August 20-21, 2022
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia West
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Anime Convention with Gaming and Video Gaming programming
Shikkaricon was originally founded in 2006 by the BC3 Anime Club at Bucks County Community College. The convention came about as a way to offer a community event and raise money for a charity. The original members of the club were at a loss for what type of event they wanted to do. They wanted to offer something¦different. We (the members of the club at the time who have long since graduated) decided to host a small anime convention at the college and expected 50 people tops to show up, with proceeds going to the USO.
We were originally a one day event and when we opened the doors on that day in 2006, we ended up with around 250 people in attendance!
We held the convention again in 2007 for a day and almost doubled our attendance!
After the original members and founders graduated, the con went into a hiatus state and was ran again by the current club in 2015. The con then returned into another hiatus period¦until now.