Press Releases

January 16, 2008

News for Sakura-Con 2008:

Shojo Beat, Sakura-Con, and The Slants Announce Contest

Shojo Beat has just announced a new partnership with Sakuracon and The Slants to give away several prize packs to ten luck winners. Shojo Beat is biggest shojo manga magazine ever published in the United States. Sakuracon, Seattle's own super anime-and-manga convention, has been hosting incredible acts for several years, including Kumiko Kato, Hiro, m.o.v.e. and Camino. The Slants are one of the only Asian dance/rock bands in the United States who have been making a huge impact in, and outside of, the Anime convention community.

This year, Sakuracon celebrates its 11th birthday with four special musical guests--Ketchup Mania, Ali Project, and The Slants!

Sakuracon will be giving away passes and a 2008 fan-pack (including T-shirt, water bottle and The Slants goodie bag) to one lucky Shojo Beat winner. In addition, Shojo Beat will be giving away The Slants goodie bags for nine others. (Transportation to Seattle is not included, and attendees must adhere to the Sakuracon minors policy--go to for more details!).

This contest will be running in conjunction with several others sponsored by Sakuracon and The Slants. They are also giving away a pair of memberships and an exclusive meet-and-greet through a special contest to promote The Slants' appearance at Sakuracon at a specially created website, http:www//

In addition, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation will be joining the "super promotion team" by giving away an autographed Squier® Hello Kitty® Stratocaster® guitar in a contest to be announced within the next two weeks!