Artist Alley Submissions Open

The 2019 Sakura-Con Artist Alley form is now open for submissions!
We are only accepting applications until the Dec 16th, 11:59 PST.

Sakura-Con 2019 AMV Contest Open!

The Sakura-Con 2019 AMV Contest is now open for submissions!
Sakura-Con’s AMV contest is an event for fans to showcase their creative talents in the form of music videos. The Contest is open to anyone, be they amateur or professional!
Submissions signu…

Panel Submission Start January 1st

Get your panel ideas ready, Sakura-Con 2019 Panel submission will open on January 1st!

Sakura-Con will be at Japan Week!

Sakura-Con is attending Japan Week at Bellevue College on Saturday Oct 6th.
We will have a table from 10AM to 5PM and we’ll be holding a cosplay contest from 4:15-5PM. Come sign up at the booth by 3PM and be ready to line up by 3:55 by the left o…

Sakura-Con 2019 Registration Now Open!

You can now register for the 2019 Sakura-Con membership:
$50 effective starting 8-15-2018
$55 effective starting 10-1-2018
$60 effective starting 11-1-2018
$65 effective starting 12-1-2018
$70 effective starting 2-1-2019
$80.00 at the …

Chinatown Seafair Parade

If you’d like to participate in our section of the Chinatown Seafair Parade (aka the Cosplay parade!) please follow these instructions: Date: July 22nd, 6-6:30PM line up. Parade starts at 7PM. Objective: To show Seattle what Sakura-Con cosplay is all about!! Where: Meet at approximately King Street and 8th Avenue. * We do not know …

Dragon Fest this Weekend!

Please join us at Dragon Fest 2018 this weekend. Sakura-Con will be hosting a cosplay contest on Sunday the 15th at 1:30PM. Registration for the contest ends at noon on the 15th! Enter for your chance to win a complimentary membership to Sakura-Con 2019! Sign up for the contest and complete the attached waiver here: Dragon …

Mascot Winners for 2019!

Here are new mascot for 2019!
First place by Ajamarie Abad
Second place by Jessica Thai
Third place by Sin C.

After Con 2018 Newsletter

Thank you everyone for such an amazing 21st year! Sakura Con is “By Fans, For Fans” and isn’t accomplished without the support and hard work of everyone, including our volunteers, attendee members, sponsors and community partners. Thank you all for your amazing work this year! This Newsletter is a reflection back on the events that …

AMV Contest 2018 Winners

The winners for the 2018 AMV Contest are: Bullets Rain’ by Rider4Z  – WINNER: JUDGE’S CHOICE Pride + Prejudice + Butlers’ by BecauseImBored1 – WINNER: BEST TRAILER ‘A Corner of Home’ by Nekokitkat – WINNER: BEST DRAMA ‘SPF (Stereotypical Party Filler)’ by Gina Nelson  – WINNER: BEST UPBEAT ‘Counter’ by UnluckyArtist – WINNER: BEST TECHNICAL …

ANCEA/Sakura-Con Elections

ANCEA/Sakura-Con Nominations are Open for 2019  Executive Board Positions The nominees are as follows: Vice Chair Tom Allmendinger Treasurer Renee Naddeo Director of Membership Annastasia Gallaher Danica McOmber Director of Operations Mitchel Brackett Director of Programming Brenton Maynard Lauren Noble To nominate (and second), ask questions about the voting process or ask candidates questions, please email and …

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 21st year such a success! “By Fans, For Fans” isn’t accomplished without the support and hard work of everyone, including our volunteers, attendee members, sponsors and community partners. Best wishes to you al…

Lost and Found

If you lost something this weekend, all lost and found items are turned over to the Washington State Convention Center. For more information please contact WSCC Security at 206-694-5127

Scavenger Hunt Contest

The Scavenger Hunt returns this year! Starting at 9AM on Friday, go to and start finding the QR codes hidden around the con. Find all 12 and get an exclusive mascot pin!
No smartphone? No problem! Go to the Info Booth on Floor …

Event Announcement – Caligula Premiere

PONY CANYON presents【CALIGULA panel & the world premiere with special guests】 on Friday (3/30) of the Con 12:30pm – 1:30pm in Room 4C-2. Caligula is the animated adaptation of the popular next-generation role playing game. The animation is produced by SATELIGHT, a renowned animation studio known for producing “Macross” and “Acquarion” franchise.  Chiharu Sawashiro, the voice cast of …

You can still register: On-site Member Registration

Pre-registration for 2018 is closed but you can still purchase your membership at the door!

Member Registration location and hours are as follows:
The Conference Center, Level 3/Tahoma level
Thursday, March 29th, 12pm-9pm
Friday, March 30th, 6am-9pm

Extremely Hard Take-Home Anime Quiz

This is a multiple-choice, open-book, take-home quiz that begins on the Sakura-con site three weeks before the convention. You can look up anything you want to get the answer. The questions are so hard that you probably will not know any of the answers from memory.  Instead, you will need to do research into the …

Sakura-Con 2018 News Letter

As members of  ANCEA/Sakura-Con, you are invited to celebrate Sakura-Con’s 21st Year!
This newsletter is meant to help you prepare for this year’s convention, and to share a little preview of what’s to come. Enjoy! And always, remember that if you have…

Special Event Announcement: LiSA Video Concert

JOIN US at Sakura-Con 2018 for the “SEATTLE” Video Concert premiere of:   LiSA    LiVE is Smile Always  ~LiTTLE DEViL PARADE~ Attendees of this video concert will get to witness LiSA’s Saitama Super Arena performance for the first time in the Emerald City and will receive a free LiSA light stick! *THIS IS A VIDEO ONLY EVENT-LiSA will not be attending* Biography: Dubbed J-pop’s “Rock Heroine”, LiSA’s catchy melodies and …

Sakura-Con Welcomes Shigefumi Shingaki

Mr. Shingaki started his career in animation at Studio Mates. In addition to his freelance work, he now also does film production at Toei Animation.