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Summer is near, my dear friends, and our tablets and phones will need some extra space for all the amazing anime that are coming our way.
Fans of the Japanese pop culture in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas should not miss Tekko, an annual convention to be held at David L. Lawrence Convention Center from 11 to 14 April 2019. Tekko, which gains more and more visitors each year, will celebrate its 17th anniversary. The convention’s organizers promise to feed the need of their visitors with more industry-related guests, shows, vendors, artists, and more.
10,000 attendees from 40 states and 12 countries enjoyed Tekko 2018 and fueled the Pittsburgh area with 6.5 million dollars over four days. (See Visit Pittsburgh)
The organizers spared no efforts in bringing Japanese musical guests Myth & Roid, sleepyhead, and TeddyLoid to Tekko 2019, and voice actors and actresses Justin Briner, Kira Buckland, Max Mittelman, Ray Chase, Michelle Ruff, Erica Lindbeck, and Robbie Daymond, among other star guests.
Wrestling fans can rejoice as Big Time Wrestling will be on board of Tekko 2019 with Shane Douglas, Road Warrior Animal, Scott Steiner, and other wrestlers who have wrestled in Japan.
There is much to see during these four-day ‘weekend’ in Pittsburgh. Tekko offers vendors, artists’ alley, panels, fashion shows, cosplay contests, a dance party with four DJs, games, Tekko Gakkou (School Series) and will fill its program with great content. During the opening ceremony in the afternoon of 12 April 2019, Tekko will introduce their new mascot called TekkoBot, which is a 214 cm tall animatronic robot.
Duration: 11 – 14 April 2019
Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA
Japanese Musical Guests: Myth & Roid, sleepyhead, TeddyLoid
Voice Actors/ Actresses: Justin Briner, Kira Buckland, Max Mittelman, Ray Chase, Michelle Ruff, Erica Lindbeck, Robbie Daymond
International Fashion Guests: Angelic Pretty, million $ orchestrA
Big Time Wrestling: Shane Douglas, Road Warrior Animal, Scott Steiner and many more
Industry Guests: local musician Nancy Kepner, ‘Study of Anime’ website founder Charles Dunbar, filmmaker/dancer Kyomica27, Dan Coglan a.k.a. ‘Samurai Dan’ and wife Jillian
The pictures below were provided by Tekko.