COVID-19 Policies | Zenkaikon, Anime & Sci-Fi Convention, Lancaster PA

Zenkaikon, Anime & Sci-Fi Convention, Lancaster PA

April 1-3, 2016, Lancaster County Convention Center

COVID-19 Policies

Last Updated: January 19, 2022

The safety and wellbeing of all of our attendees, staff, and guests is our number one priority. We, alongside our venue, are working to ensure that everyone who attends or helps to make Zenkaikon happen will work to keep everyone safe. Zenkaikon encourages all who may not be feeling well at the time of the event to stay home and participate in our online event, if offered.

Vaccination Requirements

All attendees, staff, guests, Zenkaikon affiliates, and those participating in Zenkaikon’s 2022 in-person event are required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two shots of the approved vaccines that require two doses, such as Pfizer and Moderna, or the one shot Johnson & Johnson) in order to attend Zenkaikon 2022 in person. We are sorry, but admittance will be denied otherwise. While booster doses are currently not required to attend, they are strongly recommended. 

In order to receive your Zenkaikon 2022 Badge, you will need to present a Record of Covid-19 Vaccination (dated no later than March 10, 2022) and your photo ID. In the event a minor does not have a photo ID, a parent or guardian with photo ID must be present at convention registration/check-in to present the minor's Record of Covid-19 Vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination records can be presented as the physical vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe Pass, Docket, doctor’s vaccination record, certified vaccination record app, or photograph of vaccination card (front and back). Note: The name on your vaccination card must match that of your photo ID.

Anyone failing to comply with the above vaccine requirements will not be permitted to attend our in-person event. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, staff, guests, and other Zenkaikon affiliates.

Masks at Zenkaikon

Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees age 2 and older. This also includes all vendors, artists, panelists, guests, Zenkaikon staff, volunteers, and anyone affiliated with or participating in the in-person event.

Masks are to be worn in all public, and convention-operated spaces. Masks should be well-fitting and cover the nose and mouth (face shields and gaiters not accepted). 

Masks may be removed temporarily in the following situations:

  • Cosplayers may briefly remove their masks  for walking onstage for the Cosplay event, and the Cosplay Dating Game while properly social distanced
  • Cosplayers may also remove their masks while taking photos at the official con photobooth.
  • Masks may be removed while eating and drinking in designated areas.
  • Any other time at the request of Zenkaikon Staff.

During line-up, judging, group photoshoots, cosplay ball and as specified during all other situations during the con, masks are to be worn.

Mask requirements for photos with our celebrity guests of honor will be announced later and may vary by guest, please check the guests' autograph page for more details.

Individuals observed to not be wearing masks properly or at all in convention-operated spaces will be asked by a member of Zenkaikon Staff to wear a mask as per our COVID-19 Policies.

Individuals who repeatedly violate Zenkaikon’s COVID-19 Policies, or that refuse to wear a mask may have their membership to Zenkaikon 2022 revoked and may be asked to leave convention-operated spaces.

If you see a member of Zenkaikon’s Staff, Volunteers, or other affiliates not wearing a mask, please feel free to contact Convention Leadership by phone or text at (717) 409-5007.

These Policies may be altered or updated at any time. Any changes will be announced on our social media channels and in our Zenkaikon Newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to or during the event, please feel free to contact us.