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Friday, May 4
 

6:00pm EDT

Ballroom Dance Lessons with Diana Hong
We would like to welcome back our dance instructor, Diana Hong: Diana Hong is a ballroom dance teacher from the Philadelphia area who teaches at the Upper Main Line YMCA, Zenkaikon 2014 -2017, and Katsucon 2013-2017. She owned Dance Muse Studio in King of Prussia, PA until 2012 and was the expert judge at the 2012 Dancing with the SMM Stars Gala in Drexel Hill, PA. Prior to 2009, Diana competed Pro-Am actively on the Arthur Murray circuit, winning Top Lady awards in Bronze in regional events. A rabid manga and anime fan, Diana likes shoujo and josei genres, usually with a school life or fantasy twist.

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Diana Hong

Dance Instructor
Diana Hong is a ballroom dance teacher from the Philadelphia area who teaches at the Upper Main Line YMCA, Zenkaikon 2014 -2017, and Katsucon 2013-2017. She owned Dance Muse Studio in King of Prussia, PA until 2012 and was the expert judge at the 2012 Dancing with the SMM Stars Gala... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

8:00pm EDT

Sakura Cosplay Ball
**THIS EVENT FILLS FAST. IF YOU EXIT THE BALL, ANOTHER PERSON WILL BE LET IN. YOU WILL NEED TO WAIT IN LINE TO ENTER AGAIN.*
Back for 2018, the Sakura Ball is Friday evening's formal event for all ages! Prepare for a decadent evening of cosplay, music, and dance, with special guest Triforce Quartet! Prior to the Ball, dance instruction will be provided. Formal dress is not required for this instructional event. We look forward to seeing everyone dressed to the nines!

Dress Code
As with any formal event, there is a dress code and some expected decorum.  Since this event’s main feature is music and dance, attendees should be sure to wear attire that they can move comfortably in.  Although the dress code will allow admittance to the Sakura Ball, not all forms of dress are appropriate. Attendees should not wear costume pieces or shoes that can easily come off. No props are allowed. Actual costume is not required, but the dress code must be adhered to.

Allowed Womenswear:
*All dresses/skirts should be approximately knee length or longer
  • Formal Costumes *
  • Prom dresses*
  • Formal gowns*
  • Lolita (EGL/EGA)*
  • Cocktail Dresses*
  • Formal Separates
  • Kimono and Cheongsam
  • Dress Uniforms
  • Formal Medieval/Renaissance/Period Attire
Allowed Menswear:
  • Formal Costumes
  • Suits
  • Tuxedos
  • Oji Lolita
  • Kimono
  • Dress Uniforms
  • Kilts (with appropriate additional attire)
  • Formal Medieval/Renaissance/Period Attire
  • At the least, a dress shirt, tie, slacks
Appropriate Footwear:
  • Heels
  • Dress Flats
  • Formal and Period Boots
  • Geta and Zori (only with appropriate Asian formal attire)
  • Men’s Dress Shoes
In general, clothing should be modest, not skin tight, and not reveal a large amount of skin.  It should also not drag on the floor with a long train. Think of what a person or character might wear to a formal event like a wedding or prom. Crossplay is welcome as long as the attire is appropriate for the character being portrayed.  Accessories like top hats, canes, or hand fans are welcome.  
Not Allowed
  • Formal Wear that drags on the floor (examples: trains, ribbons, etc)
  • Wings, armor, or other attachments that extend off the body
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Fishnets
  • Clothing with chains, straps, or buckles
  • Bare midriffs
  • Miniskirts
  • Cut-off or shredded clothing
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals and flip-flops
  • Boots with heavy straps and studs that are not formal in nature (examples: Doc Martens and biker boots)
  • Props such as, but not limited to swords, axes, cudgels, and sporting equipment
  • Other casual attire


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Triforce Quartet

String Quartet, Guest
The Triforce Quartet is a traditional string quartet that plays video game music.The Triforce Quartet began innocently as a short Zelda medley for an encore of a recital in early 2007, but the video of using traditional string quartet instruments to play music of classic games gained... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

11:30pm EDT

Friday Night Dance with StephK
The Ball is over, but you still want to dance? Join us at the Zenkaikon Friday Night Dance with StephK! Be prepared for a night of fun, dancing, and exclusive new releases that you won’t want to miss!

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StephK

DJ
StephK is an artist, DJ, and producer from the Washington, D.C. area. Inspired by the sounds of video games, anime, and pop culture, he is dedicated to creating and performing music that reflects these passions. Determined to keep the scene alive, he is ecstatic to be returning to... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 11:30pm - Saturday May 5, 2018 2:00am EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]
 
Saturday, May 5
 

10:45pm EDT

Saturday Night Dance with Hyper Potions
An EDM artist heavily influenced by MMOs, anime, video games, and a whole bunch of nostalgia, Hyper Potions dedicates themselves to making and performing very happy and upbeat music. With 6 releases on Monstercat and their music featured in the Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice trailer, multiple Razer commercials, and during the top CS:GO, Dota 2 and League of Legends tournaments, Hyper Potions should make you feel right at home Saturday night at Zenkaikon

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Hyper Potions

DJ
As an EDM duo raised by anime and video games, Hyper Potions dedicates themselves to making and performing happy and upbeat music. With songs released on Monstercat and their music featured in the Sonic Mania trailer, League of Legends Warsongs album, Razer commercials, and more... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:45pm - Sunday May 6, 2018 12:30am EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

12:30am EDT

Saturday Night Dance with Hi5

DJ Hi5 returns to Lancaster to rock the informal dance! Spend your evening informal dance experience with his mashups of classic video game tunes and the best of modern dance music.

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Hi5

DJ
Baltimore native Hi5 specializes in combining the best of the club world, with your favorite game and anime tunes - creating a hybrid to please all con-goers. Hi5 has also played various parties, club events, weddings, festivals, and hosted a live radio mix show on DemonFM in the... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 12:30am - 2:00am EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]
 


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