Last weekend in Seattle, was a fantastic time for local fans of anime, manga, comics, gaming; to get together and mingle in their colorful attire and fandoms.
That time being of the 2016 SakuraCon, the Pacific Northwest convention for the mostly import Japanese geek culture. Not everyone (including myself) held tickets to join the fun inside. Yet outside and behind the convention floors, plenty of public space under the for attendees and whoever else share interest. The cherry blossom trees still had much bloom left after the recent harsh weather, to give that extra special atmosphere.
I did mingle for much of the day, seeing friends new and old. While here, I took pictures of some highlights I noticed, with notes from observations..
Saturday was best for the most part giving daylight and light to the cheerful gathering..
A yearly tradition continues here, involving a large hug circle game.
The Naruto fandom still remains strong, and very colorful.
From Final Fantasy X, Yuna and Tidus share an awkward laugh
The cast of the popular Five Nights at Freddys horror game. I’m a bit surprised at its popularity.
A Malboro creature from the Final Fantasy games. Watch out for it’s poison gas attacks!
Not sure what this is from, but thought it was cool.
Ganandorf (not sure, haven’t really played those games) selfies with many Links!
Links on guard!
Steven Universe, I was told..
Megamind in real life!
Morphing time against Predating time!
Fantastic Rage of Bahamut presence
Time for some J-Pop style dancing!
Homestuck fans gathered up.
The closing of a hug circle.
Mercy from Overwatch.
Porco Russo takes a break
Alphonse Elric shows us the real person inside
Vi from League of Legends is ready to bring the pain
Some Pokémon, reminding you need to catch them all!
From Naruto, much later in the series I am told..
Not sure who this is, but I love the colorful colorness
That’s all for this year!
– Orion T
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