Information on Sakura-Con 2006

Sakura-Con


March 24-26, 2006
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, WA

Information:
ANCEA (Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association) is proud to once again sponsor Sakura-Con. Sakura-Con is the premiere Pacific Northwest convention devoted to Japanese animation, manga (comics), video and role playing games, as well as Asian culture. It is the destination event for fans to learn more about these industries, and the diversity of Asian culture and history. The 9th annual Sakura-Con will be March 24th, through the 26th, 2006. The convention will be in its new location at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle. This move will increase our space by 200% and allows us to offer more events, panels, video gaming and much more fun. Join us this year for Sakura-Con 2006 as we gather with thousands of fans to share our love for anime and to explore the contemporary and traditional cultures of East Asia.

Attendance:
7,500 estimated paid attendees (8,300 estimated warm bodies)

Attendees:
Attendees View 6 AnimeCons.com users in attendance

Advance Rates:
$35 until Jun 30; $40 until Aug 31; $45 until Feb 28

At-Door Rates:
$60 weekend; $35 Fri or Sat; $30 Sun

Guests:
The 404s (Improv Comedy Group)
Katie Bair (Artist / Writer / Costumer, Antarctic Press)
Ippongi Bang (Actress / Manga Artist / Costumer)
Jessica Boone (Voice Actress)
Camino (Band)
Fred Gallagher (Comic Artist, Fredart)
Michael Gluck (Pianist)
Jerry Holkins (Web Comic Writer, Penny Arcade)
Takanori Hoshino (Voice Actor)
Takahiro Kimura (Character Designer / Animation Director)
Mike Krahulik (Web Comic Artist, Penny Arcade)
Hideyuki Kurata (Writer)
Liam O'Brien (Voice Actor) cancelled
Tony Oliver (Voice Actor / Producer / Director)
Run Sasaki (Voice Actress)
Stephanie Sheh (Voice Actress)
Goro Taniguchi (Director)
David Vincent (Voice Actor)
David L. Williams (Industry Representative, Sentai Filmworks)

Photos and Reports:
Alex Weatherston
American Cosplay Paradise
ANGLCon.com
BSaphire
Cosplay Hunter Galleries
Cosplay.com (Eurobeat King)
CyberRoach Magazine
Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society
Linus Lam Network News
Okazu
The Seattle Times
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Press Releases and News:

Jun 23, 2005 - Sakura-Con moves to the Washington State Convention and Trade Center
Sep 13, 2005 - Sakura-Con's room block at the Grand Hyatt has been sold out
Nov 08, 2005 - Sakura-Con announces first American guest
Dec 30, 2005 - Sakura-Con welcomes GameWorks as a new sponsor
Jan 23, 2006 - Sakura-Con announces three new guests of honor
Feb 14, 2006 - Sakura-Con giving out 10% off coupon for Scarecrow Video
Feb 21, 2006 - Sakura-Con announces two new guests of honor
Mar 03, 2006 - Sakura-Con 2006 announces additional guests
Mar 16, 2006 - Sakura-Con announces new guests of honor and musical guest

    Previous/Future Events:
Baka!-Con 1998  April 24-26, 1998
Baka!-Con 1999  April 23-25, 1999
Sakura-Con 2000  Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2000
Sakura-Con 2001  April 27-29, 2001
Sakura-Con 2002  April 26-28, 2002
Sakura-Con 2003  April 4-6, 2003
Sakura-Con 2004  April 23-25, 2004
Sakura-Con 2005  April 8-10, 2005
Sakura-Con 2006  March 24-26, 2006
Sakura-Con 2007  April 6-8, 2007
Sakura-Con 2008  March 28-30, 2008
Sakura-Con 2009  April 10-12, 2009
Sakura-Con 2010  April 2-4, 2010
Sakura-Con 2011  April 22-24, 2011
Sakura-Con 2012  April 6-8, 2012
Sakura-Con 2013  March 29-31, 2013
Sakura-Con 2014  April 18-20, 2014
Sakura-Con 2015  April 3-5, 2015
Sakura-Con 2016  March 25-27, 2016
Sakura-Con 2017  April 14-16, 2017

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