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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Information and tickets for our Lolita Tea Party is now LIVE! Be sure to check the page as the dress code has been updated for 2015 along with information. There will be a limit of 80 seats available total at $30/seat which we are anticipating that they will sell out quickly.
 
Fashion guests Saxony LLC (Angelic Pretty USA) and Fashion Guest Fumiko Kawamura will be guests at the tea party. We also want to announce that we are in the works to bring out a Japanese fashion model to join us who will be making her USA DEBUT at San Japan. This should be ready to announce in early to mid April.
 
Go to our Lolita Tea Party Page for information.


Artists who’ve been confirmed and needing to put in for Artist Alley Table Assignment Requests, Additional Badge Purchase and Table Transfer the forms are now posted on the Artist Alley Info page.
 
The San Japan 8 Cosplay Show entry form is now active. We are enacting a cap on entries starting this year. Based on the entries already received we do foresee that the cap will be hit beforehand.
 


San Japan wouldn’t be where it is without its volunteers and staff. We are growing leaps and bounds so we need as much help as possible.
 
We are looking for volunteers and staff to help fill in for multiple departments. We are also interviewing for staff department positions. If you want to help us make sure San Japan continues to be a great convention as we reward those who put in the time and effort.
 
The recruitment meeting will be taking place from 4PM to 6PM at the San Antonio Grand Hyatt located in downtown San Antonio, Texas which will be in the Travis CD room (3rd Floor). We will have staff on-hand to answer questions. While convention and/or customer service experience is helpful we are looking for determined people.
 
If you can make it out then click on the Facebook Event to let us know we can anticipate you. If you are not able to make it to the meeting you can inquire online. We have updated our Open Staff and Department Open Call page along with a form you can use to apply. If you’re unsure to apply for staff we do have our General Volunteer application too.
 


The Artist Alley tables sold out in record time when they went up for sale on the night of Feb. 27th with all of them sold out in ~2 minutes. If you missed out the only possible way to obtain an artist table is by entering our Art Contest. This year up to 2 winners will win a table and up to 15 finalists will an opportune chance to purchase an artist table at a discounted rate. Check out our Art Contest page for more information.

SXSW Gaming 2015

The next event that we will be promoting is at SXSW Gaming 2015. This will be taking place March 13th-15th, 2015 at the Palmer Event Center in downtown Austin, Texas. It is completely free to attend. We will be demoing Japanese video games. At that time we should have information available for our Indie Gaming Showcase we are planning for San Japan: 8-Bit.

 


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Lisa Ortiz

Lisa Ortiz
Lisa is best known for the roles of the high-elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War, Lina Inverse in Slayers, Amy Rose in Sonic X, and Serenity Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh!
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LittleKuriboh

Martin Billany
Martin Billany, better known by his screen name LittleKuriboh (or CardGamesFTW), is the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, a parody of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, and was the first to make an abridged series.
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The Returners

The Returners
Started in early 2013, the Returners are a five-piece VGM (video game music) band based in Austin, Texas. We play music from all video game eras, with a particular focus on SNES- and PSX-era games. We also step outside the realm of video games on occasion. We’re a little metal, a little symphonic, and a...
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Mega-Ran

Random aka Mega Ran
If you put video games, the 80′s, hip-hop, soul music, jazz and standup comedy into a blender and hit "puree," you’d have something close to The Mega Ran Experience.
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