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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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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.