Press Releases

February 28, 2006

News for Zenkaikon 2006:

Kosaikon and Zentrancon announce plans to merge

The combined organizations plan to create Philadelphia's first true anime convention.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - February 28, 2006 - Kosaikon and Zentrancon announced today that they will be merging their organizations to create Zenkaikon, Philadelphia's first true anime convention.

The decision to merge was originally proposed because both organizations wanted to strengthen and grow. Kosaikon and Zentrancon easily recognized that they each had a committed, experienced, and talented staff, and a combined effort would secure the anime scene in Philadelphia.

Zenkaikon will be held October 28, 2006 at the Valley Forge Scanticon Hotel & Conference Center. The officers hope that they will put on an enjoyable and unique convention only a city of independence and brotherly love can offer.

ABOUT KOSAIKON: Kosaikon held its first event in early 2003, where 75 individuals came together to celebrate their interest in anime. Over the next 3 years, it grew to over 400 attendees and gained popularity throughout the East Coast.

ABOUT ZENTRANCON: Zentrancon's debut convention took place in October 2005. Over 350 people came to Philadelphia to watch anime and science fiction screenings, meet celebrity guests, and participate in video gaming.

Zenkaikon 2006
October 28, 2006

The Valley Forge Scanticon
Hotel & Conference Center
King of Prussia, PA