VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA — May 22, 2010: The Zenkaikon staff is pleased to announce the opening of pre-registration for Zenkaikon V, as well as a room block for convention attendees in the Scanticon Hotel Valley Forge. Pre-registration includes new benefits for both standard and VIP members.
For the first time this year, all pre-registered members will be able to pick up their convention badges on the Thursday evening before the convention. “We hope this new benefit will give our members even more time to enjoy convention events, as they will be able to walk right in when the doors open on Friday,” says Convention Chair Matilda Madden. Pre-registrants will also get a significant discount on their membership cost, and may be entered into special contests only available to pre-registered attendees.
Due to popular demand, Zenkaikon V is also introducing a new and improved VIP Membership. VIP memberships will only be available to fifty attendees, and include a number of additional benefits. Benefits include a special convention badge, a VIP T-shirt, early Friday access to the Dealer room, priority seating for Main Events, and priority check-in on Thursday evening. “We received a lot of feedback and suggestions on our forums regarding ways to improve our VIP memberships this year. We listened, and hope our members will be excited by this new opportunity,” says Head of Communications Kristyn Souder.
For more information on pre-registration, including membership rates, see the Zenkaikon website: http://www.zenkaikon.com/registration/
Zenkaikon Hotel Room Block
A hotel room block is now open for Zenkaikon V in the Scanticon Valley Forge. Zenkaikon’s group rate is $115.00 plus applicable taxes for rooms accommodating one to four people. Rooms are available from March 17 through March 21. To make a reservation, attendees should call (610) 265-1500 and mention that they are with Zenkaikon to get the special rate.
More information on the Zenkaikon room block, as well as additional hotels in the area, is available on the Zenkaikon website: http://www.zenkaikon.com/general/hotels.php
Since 2006, Zenkaikon has been bringing quality Japanese animation (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. Zenkaikon features a variety of activities including anime and live action screenings, video and tabletop gaming, special guests, costume competitions, panels, concerts, vendors, and more. Starting as a small one-day event, the convention has grown rapidly to welcome nearly two thousand attendees in 2009. The Zenkaikon staff wishes to thank all the attendees who have supported and helped it grow over the years. They look forward to building an event that will be an integral part of the region’s culture for many years to come. More information on Zenkaikon is available at http://www.zenkaikon.com.