Kuroi

Sakura-Con 2014 by Katie Cunico

Sakuracon has a lot going for it; it’s in the spring in Seattle, which even when it rains, as it did part of this year, is always nice and mild. It’s very suitable for any type of convention activity, whether it be lugging purchases around or costumes of any type. The neighborhood the convention center and surrounding hotels are in is a fantastic one – I’ve mentioned the Gameworks across the street before, and it remains a favorite after-con activity for many congoers, especially on Thursday night – and there’s no shortage of food or shopping or entertainment.

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Anime Matsuri 2014

This year, Anime Matsuri was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas from March 14-16, 2014. Now, Anime Matsuri has become a big name in Texas anime conventions since its beginning in 2007. They were notorious for promising big and delivering little, and even I had been warned about the cancellation of panels, guests, long line times and overall disorganization.

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Kouichi Kimura

Katsucon 20

After attending Katsucon 19 in an unofficial capacity and staying in the wonderful Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, I absolutely HAD to give this convention another go. This time, I was even under direction to attend the World Cosplay Summit Eastern Regional Qualifiers held at Katsucon!

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