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Sakura-Con 2014

This is the general meetup for those that are going to Sakura-Con 2014. If you don't know what Sakura-Con is, it is a 3 day anime con. It has a good mixture of non-anime stuff so you can come if you're not into anime. Tickets will be on sale at the convention for $65 for all three days.

For more information, visit: http://sakuracon.org/

This event will be updated as we get closer to the date. If you have any suggestions on activities, please let me know.

Pony vendors:

Everfree NW - Booth 250

Pony events:

All Things Ponies (Ponies Anthology III & others)
Friday, April 18th 12:30-2:30 PM
Anime Music Video Theater (6A)
Ponies! Would you like to know more? Trot on by and enjoy two hours of Pony videos including Ponies Anthology III.  Some of us call it AMV Ponies Hell, just slightly different.  It's a horse of a different color to be sure!

MLP:CCG Freeplay

Saturday, April 19th 9:30-11:30 AM

Collectible Card Gaming (612)

Cosplay Photoshoot
https://www.facebook.com/groups/627102450660655/ 
Saturday, April 19th 1:00 PM 
This one is way down by Cascade Fountain away from WSCC 

A Portal to Equestria
Saturday, April 19th 6:45-8:15 PM
Panels 4 (4C-4)
Come celebrate the Year of the Horse with your equine friends at our My Little Pony panel! We'll be sharing some of our favorite fan creations and holding a few competitions for prizes.  You might even hear about some of our crazier experiences in the community.  We hope you'll decide to join us for other events and meetups throughout the year too!

Cosplay Photoshoot
https://www.facebook.com/groups/627102450660655/ 
Sunday, April 20th 1:00 PM 
The area by the bell behind the cafe behind the escalators

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  • Jonathan S.

    Pictures from the cosplay contest: http://starr-bright.tumblr.com/tagged/a-portal-to-Equestria

    And (for the heck of it) some guy's rant: http://www.seattlerex.com/sakura-con-2014/

    May 5, 2014

  • Jim K.

    I want to thank everyone for being so supportive of my Star Swirl cosplay today.

    I was incredibly self-conscious about it. I kept worrying that maybe no one would get it, or recognize the character. Or if all the little problems, mistakes, or shortcuts in my costume were going to be ridiculed. Silly I know. With all geeky conventions I've been to over the years, I don't think I've every seen anyone just outright ridiculed for their poor cosplay. And I hate downplaying the hard work of others and their awesome cosplay, even if I know I put a lot of effort and time into mine, because dangit their stuff looks good too!

    Hearing all the positive shout-outs from convention-goers made me happy too. I haven't cosplayed for almost 3 years now, so I'm glad I was able to make something nice again for people to enjoy.

    6 · April 19, 2014

    • Jonathan B.

      thoust even got the bells right

      2 · April 20, 2014

    • Jonathan S.

      I'd really like to see some photos. Anyway, I tried to just email you but I haven't heard back. I actually have a prize to add.

      April 23, 2014

  • Cole D.

    Hey guys! If you were at Sakura-Con and attended our "Portal to Equestria" panel on Saturday, we'd love to hear what you thought of it. Here's a quick survey we made so you can tell us your thoughts. It shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes, and we'd appreciate any feedback you can give. Thanks!

    You can find the survey here:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FL9TszX3w1Fh8HufqOxQSq-4x6dIMnsQmNkHeOl4auA/viewform

    1 · April 21, 2014

    • Jonathan S.

      I'll be interested to see the results. I've only heard a bit so far, but it sounds positive.

      April 23, 2014

  • MaxCoyote

    I'm not sure where this cascade fountain is

    April 19, 2014

    • Jonathan S.

      I tried to copy the map from the Facebook link, but it doesn't seem to be working on my phone. There is a shaded area F on it. You go out the back of the convention center, across the bridge, and heading to the right it's down some stairs. The info on the photoshoots should also be on guidebook as well as at the info desk.

      April 19, 2014

    • MaxCoyote

      Thanks. That being a moot point right now due to it most likely cancelled due to rain. *sad face* :(

      April 19, 2014

  • Photon

    Does anyone have any info as to why exactly the con stopped with single day passes? I mean, with Easter being the Sunday of the con, you would expect people to only want to attend a single day due to other plans (or because they couldn't 100% their schedule before pre-reg closes).

    I wanted to attend today(Saturday), but for some reason they only offer full weekend passes for even one day attendees. Rooting out a nice amount of people by doing that, if you ask me.

    April 19, 2014

  • Jonathan S.

    There is a freeplay session for the CCG that was apparently a last minute addition. It'll be this morning 9:30 to 11:30 in 612.

    April 19, 2014

  • Photon

    I said earlier that I'd probably be there for working, but it seems that my company didn't schedule me to work at the con, which is unfortunate, both in being at con and for money... and at this point the price for at-con badges is too much. So I won't be going. But I'm definitely going to be at Everfree, so yeah.

    April 16, 2014

    • Tales

      Too late to volunteer as staff?

      April 17, 2014

    • Photon

      Probably. And I guess at this point, I kinda don't want to abandon Easter with my family since my mom has set up plans with some family members.

      April 18, 2014

  • Jonathan S.

    Okay I figured out what's going on with the photoshoots. Apparently there is a facebook page that people submit to and then a list is submitted to the con. I've gone ahead and updated the description with a link to the group as well as the times/locations.

    I suppose these are good enough, although the Saturday one is about as far from the venue as you can get without going off the map.

    Note that the Saturday session will probably be used as a reference for the panel's costume contest. I'm not going to say that finalists will be decided there, but it will at least give us an idea of how to best split up the contestants.

    April 11, 2014

    • David T.

      Guys, this is not the appropriate place for this kind of discussion.

      April 18, 2014

    • MaxCoyote

      I don't wanna cause any drama. I will attend he events, and if you guys will have me in the contest, I will join. Otherwise I won't push the issue. See you all tomorrow. :)

      April 18, 2014

  • Joseph P.

    I have a room at the Shelton Hotel and it comes with two bed. If anyone is looking for a room/room mate then let me know.

    April 8, 2014

    • Loki619

      I really could use a place to crash, if you stil have a spot available.

      April 17, 2014

  • MaxCoyote

    Any news on the cosplay photoshoot?

    April 8, 2014

    • MaxCoyote

      That works for me. I will be in Shining Armor for Saturday only. Just need to know where and when that day.

      April 16, 2014

    • Jonathan S.

      I put it in the description above along with a link to a map where you can find it specifically.

      April 17, 2014

  • Bryce

    What are some of the bigb things to do at Sakura if your not s big anime fan and don't have a clue about who the guests and speakers are ?

    April 8, 2014

    • Jonathan S.

      Given Zapp is from Futurama, although yes his panels have been really popular from what I've seen and do fill the room. Where Fanfiction Goes to Die is also a perennial favorite (although very adult). They do have good concerts/raves and the vendors are often an interesting mix. I did see a good amount of pony merch last year. You'll see cosplay of just about everything and the ratio of it is higher than most other cons. Aside from anime-related things, the con does also feature a variety of cultural panels and demonstrations. And yes there is a lot of open gaming and tournaments.

      April 8, 2014

    • Loki619

      Cosplay Chess is good as well.

      April 8, 2014

  • Jonathan S.

    Updated description. Guidebook is available, however not everything is included yet.

    April 7, 2014

  • Photon

    So I'll be there, but I won't be an attendee. I (at this point I guess around 80% chance) will probably be working there. So if you see me standing around with other security-like guys, say a quick "hi" to me. Though it might be hard if I don't have anything to set me apart from the other people working there.

    Wish I could attend though, but $60 is too much right now for me. I'll be at EFNW though.

    March 21, 2014

  • Vincent J.

    I'm gonna get the guy from Redline to sign my butt...also, yeah, I think I may be one of the loud drunks for the panel.

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Jonathan S.

    The pony panel was approved (I've updated the meetup description with details). I probably won't be there, but some entertaining people will be. I'll be giving up some material and prizes and hopefully things will work out.

    March 9, 2014

  • Kitsune

    I love, love, love Sakura con! No pony cosplays this year though....

    February 2, 2014

  • Jonathan S.

    I certainly do have a...history with this con. Unfortunately I will probably be dragged down to BABSCon this year no matter what I decide. However, I do still want to see a pony panel of some sort happen and I'm going to make sure that whoever wants to help with that is given the proper support to do so. I happen to have some unused material and extra signed merch just kind of lying around.

    December 28, 2013

    • Vincent J.

      As much as I'd enjoy BABScon, this con has been a tradition for me and some friends, I'll be around, being my normally loud self.

      December 30, 2013

    • Jonathan S.

      Like I said, I do feel I'm going to miss out and probably moreso once they announce stuff for this year. As for the panel, it's something I'm going to talk about with the people that were around for the last year or two.

      December 30, 2013

  • Forrest

    I'll be there with a group of friends, only one of whom is a true Brony. We may even be the Film/Flam brothers one day!

    December 28, 2013

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