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In Houston, Texas, Anime Matsuri takes place this weekend, taking over the convention center. This event is huge, and if your browser can handle it be sure to log into the Flash version of the site; one of the best Con web sites I have ever seen. In Seattle, Washington Sakura Con is another monster Anime event with a ton of guests including High and Mighty Color as the featured musical GoH. In Boston it’s Anime Boston, still another large convention, while in Ohio the event is Anime Punch. Why all the big-time Anime cons at once? Part of it could be because there are a lot of artists, actors, and musical groups in the US right now, gearing up for Sakura Matsuri next week, the Cherry Blossom Street Festival in D.C. In fact, the National Cherry Blossom Festival started this past Saturday and runs until the 10th.

In San Francisco, WonderCon is a fair sized Comic Con, and a lot of media folks are going to be there, right down to io9 and G4TV