Press Releases

November 19, 2009

News for Zenkaikon 2009:

Zenkaikon announces their 2009 attendance

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA - November 18, 2009: Zenkaikon is pleased to announce the attendance numbers for its 4th annual convention, which took place on November 7-8, 2009. The staff of Zenkaikon 2009 welcomed 1988 paid attendees over the course of the two-day event, which is a 47% increase over the previous year. This number does not include guests, dealers, staff, or complimentary memberships.

"Zenkaikon has been growing extremely rapidly, with over 180% attendance growth in the past two years," said Public Relations Coordinator Kristyn Souder. "Due to the surge in interest, we had to implement an attendance cap this year. We know this left some people disappointed, but we want to assure them that we are already working on acquiring a much larger venue for next year's event! Thank you to our many attendees for making Zenkaikon 2009 our biggest year ever."

The Zenkaikon staff looks forward to announcing their 2010 dates and location shortly.

About Zenkaikon:
Zenkaikon was formed by the merger of the anime and science fiction convention Zentrancon and the anime convention Kosaikon, both in the Philadelphia area. Founded in 2006, Zenkaikon held its 4th annual convention on November 7-8, 2009 at the Radisson Valley Forge. Nearly 2000 people attended to participate anime screenings, costume contests, video gaming, panels, concerts, dances, and more. Thanks to the support of its many attendees, Zenkaikon has grown into a successful and anticipated annual event. The Zenkaikon staff looks forward to expanding into a much larger venue for its 2010 convention. Potential attendees can stay apprised of future announcements by visiting