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Zenkaikon, Anime & Sci-Fi Convention, Lancaster PA

April 1-3, 2016, Lancaster County Convention Center

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Support our Dealers and Artists

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 9:38pm
Below is a list of all exhibitors that would have joined us in March, along with links to their online stores if available. Times are tough right now - most especially for small businesses like these. Please show them your love and support by considering purchases and art commissions. We’re all in this together.

Zenkaikon 2020 Cancellation FAQs

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:34am
We know everyone has a lot of questions right now about the Zenkaikon 2020 cancellation, and how this will affect our 2021 event (taking place March 19-21, 2021 at the Lancaster County Convention Center). Below we have compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions. We will try to keep it updated as new questions come up and new information becomes available. (Last Updated: 03/15/20 9:18PM)

Zenkaikon 2020 Cancellation

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 4:25pm

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. 

Zenkaikon 2020 Charity Auction

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 12:07pm

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.

If you are interested in donating an item to our auction, please complete our donation form by March 16, 2020.

Guest Schedule Update: Jennifer Hale

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 9:10am

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.

Read more about Jennifer Hale on her Guest page