November 18, 2010
News for Zenkaikon 2011:
Gelatine announced as musical guest at Zenkaikon
Zenkaikon is happy to announce the five-person band Gelatine as a musical guest at its 2011 convention. Led by their lead singer, Seiko, this "horrific, comical, punkish, crazy Japanese rock group" combines a variety of influences into an intense, energetic show. They look forward to performing at Zenkaikon.
Gelatine is one of the most consistently entertaining bands in New York. They're a rock band who seem to mix influences of classical, Japanese traditional, metal, and cartoons, into a rowdy and enjoyable listening experience. As for their ability to play their instruments, they're technically quite impressive, but their secret weapon is Seiko, their lead singer. She has appeared on stage in diapers, as a bandaged schoolgirl, as a military officer, and currently designs her own outfits. She puts an amazing amount of energy into each performance, surprising and delighting with self-created dance routines, and a variety of moves which range from sexy, to provocative, and lately often give the impression that she has regressed to the state of a hyperactive five-year-old. -Paul Wheeler of RockOfJapan.com
Since 2006, Zenkaikon has been bringing quality Japanese animation (anime), comics (manga), and popular culture themed events to the Philadelphia area. The convention is staffed completely by volunteers, who want to share their appreciation for these mediums with the Philadelphia region. Zenkaikon features a variety of activities including anime and live action screenings, video and tabletop gaming, special guests, costume competitions, panels, concerts, vendors, and more. Starting as a small one-day event, the convention has grown rapidly to welcome nearly two thousand attendees in 2009. The Zenkaikon staff wishes to thank all the attendees who have supported and helped it grow over the years. They look forward to building an event that will be an integral part of the region's culture for many years to come. For more information on Zenkaikon or to register for the upcoming convention, please visit http://www.zenkaikon.com.