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Pre-Registration for 2023 is NOW OPEN!

We know you’re all ready for 2023 to make Sakura-Con even better! We’re excited to announce that pre-registration for 2023 is officially OPEN! From now until May 1st at 12pm Pacific get your registration for $60! After that the price will go up to $70 through July. To Pre-Register, please visit: https://www.joinit.org/o/anceasakura-con

Make sure to act now for the best price; we look forward to seeing you next year!

News

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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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

Press Application Form are Open

Sakura-Con welcomes and appreciates media coverage.

Please complete the press application below to request a press badge to Sakura-Con. You may be contacted with questions in the process of determining approval for a press badge, so please be sure to add press@sakuracon.org to your email address book or email white list in order to receive emails from Sakura-Con Press. All applications must be received electronically by March 31st.

Press Applications are now open!

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Sakura-Con 2019 AMV Contest Open!

The Sakura-Con 2019 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 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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Sakura-Con will be at Japan Week!

Sakura-Con is attending Japan Week at Bellevue College on Saturday Oct 6th.

We will have a table from 10AM to 5PM and we’ll be holding a cosplay contest from 4:15-5PM. Come sign up at the booth by 3PM and be ready to line up by 3:55 by the left of the stage.

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Chinatown Seafair Parade

If you’d like to participate in our section of the Chinatown Seafair Parade (aka the Cosplay parade!) please follow these instructions:

Date: July 22nd, 6-6:30PM line up. Parade starts at 7PM.

Objective: To show Seattle what Sakura-Con cosplay is all about!!

Where: Meet at approximately King Street and 8th Avenue.

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