Sac-Anime

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Sac-Anime
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Japanese culture[1]
Venue Sacramento Convention Center
Location(s) Sacramento, California
Country United States
Inaugurated 2004
Attendance 10,132 in 2014
Website
http://www.sacconventions.com/

Sac-Anime is a semi-annual three day anime convention held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. The convention is the sister conventions to the Sacramento Comic, Toy and Anime Show (Sac-Con) and Bak-Anime.

Programming[edit]

Sac-Anime typically features an animated music video contest, art contests, artists alley, card-game tournaments, console gaming, cosplay chess, costume contests, dealers room, fashion show, karaoke, maid cafe, masquerade, music performances, panels, Q&A sessions, rave, swap meet, video games, and workshops.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

Sac-Anime began as an extension of the quarterly Sacramento Comic, Toy and Anime Show (Sac-Con).[2] The convention was originally known as the Sacramento Anime & Manga Show and became an semi-annual event in 2005.[5] Due to the summer conventions growth, it moved to the Sacramento Convention Center in 2013.[3] The Winter 2013 show was also moved to the Sacramento Convention Center.[6] The Summer 2013 event shared the Sacramento Convention Center with the Sacramento Greek Festival, and with the convention badge attendees could enter festival for free.[7] The convention expanded into additional space in the Sacramento Convention Center, along with holding some events in the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. The Winter 2014 convention continued to utilize space in the Sheraton Grand.[8] A marriage proposal occurred during the costume contest.

Event History[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
July 31 - August 1, 2004 Sunrise Mall
Citrus Heights, California
Kyle Hoyt and Andrew Wong.[9]
February 12, 2005[5] Scottish Rite Center
Sacramento, California
1,000
July 30–31, 2005 Sunrise Mall
Citrus Heights, California
Katie Bair, Ron Lim, Steve Oliff, and Ben Seto.[10]
January 14, 2006[11] Scottish Rite Center
Sacramento, California
July 15, 2006 Scottish Rite Center
Sacramento, California
2,000 Akai SKY, Artbeat, Katie Bair, Jodon Bellofatto, Neil Kaplan, Ron Lim, Austin Osueke, Trina Robbins, and David Stanworth.[12]
January 13–14, 2007 Scottish Rite Center
Sacramento, California
Artbeat, Katie Bair, Jodon Bellofatto, Che Gilson, Ron Lim, Yoko Molotov, Austin Osueke, Spike Spencer, Amanda Tomasch, and {mid:night}.[13]
July 13–15, 2007[14] Red Lion Hotel Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Akai SKY, Artbeat, Katie Bair, Crispin Freeman, Lisa Furukawa, Chris Hazelton, Yishan Li, Brandon McKinney, Yoko Molotov, Chris Patton, PLID, Rusika, Patrick Seitz, Spike Spencer, Amanda Tomasch, Voltaire, Brent Wooley, and {mid:night}.[15]
January 11–13, 2008 Scottish Rite Center
Sacramento, California
Laura Bailey, Darrel Guilbeau, Metal Phyzix, Vic Mignogna, Ben Roman, The Slants, and Travis Willingham.[16]
August 29–31, 2008 Scottish Rite Center[17]
Sacramento, California
Katie Bair, Jodon Bellofatto, Crispin Freeman, Che Gilson, Neil Kaplan, Liam O'Brien, Sam Riegel, and Spike Spencer.[18]
January 9–11, 2009 Scottish Rite Center
Sacramento, California
Akai SKY, Laura Bailey, Katie Bair, Jodon Bellofatto, Lisa Furukawa, Tom Kane, Vic Mignogna, Ben Roman, Chris Sarandon, Travis Willingham, and {mid:night}.[19]
August 28–30, 2009 Radisson Hotel
Sacramento, California
Katie Bair, Jodon Bellofatto, Alyson Court, Che Gilson, Brandon McKinney, Paul Mercier, Liam O'Brien, August Ragone, Roger Craig Smith, and Tanuki Suit Riot.[20]
January 8–10, 2010 Radisson Hotel
Sacramento, California
Laura Bailey, Katie Bair, Jodon Bellofatto, Brandon McKinney, Vic Mignogna, Chris Sarandon, The Slants, and Travis Willingham.[21]
September 3–5, 2010 Radisson Hotel
Sacramento, California
Katie Bair, Jodon Bellofatto, Steven Blum, Rebecca Forstadt, Ali Hillis, Mari Iijima, Billy Martinez, Liam O'Brien, Phoenix Ash,[22] and Steve Yun.[23]
January 7–9, 2011 Radisson Hotel
Sacramento, California
Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Steve Cardenas, Karen Dyer, Yaya Han, Walter E. Jones, Kairu, Ken Lally, Roger Craig Smith, Sonny Strait, and Catherine Sutherland.[24]
September 2–4, 2011 Radisson Hotel
Sacramento, California
4,800[2] Akai SKY, Johnny Yong Bosch, James C. Burns, Eyeshine, Yuri Lowenthal, Billy Martinez, Liam O'Brien, Tara Platt, Sam Riegel, and The Slants.[25]
January 13–15, 2012 Woodlake Hotel (Formerly Radisson)[3]
Sacramento, California
5000+
(est)[3]
Troy Baker, Quinton Flynn, Ali Hillis, Kazha, Vic Mignogna, Tara Strong, and Mark Tatulli.[26]
August 31-September 2, 2012 Woodlake Hotel
Sacramento, California
7,700[6] Akai SKY, Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Jennifer Hale, Billy Martinez, Michelle Ruff, Roger Craig Smith, Team LoveHate, and Travis Willingham.[27]
January 4–6, 2013 Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California
Mai Aizawa, Kevin Conroy, Grey DeLisle, Maile Flanagan, Toshio Furukawa, Todd Haberkorn, Kyle Hebert, Kazha, Cyril Lumboy, Tsuyoshi Nonaka, Liam O'Brien, Tony Oliver, Raj Ramayya, and Hynden Walch.[28]
August 30-September 1, 2013 Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California
9,000
(est)
Akai SKY, Troy Baker, Johnny Yong Bosch, Hector David, Jr., Najee De-Tiege, Eyeshine, Alex Heartman, Ashley Johnson, Cherami Leigh, Charles Martinet, Billy Martinez, Tsuyoshi Nonaka, Nolan North, Bryce Papenbrook, Raj Ramayya, Sumi Shimamoto, J. Michael Tatum, and Dan Woren.[29]
January 3-5, 2014 Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California
10,132[30] Dante Basco, Steven Blum, Ashly Burch, Svetlana Chmakova, Steve Downes, Kazha, Charles Martinet, Kenta Maruyama, Adam May, Vic Mignogna, Nylon Pink, Tony Oliver, Brina Palencia, Raj Ramayya, Jeremy Shada, Jen Taylor, Bruce Thomas, and Janet Varney.[30]
August 29-31, 2014 Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California
Johnny Yong Bosch, Rodger Bumpass, Christine Marie Cabanos, Eyeshine, Jason Faunt, Josh Grelle, Adrian Hough, Melissa Hutchison, Yuri Lowenthal, Billy Martinez, Brandon Jay McLaren, Danielle McRae, Liam O'Brien, Tony Oliver, Tara Platt, Sam Riegel, Mark Sheppard, The Slants, Roger Craig Smith, Greg Snegoff, J. Michael Tatum, Cristina Vee, Noah Watts, Steve Yun,[31] Tiio Horn, Camilla Luddington, and Elias Toufexis.[32][non-primary source needed]
January 2-4, 2015 Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California
Ashly Burch, Dameon Clarke, Todd Haberkorn, Kyle Hebert, Adam May, Erica Mendez, Matthew Mercer, Trina Nishimura, and Brina Palencia.[33]
September 4-6, 2015[34] Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California

Bak-Anime[edit]

Main article: Bak-Anime

Bak-Anime is an annual one or two day anime convention held at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center in Bakersfield, California by the staff of Sac-Anime.[35] The convention began due to the requests of fans from the Bakersfield Comic Con.[36]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 38°34′41.92″N 121°29′18.68″W / 38.5783111°N 121.4885222°W / 38.5783111; -121.4885222