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This is a Public Event.
- Fri, May 11 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Sat, May 12 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Welcome to Zenkaikon!
Since 2006, Zenkaikon has been bringing quality Japanese anime, comics (manga), and popular culture themed events to the Philadelphia area. The convention is staffed completely by volunteers, who want to share their appreciation for these mediums with the Philadelphia region.
A little History...
Zenkaikon was founded by the merger of two local events, Kosaikon – an anime convention held at Villanova University – and Zentrancon – an anime and science fiction convention held on the University of Pennsylvania campus. In 2006, Zenkaikon held its first event at the Valley Forge Scanticon Hotel and Conference Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Approximately 450 fans attended to watch anime and science fiction screenings, meet celebrity guests, and participate in video gaming. By 2008, attendance had nearly tripled.
Having outgrown their previous venue, the staff decided to expand into the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, where they welcomed nearly 2000 attendees in 2009. In 2011, the convention grew again, using the combined spaces of both the Valley Forge Convention Center and Scanticon Hotel and Conference Center. Over 3000 attendees came to the convention's first year as a three-day event. In 2012, due to construction at the Valley Forge Convention Center Complex, Zenkaikon moved to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center complex.
Come join us, and experience two days of fun including video screenings, special guests, costume competitions, panels, concerts, dances, panels, gaming, cosplay, dealers, artists, vendors and more!