The Sakura-Con event was scheduled for April 2-4, 2021. But Seattle’s biggest anime convention has, once again, been canceled. Amidst concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the staff of Seattle’s Sakura-Con has announced that Sakura-Con 2021 is canceled.
Sakura-Con 2021 is the latest anime and gaming event to be canceled due to Covid-19 and this announcement was made via the official website and Twitter account.
When Seattle’s mayor, Jenny Durkan, made an announcement in March 2020 that all permitted events were suspended as of March 16, 2020, Sakura-Con 2020 was canceled.
Active membership for the 2020 Sakura-Con rolled over to 2021. Active 2021 memberships for the convention will now automatically be transferred to 2022 (and those that rolled over to 2021 from the 2020 event are rolling over again to the 2022 event).
Sakura-Con is described as “the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest.” The convention started in 1998.
This is sad news for anime and gaming fans as well as Con lovers. We hope the 2022 event will hold and we can safely venture out soon.
Madly in love with anime and football...... it's disturbing.