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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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Guest Announcement: Voice Actor Christopher Patton

Sakura-Con is proud to welcome back Christopher Patton in honor of our 20th Anniversary year! Chris Patton has been Voice Acting for 18 years. His credits include over 250 Anime titles, including projects for ADV Films, Funimation Entertainment, and more.

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!