Sakura-Con Programming features fan-run and industry panels, Club Sakura dances, opening/closing ceremonies, gaming, as well as special performances. The majority of our content comes from our membership; that means fans as such as yourself play a huge role in making Sakura-Con a success. Thank you!
The Sakura-Con ratings system provides an informal unified guide to age ratings for both live events and video programming.
Each year Sakura-con hosts a variety of contests. We accept a wide range of participants, from first time artists to professionals, as long as you're a registered member.
In its humble beginning, Sakura-Con was a small group of fans coming together to share ideas in a local anime store. Fan panels continue the tradition of making friends and cover a wide range of topics.
Come and enjoy Sakura-con's yearly masquerade ball! Put on your fanciest finery, don your most ornate mask, and waltz the night away in the most blissfully antiquated way. To keep the mood, we will enforce formal garb and a facial covering.
Don't miss the perfect excuse to make use of your best dress!
Sakura-Con Cosplay Chess Rules
Cosplay Chess: Saturday Main and Sunday Improv
This event is open to all registered convention attendees. You must have a valid Sakura-Con badge for the day of the pre-meet and match in order to participate.
The Sakura-Con Manga Library is available 24/7 throughout the con. There are library staffers on duty to check your bags, help you find great manga, and answer questions.
The Wired Rooms are a unique feature of Sakura-Con! We are pleased to provide the largest free gaming suite of any anime convention on the west coast.
Starting this year, Sakura-Con will no longer be publishing the paper version of the Pocket Programming Guide. We will continue to publish the color Souvenir Guide and distribute it to attendees at Registration.
Sakura-Con partners with the Seattle/Alaska Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter every year, hosting a charity auction to raise money for their organization. Tasks include being on your feet to walk around and monitor the auction preview room, conducting bag checks at the front door, and assisting with organizing donation inventory. The day of the auction on Sunday, individual tasks may rotate between the following: tracking bids, being on your feet collecting bidder information, walking auction items down the aisle to show to attendees, and manning the donation table. We can accommodate special needs as necessary with advance notice.
2022 Dance Party Line-Up Has Been Announced!