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.
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.
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.
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.