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Sakura-Con 2018 Staff Elections

Sakura-Con 2018 Elections Meeting will be held May 7th, 2017. All eligible voting staff may visit the Staff Website for full details. Please also refer to our member policies and bylaws. Here is a list of current open positions and nominees for 2018’s ANCEA/Sakura-Con Board of Directors: Chair Secretary Director of Publicity Director of Relations For more details please see our Elections Page.

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Lost and Found

If you’ve lost and item please come to room 201 for assistance during the convention. After the convention, all items turned into the Lost and Found will be turned over to the Washington State Convention Center.

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Guest Cancellation: Chris Patton

It is with deepest regret that Chris Patton has notified us that he will not be able to attend Sakura-Con 2017. We offer our most sincere apology to all our members for this disappointing news.

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2017 Guest Reception

It is time once again for the ever popular Sakura-Con Guest Reception! Most guests of honor attend the Guest Reception, but there are always a few exceptions. Most often, this is due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts. Please see the Guest Reception Page for full details: Guest Reception Reservations

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Introducing The Sakura-Con Scavenger Hunt

As you explore everything the expanded Sakura-Con has to offer this year, keep an eye out for the QR codes that have been hidden throughout the con. Starting Friday morning, scan one to begin the hunt and receive clues to their locations. Follow the clues and find all of them and you’ll win an exclusive 20th anniversary mascot pin! If you need a QR code reader for your device, visit www.sakurahunt.org for links and for the official rules. If you don’t have a smartphone, stop by the Info Booth for a paper entry form.

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Yasuhiro Irie is looking for volunteers to model during his Live Drawing Panel!

Yasuhiro Irie, known as the FMA Brotherhood director, is seeking 10 models for his live drawing panel on Saturday, 4/15/17 in the 6C Panels room from 11am to 1 pm. The models would be drawn and animated in a 30 second animated clip for anime production demonstration purposes only. Irie-san will animate the models with the original characters from his latest Kickstarter project “Halloween Pajama”, so don’t miss out this exclusive rare opportunity to be animated.

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Blood Drive Needs Donors

Heroes come in all types!  And we need yours! Be a hero and give the generous gift of health, life and hope for a better tomorrow. Our GOAL is 70 donors each day… Please donate blood!

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Black Butler & Gosick Dub Premier Announcements

Sakura con is proud to announce two exclusive premiers of Black Butler Live Action & Gosick English Dub Premiers, courtesy of Funimation. Black Butler Live Action Washington State Dub Premier Location: 6C Friday 17:15 – 19:15 Gosick English Dub Premier Location: 6C Time: Saturday 21:00 – 23:00    

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Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga Dub Premiere

Join Aniplex of America as we bring you the dub world premiere of Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga! Make time on your schedule to attend this special cram school session as we watch a few episodes of the dub followed by a Q&A session with your special guest lecturers Johnny Yong Bosch (Yukio Okumura), Christine Marie Cabanos (Shiemi Moriyama), and Kira Buckland (Izumo Kamiki).

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Guidebook is live!

The Sakura-Con 2017 Guide is now available on Guidebook! Get it from the guidebook website or by scanning this QR code from within the Guidebook app:

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Extremely Hard Take-Home Anime Quiz Now Available

WIN A PLAYSTATION 4 AT THE EXTREMELY HARD TAKE-HOME ANIME QUIZ! This is a multiple-choice, open-book, take-home quiz that begins on the Sakura-con site three weeks before the convention. You can look up anything you want to get the answer. The questions are so hard that you probably will not know any of the answers from memory. Instead, you will need to do research into the real world of such topics as art, geography, history, literature, music and science. Hopefully, this will give you a better appreciation of what goes on in anime and some of the hidden meanings behind the material.

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Guest Announcment: Voice Actress Kira Buckland

Sakura-Con welcomes Kira Buckland! Originally from Alaska, Kira got her start voice acting for online projects, and later moved on to voice a variety of roles, including Umi in Love Live and Kuroyukihime in Accel World, and 2B in NieR: Automata.

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Guest Announcement: Voice Actor Chris Sabat

Sakura-Con 2017 welcomes Chris Sabat! Chris has lived on Senzu Beans for nearly 15 years. As the Voice Director for Dragonball Z, as well as the voice actor behind Vegeta, Piccolo, Shenron and countless others, you could say he is the “voice” of Dragonball Z.

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Guest Announcement: Voice Actor Patrick Seitz

Sakura-Con welcomes Patrick Seitz! Known primarily for his work as the guy who yells out “Super Electromagnetic Shrapnel Cannon!” in Code Geass, Patrick Seitz gets paid to voice guys who A) yell a lot, B) wear an eye-patch, C) have an accent, or D) sport a cool haircut.

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Guest Announcement: Voice Actress Megan Emerick

Sakura-Con welcomes Megan Emerick! Megan is celebrating her 10th year with FUNimation studios! Her most notable roles are White from Blood Blockade Battlefront, Ishilly from One Piece, Chloe from Sky Wizards Academy, and Kanami from Is This is a Zombie?!.

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Guest Announcement: Voice Actor Johnny Yong Bosch

Sakura-Con welcomes Johnny Yong Bosch! He got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Johnny also voiced Nagate in Knights of Sidonia, Yukimura in Sengoku Basara, and many more.

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Guest Announcement: Erica Lindbeck

Sakura-Con welcomes Erica Lindbeck, a North Carolina native who has spent the last decade training in theatre, film, improvisation and voice acting. She is thrilled to play the roles of Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Magilou in Tales of Zestiria the X, and Barbie, to name a few.

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