Sakura-Con 2008
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Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Sakura-Con features cultural exploration and education through traditional and contemporary media, arts and entertainment. Sakura-Con includes: musical performances, Guest of Honor participation, discussion panels, games, musical performances, contests (costumes and skit performances), theaters, traditional Asian arts and an exhibitorfs hall for the sale of Anime related merchandise by third party vendors.
Important notice for minors and their legal guardians:
Please remember to bring your signed Parent Permission Form with you to Registration.

$60 at the door
(at-door only)
Friday $35
Saturday $40
Sunday $30

*Children age 6-12 are half-price; Children 5 and under free.
All memberships equally subject to acceptance and adherance to
ANCEA/Sakura-Con Policies.
Membership registrations are non-refundable.

At-Convention Registration:
Sakura-Con 2008 at-convention accepted forms of payment are as follows: cash, money order, or personal/business checks. Credit cards will not be accepted. ATM's will be readily available.

Registration hours will be:
Thursday: 4pm - 9pm (pre-reg only)
Friday: 7am - 9pm
Saturday: 7am - 9pm
Sunday: 8am - 5pm

2009 Pre-Registration
Sunday: 8am - 5pm

If you are under 18 years of age your parent or guardian MUST complete the Parental Consent section of the Registration Form (Closed) (it an also be seen separately here). Due to some of the content presented at this convention, ALL minors must be accompanied by an adult who is attending Sakura-Con. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

There are many different opportunities to meet with Sakura-Con's Guests of Honor over the weekend. Our guests will be attending both Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Also, the Guests will be available for various panels and autograph sessions. For a really up close experience, you can attend the Guests Reception Friday night of the Convention. Come mingle and enjoy dinner and dessert, conversing with your favorite Guest.

We also encourage everyone to read the autograph and photography guidelines regarding Guests. This ensures that the Guests of Honor and fans will have positive mojo for the entire weekend.

Vic Mignogna:
Vic Mignogna is a well known professional music composer/producer and veteran actor who is currently known as the voice of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. Vic has seemingly countless...[more]

Steve Prince:
Derek Stephen Prince has been a part of the anime industry for over 12 years. His first role as a voice actor was playing the goofy but evil Elgar in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,

ketchup mania:
ketchup mania has been red-hot since winning Shojo Beat's "Best Japanese Punk Group" award in the 2007 Music Issue.
In May 2007, the band released their first CD on Japanese major label Toy's...

The Slants:
The Slants are an Asian dance/rock band from Portland, Oregon. The Slants were formed in 2006 by members of The Stivs, Son of Rust, and Evening at the Black House.

In Aug 2006, a brand new Rock band "SCANDAL" was formed with four bright and talented high school girls in Osaka, Japan.

ALI PROJECT transcends the confines of music to create something new: dramatic Japanese literature set to melody. An amalgamation of Dark Rock and essential Gothic, they combine Lolita mystery with...

Roland Kelts:
Roland Kelts is the author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. (, published in the U.S., Europe, and Japan—and called "the most...[more]

Todd Haberkorn:
Todd Haberkorn is attending Sakura-Con for the first time. Todd has been acting either on stage or on set for over 15 years. Receiving his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University, Todd...[more]

Aki Tsunaki:
Aki Tsunaki belongs to Yumeta Company, an acclaimed anime production company in Japan. He comes from Kumamoto Prefecture and began his career in the anime industry when he was 20 years old.

Caitlyn Glass:
A voice actress and ADR director, Caitlin Glass has been working in the anime industry since 2004. While still a college student, Caitlin was hired by FUNimation while on a tour of the studio.

Brina Palencia:
Brina Palencia is a voice actress and ADR director for Funimation. Her first featured character was Nina Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist. Shortly after she voiced Elsa in Gunslinger.

Toshihiro Kawamoto:
Toshihiro Kawamoto might be best known to US anime fans for his character designs on Cowboy Bebop.

M. Alice LeGrow:
M. Alice is a freelance artist and the creator of TOKYOPOP's successful new graphic novel series, Bizenghast.

Nobuteru Yuuki:
Character designer and animation director Nobuteru Yuuki is one of hottest names in the anime industry today. The self-taught artist started out as an employee of Artland, Studio Min, and DAST.

Yutaka Izubuchi:
Yutaka Izubuchi is a Japanese illustrator, anime designer and director. Izubuchi is credited for designing costumes, characters and creatures, but most of his designs are mechanical (both robots and...[more]

Hiroshi Nagahama:
Sakura-con welcomes Anime Director and Designer Hiroshi Nagahama to Sakura Con as a returning Guest of Honor. Mr. Nagahama is known for his design work on many titles such as: Samurai Deeper.

Hiroki Kikuta:
Hiroki Kikuta is an influential composer and game producer. Having initially produced music for two minor TV animations and composed sound effects for 1992's Romancing SaGa.

Brandon Graham:

Please check again for information soon.

Jake Myler:
Please check again for information soon.

Joshua Ortega:

Please check again for information soon.
Tables are in the process of being assigned, and Exhibitors will be contacted soon.

Confirmed Dealers
88 Dragons Trading
Animate USA
Anime Depot
Anime Gambit
Anime Hot
Anime Kingdom
Anime Palace
Anime Pavilion
Anime Sekai
Anime USA
Anime V
Antarctic Press
Art of Wings
Asylum Anime
Avatar Gaming & Gifts
Bandai Ent.
Bandai Visual/Broccoli Books
BeKyoot, Inc / Anime Beach
Best Anime Shop
Cartoon Passion
Collector's Universe & Anime
Contact Lens Store
Copic Markers
Cosmic Monkey Comics
Cosplay Connection
Creative Cosplay
Dancing Muse
Digital Discs
Everett Comics
Foreign Expressions
Global Anime
Greentea Design Inc.
Half Full Studios
Hash, Inc.
Hen Da Ne!, Inc.
Image Anime
IMT Anime
ITC Cosplay
Japan Files
JPop House
Kicks Hobby Japan
Kinokuniya Bookstores
Media Blasters
Momo-Neko Chan
NDP Comics
New BauHaus
Nikaku Japanese Arts
OffWorld Designs, Inc.
Old School Otaku
P.M.B.Q. Studios
Pegasus Publishing
Penny Arcade
Pink Godzilla LLC
Punch Brand
Ravenwing Wearable Art
Rising Sun Anime
Seams Like Magik
Sean's Anime and Other Things
Studio Foglio
Sun Anime
Sushi Shirts XD & Nice Rice
Sweet Kitty
Tao Toys
The Comic Cellar
The Fur Connection
The White Peacock
Timeless Trends
Tormented Artifacts
Toylet Collectibles
Unique Anime
Vintage Kimono
Wolfsisters Creations
Yaoi Press
Yes Anime

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Has anyone seen the GIRUGAMESH! commercial?
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^ why so shocked o.O
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