San Japan is San Antonio, Texas largest anime convention. Located at the heart of the Riverwalk, we will be taking place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel and Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. We bring a wide variety of Japanese animation, culture, and unique fandoms all together for 3 days of continuous events. With over 14,600 unique attendees in 2014, we expect this to be our biggest event to date.
If you’ve been waiting for Gold Passes to become available then you’ve waited long enough. They will be going on sale at November 15th, 2014 @ 8PM CST on the San Japan Pre-Registration site. 150 Gold Passes will be available to the public.
We are anticipating that all of them will sell through that night in less than one hour. If you are wondering what Gold Pass includes then check out the list in our Registration FAQ. UPDATE: All Gold Passes are SOLD OUT.
Throughout the week from 11/07 to 11/15, we have been announcing our first round guests on our Facebook & Twitter. We announced over a dozen guests. You can now see the full bios of all of the guests we’ve announced which include:
As a reminder that regular Pre-Registration for a 3-Day pass is currently $45 and it will bump up to $50 after Jan. 4th, 2015. We will have more guests to announce while we are leading up to San Japan: 8-Bit.
The San Japan 8 (2015) Hotel Reservations are now up. Go to our Hotel Information page for more information.
A big thanks for the support for San Japan 7. We had a record attendance of 14,686. Many, many thanks to our supporters and volunteers.
Our dates for 2015 is July 31st – August 2nd, 2015. Pre-registration is going on right now at $35 up until July 31st then it is $40 up through October 7th then $45 until the end of the 2014. The theme for San Japan: 8-Bit is Gaming.
We are taking a short break. Updates to the website with 2015 information will begin in November 2014 including hotel reservations.