roles on Amazing Stories, Star Trek Voyager, and The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. He also starred in the Michael Jackson music video Stranger in Moscow.

As a voice actor, Mr. Axelrod has been busy. His most recognizable roles are as the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster on The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. As Lord Zedd, he starred in the first Power Rangers feature film, as well as the wildly popular live show that toured the country. He was also a regular character on Saban Entertainment's Wowser series (Ratso Catso), Journey to the Heart of the World (Scarface), and Hallo Spencer (Elmer). In addition, he voiced Armadillomon and Wizardmon on Digimon and Microchip, the Punisher's sidekick on Spiderman.

Mr. Axelrod has performed voices in countless anime features including Akira, The Big O, Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, and Brain Scratch. He has just finished narrating the mockumentary Safety First: The Rise of Women, as well as providing voices in two anime series

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Three New Guests

Stephanie Chateau, C.J. Collins, and Eden Star come to Zenkaikon.

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- February 20, 2009: The staff of

Zenkaikon is pleased to announce several new guests for its 2009 event

- the interactive duo Stephanie Chateau and C.J. Collins from Concept

Galaxy, as well as musical guest Eden Star.

Read more here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zenkaikon-announce/message/42

Also, Zenkaikon is happy to announce that it now has a Twitter account!

Follow http://twitter.com/zenkaikon to get the latest updates as they happen, as well as comments from the staff.

Hope to see you there! :lol:

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PRESS RELEASE: Concept Galaxy Hosting Auditions for Zenkaikon 2009

Concept Galaxy will be running an interactive production at Zenkaikon.

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- March 1, 2009: Concept Galaxy is organizing an interactive production for Zenkaikon 2009, and will be auditioning cosplay talent from around the area to participate.

Read more here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zenkaikon-announce/message/43

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Zenkaikon is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and dedicated

staff to add to its team. Zenkaikon is a two-day anime and science

fiction convention located in King of Prussia, PA (Philadelphia area).

Our fourth annual convention is taking place on November 7-8, 2009,

and we would love to have you!

Website: http://www.zenkaikon.com

Requirements:

Staff Members Must:

* Check their e-mail at least 3 times a week, and reply to all

inquiries within 3 days of receipt.

* Actively participate on the staff forums.

* Be prompt, clear, and respectful in communicating with other staff

and attendees, both online and in person.

* Work with their department chairs and other department members as a

team, while having the flexibility to work independently.

* Quickly resolve departmental problems, seeking help from other

staffers when necessary.

* Be willing to receive constructive criticism and incorporate approved changes.

* Regularly attend staff meetings - online, on the phone, or in person.

* Work at the convention (unless they cannot attend due to unforeseen

circumstances).

* Have reliable transportation.

* Be available by phone in case of emergencies.

* Provide at least 2 references.

* Be at least 18 years of age.

Benefits of Being Zenkaikon Staff:

* Working in a fun and friendly environment with other anime fans

* Meeting the convention guests

* Work 8 hours, get hotel room reimbursal on Saturday night (stay with other staff members),

* Convention badge

* Meals during con hours (catered)

* Access to the staff room

* Be a crucial part of the fastest-growing anime convention in the

Philadelphia area

Open Positions:

* Dealers and Artists Department Head

* Tabletop and Other Gaming staff

* Security staff

* Registration staff

Interested? Please email zenkaikon@gmail.com for an application by

March 31, 2009.

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces C.J. Henderson, Hotel Room Block, Philadelphia Sakura Sunday Activities

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- March 17, 2009: Due to his enormous popularity at

Zenkaikon 2008, the staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce that award-winning

science fiction author C. J. Henderson will be returning for the 2009

convention. In addition, the staff is announcing the first ever Zenkaikon hotel

room block at the Radisson Valley Forge, and Zenkaikon-sponsored activities at

the Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival's Sakura Sunday.

Read more here: http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=471

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Free Tickets to Death Note: L, Change the World

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- April 8, 2009: The Zenkaikon Anime Convention in King of Prussia, PA has teamed up with Viz Pictures to give away free tickets to the Death Note: L, Change the World Live Action Movie Event on April 29, 2009. To be entered in the raffle, pre-register online for a 2-day pass to Zenkaikon by April 21, 2009. Attendees who have pre-registered before this announcement are also eligible.

Read More: http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=498

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Hello everyone! Here is a copy of our latest press release, announcing several new guests:

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Hi5, and Fighter's High

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- May 11, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce four new guests for its 2009 convention. New additions to the guest list include live action and voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch , California-based rock band Eyeshine, rave DJ Hi5, and Philadelphia's own Ikuzo! Studios.

Read More Here: http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=537

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Hope to see you there! :)

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Geist, Geek Comedy Tour, Uncle Yo, Friday Knights

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- July 2, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce another four guests for its 2009 convention. New additions to the guest list include visual kei band Geist, the creators of the web comic Friday Knights, and the Geek Comedy Tour. Due to popular demand, the staff also welcomes back anime comedian Uncle Yo for his third straight year.

Read More Here: http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=599

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I'm hoping to attend this year. I haven't been to Otakon since 2007 and I've found myself missing the con experience. I think the small crowd will be good for me too. Otakon is the only anime con I've ever been to, so this will be a new experience for me....hoping it works out that I can go.

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Hello everyone! The full details of our upcoming cosplay audition have been announced:

Do you enjoy cosplay? Do you really get into your character? Concept Galaxy and Zenkaikon Want You!

Concept Galaxy is organizing an interactive production for Zenkaikon 2009, and will be auditioning cosplay talent from around the area to participate.

Audition Details

Date: August 15, 2009

Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:

Radisson Valley Forge

Bryn Mawr Room

1160 First Avenue

King of Prussia, PA, 19406

Requirements and Criteria

Those who plan to audition should come prepared with a minute-long "in-character" monologue as the character they wish to play. Stephanie Chateau from Concept Galaxy will be hosting the auditions, and will be looking for cosplayers that fit into the categories listed below.

Naughty, Wicked, and V.I.L.E. Villains

Concept Galaxy is looking for talented cosplayers to portray their favorite anime or video game villain. Those who are chosen to participate in the production will act out the part of delinquents plotting to commit a heinous crime at Zenkaikon 2009.

Good Guys, Champions of Justice, and A.C.M.E. Agents

Concept Galaxy is looking for talented cosplayers to portray characters that fight for the ideals of truth and justice. Those who are chosen to participate in the production play the part of heroes attempting to stop the villains from succeeding in their plot.

Zenkaikon Host Announcer

Concept Galaxy is looking for talented cosplayers who enjoy making their own original costume designs. They are seeking a host or hostess to represent Zenkaikon and serve as its "announcer" for events that will happen throughout the weekend. The character should compliment "Zenkai-chan"

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I'm pretty sure I'll be coming again this year!

The Ultraball last year was the highlight of my LIFE. xDD

We STILL laugh about that concert.

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PRESS RELEASE: Meet Zenkaikon at Video Game Expo, GameX, & Video Games Live

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- September 15, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is happy to formally announce their presence at three major upcoming events in the Philadelphia area - gaming conventions Video Game Expo and GameX, and the Video Games Live Concert experience.

Read More: http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=683

Also, don't forget that the last discount pre-registration deadline for Zenkaikon is coming up on October 6, 2009!

Pre-registering early can save you up to $10 on a two-day pass, save you time in line at the con, and get you entered in our drawing to win lunch with Johnny Yong Bosch :)

More information about pre-registration is here: http://zenkaikon.com/registration/attendee.php

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Hi everyone!

Don't forget that the last discount pre-registration deadline for Zenkaikon is only 4 days away!

By registering before October 6, 2009, you can save up to $10 on a two-day pass, and also be entered in a drawing to win lunch with Johnny Yong Bosch :D (More details on the drawing here)

We also will be having several more announcements coming up soon, including early Saturday check-in for pre-registered attendees. Lessen your time in line and be one of the first in the door by pre-registering for Zenkaikon '09 :P

Registration is available online at: http://www.zenkaikon.com/registration/attendee.php

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