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Thousands expected to attend SacAnime convention

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This weekend as you walk or drive near the Sacramento Convention Center and the Sheraton Grand Hotel area you will notice thousands of people dressed in their favorite comic book, TV, movie and video game characters for the winter SacAnime celebration.

According to SacAnime an expected attendance of over 10,000 is expected to attend. The event takes place from Jan. 3 – 5 and is open to all age groups.

SacAnime is a celebration of Japanese influenced pop-culture entertainment that features celebrity guests, live music, workshops, video games, costuming, karaoke, maid cafe and a multitude of vendors selling popular goods.

Summer SacAnime photo
Summer SacAnime photo

 

Summer SacAnime photo with akai SKY performing
Summer SacAnime photo with akai SKY performing

 

Celebrity guests for SacAnime includes voice actors Steve Downes (Halo’s Master Chief), Jen Taylor (Halo’s Cortana, Super Mario’s Princess Peach), Steve Blum (Wolverine, Transformers Prime), Vic Mignogna (Full Metal Alchemist), Brina Palencia (Black Butler, Borderlands 2), Ashly Burch (Borderlands 2) and others. All guests will be participating in panels and signing free autographs.

The massive gathering brings much business to the area and many restaurants, hotels and night clubs hold specials and are open longer hours to accommodate the SacAnime crowds.

Many other events are scheduled including live musical performances, video game tournaments, karaoke contest, cosplay costume contest, art contests, late night dance, vendors room, artists alley, panels, workshops, maid cafe, lolita tea party and free yugioh card game tournaments.

Carlyfornia Love at SacAnime Summer 2013
Carlyfornia Love at SacAnime Summer 2013

 

SacAnime Summer 2013
SacAnime Summer 2013

 

SacAnime Summer 2013
SacAnime Summer 2013

Log on to the SacAnime site to view the full schedule of events, special guests, ticket prices and other information. Tickets will also be available at the door located on the bottom floor of the Sheraton Grand Hotel.

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