Hey everyone! ^_^ Sorry that this press release is a few days old, but
looks like I forgot to post it here (whoops!)
New guest announcements are below. Hope to see you at the con! ^_^
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.
About Concept Galaxy:
The goal of Concept Galaxy is to provide interactive themed
entertainment - much in the vein of what is presented at theme parks
to events such as conventions, trade shows, and expos. Concept
Galaxy's Stephanie Chateau and C.J. Collins will be running a number
of interactive events at Zenkaikon 2009.
About Stephanie Chateau (Concept Galaxy):
Stephanie Chateau is an unusual convention guest. In an interview with
Dave Durico on Sci-Fi Overdrive, she was asked "You make your own
comic, you're an internationally known costume designer, an actress,
an intern to Working Actor Productions, and now you're trying your
hand at being a show director as well. What DON'T you do?" As a show
director, Stephanie is known for creating unique and entertaining
shows that turn into interactive games. While she directs these
games, she can also double as one of the characters, displaying her
talent as an improv entertainer. Stephanie has created interactive
events for conventions across the United States.
About C.J. Collins (Concept Galaxy):
C.J. Collins has made a name for himself in both the cosplay community
and the convention circuit. He is not only known for his remarkable
acting skills but also his "laugh out loud funny" film work. Videos he
directed and uploaded to his "lolfilmworks" YouTube account were so
well received that he now oversees all of Concept Galaxy's film work.
C.J.'s experience in acting and film comes from eight years of classes
as well as an extensive amount of participation in community theater.
About Eden Star:
Eden Star's music is chiefly inspired by the hedonism of the 80s hard
rock scene and the burgeoning Japanese rock sound. The group plays
energetic tunes that combine various forms of Rock and Roll. Hailing
from New Jersey, their sound can be described as an amalgamation of
Punk Grit and Metal Grind, mixed with Hard Blues, Pop Sensibility and
even a dash of Rockabilly. Combined with a manic stage show, the end
result is a crazy ride packed with blistering energy.
Zenkaikon was formed by the merger of the anime and sci-fi convention
Zentrancon and the anime convention Kosaikon, both in the Philadelphia
area. In 2006, they put on their first event, which was a tremendous
success. Zenkaikon will return for its fourth installment on November
7 and 8, 2009, moving into the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge. The
convention will feature two days of programming with dealers, artists,
panels, performances, gaming, and more. The Zenkaikon staff wishes to
thank the many attendees who made the 2008 event such a huge success.
They hope to see this trend continue in 2009, and are actively
anticipating expansion with larger performance and panel areas, dealer
space, and video game rooms.
Zenkaikon 2009 Membership:
Pre-registration for Zenkaikon 2009 is currently open.
By June 6: One Day (Saturday or Sunday) $15.00, Two Day $28.00, Two
Day VIP $48
By October 6: Saturday $18.00, Sunday $15.00, Two Day $30.00, Two Day
At Door: Saturday $23.00, Sunday $20.00, Two Day $40.00, Two Day VIP n/a
Two day group rates are available.
Children under 6 years of age are free.
Visit www.zenkaikon.com to pre-register online, as well as to find
information on exhibitor space, panel registration, and Zenkaikon
rules and regulations. Printable forms for mail-in registrations are