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Guest of Honor Announcement: ROOKiEZ IS PUNK’D

The band has done many theme songs for popular anime series such as “Durarara!!,” “BLEACH,” “Blue Exorcist,” “Yowamushi Pedal.” As such, their audience encompasses a wide range of age groups across all genders. In recent years, they’ve been increasingly active overseas as well, overcoming language and cultural boundaries.

Last September, they released their 2nd Full Album, The Sun Also Rises.

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Sakuracon 2019 fashion guest: GOUK MIYABI

Sakuracon 2019 welcomes back the Japanese fashion brand : GOUK!
This year, we are please to introduce the debut of GOUK-MIYABI Lolita designer : Karin Moriguchi.
The GOUK-MIYABI brand captures the elegance of traditional Japanese style with the cuteness of Lolita fashion.  Including Moriguchi as a designer, she provides a new vision to the WA Lolita style.

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Fashion Show model Applications

Always wanted to be in a Fashion show?

Well here’s your chance! GOUK MIYABI Tokyo Lolita Fashion is holding an open call for models for Sakura Con 2019.

Selected applicants will model in the GOUK MIYABI Tokyo Lolita fashion show held Saturday afternoon.

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Guest of Honor Announcement: Satoshi Shiki

Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome Satoshi Shiki, a manga artist and illustrator whose works include: “Attack on Titan~Before the fall~” (story by Hajime Isayama), and the newest “Dororo” (story by Osamu Tezuka).  Fans may also recognize his art from “Riot,” “Kamikaze,” “Daphne in the Brilliant Blue,” “X Blade,” and many others!

This will be his first appearance at Sakura Con, and his first American appearance since 2003.

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Sakura-Con 2019 Registration Now Open!

You can now register for the 2019 Sakura-Con membership:

MEMBERSHIP RATES
$55 effective starting 10-1-2018
$60 effective starting 11-1-2018
$65 effective starting 12-1-2018
$70 effective starting 2-1-2019
$80.00 at the convention

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Opening Ceremonies Video Contest is now 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?

We want our opening video to start Sakura-Con off right, and we want you to do it. What’s in it for us? We get an awesome video to play in front of everyone at Opening Ceremonies. What’s in it for you? Getting to show off your stuff in front of everyone at Opening Ceremonies, and two complimentary memberships for Sakura-Con 2019. It’s win-win for everyone!

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Cosplay Chess Forms are now Open!

Come one come all to the brawl of the year! Magic versus Melee! Fisticuffs and spells. Join us and put your best defense on the line!

Cosplay Chess is now accepting applications for all three games, Friday Night’s Late Night, Saturday’s Main and Sunday’s Improv.

Please apply at: Sakura-Con 2019 Cosplay Chess Form

If you have any questions, please email us at cosplaychess@sakuracon.org