It’s the middle of Summer and it doesn’t seem to bother the thousands who have shown up for the sixth annual San Japan anime convention in San Antonio, Texas. From Friday, August 16th until Sunday, August 18th, fans of all ages converged on the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and Grand Hyatt Hotel in the heart of the Alamo City. With a wide selection of guests, activities, exhibitors and events, it was a packed weekend. Photos from the three-day weekend are available on Gallery. Read the rest of this article…
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Only one week remains before San Japan Sinister 6 brings all things related to manga, anime and Japanese pop culture to the heart of Texas. This year’s convention runs from Friday, August 16th until Sunday, August 18th at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and Grand Hyatt San Antonio in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
The 2013 line-up has a lot of new faces and event line-up that will keep you busy. Chris Ayres (Dragon Ball Z Kai, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gantz), Johnny Yong Bosch, (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bleach, Blue Exorcist), Scott Freeman (Hetalia: Axis Powers, One Piece, Initial D), Jerry Jewell (Fruits Basket, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Fullmetal Alchemist), Scott McNeil (Gundam Wing, InuYasha, Dragon Ball Z), Carli Mosier (Halo Legends, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Magikano), Carrie Savage (Strawberry Eggs, Ikki Tousen, Vampire Knight) and Karen Strassman (Bleach, Code Geass, Rozen Maiden). Non-voice actors include Martin Billany aka LittleKuriboh, Max Gilard, Sifu Kisu and Katie Tiedrich.
Don’t forget that there’s also a wide selection of artists, vendors and panels. Also, for the first time ever, San Japan is hosting the qualifier for the World Cosplay Summit.
Even though online registration has closed, you can still purchase badges in-person at the convention centre. A complete schedule is also available for mobile devices through the Guidebook app.
Texas is all about big things. And there’s nothing like a burgeoning convention to live up to its home state’s image. San Japan: Mach 5 moved into its largest location this year: the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio during the weekend (Friday included) of August 10th – 12th, 2012. In 5 short years, the convention has exceeded expectations and established itself as the place to cosplay and catch up on all things Japanese and will continue to do so well into the future. Because of the speed in which San Japan has grown, the theme for 2012 was a tribute to Speed Racer’s car, the Mach 5. Read the rest of this article…