Press Releases

August 14, 2008

News for Zenkaikon 2008:

Zenkaikon 2008 announces The Slants contest

Zenkaikon 2008 and The Slants are pleased to announce a new contest. Contest participants can enter to win a pair of tickets to Zenkaikon 2008 as well as a special meet and greet with The Slants! To enter, contestants must do the following:

STEP 1: Go to

STEP 2: Click "ADD" next to any Slants' song to add it to your profile (we reccomend using "Kokoro (I Fall to Pieces)" but feel free to choose your personal favorite!)

STEP 3: Submit your email, MySpace URL and convention of your choice on the form on the following webpage:
If we hear the song on your page, you could win the grand prize!

The winners will be notified one month before the convention date on September 17, 2008.

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!


About Zenkaikon:

Zenkaikon was formed by the merger of the anime and sci-fi con Zentrancon, and the anime con, Kosaikon, both in the Philadelphia area. In 2006 they put on their first event which was a tremendous success. Zenkaikon will return to the Valley Forge Scanticon Conference Center for its third installment on 10/17-10/18/08. The con will kick off its expansion to two days of programming on the evening of Friday, October 17 with concerts, a Cosplay Ball, gaming and other special events. A full day of convention action will follow on Saturday, October 18 with video screenings, concerts, gaming, cosplay masquerade, the new Zenkaikon favorites - the anime version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and The Cosplay Dating Game, and so much more!

For more information about Zenkaikon 2008 please visit and/or email the Zenkaikon chair with any questions at [email protected]

About The Slants:

The Slants are currently riding high on the emerging popularity of their debut full-length, the tongue-in-cheek titled "Slanted Eyes, Slanted Hearts", an album full of new wave, synth, pop, and danceable rock, all with an Asian flavor. The album has catchy hooks, smooth harmonies, and anthemic choruses - everything that a perfect record should have. And it has been catching the support of a new breed of fans: anime watching, video game playing, manga reading kids who are in love with the band's sound and show presence. The "Slants army" has been coming out in the thousands, with scheduled appearances in the near future for audiences of 12,000 plus. All this for a band who¹s first show was in June 2007. Talk about an out-of-the-gate success.

The Slants have an extensive tour schedule throughout 2008 and 2009 already on the books. Look for them at a club or anime convention near you.