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Zenkaikon is pleased to announce that our 2014 charity will be Child's Play. Since 2003, Child's Play, a game industry charity, has been dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in their network of over 70 hospitals worldwide.
Want another chance to show off your cosplay, and meet up with new friends you might see at Zenkaikon? Join us on April 13th at Sakura Sunday! Zenkaikon will have a booth at the festival and we would love for you to stop by!
Zenkaikon is happy to announce that author CJ Henderson plans to return for Zenkaikon 2014! CJ Henderson is the creator of the Piers Knight supernatural investigator series and the Teddy London supernatural detective series, as well as the author of some 70 books and/or novels, hundreds of short stories and comics, and thousands of non-fiction pieces.
We are happy to announce the winners of the Zenkaikon 2014 T-Shirt Contest! Thanks to everyone who entered! It was a very difficult decision. The first place winner will have her artwork featured on the official Zenkaikon 2014 T-shirts sold at the convention. She will also receive a complimentary T-shirt featuring her design, a free membership to Zenkaikon, and a free Artist Alley table. Our runner-up will have her artwork printing on Zenkaikon 2014 buttons that will be sold at the convention. She will receive a free membership to Zenkaikon, and four buttons to share with her friends.
Zenkaikon is happy to welcome our performers for our Friday and Saturday night dances, as well as the 2014 Sakura Cosplay Ball! On Friday night, we welcome TRIFECTA: Featuring DJ Jesse James Felice and Violinist Johnny Benson. On Saturday night, we welcome DJ Zing, who will performing at our Saturday night informal dance.
Zenkaikon is happy to announce voice actors Bill Rogers, Greg Houser, and Marc Swint. They will not only be guests at Zenkaikon 2014, but they will also be presenting a 3-day Voice Acting Workshop for Zenkaikon members! Ever wonder what it takes to be a voice actor? These three actors will be on hand for three specially designed workshops which will give you an inside look at the voice acting industry. Each day of the convention weekend handles a new topic, from Auditioning to Scene Study to ADR (dubbing). While all Zenkaikon members are welcome to come and observe any or all of these workshops, 18 participants will be selected to be the “actors” for the weekend.
We are happy to welcome Kuniko Kanawa to Zenkaikon 2014! Kanawa-san is a certified kimono consultant of the All Japan Kimono Consultant Association, a classically trained Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and founder of the Washington D.C. Kimono Club. Kanawa-san will be bringing her Kanzashi workshops and kimono demonstration to Zenkaikon 2014!