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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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Guest Announcement: Sword Master Isao Machii

Mr. Machii holds a number of Guiness World Records, including “Most cuts to one mat (suegiri)”, “Fastest 1,000 sword cuts”, and “Fastest tennis ball (820 km/hr) cut by sword”. Mr. Machii will be sharing his experience and expertise as a sword master at Sakura-Con!

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Masquerade host applications are now open

Masquerade Host Applications are now open until April 1st, 2017 at 11:59PM. Are you the life of the party? Do you enjoy social dance? Are you comfortable teaching people how to waltz, tango, or swing dance? Join us as dance hosts at this year’s Masquerade Ball!

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Guest Announcement: Vic Mignogna

Sakura-Con is pleased to welcome back Vic Mignogna in honor of our 20th Anniversary year! Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II.

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Musical Guest Announcement: Miliyah Kato

Known as “the charismatic leader of Japanese high school girls,” Miliyah Kato used to “hate adults” when she started her career during her teens. Her debut single in 2004 was “Never Let Go / Yozora”.

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