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Sakura-Con is an annual three-day anime convention held during March or April at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington The convention, which is traditionally held over Easter weekend, is the largest anime convention in the Northwest and is the 9th largest North American anime convention as of 201645 It is organized by the volunteer Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association ANCEA6

Contents

  • 1 Programming
  • 2 History
    • 21 Event history
  • 3 ANCEA
  • 4 Collaborations
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Programmingedit

The convention typically offers anime game shows, anime music video contest, art show, artist alley, dances/raves, collectible card gaming, cosplay chess, cosplay contest, exhibitors hall, fashion show, Japanese cultural arts and presentations aikido demonstrations, kabuki performances, kendama play, kendo swordsmanship, taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, Japanese pop and rock concerts, karaoke, masquerade ball, panels, table top RPG gaming, video gaming arcade, console, PC, 24-hour video theaters25678910 The convention runs programming for 24 hours a day511

In 2002 the charity auction benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raised $4,5607 The 2010 charity auction also benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation raised $27,00012 The convention before holding fundraisers at the 2012 event raised $90,000 for tsunami relief13 The 2015 charity auction benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raised over $40,00010 In 2016, a blood drive was held for Bloodworks Northwest14

Historyedit

Sakura-Con's roots are from within the local science fiction convention community A number of anime fans who had decided that there was not enough anime content represented at conventions such as Norwescon, hatched the plan for an anime convention in a Tacoma, Washington comic book shop15 Originally named Baka!-Con, baka or ばか is Japanese for idiot, the first convention was held at the Double Tree Inn in Tukwila, Washington in 199816 In 2000, Baka!-Con changed its name to Sakura-Con, sakura or 桜 alternately: さくら is Japanese for cherry blossom1

In 2002 the convention utilized 70 percent of the convention space at the Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference Center along with having county representatives and the local Japanese Consulate General speak at opening ceremonies7 Several guests canceled appearances in 2003, Yoko Ishida and Maria Yamamoto due to Pioneer company policy on traveling during international strife, and Akitaro Daichi and Atsushi Okuda17 The 2004 convention had a warm body attendance cap of 4,500 people18 In 2005 Sakura-Con had to limit its attendance to 5,100 and turned people away, resulting in the convention's move to the Washington State Convention & Trade Center19

The event ran for over 55 hours in 2007 and had 1,200 hours of programming, with only about half the attendees being from the Seattle area1 Tatsunori Konno, the CEO of Bandai Visual USA, was heavily questioned about the company's pricing polices during their 2007 panel20 In 2009 the event included five concerts, three dances, a large gaming area, seven theaters, and over 1,000 hours of programming1121 Registration line waits of three hours or more occurred due to the convention's growth8 Sakura-Con in 2009 brought an estimated $13 million to the Seattle economy22

The convention covered six floors in 2010 and included six gaming rooms, seven panel rooms, and five video rooms12 At the opening ceremonies a wedding proposal occurred between two staff members The Dazzle Vision and High and Mighty Color concert had over 4,000 attendees Exist Trace's concert in 2011 drew over 3,000 attendees23 Before the 2012 convention around 12,000 attendees pre-registered24 Sakura-Con 2013 had the second largest impact of area conventions, adding $19 million to the local economy25 During the 2014 convention a cosplayer was held up at the nearby Freeway Park26

Event historyedit

Dates Location Attendance Guests
April 24–26, 1998 Double Tree Inn
Tukwila, Washington
313 Tony Butler, Bruce Duffy, Dr Antonia Levi, Stu Levy, Sam Liebowietz, Neil Nadelman, and Ron Scovil27
April 23–25, 1999 Double Tree Inn
Tukwila, Washington
553 Yushin Daiko, Tiffany Grant, Tristan MacAvery, and Stan Sakai28
March 31 – April 2, 2000 Double Tree Inn
Tukwila, Washington
866 Yushin Daiko, Sandy Fox, Tiffany Grant, Lex Lang, Dr Antonia Levi, Tristan MacAvery, Doug Smith, and Taka Koto Ensemble29
April 27–29, 2001 Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Everett, Washington
1,519 Steve Bennett, Hiroki Hayashi, Mitsutaka Iguchi, Pamela Lauer, Dr Antonia Levi, Mary Ohno & The Kabuki Academy, Lorraine Reyes, Lia Sargent, and Taka Koto Ensemble30
April 26–28, 2002 Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference Center
Seattle, Washington
2,328 Johnny Yong Bosch, Jessica Calvello, Pamela Lauer, Dr Antonia Levi, Hiroshi Nagahama, Norio Shioyama, Tsunami Taiko, and Masakazu Yonemura31
April 4–6, 2003 Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference Center
Seattle, Washington
3,023 Fred Gallagher, Hilary Haag, Yukio Kikukawa, Hiroshi Nagahama, Michelle Ruff, Susumu Sakurai, Hidakazu Shimamura, and Yoshinobu Yamakawa32
April 23–25, 2004 Seattle Airport Hilton &
Sea-Tac Marriott Hotel
Seattle, Washington
4,775 yoshitoshi ABe, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Akitaroh Daichi, Michael Dobson, Fred Gallagher, Jerry Holkins, Hiroki Kikuta, Mike Krahulik, Scott McNeil, Hiroshi Nagahama, Monica Rial, Kaeko Sakamoto, Run Sasaki, Eric P Sherman, Hiroko "hiro" Shimabukuro, Yasuyuki Ueda, and Yoshihiko Umakoshi33
April 8–10, 2005 Seattle Airport Hilton &
Sea-Tac Marriott Hotel
Seattle, Washington
4,745 Angela, Tom Bateman, Greg Dean, Jerry Holkins, Kumiko Kato, Hiroki Kikuta, Mike Krahulik, Hiroshi Nagahama, Ikue Ohtani, Run Sasaki, Tatsuo Sato, Travis Willingham, and Tommy Yune34
March 24–26, 2006 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
8,300 The 404s, Katie Bair, Ippongi Bang, Jessica Boone, Camino, Fred Gallagher, Michael Gluck, Jerry Holkins, Takanori Hoshino, Takahiro Kimura, Mike Krahulik, Hideyuki Kurata, Tony Oliver, Run Sasaki, Stephanie Sheh, Goro Taniguchi, David Vincent, and David L Williams35
April 6–8, 2007 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
11,000 A-Key Kyo, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Akitaroh Daichi, Michael Gluck, KT Gray, Shawn Handyside, Kouta Hirano, Jerry Holkins, Jeph Jacques, Kyle Jones, Jonathan Klein, Mike Krahulik, Hideyuki Kurata, Jason Liebrecht, LiN Clover, Sam Logan, Vic Mignogna, Move, Hiroshi Nagahama, Kaori Nazuka, Yasuhiro Nightow, Liam O'Brien, Monica Rial, Rooster Teeth Productions, Carrie Savage, Sumi Shimamoto, Doug Smith, Spike Spencer, John Swasey, and Toshifumi Yoshida36
March 28–30, 2008 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
13,600 Ali Project, JL Anderson, Robby Bevard, Caitlin Glass, Brandon Graham, Todd Haberkorn, Wes Hartman, Jerry Holkins, Yutaka Izubuchi, Yuna Kagesaki, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Roland Kelts, ketchup mania, Hiroki Kikuta, Mike Krahulik, M Alice LeGrow, Vic Mignogna, Jake Myler, Hiroshi Nagahama, Joshua Ortega, Brina Palencia, Derek Stephen Prince, Scandal, Yuji Shiozaki, The Slants, and Nobuteru Yuuki37
April 10–12, 2009 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
16,586 yoshitoshi ABe, Leah Clark, Greg Dean, Aaron Dismuke, Peter Fernandez, Girugamesh, Todd Haberkorn, Shawn Handyside, Hangry & Angry, Jerry Holkins, Roland Kelts, Jonathan Klein, Mike Krahulik, Joel McDonald, Myuji, Sasaki Nozomu, Hideo Okamoto, Wendy Powell, The Slants, Smiledk, Soul Candy, David Stanworth, J Michael Tatum, and Kappei Yamaguchi38
April 2–4, 2010 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
18,002 Troy Baker, Luci Christian, Dazzle Vision, Richard Epcar, Todd Haberkorn, High and Mighty Color, Ryo Horikawa, The Hsu-nami, Yasuhiro Imagawa, Noizi Ito, Mai Kadowaki, Vic Mignogna, Yutaka Minowa, Lika Morinaga, Satoshi Nishimura, Tsuyoshi Nonaka, Brina Palencia, Chris Patton, Wendy Powell, Soul Candy, Kent Williams, and Takahiro Yoshimatsu39
April 22–24, 2011 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
19,040 6%Dokidoki, Berryz Kobo, Chris Bevins, DJ Blade, Chris Cason, Jo Chen, Cynthia Cranz, Exist Trace, Tiffany Grant, Clarine Harp, Roland Kelts, Kotono Mitsuishi, Daisuke Moriyama, Cassandra Lee, Tony Oliver, Wendy Powell, DJ Rize, DJ Saiyan, Stephanie Sheh, Mike Sinterniklaas, Sixh, Spunk Da Bunny, Atsushi Suzumi, Jason Thompson, Cristina Vee, and Vofan40
April 6–8, 2012 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
21,457 Steven Blum, Leah Clark, Todd Haberkorn, Clarine Harp, Naoto Hirooka, Atsuhiro Iwakami, Fumiko Kawamura, Jonathan Klein, Reuben Langdon, Jamie Marchi, Yutaka Minowa, Katsushi Ota, Chris Sabat, Stereopony, Michihiko Suwa, Retsu Tateo, Gen Urobuchi, Kanon Wakeshima, Kawajiri Yoshiaki, and Zekkyō41
March 29–31, 2013 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
21,000 est Eir Aoi, Ayumi Fujimura, Gashicon, Luna Haruna, Atsuko Ishizuka, Reki Kawahara, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Vic Mignogna, Katsuyuki Motohiro, Bryce Papenbrook, Stephanie Sheh, Naoyoshi Shiotani, John Swasey, and Joji Wada42
April 18–20, 2014 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
23,103 Shingo Adachi, Toshifumi Akai, Kyoji Asano, Leah Clark, Elisa, Todd Haberkorn, Chuck Huber, Yui Ishikawa, Tomohiko Ito, Erik Scott Kimerer, Tetsuya Kinoshita, Mami Koyama, Maki, Koji Masunari, Erica Mendez, Matthew Mercer, Mint, Range Murata, Hiroshi Nagahama, Tetsuya Nakatake, Koichi Ohata, RinRin, Shigehiko Sato, Patrick Seitz, and Christopher Smith43
April 3–5, 2015 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
23,419 Masaki Asai APSY, Chris Bevins, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kotomi Deai, GARNiDELiA, Naoto Hirooka, Arifumi Imai, Kanako Ito, Shinichiro Kashiwada, Hiromi Kato, Katsuhiko Kitada, Osamu Kobayashi, Kanako Kondo, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Vic Mignogna, Toshimichi Mori, Bryce Papenbrook, Rachel Robinson, Sumi Shimamoto, Haruka Terui, Kana Ueda, David Vincent, Makoto "Max" Watanabe44
March 25–27, 2016 Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington
23,000 est Aaron Dismuke, Kyle Hebert, Natalie Hoover, Chuck Huber, Masashi Ishihama, Shinichiro Kashiwada, Reki Kawahara, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Jonathan Klein, Shigeto Koyama, Reuben Langdon, Kazuma Miki, Ian Sinclair, Micah Solusod, J Michael Tatum, Joji Wada, and Takahiro Yoshimatsu45
April 14–16, 2017 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
Takanori Aki, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kira Buckland, Christine Marie Cabanos, Aaron Dismuke, Megan Emerick, Caitlin Glass, Todd Haberkorn, Natalie Hoover, Yasuhiro Irie, Chikashi Kubota, Erica Lindbeck, Erica Mendez, Matthew Mercer, Vic Mignogna, Hiroshi Nagahama, Chris Sabat, Patrick Seitz, Kenichi Sonoda, and Gen Urobuchi46

ANCEAedit

The Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association Sakura-Con organizers were given the Foreign Minister’s Award from Japan on May 30, 2012 The award was given at the residence of the Japanese Consul General Kiyokazu Ota4748

Collaborationsedit

Sakura-Con in 2013 returned to host the Anime Costume Contest at Dragon Fest 2013 in Seattle, Washington's Chinatown for the fourth time49

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c Seven, Richard 2007-04-05 "Manga and anime addicts, don't forget your costumes" The Seattle Times Retrieved 2007-07-02 
  2. ^ a b Hodge, Mike 2011-04-28 "In the thick of Sakura-Con 2011" Film Threat Retrieved 2013-07-08 
  3. ^ a b "19th Annual Sakura-Con, March 25–27" Anime News Network March 24, 2016 Retrieved 11 April 2016 
  4. ^ Delahanty, Patrick January 2, 2017 "Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2016" AnimeConscom Retrieved 8 January 2017 
  5. ^ a b c Chandra, Johan 2012-04-12 "Sakura-Con 2012" The Clipper Retrieved 2013-06-11 
  6. ^ a b Chansanchai, Athima 2007-04-05 "Americans have become anime-ted" Seattle Post-Intelligencer Retrieved 2013-05-12 
  7. ^ a b c "Sakura-Con 2002" Anime News Network 2002-04-27 Retrieved 2013-07-09 
  8. ^ a b Martin, Julian 2009-04-16 "Sakura-Con: Anime fans enjoy weekend of nonstop entertainment" The Daily Retrieved 2013-05-14 
  9. ^ Hom, Kyra-lin 2013-04-08 "SLIDESHOW: Take Two #72: Sakura-Con 2013" West Seattle Herald Retrieved 2013-05-20 
  10. ^ a b Giakoumatos, Maria; Patterson, Keegan April 8, 2015 "Sakura-con 2015" The Daily Retrieved 12 April 2015 
  11. ^ a b Liu, Marian 2009-04-28 "The Sakura-Con convention is a celebration of Japanese animation" The Seattle Times Retrieved 2013-05-12 
  12. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn 2010-04-08 "Sakura Con 2010" Anime News Network Retrieved 2013-07-10 
  13. ^ Dong, Bamboo 2012-04-06 "Sakura-Con 2012" Anime News Network Retrieved 2013-07-13 
  14. ^ V, Mia April 22, 2016 "Five Highlights and One Complaint – Sakuracon 2016" Fox 28 Retrieved 28 May 2017 
  15. ^ Seven, Richard 2006-08-20 "Odd and Proud" The Seattle Times: Pacific Northwest Magazine Retrieved 2006-10-01 
  16. ^ Siegel, Timothy 2011-04-24 "Where Whimsy Reigns Supreme: Sakura-Con 2011" Forbes Retrieved 2013-06-11 
  17. ^ Pope, Kyle 2003-04-07 "SakuraCon 2003" Anime News Network Retrieved 2013-07-09 
  18. ^ "Sakura-Con announces attendance cap" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2008-07-06 
  19. ^ Hutchens, Bill March 24, 2006 "Sakura-Con fans wig out" The News Tribune Archived from the original on 2007-02-11 Retrieved 2007-01-01 
  20. ^ "Fans Confront Bandai Visual About Pricing" Anime News Network 2007-04-10 Retrieved 2013-07-13 
  21. ^ "Anime lovers suit up, unite for Sakura-Con in Seattle" Tri-City Herald 2009-04-03 Retrieved 2013-07-08 
  22. ^ "Anime convention a boon to Seattle economy" NWCN 2009-08-15 Retrieved 2013-05-20 
  23. ^ "Female Visual Kei Band Exist†Trace Performs for 3000 Fans at Sakura-Con 2011" Anime News Network 2011-04-28 Retrieved 2013-07-13 
  24. ^ Norimine, Hayat 2012-04-09 "A young attraction" The Daily Retrieved 2013-05-14 
  25. ^ Donner, Marcus R April 19, 2014 "Sakura-Con draws thousands to Convention Center slide show" Puget Sound Business Journal Retrieved 6 May 2014 
  26. ^ Harthorne, Michael April 25, 2014 "Police: Cos-player with fake weapon robbed by man with real one" KOMO News Retrieved 6 May 2014 
  27. ^ "Baka!-Con 1998 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2008-07-06 
  28. ^ "Baka!-Con 1999 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2008-07-06 
  29. ^ "Sakura-Con 2000 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2008-07-06 
  30. ^ "Sakura-Con 2001 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2008-07-06 
  31. ^ "Sakura-Con 2002 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-03 
  32. ^ "Sakura-Con 2003 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-03 
  33. ^ "Sakura-Con 2004 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-03 
  34. ^ "Sakura-Con 2005 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-03 
  35. ^ "Sakura-Con 2006 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-03 
  36. ^ "Sakura-Con 2007 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-10 
  37. ^ "Sakura-Con 2008 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2008-07-06 
  38. ^ "Sakura-Con 2009 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2009-04-21 
  39. ^ "Sakura-Con 2010 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-10 
  40. ^ "Sakura-Con 2011 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-10 
  41. ^ "Sakura-Con 2012 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2013-03-10 
  42. ^ "Sakura-Con 2013 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2015-01-02 
  43. ^ "Sakura-Con 2014 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2015-12-07 
  44. ^ "Sakura-Con 2015 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2015-12-07 
  45. ^ "Sakura-Con 2016 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2016-12-29 
  46. ^ "Sakura-Con 2017 Information" AnimeConscom Retrieved 2017-04-16 
  47. ^ Ozeki, Genya 2012-06-13 "Sakura-Con Receives Foreign Minister’s Award from Japan" The North American Post Retrieved 2013-07-08 
  48. ^ "ANCEA receives award from Japanese Foreign Minister" Northwest Asian Weekly 2012-06-08 Retrieved 2013-07-08 
  49. ^ "Chinatown–International District fired up for Dragon Fest 2013" Northwest Asian Weekly 2013-07-03 Retrieved 2013-07-13 

External linksedit

  • Sakura-Con Website
  • A Look Inside Sakura-Con IMDb, Retrieved 2013-05-20

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