Held over Easter weekend at the Washington State Convention Center, Sakura-Con is Washington state’s largest Anime and Japanese Pop-Culture convention. While pop culture is the event’s primary driving force, one can still find panels discussing traditional culture.
Running since 1998, Sakura-Con benefits from strong name recognition, it regularly pulls over 25,000 attendees, many of which travel from out of state.
Events at Sakura-Con typically include:
Ranging from karaoke to cosplay
For discussion of all varieties of anime and Japanese pop culture
Sporting a different theme each year, the Masquerade Ball is a formal and family-friendly event
A flamboyant take on chess featuring your favorite anime characters as chess pieces
Sakura-Con hosts a massive gaming room available for free to all registered attendees
A huge selection of manga is made available along with library staff to aid your search for great reads