Sakura-Con 2016 in Seattle! 7 days before D-Day! It appears that we?re in for another suspenseful countdown for this year?s convention, the suspense coming from a possible Sword Art Online 4th Game announcement. Are you excited for it?
Rumors are circling the net that details about the Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale will be announced during the Sakura-Con 2016 happening in Seattle, Washington. In addition, there is a BIG possibility that SAO?s Japanese staff might announce the rumored 4th Game too. Perhaps this will draw the SAO fans to attend the event, particularly those who are just residing in Washington and nearby states.
So what are the other things in store for you this year at Sakura-Con 2016? The anime conference experience will always beat out the previous convention, so fans should look forward to it each year. This year, Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association- the organizer, will be celebrating the 19th year of Sakura. In case you don?t know the background, ?Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest.? In the previous convention, the number of member attendance rose to more than 23,000 individuals. Most members definitely finished the 3-day convention, while some others attended the first day only.
What?s exciting about this year?s Sakura-Con is that there?s already a mobile app that you can download. The Sakura-Con 2016 mobile app is a guidebook that gives you the schedules, maps, and many others. You would never miss a thing because you now have the guidebook in your smartphone or tablet.
There are also a lot of contests, surprises, and new guests that are in store for attendees. In fact, the official website always updates its fans on what?s brewing for this year?s gathering. Since Sakura-Con 2016 is celebrating its 19th year, you can expect that activities will just be overflowing this year. Gaming, Cosplay, art contests, concerts, anime theaters, dances, AMV?s and industry guests will definitely blow your mind, especially if this is your first time to attend.
Another exciting news bit released for Sakura-Con 2016 is the attendance of Masashi Ishihama, Takeo Takahashi, Hijiri Sanpei, Tatsuya Ishiguro and Ryoichi Ishihara as guests of honor. There are other famous personalities like American voice actor Aaron Dismuke (writer and director of FUNimation); Reuben Langdon (L.A-based Actor/Filmmaker/Truth Seeker, most sought-after martial art/stuntmen); and many others. Don?t miss also the appearances of the trio Joji Wada, Masashi Koizuka and Ayumi Yamada, who worked behind the phenomenal Attack on Titan Anime series.
For real-time updates on Sakura-Con 2016, you can always follow its twitter account here. You can also stay tuned here at TheBitbag for more news updates.