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Closing Cosplay Contest Submissions Early

Due to an extremely high volume of submissions, SakuraCon’s Cosplay Contest will be closing submissions early.  At this time, all places in the main competition have been filled, and wait-lists have been started for every category.  For those interested in getting a spot on the waitlist, submissions will remain open until Next Saturday, January 18th at 11:59PM Pacific Time.  At that time, submissions will be closed

Rules and Submission Form can be found HERE

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Guest Announcement: Xander Mobus

Xander Mobus is a voice over actor from LA. You might know his work from anime and video games including Persona 5 as The Protagonist, Super Smash Bros as Ren Amamiya, Street Fighter V, Soul Calibur VI, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100, Hunter x Hunter, Detective Pikachu, Erased, Boruto, Boruto’s Dad (aka Naruto), Rising of the Shield Hero, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Warriors, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Beyblade Burst Turbo, B: The Beginning, Blue Exorcist and many more!

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Cosplay Contest Signups are Open!

Want to show off your cosplay crafting and/or performance chops? 

Sign-ups are now open for Sakura-Con’s Cosplay Contest!  

All submissions are on a first come, first serve basis, and will be open until March 1st, but don’t wait too long — spots fill quickly, and if we fill up, you could end up on the wait list. Please read the Cosplay Contest Rules and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to sign up!  Please email cosplay@sakuracon.org with any questions.

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Guest Announcement: Erica Mendez

Chicago native Erica Mendez is a longtime anime and video game fan who put in the work and became a voice actress.

She has been fortunate to play some fan-favorite characters, including: Retsuko in Aggretsuko, Ryuko in KILL la KILL, Gon in Hunter x Hunter, Aladdin in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Yuuki in Sword Art Online II, Sailor Uranus in the new Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon, Megumin in Konosuba, Akko in Little Witch Academia, Diane in Seven Deadly Sins, Nico in Love Live, Mash in Fate/Grand Order, Bernadetta in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Raphtalia in The Rising of the Shield Hero.

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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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