Saboten Con

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Saboten Con
Saboten Con Mascot.png
Status Active
Genre Anime, Japanese culture[1][2][3]
Venue Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Location(s) Phoenix, Arizona
Country United States
Inaugurated 2008
Attendance 5,137 in 2014[4]
Organized by Monkey Paw Entertainment[5]
Website
http://www.sabotencon.com/

Saboten Con is an annual four day anime convention held during September at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.[2] The convention is held over Labor Day weekend.[6]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers a anime music video contest, gaming, masquerade, Japanese fashion show, panels, screenings, steampunk ball, and vendors [1][6][7]

History[edit]

Saboten Con was awarded the "Best Anime Convention - 2010" by the Phoenix New Times.[7]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
May 24–26, 2008 Crowne Plaza Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
Adella, Mara Aum, Greg Ayres, Laura Bailey, Katie Bair, Jodon Bellofatto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Erica Reis, Christophe Tang, and Armand Villavert Jr.[8]
October 30 - November 1, 2009 Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa
Mesa, Arizona
Mara Aum, Steve Blum, David Doub, Yaya Han, Jolene Houser, Chuck Huber, Kitsune Robot, M. Alice LeGrow, Vic Mignogna, Toybox, and Armand Villavert Jr.[9]
October 1–3, 2010 Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Phoenix, Arizona
Mara Aum, Colleen Clinkenbeard, David Doub, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Yaya Han, Kyle Hebert, Jolene Houser, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Victoria Paege, SunaCosu, Christophe Tang, and Armand Villavert Jr.[10]
September 30 - October 2, 2011 Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Phoenix, Arizona
2,730[11] Katie Bair, The Black Crystals, Rob Blatt, Johnny Yong Bosch, David Doub, Eyeshine, Yaya Han, Jolene Houser, Kairu, Kazha, Kitcho Daiko, Reuben Langdon, Sam Riegel, Sean Schemmel, Christophe Tang, and Armand Villavert Jr.[11]
September 1–3, 2012 Renaissance Glendale
Glendale, Arizona
3,432[12] Troy Baker, David Doub, Richard Epcar, Jolene Houser, Kazha, Li "PikminLink" Kovacs, Phil LaMarr, Linda Le, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Kevin McKeever, Ellyn Stern, Christophe Tang, Armand Villavert Jr., and Akira Yamaoka.[12]
August 31 - September 2, 2013 Renaissance Glendale
Glendale, Arizona
4,002[13] Laura Bailey, Frances Delgado, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Jolene Houser, Kazha, Li "PikminLink" Kovacs, Aimee Lee Lucas, Maridah, Ryan McMurry, Yuko Miyamura, Steve "Warky" Nunez, Nylon Pink, James Perry II, Joe Romersa, Spike Spencer, John Swasey, Christophe Tang, Armand Villavert Jr., Travis Willingham, Amanda Winn-Lee, and Eryn Woods.[13]
August 29 - September 1, 2014 Renaissance Glendale
Glendale, Arizona
5,137[4][14] Robert Axelrod, D.C. Douglas, Electric Lady, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Jolene Houser, Kazha, Lauren Landa, Living Ichigo, Ryan McMurry, Moon Stream, Giada Pancaccini, James Perry II, Derek Stephen Prince, Iruma Rioka, Ian Sinclair, Christophe Tang, Alexis Tipton, and Armand Villavert Jr.[4]
September 4-7, 2015 Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix, Arizona
Cam Clarke, Richard Epcar, Rebecca Forstadt, Melanie MacQueen, Tony Oliver , Ellyn Stern, Dan Woren, Tommy Yune.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peters, Jayson (September 14, 2011). "An Arizona celebration of anime at Saboten Con". Nerdvana - East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Dempsey, Jeff (September 4, 2014). "Convention salutes Japanese art, culture". Your West Valley News. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Leatherman, Benjamin (September 3, 2014). "5 Favorite Costumes From Saboten Con 2014 in Glendale". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Saboten Con 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Celebrate Robotech's 30th Anniversary at Saboten Con". Anime News Network. April 10, 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Bejar, Christen (August 25, 2014). "Saboten Con jam-packed with gaming fun this weekend in Glendale". Nerdvana - East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Best Anime Convention - 2010". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Saboten Con 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  9. ^ "Saboten Con 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  10. ^ "Saboten Con 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  11. ^ a b "Saboten Con 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  12. ^ a b "Saboten Con 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  13. ^ a b "Saboten Con 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  14. ^ "Saboten Con 2014 - American Anime Convention". Chikka Magazine. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  15. ^ "Saboten Con 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 

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Coordinates: 33°27′7″N 112°4′14″W / 33.45194°N 112.07056°W / 33.45194; -112.07056