Team Sakura, formerly Tour Otaku, was originally formed in an effort to publicize Sakura-Con within the fan community. Its members could be found at conventions across the Northwest handing out fliers, recruiting dealers, and generally getting the word out about the Northwest's premier Anime convention.
Team Sakura has expanded its role and become actively involved with the larger fan community. Team Sakura is still publicizing Sakura-Con, but it is now also about supporting fellow non-profit cultural events by announcing them to our members and in some cases collaborating with them as participants and/or sponsors.
By increasing our role at cultural and community events, and other fan conventions, an addition to anime-specific events, we are more fully honoring the Asia Northwest Cultural and Education Association's mission as well as more effectively promoting Sakura-Con.
A brief summary of the basic Team Sakura activities is provided below:
General Team Sakura Event Categories
- National Anime Conventions
- Local Asian Cultural Events
- Local Media and Gaming Conventions
- Local Fairs, Music & Film Festivals, and Other Large Events
- Local Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions
Team Sakura Activities
- Wearing a Sakura-Con T-Shirt
- Handing out Fliers
- Running a Sakura-Con Table
- Assisting in the distribution of Sponsor and Exhibitor's Packs
- Being an ambassador of "Sakura-Spirit"-supporting cultural education by making friends and learning new things about the broader world of Asian culture.
Team Sakura Calendar of Events
What is Team Sakura? Team Sakura is our effort to promote Sakura-Con while supporting educational community events and fellow non-profit fan run events, in keeping with our mission and our "for the fans, by the fans" ethic.
Seattle Center Festál-Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival: June 8-9, 2013
Armory / Center House Main Floor, Mural Amphitheatre
Team Sakura recommends you check out this rich cultural festival, filled with music, arts and delicious food. Show them we care by wearing your Sakura-Con t-shirt!
EverfreeNW: July 5-7
SeaTac Airport Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
Team Sakura will be here supporting this fellow non profit fan event. We will be selling registrations for Sakura-Con 2014 at a $5.00 discount. Cash and Check only.
Dragonfest: July 13-14
International District Seattle Washington
Team Sakura recommends you check out this annual local festival, featuring Asian cultural arts. Team Sakura will be here selling registrations for Sakura-Con 2014 at a $5.00 discount. Cash and Check only. Featuring a cosplay contest with prizes including free memberships for ANCEA/Sakura-Con. Links to come soon to enter the contest!
Chinatown Seafair Parade (AKA the Cosplay Parade!) Sunday, July 21, 2013
Seattle International District
A highlight of the cosplay year, come show Seattle how awesome cosplay is! If you want to attend, send your name and costume choice to email@example.com and you will be sent the time and meeting place instructions. Please remember to bring water, sunscreen and to wear an appropriate cosplay to this family event. See our Facebook Event Page for more details.
Kumori-Con: August 31-Sept 2nd
Hilton Vancouver Washington and Red Lion Hotel at the Quay
Join Team Sakura in supporting this fellow non profit fan event. We will be selling registrations for Sakura-Con 2014 at a $5.00 discount.
Aki Matsuri: September 7-8th
Bellevue Community College
Join us in supporting this amazing non profit cultural event. Free to the public all weekend long. Team Sakura will be there selling registrations for Sakura-Con 2014 at a $5.00 discount.
Geek Girl Con: October 19-20th
Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center
Team Sakura will be there supporting this excellent non profit fan event. We will be selling registrations to Sakura-Con at a $5.00 discount.
If you have any events to suggest to Team Sakura or just a great Japanese cultural festival or performance you think we should put on the calendar for members, please contact us at Team_Sakura@sakuracon.org.
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