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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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.


San Japan would like to announce, in cooperation with Nine-Tails, the return of Mini-Mini Con 2015!
This will be happening on May 16th, 2015 at Wonderland of the Americas Mall in San Antonio, TX. This will be from 1PM – 7PM. It is completely FREE to attend. We will have Gaming, Vendors, Cosplay, Panels, and more going on. This year everything will be INSIDE the mall.
We have two confirmed guests with voice actress Alex Moore (Suzuno Kamazuki – The Devil is a Part-Timer!) and music from Video Game Music Band – Bitforce.
We even have a website this time,, where you can see pictures of our inaugural event in 2014 along with information on how artists can purchase a table space.
We have a Facebook Event page if you’d like to let us know that you’re attending.

This week we’ve announced more guests to be at San Japan. Here whom you can expect to see at San Japan: 8-Bit. Click on the names to see their bios along with more information:

We’re announcing that on Saturday 8/1 we will have a large video game/variety music showcase with over 5 hours of music acts playing that day. We are in the works of streaming it this year so those who can’t make it San Japan will be able to see the concerts.
For those inquiring, we still have plenty of developments to announce over the coming months.

San Japan and Vitamin H have teamed up to bring the AMV League to San Japan 8-Bit this year. We will be hosting an AMV League Official Event this year. San Japan will also be the host of the first ever AMV League National Championships where you can see the best of the best from other AMV League contests to be shown at San Japan. The rules and entry form are now posted for the 2015 AMV Contest if you wish to enter.
Back by popular demand, we are bringing back our Hall Cosplay Contest, hosted by The Men Who Stare At Suits. The theme for it is ‘Old-Skool’. For rules info and times be sure to go to the Hall Cosplay Rules page.

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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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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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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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