San Japan: 8-Bit
July 31- August 2nd, 2015 - San Antonio, Texas - HBG Convention Center

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.

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Final Attendance and Feedback

 
 
 

San Japan: 8-Bit 2015 final attendance numbers were 18,411 warm bodies with around 45,000 people “turnstile” attendance. Thank you to all of our attendees, hard working staff and volunteers. We are taking in Feedback in our Facebook group, on Guidebook and privately through our contact form.
 
We’ll have a lot more information about our next convention, San Japan 009, in the winter time as we’re taking a break for a few months. Pre-registration for general attendees will be opening on September 2nd starting at $40+fees. Information about Gold Passes will be posted at a later time.
 

 
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Registration Hours

 
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2015 On-Site registration including pickup hours, registration location, prices and other questions like being about to pickup for other attendees are listed in our On-Site Registration FAQ.


Carli Mosier has had an unexpected medical issued and has had to cancel at the last minute. Announced a few weeks ago on Facebook, Martin Billany has canceled his appearance at San Japan due to on-going medical issues.


 
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Our 2015 Guidebook is now available.

 
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You can now download our 2015 Guidebook which is a mobile version of all the information about San Japan with ability to create your own schedule, interactive maps on how to get around San Japan and all the information that we can cram about San Japan. It is a free app which works on iOS and Android devices. There is also a mobile version for Windows and other smartphones. Instructions on how to acquire Guidebook is be found by clicking here.
 

 
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Announced Guests - Click More Info For More Guests
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Jessica Calvello

Jessica Calvello
Jessica Calvello, having recently been named as having the Best English Dub Performance of 2014 by the Anime News Network for her performance as Hange Zoe in Attack on Titan, is THRILLED to join the awesome staff, guests and fans at her first ever San Japan!
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Steve Blum

Steve Blum
With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, "Amon" from Avatar: The Legend of Korra and TOM from Toonami.
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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed “Major Motoko Kusanagi” in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress.
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Yuji

Yuji Matsukura
Yuji Matsukura quickly emerged from the ranks of his field and become one of the best known producers of J.C.STAFF. He has produced a countless number OAV's and recurring anime series with dozens of series to credit.
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Mitsuru "Mick" Kouzai

Mitsuru “Mick” Kouzai
Mitsuru "Mick" Kouzai has been a professional animator and manga artist in Japan since 1993. Mick has worked on a vast list of well known anime and game series as a CG artist and CG director. He is the founder of Studio GX.
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