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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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Guest Announcement: VA and ADR director Caitlin Glass

Sakura-Con 2017 welcomes Caitlin Glass! Caitlin is a voice actress and ADR director, best known for as the voice of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist. In 2008, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, and voiced Haruhi Fujioka.

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Guest Announcement: Voice Actress Natalie Hoover

Sakura-Con 2017 welcomes Natalie Hoover! She is a voice actress who has done work for anime & games you love! Well known roles include Sonia Nevermind from the Danganronpa series, Arisa Ahokainen in Akiba’s Trip, and Tsukino in SHOW BY ROCK!!.

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Guest Announcement: Takanori Aki

Sakura-Con welcomes Tanaori Aki! He is the mastermind behind Good Smile Company, which is dedicated to producing high quality sculpted figures based on popular anime, comics, video games, and even celebrities.

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Reserve parking in advance with Spot-Hero

Sakura-Con is pleased to announce a new sponsor for 2017 that may help you with your downtown parking needs. Please see our “Travel” page for more details about Spot Hero and get your Sakura-Con code!

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Make-A-Wish Charity Auction Announcement

Our Make-A-Wish charity auction efforts will include a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view and bid on rare autographed shishiki arts and items. Check out our Charity Auction page for full details on our 20th Anniversary Special Exhibition.

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Guest Announcement: Matthew Mercer

Sakura-Con 2017 Welcomes Matthew Mercer! Matthew is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games, such as McCree in Overwatch, Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6, and Captain Levi in Attack on Titan.

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2018 Mascot Contest Deadline Extended

The 2018 Sakura-Con Mascot Contest has extended its deadline and is still open for submissions through April 2nd! The top three art submissions will receive complimentary membership for 2018, their art being displayed throughout the 2018 convention year, and other exclusive perks! For more information and to submit your entry, see the mascot contest page and good luck!

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