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Guest Announcement: VA and ADR director Caitlin Glass

Sakura-Con 2017 welcomes Caitlin Glass! Caitlin is a voice actress and ADR director, best known for as the voice of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist. In 2008, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, and voiced Haruhi Fujioka.

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Guest Announcement: Voice Actress Natalie Hoover

Sakura-Con 2017 welcomes Natalie Hoover! She is a voice actress who has done work for anime & games you love! Well known roles include Sonia Nevermind from the Danganronpa series, Arisa Ahokainen in Akiba’s Trip, and Tsukino in SHOW BY ROCK!!.

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Guest Announcement: Takanori Aki

Sakura-Con welcomes Tanaori Aki! He is the mastermind behind Good Smile Company, which is dedicated to producing high quality sculpted figures based on popular anime, comics, video games, and even celebrities.

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Reserve parking in advance with Spot-Hero

Sakura-Con is pleased to announce a new sponsor for 2017 that may help you with your downtown parking needs. Please see our “Travel” page for more details about Spot Hero and get your Sakura-Con code!

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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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Guest Announcement: Chikashi Kubota

Sakura-Con presents Chikashi Kubota as our Guest of Honor! Chikashi Kubota is an artist, designer and animation director, known for work on One Punch Man, Space Dandy and more!

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Cosplay and Skit Contest Applications are now Open

Applications for Sakura-Con 2017 Cosplay contests are now open, both Skit and Costume! Please visit our contests page for more information http://sakuracon.org/programming/contests/  Please direct your questions to cosplay@sakuracon.org

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Guest Announcement: Designer Kenichi Sonoda

Sakura-Con 2017 presents designer Kenichi Sonoda as a Guest of Honor! He best known as the character designer for the Bubblegum Crash/Bubblegum Crisis series, as well as the designs for Gall Force, Otaku no Video, and Riding Bean.

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Guest Announcement: Director Hiroshi Nagahama

Sakura-Con is pleased to announce Hiroshi Nagahama, celebrated animator, designer and director, as a 2017 guest of honor! US fans may know him best as the Director of Mushishi, the Assistant Director of Fruits Basket, and many more.

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Guest Announcement: Illustrator Shiki Douji

Sakura-Con is proud to present Shiki Douji as a guest of honor for our 20th Anniversary! Shiki Douji is a prolific character designer and illustrator known best for the Full Metal Panic! series of manga, light novels, TV, and OAV.

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