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Local Events of Interest for Otakus

Now through Dec 1: Exhibit Gentleman Warrior: Art of the Samurai (Seattle Art Museum,

Sept 26-Oct 6: Sale Kyoto Arts & Antiques fall sale. They are only open twice a year!

Sept 28: Festival JAPAN WEEK wraps up with a day of fun and activities, including a Sakura-Con sponsored Cosplay Contest! (Bellevue College…

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Seafair Chinatown / International District parade

AKA The Cosplay Parade!

Date: July 21st Meetup: 6:30pm Parade Start: 7pm
Come one and all to the Cosplay Parade! Lets show Seattle what Sakura-Con Cosplay is all about!

If you’d like to participate in our section of the Chinatown Seafair Parade (aka the Cosplay parade!) please follow these instructions:

Objective: To show Seattle what Sakura-Con cosplay is all about!!

Where: Meet at approximately King Street and 8th Avenue. * We do not know our exact placement until we check in. You may need to ask where Sakura-Con’s section is with the parade organizers.

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New Team Sakura Event List

Team Sakura has lots of summer events this year! Come say hello! Next events are Dragon Fest 2019 Jun 29th and Japan Fair 2019 on June 30th!
Sakura-Con will be hosting a cosplay contest at 3PM at Japan Fair. Show off your latest creation and/or try your chance at winning a complimentary membership for you and a friend for Sakura-Con 2020. (To enter the contest sign up at the Sakura-Con Japan Fair booth by 2PM on Sunday June 30th.)

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Lost and Found

Lost an item?

Items found during the convention have been turned over to the Washington State Convention Center.

For further information please check in with Convention Security at 206-694-5127.

Scavenger Hunt 2019

The Scavenger Hunt returns again for 2019, and this time the stakes are even higher.

The story begins at Opening Ceremonies (attendance is not required, don’t worry—a summary will be provided after), and then after 10AM on Friday go to www.sakuraquest.org/play and follow the clues around con to solve the mystery and get an exclusive mascot pin!

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Guest Reception Reservations Open

This is the attendee’s rare chance to meet up close with the Guests of Honor. You’ll be able to ask Guests questions in a more personal environment while enjoying a buffet style meal being provided by the hotel. Not only can you ask your favorite Guest of Honor questions about his/her work, but possibly get an autograph from them “after” everyone has eaten. This is a must not miss event that you can get in only by purchasing a special invitation! Reservations are extremely limited, and available through the Guest Reception page.

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.

Extremely Hard Take Home Anime Quiz 2019

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Masquerade Ball 2019: Midnight Reverie

Come one come all as night falls and the stars come out to play. And so do those steeped in night. The magic and the mystery that night brings causes those to dress in their finest wear and dance away.

From stars to the twinkling lights of the city, from the fae to those who still believe. Let them all dance away in a midnight reverie. Please join Sakura-Con as we present ‘Midnight Reverie’, the Masquerade Ball. For the first time, we present a gothic themed ball.

We encourage you to wear your best and darkest attire. We look forward to seeing you on Friday evening.

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Cosplay Costume Contest Judges

Here are the 2019 Sakura-Con costume contest judges, we encourage everyone to read the autograph and photography policies and guidelines regarding Guests.

Lulu Laurent

Lulu Laurent

Lulu Laurent is an award-winning Seattle based cosplayer who’s actively been attending SakuraCon since 2002 and entering cosplay competitions around the country since 2006.

Momma Sammu

Momma Sammu

A native of Portland OR, Momma Sammu was raised attending Fantasy and SciFi cons, but attended her first anime convention in 2006. She has been cosplaying ever since, now with over a decade of sewing and crafting and six years of heavy competition experience…

Sewing Savage

Sewing Savage

Tana Savage is a northwest cosplayer with 12 years of experience making costumes. She started competing in 2013 under the cosplay name Sewing Savage and has since won several awards including best in show and best skit at Kumoricon. Tana specializes…

Princess of Tea

Princess of Tea

This Sakuracon marks the 10 year anniversary since Princess of Tea started cosplaying. Since then, she has competed in numerous contests and taken home many top ranking and Best in Show awards from conventions such as Kumoricon, RCCC, and Kuronekocon….