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Sakura-Con loves cosplay, and we wanna see your lineup! So share what you’ll be wearing with our official cosplay lineup frames!

To use a frame, just download the image as a PNG and place your cosplay plans using your preferred image editor. Don’t forget use #sakuraconcosplaylineup and #sakuracon2023 in your posts so our community can see!

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Guest Announcement: Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee is a Los Angeles based voice actress, director, and producer. In animation, she is known as Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, Killua in Hunter x Hunter, Darkness in Konosuba, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Meiko in Digimon Adventure Tri, Sakura Matou in Fate Stay/Night, Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Miki Makimura in Devilman Crybaby, Kotori Minami in Love Live!, Xochi in Victor and Valentino, Jay-Ten in Steven Universe, and Marinette Dupain Cheng aka Ladybug in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. Other roles include parts in Re:Zero, Bleach, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100, Sword Art Online, Tiger and Bunny, One Piece, Violet Evergarden, Naruto, Boruto, Fairy Tail, Magi, Kill la Kill, Your Lie in April, Kakegurui, Pokémon, Gantz: O, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters,The Promised Neverland, Lupin III, Yokai Watch, Inazuma Eleven, and so many others. Fans may be surprised that she provides the English voices for Disney’s Violetta and Tokyo in Netflix’s Money Heist.

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Artist Alley Applications Opening Soon!

Mark your calendars, artists! Artist Alley applications for Sakura-Con 2023 will be opening Friday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. PST!

If you’re interested in applying for an Artist Alley table, please review our updated 2023 FAQ before submitting your application; late submissions and exceptions will not be considered. https://sakuracon.org/exhibitors/artist-alley/faq/

Applications will close on Friday, January 20 at 10 a.m PST.

Guest Announcement: Erica Schroeder

Erica Schroeder (A.K.A. Bella Hudson) Erica is one of New York’s premier voice actresses. She has provided the voice for over 150 characters in the world of animation for television, film and video games over the past 15 years.

Erica is known for being active in the autistic community, supporting her fan’s challenges and triumphs. She has voiced over 10 characters in the 5 YU-GI-OH series, making her the only voice actress to appear in all 5 series, including such characters as: Mai Valentine, Akiza Izinski, Dark Magician Girl, Rally Dawson and Cathy Catherine. Over the years she has voiced over 50 characters and various Pokemon on POKEMON including: Nurse Joy, Fantina, Bianca, Grace, Meloetta, Pidove, Panchum, Sylveon, Tapukoko, and many more. Other notable roles include: Monkey D. Luffy in ONE PIECE, Blaze the Cat and Wave the Swallow from the SONIC video games, the legendary Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Stop Motion Comic ASTONISHING X-MEN, Faragonda, Icy the Witch, Piff, Daphne, Galatea, Squonk and Critty from WINX CLUB, Lyserg from SHAMAN KING, Rai and Komorka from TAI CHI CHASERS, Bridgette Verdant (Lettuce) from MEW MEW POWER, Olgariki from GO GO RIKI, Shiho from AH! MY GODDESS, Scarlet Claw in CUTIE HONEY, from the makers of THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, The Spirit of the Mountain (role shared with Sean Schemmel), in THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR, The Witch in the Cannes Film Festival’s LITTLE LONG NOSE and many more titles. Select newer roles and releases include: YOUR NAME, GUNDAM SEED and GUNDAM DESTINY (role to be announced), Melissa Trail in YU-GI-OH Arc V, Akemi in ZETMAN, Yurika Yamagiwa in PSYCHIC SCHOOL WARS, Zarafa in ZARAFA, Nagako Aoki in MAI MAI MIRACLE and her newest role to hit Saturday morning, Astoria Rapunzel on Nickelodeon’s fantastical REGAL ACADEMY.

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Guest Announcement: Mike McFarland

Mike has been acting professionally for over 20 years in various capacities, but is most known for his voice work in animation and video games. Notable roles include “Master Roshi” in DragonBall Z and DragonBall Super, “Jean Kirstein” in Attack on Titan, “Lt. Jean Havok” in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, “Ojiro” and “Ectoplasm” in My Hero Academia, “Buggy” in One Piece, “Amon” in Tokyo Ghoul, “Gordon” in Black Clover, “Carnage Kabuto” in One-Punch Man, and “Cain Nightroad” in Trinity Blood, all as seen on Cartoon Network. Other fan favorites include “Estonia” in Hetalia and “Otabek Altin” in Yuri!! On Ice.

Mike’s voice can be heard in the gaming world as “Paul Phoenix” in Street Fighter X Tekken, “Charlie Nash” in Street Fighter V, and on such titles as Borderlands 2 & 3, Aeon Flux, Halo Wars, Orcs Must Die!, Tales of Xillia 2, and Smite. As an ADR/Voice Director, Mike has helmed many of the titles listed above, as well as the Evangellion: Rebuild movies, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and The Beast, Eden of the East, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and many more…

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Guest Announcement: Ellyn Stern

Ellyn is well known for her voice work in animation, games and films with hundreds of titles. Listed here are a few: Belle, Lupin the 3rd, Bleach, Pokemon Generations, Star Ocean 1 & 2, Phantasy Star Online ll, Ghost In The Shell Innocence 2, Noein, Mar, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Robotech, Blue Dragon, True Crimes Hong Kong, Muhya & Roji, Godzilla, and hundreds more. Also included are Academy Award winning films including: Widow of St. Pierre, Cinema Paradisso, Belle Epoque, Le Femme Nikita, Tae Gu Ki, Babette’s Feast, Mostly Martha, & Eat Drink, Man, Woman.

ELLYN began working on stage when she was 12 years old. A few of her theatre credits include: Les Miserables, Exit the King, Apple, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Rumors, Blood Wedding, Chinamen, How He Lied to Her Husband, Killing of Sister George and Day Games, Sister Africa, Daughter Of My People. She starred in Two Noble Kinsmen at the Globe Theatre (Now in the Smithsonian Institute) and We’ll Never Be Young Again (Center Theatre Group).

Ellyn has directed VO for many years. Directing credits: Pokémon Generations, Netflix: KITZ, SCHOOL NURSE FILES. Also, included are many of the LUPIN THE 3RD movies and series currently on Toonami and Adult Swim. One of Ellyn’s proudest accomplishments was dubbing STAR WARS, A NEW HOPE, EPISODE 4 into the Navajo language.  It was the first time an indigenous language was heard on film. She’s a member of the Classical Theatre Lab, and an Executive Member of Women In Film. She also has a children’s book, It’s Hard To Give A Butterly A Hug.  Her sitcom, Life’s A Bitch, which she wrote, stars in and produced, also includes Richard Epcar and Stephen Tobolowsky.

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Guest Announcement: Richard Epcar

Legendary Actor RICHARD EPCAR – Gamepur’s VOICE ACTOR OF THE YEAR is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 1,200 characters in Games, Animation and Anime.

Now voicing YHWACH the Quincy King in Bleach The Thousand Year Blood War!

Best known as:

RAIDEN in MORTAL KOMBAT,

The JOKER in several Batman games including INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US (Fighting Game of the Year!) and MORTAL KOMBAT 11 (Fighting Game of the Year!)

ANSEM in KINGDOM HEARTS, JOSEPH JOESTAR in JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, BATOU in GHOST IN THE SHELL, JIGEN in LUPIN the THIRD, AKUMA in STREET FIGHTER V, SANDMAN in MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3 and The BRIGADIER GENERAL in DAEMON X MACHINA!

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Japanese Guest Liaisons and Interpreters Needed

Are you a people person looking to take your Sakura-Con experience to the next level? Then this volunteer position is made for you: our Relations team is looking for Japanese Guest Liaisons and Japanese Panel Interpreters for Sakura-Con 2023!

Check the following link for more info about this specific role.

https://hidekis.notion.site/Sakura-Con-Japanese-Guest…

Feels like a good fit?

Email info@sakuracon.org to apply! 🌸

Guest Announcement: Erica Lindbeck

Erica Lindbeck is a Los Angeles based actress. She is thrilled to be involved in a large and diversified portfolio of projects, playing the roles of Jessie in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Loona in Helluva Boss, Emira Blight in The Owl House, Daki in Demon Slayer, Cassie Cage in Mortal Kombat 11, Cheelai in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Black Cat in Spider-Man (PS4),  Miriam in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Mordred in Fate/Apocrypha, Celica in Fire Emblem Echoes, Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Magilou in Tales of Berseria, Taliyah, Zoe & Morgana in League of Legends, Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Jericho in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Ema Skye in Ace Attorney 6 to name a few.  She has also provided the voice of Barbie for numerous special projects & features. For news and announcements, find Erica on Twitter & Instagram

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Guest Announcement: Griffin Burns

Raised in rural Pennsylvania, Griffin moved to LA in 2010 with an English degree, an acoustic guitar, and some beginner’s luck.  He booked his first voice over audition ever for San Diego’s Balboa Park and landed a small co-star appearance on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.  Two years later, Griffin quit his ‘survival jobs’ as a valet and began voice acting full time. 

His most notable roles include Tartaglia from Genshin Impact, Doppio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Muichiro in Demon Slayer, Akira Fudo in Devilman Crybaby, Tadano in Aggretsuko, Colt Grice in Attack on Titan, Ryota in Kakegurui, Jintan in Anohana, Todd Snap in  New Pokemon Snap, Shinichi Kudo in Case Closed, Ritsuka Fujimaru in Fate: Grand Order, and many, many others.  Griffin is also known for his memes on social media and his band New New Girlfriend.  He’s always down to engage with his fans, so stop by and say hello!

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Guest Announcement: Xander Mobus

Xander Mobus is a voice over actor from LA.

You might know his work from anime and video games including Persona 5 as The Protagonist, Super Smash Bros as Ren Amamiya, Street Fighter V, Soul Calibur VI, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100, Hunter x Hunter, Detective Pikachu, Erased, Boruto, Boruto’s Dad (aka Naruto), Rising of the Shield Hero, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Warriors, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Beyblade Burst Turbo, B: The Beginning, Blue Exorcist and many more!

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Guest Announcement: Katelyn Gault

Katelyn Gault grew up near Seal Beach, California. From an early age, Katelyn developed an affinity for the performing arts. She studied piano and eventually classical voice, and participated in several theatre productions and show choir shows. Katelyn went on to earn her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Chapman University. She then moved to Los Angeles, and has been pursuing her passion for acting and storytelling ever since. 

Katelyn works in film, television, voiceover and theatre. Most notable VO credits include: Kisara in Tales of Arise, Rondine in Monster Hunter Rise, Fenneko in Aggretsuko, Tanith in Fire Emblem Heroes and more!  

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and fur babies…

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