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Pre-Registration for 2023 is NOW OPEN!

We know you’re all ready for 2023 to make Sakura-Con even better! We’re excited to announce that pre-registration for 2023 is officially OPEN! From now until May 1st at 12pm Pacific get your registration for $60! After that the price will go up to $70 through July. To Pre-Register, please visit: https://www.joinit.org/o/anceasakura-con

Make sure to act now for the best price; we look forward to seeing you next year!

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Guest Announcement: Erica Lindbeck

Erica Lindbeck is a Los Angeles based actress. She is thrilled to be involved in a large and diversified portfolio of projects, playing the roles of Jessie in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Loona in Helluva Boss, Emira Blight in The Owl House, Daki in Demon Slayer, Cassie Cage in Mortal Kombat 11, Cheelai in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Black Cat in Spider-Man (PS4),  Miriam in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Mordred in Fate/Apocrypha, Celica in Fire Emblem Echoes, Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Magilou in Tales of Berseria, Taliyah, Zoe & Morgana in League of Legends, Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Jericho in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Ema Skye in Ace Attorney 6 to name a few.  She has also provided the voice of Barbie for numerous special projects & features. For news and announcements, find Erica on Twitter & Instagram

Guest Announcement: Griffin Burns

Raised in rural Pennsylvania, Griffin moved to LA in 2010 with an English degree, an acoustic guitar, and some beginner’s luck.  He booked his first voice over audition ever for San Diego’s Balboa Park and landed a small co-star appearance on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.  Two years later, Griffin quit his ‘survival jobs’ as a valet and began voice acting full time. 

His most notable roles include Tartaglia from Genshin Impact, Doppio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Muichiro in Demon Slayer, Akira Fudo in Devilman Crybaby, Tadano in Aggretsuko, Colt Grice in Attack on Titan, Ryota in Kakegurui, Jintan in Anohana, Todd Snap in  New Pokemon Snap, Shinichi Kudo in Case Closed, Ritsuka Fujimaru in Fate: Grand Order, and many, many others.  Griffin is also known for his memes on social media and his band New New Girlfriend.  He’s always down to engage with his fans, so stop by and say hello!

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!

Guest Announcement: Katelyn Gault

Katelyn Gault grew up near Seal Beach, California. From an early age, Katelyn developed an affinity for the performing arts. She studied piano and eventually classical voice, and participated in several theatre productions and show choir shows. Katelyn went on to earn her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Chapman University. She then moved to Los Angeles, and has been pursuing her passion for acting and storytelling ever since. 

Katelyn works in film, television, voiceover and theatre. Most notable VO credits include: Kisara in Tales of Arise, Rondine in Monster Hunter Rise, Fenneko in Aggretsuko, Tanith in Fire Emblem Heroes and more!  

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and fur babies…

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Guest Announcement: Leah Clark

Leah Clark is an American voice actor and Funimation Staff Script writer.

Her more recent voice acting roles include Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia), Kobayashi (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season II), Sylvie (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord), and Megumi (Fruits Basket).

Other memorable roles include Negima (Nodoka); Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail Zero (Mavis); Soul Eater (Blair); One Piece (Coby/Miss Doublefinger); Eden Of This East (Saki); Baka and Test (Minami); Deadman Wonderland (Minatsuki/Hummingbird); Dragonball GT (Maron); Assassination Classroom (Kanzaki); Suzuka (Suzuka); Rosario + Vampire (Ruby); Murmur (Future Diary); Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa (Noah). 

As a staff ADR script writer at FUNimation; Her most recent projects include SK8 the Infinity; Toilet Bound Hanako; Plunderer;  How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift; Ensemble Stars; RobiHatchi; How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord; Space Battleship Tiramisu; Chio’s School Road; A Certain Magical Index III, and Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka. Other favorite scripts are Panty and Stocking, Suzuka, Peach Girl, Baka and Test, Sasami: Magical Girl Club, B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time; and Strike Witches. 

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Sakura Con 2023 Mascot Reveal

It always feels like the countdown to Sakura-Con only officially begins with the mascot announcement… And so, without further ado, let’s introduce you to Sakura-Con 2023 mascots!

Congratulations, @morinohitos (Twitter)—your entry has been selected as the FIRST PLACE WINNER of Sakura-Con’s 2023 mascot contest!

A hearty congratulations goes out to our second and third place winners as well. And thank you, all, for participating! You really turned out with some incredible submissions.

🌸 See you all in 2023! 🌸

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Wendee Lee

WENDEE LEE – is one of the premiere American voice artists and voice directors in animation, games, anime, and films.

With an iconic career spanning over four decades, and over 600 credits she holds a record as one the most credited voice actresses in North America, and was named one of the Top Twenty voice artists of all time.

Career highlights include Cowboy Bebop, Sailor Moon, Haruhi Suzumiya, Bleach, Vivy, League Of Legends, NieR, Devil May Cry, Neptunia, 14 ‘Tales Of’ games, Persona, Robotech, Doraemon, Akira, Fire Emblem, Ninja Scroll, Digimon, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Monster High, World Of Warcraft, March Comes In Like A Lion, Magic Knight Rayearth, Gundam, Dragonball, Soulcalibur, Detective Conan, Outlaw Star, Lucky Star, Ever After High, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, God Eater, Durarara, Naruto, Boruto, Persona, Xenoblade, and Polly Pockets.

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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Kyle McCarley

Kyle McCarley grew up (but not really) in Kansas and moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to study acting. After getting hooked on playing World of Warcraft with his buddies, he co-wrote, co-directed, and voiced several characters in a fan-made online radio play loosely set in that universe. Once he finished his Theatre degree at the University of Southern California, he decided to further pursue that passion in the form of a career in voice acting. Kyle’s voice can now be heard in anime, video games, cartoons, audiobooks, live action dubs, TV and radio commercials, industrial ads, and even a talking toy plunger.

Notable anime credits include Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100, Narancia Ghirga in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Red Blood Cell AA2153 in Cells at Work: Code Black, Koku in B: The Beginning, Ryo in Devilman Crybaby, Joe Shimamura, a.k.a. 009, in Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, Aoba Kuronuma in Durarara!!x2, Shinji Matou in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Ryota Watari in Your Lie in April, Helbram in Seven Deadly Sins, Claudia Hodgins in Violet Evergarden, John Steinbeck in Bungo Stray Dogs, Iruka Umino in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Gran in Granblue Fantasy: The Animation, Kirii in Blame!, Joichiro Nishi in Gantz: O, Silas Norman in The Asterisk War, and Ikuya Ogura in Ajin: Demi-Human.

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Mascot Contest 2023

Sakura-Con is excited to announce our mascot contest for 2023 is officially open!

From now until May 13th 11:59 PST submit your artwork for a chance to see your artwork represent Sakura-Con 2023!

For rules and how to submit visit the Mascot Contest page!

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GUEST CANCELLATION: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn –

“Dear Sakura-Con attendees, I’m so sorry, but due to my overwhelming work schedule I won’t be able to attend Sakura-Con this year. I was really looking forward to coming to Seattle to be with you all and I know you’ll have an amazing con together. It breaks my heart that I can’t be there. Hopefully I’ll be able to see you at some future event. Stay safe, have fun and keep supporting each other. I love this community and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.”