Press Releases

July 25, 2008

News for Zenkaikon 2008:

Zenkaikon 2008 announces rules and merchandise

VALLEY FORGE, PA - Zenkaikon 2008 is pleased to announce convention rules and policies, a lowering of the gopher minimum age requirement and the availability of 2008 Official Merchandise.

Zenkaikon Official Rules and Policies

Zenkaikon is pleased to announce the establishment of a set of convention rules and policies for everyone at Zenkaikon. These rules cover rowdy/disruptive behavior,cameras/photography,signs policy,etiquette with guests,weapons policy, and guidelines for children attending Zenkaikon. The rules and policies page may be accessed here:

Zenkaikon 2008 Lowers its Minimum Gopher Age Requirement

Zenkaikon 2008 has lowered its minimum gopher age to 16 to allow more of our attendees to participate in the gopher program. Please see this page for details:

Zenkaikon 2008 Official Merchandise now available

Zenkaikon 2008 announces that merchandise for 2008's show is now available (aside from teeshirts exclusive to registered VIP members). This year we feature our mascot Zenkai-chan as a pirate as drawn by our guest artist Peter Gandia/Mad Magnus ( Additionally, there is a shop for merchandise featuring the chibi renditions of our mascot drawn by another guest artist Jessi Pascal of Geeks Next Door :

Pirate Merchandise is featured here:

Chibi Merchandise can be found here:

Zenkaikon 2008 Membership
Membership registration by September 15 is: $13 for Friday; $15 for Saturday; $23 for both days; $45 for Two-Day VIP (please visit for VIP details).
At-Door registration: $15 on Friday; $20 on Saturday; $30 for both days
Two Day Group rates also available!

Pre-registration for Zenkaikon 2008 is up and running! Go to to pre-register online and get information on reserving exhibitor space, panel registration Zenkaikon rules and regulations and forms for snail mail pre-registration.

Hurry and reserve your place at Zenkaikon 2008 today!