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Thursday, July 30, 2015

10 Things You Have To Do This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 1:04 PM

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San Japan: 8-Bit

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People of San Antonio: Pikachus are coming. Get ready for Gokus. Brace yourself for Batmen. It’s time for San Antonio’s largest convention of all things nerddom. San Japan will take place from Friday through Sunday with events split between the Grand Hyatt and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This year’s event promises to be the biggest yet; what was once a convention of less than 1,000 attendees has exploded to nearly 20,000 people. “San Antonio has a really strong fandom population. Lots of people are into anime; it’s become more mainstream over the past few years,” David Ramirez, community relations director for San Japan, told the San Antonio Current last week. “It’s not something that just geeky people are into on the weekends.” San Japan’s hundreds of events run the gamut from panels on costuming and crafting to concerts and dance parties, meet-and-greets with voice actors, quiz shows and trivia contests. And it’s not just anime — the convention flirts with all facets of internet, pop and Japanese cultures. $15-$50, Fri-Sun, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (200 E. Market St.) & Grand Hyatt San Antonio (600 E. Market St.), san-japan.org— Michael Marks

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