What is GaoKon?


GaoKon is a pop-culture convention with a focus on anime, comics (& manga), gaming, and all things nerdy! Our goal is to create a convention that has both a safe and fun environment to all. While our primary focus is Asian pop culture we are open to all nerd culture.

When is GaoKon?


GaoKon 2018 is taking place on November 10th – 11th, with a November 9th pre-show.


GaoKon 2018 will officially be open November 10th at 9:00 AM. For a comprehensive list of convention and event times see our schedule page.

Where is GaoKon?


Penn State Behrend University
4701 Behrend College Drive
Erie, PA 16563, USA


Check out a comprehensive list of GaoKon attractions on our events page and non-GaoKon attractions on our location page.

GaoKon Registration?

Where do I register for GaoKon?

Register for GaoKon using our registration form here, or print out this form and register in person at Penn State Behrend’s information desk in the Reed Union Building as per the details outline here.

Why can’t I pay for my registration online?

Due to school policy we are currently unable to use online payment methods, or credit/debit cards. If this policy changes we’ll move to online payment, for the time being please work with us and pay using cash or check with the above methods.

Other Questions

I have a question not answered here. Where should I look?

Please search the website, particularly our news feed, before contacting GaoKon staff about a question. You may also find your answer on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
If you cannot find the answer to your question from the sources above then feel free to contact our staff from our contact page or by emailing [email protected].