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Seeking Manga Swaps staff

We still have staff opening in the Manga Swaps room, if you would like to volunteer this year at Sakura-Con please email swaps@sakuracon.org for more information:

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Charity Auction

Sakura Con partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and every year at con, we host a charity auction to raise money for their organization! If you’d like to be involved with this work and volunteer with Charity Auction, please email charity.auction@sakuracon.org with an introduction.  Must provide proof of full vaccination Must be 18+

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Arts and Crafts Announcement

Dear Sakura-Con attendees, For the 2022 convention we are unfortunately unable to have our beloved Arts and Crafts room this year due to circumstances beyond convention control. We appreciate your understanding and anticipate that Arts and Crafts will return for 2023 and apologize for this turn of events.For staff that have been a part of the Arts and Crafts department in previous years, we are deeply sorry for this turn of events and the Live Programming department is happy to help find you another position. Please reach out to Live.Programming@sakuracon.org for details.

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Fashion Show Model Application

Always wanted to be in a Fashion show?  Well here’s your chance!!!! MINT NeKO Tokyo Fashion is holding an open call for models.  Selected applicants will model in the MINT NeKO Tokyo Fashion show held Saturday on main stage! To enter, please send an email to  fashion@jhouserock.com with the following: Two Photos (One headshot, One full body)Measurements (height, weight, bust/hip/waist)A brief statement telling why you want to be apart of the fashion event All applications must be submitted by Monday March 28, 2022

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Guest Announcement: MINT NeKO

MINT, the designer of MINT NeKO, was born in Shimane in 1984. After graduating Bunka Fashion College, he became an assistant designer of h.NAOTO and made his debut as a designer of Sixh. in 2006. While part of a fashion duet with the brand Sixh., MINT has created his own line called MINT NeKO. MINT NeKO uses oriental silhouettes inspired by mode style with cat character graphics. There are actually more than 250 original kitty characters that are created and used in the garments. MINT has created cats to collaborate in the world of fashion. MINT has collaborated with many Japanese artists and is becoming one of the leading young designers in Japan.

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Manga Library Staff

We still have a need for general staffers in Manga Library, so if you want to volunteer here are the requirements. Manga Library Staff Requirements: Work at least 16 hours over the course of the convention, including Thursday set-up and Sunday tear-downBe on time to all assigned shiftsBe responsible and helpfulAble to stand and walk for your shift Able to lift up to 35 pounds You must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (at least 2 doses), no exceptions

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Guest Announcement: ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D

Vocalist/Guitar: SHiNNOSUKEBase: RYOTADrum: UGuitarist : Yu-SaySupportDrum: ICCAN The four-piece band based in Shibuya exploded onto the music scene in June 2010 with their very first single, “Complication.” The single quickly reached number one in downloadable tracks, ranked 11th on the Oricon Weekly ranking, and was featured as the opening theme for the animated series “Durarara!!” ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D went on to have songs featured in the anime series Bleach with “song for…” and “IN MY WORLD,” the second opening theme for Blue Exorcist. ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D attracts Rock and J-Pop fans through their unique sound which includes Rock, Punk, and Emo. They have performed for their fans over 100 times in a single year and every time, the audience was hungry for more. In 2011 the band collaborated with the creators of Durarara!! to release their first album “DRRROOKiEZ!! ・ …

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Guest Announcement: STEVE BLUM

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),”Zoltan Kulle” from Diablo 3, “Abathur” from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters …

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Guest Announcement: MARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. You can also hear her as the Female Crusader in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Kurutsu in Ghost in the Shell Arise, Mrs. Maheswaran in Steven Universe, Sei in Alpha Protocol and Nora in Final Fantasy XIII. Some of her other popular roles are Cornelia in Code Geass, Kurenai from Naruto, Julia from Cowboy Bebop, Zanpakuto from Bleach, Helba and Bordeau from .hack, Jagura from Wolf’s Rain, Nuriko in Fushigi Yuugi and Caroline from Vampire Hunter D. She recurs on Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role as Zahra Hydris, a tiefling warlock. Mary …

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