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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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Sakura-Con 2020 Artist Alley application are now open!

Artist Alley registration for Sakura-Con 2020 has officially gone live!

Artist Alley is a venue for amateur and professional artists/artisans to sell their anime, manga and Japanese inspired works to the general convention members. This includes comic book artists, illustrators, makers of small cosplay accessories, and much more.  

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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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Sakura-Con 2020 AMV contest is now open!

The Sakura-Con 2020 AMV Contest is now open for submissions! Sakura-Con’s AMV contest is an event for fans to showcase their creative talents in the form of anime music videos.

The Contest is open to anyone, be they amateur or professional! Submissions, signups and contest rules can be found HERE.

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Opening Ceremonies video contest is Open!

Attention all AMV creators and video editors! Enjoy making videos? Love Sakura-Con?

Want to help get people pumped up? Why not try your hand at making us a video for our Opening Ceremonies?

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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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