It’s that time of year, once again. The mighty Sakura-Con is come to Seattle.
“Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Sakura-Con features cultural exploration and education through traditional and contemporary media, arts and entertainment. Sakura-Con includes: musical performances, Guest of Honor participation, discussion panels, games, contests, theaters, traditional Asian arts and an exhibitors’ hall.” (from the ANCEA website.)
I’m so excited! Despite the fact that I can’t get any other library staffers to go with me (why oh why don’t they understand the awesomeness that is manga/anime?!?) I am all geared up for two full days of attendance. This will be my fourth year going and the con just gets better and better. In previous years I have cosplayed as characters from Fullmetal Alchemist, Read or Die, Ouran High School Host Club and Karate Kid (don’t mock me, I’m a child of the 80s and proud of it!). 😀
How about you? Any favorite cosplays? What do you think about Sakura-Con? Have you been? Is it a total drag that you have to be chaperoned if you’re under 18 or have you found a happy medium of supervision? Have a favorite place to be? I personally LOVE the Manga Library and have spent a lot of time in there! Uwajimaya always brings their A-game, too…so much wonderful snackage in one place!
As always, the library has lots of materials to support every addicti– I mean interest! Despite the recent slowing of American publishing of manga (criminal, I say) the library is still adding everything it can to our shelves. Check it out!