The amazing convention known as SacAnime will once again take over the capitol of Sacramento, California beginning on August 28, 2014. Over the years since inception during the summer of 1986, SacAnime has grown at an amazing rate and it now comfortably occupies the Sacramento Convention Center. The attendance number were in excess of 10,000 during the last appearance of SacAnime and it can be logically surmised that the number will grow further north of that figure.
What can fans of Anime, Comic Books and popular media expect this time? A look at the guest list is the first place to investigate this question. The list includes an indicator of the aggressive new stance that SacAnime has adopted to provide fans with a more satisfying con experience and a way to attract more numbers to the convention. Famed and the much beloved actor, Mark Sheppard makes his first SacAnime appearance and in the opinion of this Examiner.com columnist-his participation is a bit of a game changer for the event. Sheppard is an actor who exudes incredible charisma both on and off camera. The conventions that Mark Sheppard has attended in the past have gained much appreciation from those fortunate enough to have been at these past events. SacAnime will now be one of those conventions that will benefit from his presence and fans will arrive at the same conclusion that he is generous with his time and has a well deserved reputation for being a fan favorite from such shows as Supernatural, 24, Doctor Who and Leverage.
The rest of the guest list is equally fantastic and will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers alike. The list includes Brenoch Adams, Cas Anvar, Johnny Yong Bosch, Rodger Bumpass, Christine Cabanos, Eyeshine, Jason Faunt, Dave Fennoy, Amber Goldfarb, Josh Grelle, Tiio Horn, Adrain Hough, Melissa Hutchison, Yuri Lowenthal, Camilla Luddington, Billy Martinez, Brandon Jay McLaren, Danielle McRae, Neil Napier, Liam O’Brien, Tara Platt, Sam Riegel, Roger Craig Smith, The Slants, Greg Snegoff, J Michael Tatum, Elias Toufexis, Cristina Vee, Noah Watts and Steve Yun! It is an amazing list of guests with many accompanying panels, signature and photo opportunities that will be available to fans.
The many events that will be occur over the holiday weekend is also quite impressive in variety and rich in interactive opportunities. The Cosplay events are quite dizzying in quantity. Enthusiasts can participate in the masquerade event and the fashion show also. There are an ample amount of opportunities for Cosplayers to also pose for fellow fans and photographers alike in gatherings and meetups throughout the weekend. SacAnime attracts many of the best Cosplayers from the area and also from around the country and world so it should be exciting to see who arrives this weekend to demonstrate their awe inspiring skills.
Whether you wish to meet and greet the celebrity talent that will be present or wander around in the rather spacious dealer's room in search of a deal, SacAnime will match and exceed your expectations. Amazing Cosplayers, guests, activities and a real sense of family and friendship await those who attend this remarkable convention. A future report from this columnist will detail all that happened at the SacAnime.