Due to the exceptionally high volume of submissions and questions, it is taking much longer than normal for our cosplay director to assign entry numbers to contestants. Rest assured, your submissions are being received, and you will be receiving a reply as soon possible. There are still spaces available, so try not to panic in the meantime.

Also, we received more than five times the number of gathering requests as last year, many of which were duplicates. In the interest of getting the final list available as soon as possible, many of you may not receive personalized replies to your submissions. (Especially for those who requested the most popular duplicates: Bleach, Black Butler, Sailor Moon, Naruto, Marvel/DC, and League of Legends.) The current schedule is the FINAL version. It is available to view here:

Summer 2014 Gathering List

If you are not sure if the gathering on the list is “your” gathering, we encourage you to work with other duplicate gathering owners to share duties. SacAnime cannot act as an intermediary in gatherings, as these are “fan run” events.

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The Hyatt has sold out of rooms for our Summer 2014 SacAnime, but we’re working with another nearby hotel to offer our attendees rooms for the show. We’ll have more information later this week.

SacAnime welcomes Amber Goldfarb to our Summer 2014 show!

Amber has lent her voice and body (via motion capture) to several video game roles including Cristina Vespucci in Assassin’s Creed II and Brotherhood as well as Aveline de Grandpré, the first female protagonist in the Assassin’s Creed series.

You can find more information about Amber and our other Guests of Honor here.

Sacanime welcomes Japanese DJ #skirtDISCO to our Summer 2014 Late Night Electronic Dance!

SacAnime is excited to announce the appearance of Brenoch Adams to our Summer 2014 show. Brenoch is an Art Director at Crystal Dynamics. He’s responsible for helping design the new look for Lara Croft in the recent Tomb Raider video game reboot.

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We are excited to announce the grand relaunching of our forums. As long time forum users have known, the old forums were old and under constant siege from various spamming sites and unstable as a result. After long and careful consideration of all the options, we have decided to forego attempting to resuscitate them. Instead, we are starting from a clean slate and are happy to announce our new forums located at The SacAnime Fountain

Here’s what to expect with the new forums:

  • We are running on the latest stable version of a well supported forum platform known as SimpleMachines
  • We have instituted what we think are thoughtful changes to the registration process that should put up a significant hurdle for Spambots
  • New abilities/options for registered members like posting attachments (a much requested feature)
  • Opened up new boards for discussion topic options (a much requested feature)
  • Added quick links from the forums to important pages on the main site (a much requested feature)
  • Directors and Dept Leads now have moderator powers for their respective areas
  • A simple and lightweight theme that is also mobile device friendly (we are looking into potential native finger friendly options as well)
  • What’s the bad news?
    Part of having a clean slate also means that we lost all of the posts on the old forums and all the old user registrations. Turns out, the spammers we able to register over 50,000 accounts which is also part of why the forums we so slow. So, instead of wasting time trying to filter through that mess, we did a complete reboot.

    Why are the new forums called the fountain?
    This is us taking a moment to nod to our rich history. The old Radison (now Woodlake) hotel was our home for many years. The fountain in the courtyard became the defacto gathering spot for many of our attendees to hang out and chat. It felt only right that the digital incarnation share the same name.

    Starting out, we will be manually accepting all new registrations. Please be patient. It won’t be an immediate process, but we will do our best to do it in a timely manner.

    We’ve been having technical issues with our AMV Submission Form. If you have submitted an AMV for our Summer 2014 show, please re-submit it and then follow up with an email to amv@sacanime.com. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

    SacAnime welcomes Red Ranger Brandon Jay McLaren.

    Brandon’s other credits included regular roles in The Killing, Graceland, and Falling Skies.

    You can find more information about Brandon Jay McLaren and our other Guests of Honor here.

    SacAnime Welcomes Jason Faunt, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers: Time Force. Jason also provided motion capture for Leon Kennedy in the Resident Evil 6 video game.

    You can find more information about Jason Faunt and our other Guest of Honor here.

    SacAnime welcomes Elias Toufexis to our Summer 2014 show!

    Not only has he voiced characters in the Assassin’s Creed Series, he was also Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and played parts in Bitten, Zero Hour, Alphas, Supernatural and many more.

    You can find more information about Elias and our other Guests of Honor here.

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