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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Photoshoot Form – See Where They’re Happening


We now have a form so you can post where public photoshoots are taking place at San Japan. It instantly lists the entry so you can find them and join in. This will make it a lot easier to organize than trying to search around trying to find them on Facebook, Tumblr, or other social links.
Link for the form.

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June Update – Tons of Updates!


If you have not pre-register then you have until June 13th @ 11:59PM. You can purchase a 3-day pass for $50. You can pre-register at On June 16th we will open up registration again selling pass/badges at the At-Door Rate along with 1-Day passes/badges. You are not required to purchase them on-line as you can purchase them at the convention.

Information for picking up event tickets are now on the San Japan website. The Cosplay Show and Formal Masquerade will now require tickets in order to enter. Please read this over as we list how you can pick up your ticket and what times they’ll be available.

We have two winners this year for the Mega Art Contest! Congrats to: Lito Bujanda-Moore and Diane DelaCruz. Congrats to Missy Pena for the selected San Japan 8 T-Shirt. To see all of the 2015 art contest entries, click here.

The selected winners of our 2015 DJ Contest are Shroo, JenJenBao and Mixtress BB. They will be performing on Friday night of San Japan. To see their bios and listen to their mixes, click here.
Welcome Jesse Thaxton, Debbie Mia, C.C. and Alissa Simmons as your judges for this year’s San Japan Cosplay Contest. To see their bios, click here.

If you are still needing a hotel room a room block has opened up at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel. It is at the $140 rate. Room are available at this special rate until July 8th, 2015 or when all rooms are filled out. We have already filled two room blocks, the Grand Hyatt and Marriott Riverwalk, so be sure to jump on this as soon as you can. Reservations can be made online.

If you are planning to sign up for the Cosplay Show it needs to happen soon. We are very close to hitting our cap which we are enacting this year. For more information go to our Cosplay Show page.

If you are an indie game developer, video game or tabletop, we have listed the form to purchase a booth at San Japan to allow you to demo and sell your product. Only $135 as an introductory rate this year. Click here for information.

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San Japan 8 – Final Round Of Guests


We are proud to announce our final round of guests for San Japan: 8-Bit (2015).
Please welcome to San Japan Voice Actor Brett Weaver, Voice Actress Jessica Calvello, Voice Actress Carli Mosier, and Special Guest Patrick Delahanty.

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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 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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