Monday, January 19, 2015

SacAnime Winter 2015 Review

January 19, 2015
Review by Kyung Kim

The family friendly pop culture event, SacAnime, brings together an ensemble of fun and entertainment over a three-day weekend in the heart of downtown Sacramento. As always, the bi-annual event takes it up a notch for the 2015 Winter Edition and brought special guests Peter Cullen (the voice of Optimus Prime and Eeyore), John Dimaggio (the voice of Jake the Dog), Charles Martinet (the voice of Mario), four of the original Sailor Moon voice actors Linda Ballantyne (Sailor Moon), Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars), Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter), and Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask) and many more. The state capitol also saw the return of mega cosplayer, model and costume designer, Yaya Han. 

Conventions have become the epicenter of all things popular. Although SacAnime is geared towards Japanese pop culture such as animation (anime) and video games, it also welcomes all other genres of pop under the blue sky. Just taking a walk on the exhibit floor will have attendees immersed with a mixture of Japanese and Western pop culture. 

The attendance to SacAnime continues to climb and the organizers were ready to accommodate this constant change. There was plenty of staff on the exhibit floor, lobby areas, and at check-in to ensure a smooth flow of the anxious crowd to soak in all what the event had to offer. 

The main slogan is “Where Fans Come to Play” and it was evident at the very moment you step inside the glass doors of the Sacramento Convention Center. The cosplay scene is very strong in Northern California. Many fans showcased their creativity and their fandom by donning the most elegant and stunning costumes of their favorite characters. It brought many smiles to attendees and even passerby’s in cars along “J” Street.

SacAnime is truly a weekend of premier entertainment. Attendees are guaranteed a unique experience that only a con could offer. With a reasonable price for entry and an environment that is safe and easy to navigate through, it is hands down the best value in family entertainment.



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