Press Releases

September 13, 2005

News for Sakura-Con 2006:

Sakura-Con's room block at the Grand Hyatt has been sold out


Sakura-Con Sells out room block in Grand Hyatt. Pre-Registrations going fast!

Seattle, WA- 9-13-2005 Sakura-Con has sold out it's first room block in record time! The Grand Hyatt is no longer available at the Sakura-Con rate. There are still rooms available in the Roosevelt, Paramount, Hilton and Crown Plaza Hotels but those are also moving fast. Sakura-Con's new location at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in the heart of Downtown Seattle has attendees pre-registering at a faster rate than ever before! Pre-Registration is up over 45% from last year at this time.

ANCEA (Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association) is proud to sponsor the ninth annual Sakura-Con March 24th - 26th, 2006 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. Sakura-Con is the premiere Pacific Northwest convention devoted to Japanese animation (anime), comics (manga), gaming and traditional East Asian culture. It is the destination event for an expected attendance of over 7500 fans, industry leaders, celebrities, and artists. Join us this year for Sakura-Con 2006 as we gather with thousands of enthusiasts of all ages. See premieres of new anime and video games, meet the creators behind the art, see live J-rock/pop, behold many people in outlandish costumes, and dance the night away. Sakura-Con runs 24 hours for two out of three days! Pre-Register now and save substantially versus at the door prices. For more information please visit our website at

$45 until 2-28-2006
$60 at the door
Children age 6-12 are half-price
Children under 6 are free

ANCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about Asian popular and traditional culture. They organize several events every year in order to promote this goal. Sakura-Con is the largest of these events.