SacAnime $30 Pre-Registration Ends Soon! Attend All Three Days, Aug. 30th - Sept. 1st, 2013 at the Sacramento Convention Center for only $30.

SACANIME is being held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 30th - September 1st, 2013 at the Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Hotel.  For more information, check out our website at:

Enjoy All 3 Days of SacAnime for only $30!

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SacAnime VIP
Book a room at the Sheraton for the show and upgrade your WEEKEND BADGE to VIP.  Get Cool Swag.  Gain early entry into all Premiere Events including the VIP Only Autograph Session.
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Attend All Three Days of SacAnime for only $30.  After April 30th, Pre-Registration goes up to $35.
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SacAnime Winter 2013 Vendor Room
SACANIME'S Exhibitor Room is Bigger and Better than ever!  Our List of Vendors will be posted soon.
SacAnime Artist Alley. Photo courtesy of Photo
SACANIME'S Artist Alley features over 100 tables filled with great artistic endeavors.
SacAnime Swap Meet Photo
Got some old anime stuff you don't want anymore? Maybe you're just looking for a killer deal on some gently used anime goods? Either way, come check out the SacAnime Swap Meet, where one otaku's trash is another one's treasure!
SacAnime Costumed Events Director Katie Bair
The SacAnime Masquerade and Cosplay Parade, open to competitors of all ages and skill levels, is one of the most popular events of the weekend!
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Homestuck Cosplayers courtesy of Byakuroku
For those of you who want to dress up in costume, but don't feel ready for the pressure of full-on competition, we welcome you to hall cosplay! Any costume is eligible for hall cosplay, you don't even need to make it yourself!
Vocaloid Gathering at SacAnime Winter 2013
SACANIME'S Cosplay Gatherings offers the opportunity for cosplayers of specific anime, video games, etc. to meet and take photos.  If you want to plan or attend a gathering, check out our forums for more info.
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SacAnime's Own Maid and Butler Cafe Experience. Our talented and friendly staff will keep you laughing, and delight you with snacks, games, dancing, prizes, and more. It's the perfect place for a mid-convention break! Online Tickets go on sale Midnight of July 31st!
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This Summer, SacAnime will be expanding the Starlight Ball. This special dance event featuring elegant music and ballroom dancing for all ages happens Saturday night at 9:00pm in the Cafe Hoshi room. Formal or Semi-Formal attire is required, and there is a small admission fee to cover refreshments.
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Lolita Morning Tea Logo
The Lolita Morning Tea is a special meet-up for Lolitas and Dandies of every variety to play games, win prizes, and enjoy tea and snacks.  Properly themed attire is required.
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Costume Designed for J Fashion Runway
Attention all designers and models: SacAnime is proud to host the return of J-Fashion Runway show! This is your chance to show off your creative side by designing or wearing your best Asian fashion inspired clothing on the catwalk! This event is open to amateur and professional designers as an open showcase, and will be held Friday evening.
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SACANIME'S Premiere Music Event will be held Friday and Saturday nights featuring the talents of Eyeshine and Akai SKY.  More musical guests to be announced.
SacAnime Late Night Electronic Dance Photo
SACANIME'S Exhibitor Room is Bigger and Better than ever!  Our List of Vendors will be posted soon.
Karaoke Kaizokudan logo.
SACANIME'S Karaoke room is expanding, taking up one third of the Sheraton's Ballroom.  Karaoke comes to SacAnime courtesy of Karaoke Kaizokudan! We'll be having open mic and a contest.
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Dance Central 3, just one of the tournaments hosted at SacAnime's Console Game Room
SACANIME'S Console Game Room will feature a variety of tournaments throughout the weekend as well as freeplay.
Yugioh Card Game Tournaments
Yugioh is just one of the card game tournaments that will be held at SACANIME.  Entry for tournaments is free with registration to the show.
Photo of previous winner.
Submit your original artwork plus a photocopy to the SACANIME Art Tables in Artist Alley by Saturday August 31st at 12pm.  Winners will be announced by 4pm.  Check our website for complete list of rules.
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Art by Lauren S.
Submit your computer created artwork by July 14th. Winners will be announced before the show.  All entries will be displayed at the SACANIME Art Tables in Artist Alley.
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Previous Manga Winner.
Submit your original 12 page Manga by July 14th.  $300 First Place Prize.  Top three winners published in SACANIME'S MANGA book.
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Previous SacAnime AMV Contest finalist.
The SacAnime AMV Contest will take place Saturday night in Main Events. Come laugh, cry, or "awwww" at the great entries from our talented contestants, then fill out your ballot to vote for the winners!
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AMV Room sponsored by Crunchyroll.
Come check out SACANIME's Anime Viewing Room, located on the 2nd Floor of the Sheraton.  
Sacramento Convention Center Marquee.  Photo by Oscar Benjamin.
SACANIME is located at the Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Hotel, which are in the heart of Downtown Sacramento.  Easily accessible by bus, lightrail or Amtrak.
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Parking in Downtown Sacramento isn't as hard or expensive as it seems.  The Memorial Parking Garage is located at the corner of 14th and H Streets. The all day weekend rate for Saturday and Sunday is $5 per day and is only two blocks away from the Sacramento Convention Center.  Street parking on Sunday is free.
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Nolan North is an American actor and voice actor born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man." He is most well known for his voice work as Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series, and Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series.
North majored in journalism at the University of North Carolina with a baseball scholarship. He worked as a reporter for almost a year in New Jersey before moving to New York City to pursue stand-up comedy and acting. North eventually relocated to Hollywood and was cast in the General Hospital spin-off series, Port Charles, playing Dr. Chris Ramsey during the show's run from 1997 to 2003. He married fellow Port Charles actress Jill Murray in 1999 and has two children. During Port Charles' run, he worked on a few video games as a voice actor and began to focus on voice acting following Port Charles' cancelation.
One of his most notable roles came in 2007 when he voiced and motion capped the character Nathan Drake for the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Since then, he has continued to portray the character Drake in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (released in 2009) and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (released in 2011). In an interview with The Guardian, North reflects on his time as Drake as requiring "a lot of imagination. Motion capture is basically theatre in Spandex; there's minimal props, and you need a willingness to make an ass of yourself." North as Drake has been twice nominated at the Spike Video Game Awards in the "Best Performance by a Human Male" category. In May 2012 it was revealed that North would have a limited role in Star Trek into Darkness, sequel to 2009's acclaimed live-action movie Star Trek. Director J.J. Abrams cited North's performance as Drake for the casting, he and his son being fans of the Uncharted series.
Other notable video game voice work includes roles as the Prince in Prince of Persia, The Penguin in Batman: Arkham City, Shun in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Vossler in Final Fantasy XII, Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creed series, Eradan in Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Doctor Edward Richtofen in Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, Brawl in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Ghost Rider in Marvel:Ultimate Alliance, Shadow Demon, Lycanthrope, Lone Druid, Brewmaster, Gyrocopter, Ogre Magi , Meepo and the Keeper of the Light in Dota 2, and Deadpool in Hulk Vs. and Marvel vs Capcom 3 and recently as Captain Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line. He also voiced the personality spheres and defective turrets in Portal 2 and voiced Merasmus and the Bombinomicon in Team Fortress 2.
North is well known in his animation roles such as Cyclops in Wolverine and the X-Men, Snow Job in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and both Superman and Superboy in Young Justice.

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TROY BAKER has become the go-to voice actor for the gaming community.  The Texas native first began working in video games by playing Sgt. Matt Baker in the "Brothers in Arms" franchise and in anime as Frank Archer in Full Metal Alchemist.

Since then, Troy has been chased by "Ghostbusters" as Slimer: shouted "Steel Guard!" as Snow Villiers in "Final Fantasy XIII;" dodged grenades, RPG's and Russian ultranationalists in Activision's juggernaut FPS "Call of Duty;" battled for the Autobots as Jetfire in "Transformers: War for Cybertron;" as Jazz in "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" dealt with bizarre relationship issues and nightmarish "Qbert-ian" puzzles as Vincent in "Catherine;" and gone toe-to-toe with Batman as Two Face/Harvey Dent in Spike TV's "Game of the Year 2011" nominee, "Batman: Arkham City." Most recently, fans soared through the skies of Columbia with him as Booker Dewitt in "Bioshock Infinite" and fought to survive the infected as Joel in "The Last of Us".

Animation fans will recognize him as the evil Van Kleiss in Cartoon Network's "Generator Rex;" as Clay Quatermain in Marvel's "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes;" Kanji Tatsumi from "Persona 4;" Yuri Lowell from "Tales of Vesperia" and as Yamato in "Naruto Shippuden."

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As a voice over actor, Charles has been the voice of the, Mario for Nintendo games, advertising, and events for over 20 years. He also does the voices of Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Luigi, Baby Mario, and others for Nintendo games.

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JOHNNY YONG BOSCH got his start as Adam Park, the Black Ranger in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers-a role that he played for three-and-a-half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in subsequent seasons.

Johnny is also well-known for voice acting work in numerous anime titles, including Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara, and Yukio in Blue Exorcist.
Johnny's voice can also be heard in numerous video games, including Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and voiceover work in titles like .hack//G.U., Persona 4, Disgaea 3, Tales of Symphonia,  Eternal Sonata, Transformers: War for Cybertron, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Johnny will be appearing at SacAnime Summer 2013 for a free concert Friday and Saturday nights with his band Eyeshine! This four piece "edge rock" band, formed in West Hills, California, features Johnny and bandmates Maurice, Polo and Ginny!

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J MICHAEL TATUM was discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Other characters the man still can't believe he's had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Sir Hammerlock in the videogame juggernaut Borderlands 2. His vocal "stylings," much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he's sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature-length films such as Vexille, Summer Wars, and Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, among many others.

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TSUYOSHI NONAKA has provided mechanical designs for Mazinkaiser SKL, Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen and DICE.
In addition to his work in animation he has been a devoted toy producer who has been working in the toy business at Bandai Co. LTD (Japan) for more than 20 years as a toy designer and planner. While working for them he was responsible for creating and designing heroes and robots, vehicles and weapons for kids' TV series and turning them into toys. His masterpieces include the Toei Metal Hero Series and Super Sentai Series (Power Rangers). Needless to say that Tsuyoshi is known as the original designer of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Kyoryu Sentai Zyu-Ranger in Japan) as well as several Kamen Rider series. In addition, he has created a successful toy series brand for adults in Japan called Chogokin-Damashii (Soul of Chogokin) and recreated his childhood favorite character Mazinger Z (Tranzor Z) as part of collectible die-cast robot toy series targeted for the high-end collector market.
In 2011, he shifted his creative base from Asia to North America where he has become the head of "PLEX International Design, US division" working on toy designs for Power Rangers, Ben 10 and other properties for Bandai America Inc. (Cypress CA).
Make sure and check out his table in the vendor room, where he'll be doing sketches and signing autographs Saturday and Sunday.

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BILLY MARTINEZ has been working comics and fine art for over 18 years. He is the publisher of Neko Press. His works include Wildflower, Kickass Girl, and The Deepest Dark. His art has been featured in Heavy Metal Magazine and as well as The Family Guy and Hellboy for Inkworks trading cards. He has been commissioned by Starbucks Coffee and has designed work for Qualcomm Communications. He currently resides in San Diego and teaches over 17 classes a week at Neko Press Art Studios. He regularly performs live art at many venues up and down the coast and is continuing his series of 1000 Girls paintings. 2012 marked the release of - In Your Face, a complete guide to drawing facial expressions. Billy will be debuting his follow up 2013 how to draw book- Body Movin'. This book features a solid approach to figure drawing.

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 EYESHINE was formed in 2004 by frontman Johnny Yong Bosch and Maurice Salmin, Eyeshine is an Edge Rock band hailing from Los Angeles, CA. Their third album, "My Paper Kingdom" features their award winning song "Alone," whose honest and simple lyrics made a connection to a steadily growing fan base in 2009. They continued to Self Produce albums making their latest edgier album "Revolution Airwaves" and acoustic album "Like Yesterday," 10 albums on their Discography.

Eyeshine won the worldwide Ford sponsored competition "Gimme The Gig II" in May 2012. They recorded and filmed a single with the Legendary Don Was (7 time Grammy Award winning Producer - Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer, etc) and Krish Sharma (Producer/Engineer - Hilary Duff, Jesse McCarney, etc) out of the "Ford Focus Studio." Which is a recording studio built into a Ford Focus by "Mad" Mike (Pimp My Ride). The one-hour special special aired on west coast television (KTLA, KTVU, and KICU).

Please check out their concert and bring a friend or two-hundred.
If you end up not liking them, feel free to throw Money, Peanut M&Ms, and Haribo Gummy Bears at them.
Or you can shower them with Vitamin Water, Red Bull and sugar-free Red Bull.

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What possesses 4 Americans to form a band and write music with Japanese lyrics?Inspired in equal parts by Japanese pop melody as well as heavy alternative American rock, U.S.-based band akai SKY takes a straight-forward approach to modern rock music, marrying Japanese and English lyrics alike. Fusing the best of both worlds, akai SKY crosses the great divide between language and music in America, solidifying their premier status as California's #1 American Jrock band.

Formed in 2005 by guitarist Hayashi and bassist Umi, akai SKY completed the puzzle with vocalist Ryuusei and drummer Jinra in 2008. The band has electrified audiences since at venues celebrating Asian and American culture and music throughout California and across the country with their non-stop energetic and visual performances. With 50+ shows under their belts, akai SKY strives to share their distinctive sound with the international music scene.akai SKY has been rated by ReverbNation as one of the top 50 rock bands in San Francisco, with the fine distinction of being the only band making the list with a Jrock background. The band released their first four-track EP album, "Tokyo Beat Riot", in May 2010 and in 2012, contributed a song to the 20th anniversary tribute album of the internationally acclaimed Jrock band L'Arc~en~Ciel. The band will release their heavily anticipated sophomore follow-up EP, "Heart, Attack!", in March 2013.


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