This is the 20th year that fans have gathered at Seattle’s Sakura-Con, a celebration of Japanese anime and culture. Thousands gathered at the Washington State Convention Center for a variety of anime-themed panels, events, screenings, and more. On the show floor were unique vendors that you don’t often find at Seattle’s biggest conventions.
Here are just a few booths from Sakura-Con 2017, and their amazing wares waiting for your order even if you didn’t make it to the convention this year.
Fizzy Fairy Apothecary
The lovely smells from the Fairy Fizzy Apothecary booth made it impossible to walk by without stopping to take a closer look. Not only does the store offer candles inspired by Hogwarts houses and other Harry Potter mainstays like butter beer, their incredible-smelling bath bombs will turn your bath into a fizzy fandom warm hug.
You’ll also find soaps in shapes that you can’t find anywhere else, like an Elven lambas bread, a hearthstone from World of Warcraft, and a collection of rupees from The Legend of Zelda.
If Mass Effect Andromeda is taking over your galaxy right now, check out Sanshee’s online store for high-quality plushies, T-shirts, accessories, and jewelry that are hard to find anywhere else. (Who doesn’t want a krogan to squeeze?) You’ll also find products from some of your other favorite video games new and old, like Dragon Age, Bioshock, the Persona series, and Five Nights at Freddy’s.
The bold, simple jewelry from Trinket Slot is eye-catching and instantly recognizable to geeks of all ages. From Minecraft necklaces to Overwatch and Sailor Moon pieces, there’s something for just about everyone at this jewelry and accessory store.
You’ll even find one-of-a-kind friendship necklaces for you and your BFF. All pieces are handmade and some can even be engraved for that extra personal touch.
GeekMom attended Sakura-Con 2017 with a press pass.