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Given the local news regarding COVID-19, the recent statement from the Governor of Pennsylvania, and to ensure everyone’s safety, we are announcing that Zenkaikon 2020 is now cancelled.
We know many of our prospective attendees will be disappointed by this decision. We are disappointed too. Our volunteer staff has spent thousands of hours to make this event happen, and to make it safe for our attendees. But given the current reports coming out about this virus, we agree that it is no longer safe to hold the event. We would hate to put our members, staff, exhibitors, panelists, guests, and the greater Lancaster community at risk.
Anyone who purchased a membership for Zenkaikon 2020, or bought an artist alley or dealers room table, will be refunded in the coming weeks. Given the amount of refunds that will need to be processed, we kindly ask for your patience. If you would prefer us to rollover your membership to Zenkaikon 2021 in lieu of a refund, you may use this form to make the request.
We ask you to support the independent artists, vendors, and special guests who are losing income with this cancellation. We will try to highlight them on our social media over the coming weeks. If you are local to Lancaster County, we also ask you to remember local businesses who may also be hurting.
We thank you all for all of your support over the years, and for your understanding in this very difficult time. We wish you health and safety, and hope to see you in Lancaster on March 19-21, 2021 for Zenkaikon 2021.
The Zenkaikon 2020 convention schedule is now available!
Download the Sched app for iOS or Android and search for "Zenkaikon 2020," or access the site from your mobile browser.
Zenkaikon will take place as scheduled on March 20-22, 2020 at the Lancaster County Convention Center.
Please click "Read More" to view our statement, procedures, and policy changes with regard to COVID-19.
Zenkaikon has chosen to support Arch Street Center as our official charity for Zenkaikon 2020! Arch Street Center’s is a local Lancaster charity that supports the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness by providing social, moral and material support, recreational and hygiene facilities. On Sunday of the convention, Zenkaikon will be holding its fifth annual Charity Auction, hosted by Uncle Yo! 100% of funds raised at the auction will be donated to Arch Street Center.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Jennifer Hale will be unavailable on Friday, March 20. She will be appearing Saturday March 21 and Sunday March 22 only. Please come join her for fun panels and autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday! Additionally: she will be offering an extra autograph session on Sunday at 5-6:30PM in the Tellus 360 "The Temple" Room (1st floor), which makes for a total of 2 sessions for her that day.
Zenkaikon 2020 is excited to announce actor Beau Billingslea!
In addition to being a U.S. Army Veteran, Beau has had a 40+ year feature film and TV career and has voiced countless anime and video game voices such as Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop), Ogremon (Digimon), Barrett (Final Fantasy Advent Children), Fourth Raikage (Naruto) and more. You'll see him as Commander Abbott (Star Trek: Into Darkness), Otis (Vacancy 2: The First Cut), Moss Woodley (The Blob-1988), Dave (Who's the Boss?) and more!