Sit back and relax as we tell you a tale of how an anime convention came into existence thanks to a group of college aged, geeks…
Shikkaricon was 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.
During the Fall of 2007 BC3 Anime Club hosted 2007 Shikkaricon. I filmed the entire film and finally have broken it down to about 2 hours with Panels, Cosplay, Guests, ect… included. This is the opening of the DVD film that gives a little preview and advertises on facebook for the sale of the DVD.
Posted by Amber Ryder on Wednesday, June 4, 2008
This video was from the second Shikkaricon held in 2007; thanks to Amber who had recorded it!
How many days is the convention? Who is running the event?
Shikkaricon will be a two day event, happening on a Saturday and a Sunday! We are so excited to be returning AND expanding to a two day event.
This time, Shikkaricon will be run by the original founders of the convention and former anime club members/ convention staff, as well as some new staff. The convention is being presented by Wild Spice Photography.
When and where is Shikkaricon taking place?
Shikkaricon is taking place at William Way Community Center on 1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Hours for Saturday, October 19th: 11am to 9pm
Hours for Sunday, October 20th: 10:30am to 5pm
I want to attend. How do I make this happen?