San Japan hosting 7th-annual convention

12,000 conventioners expected

By David Sears - Reporter
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SAN ANTONIO - Downtown San Antonio has been inundated by characters from movies and video games.

The seventh-annual San Japan Anime Convention is going on this weekend.

"It is just growing more and more popular, which is great," said Jessi Arntz, a convention vendor.

Convention-goers dress up like their favorite Japanese anime characters or their favorite video game characters.

There is Eastern culture-based art, vendors and special guest speakers.

Organizers are expecting 12,000 convention-goers over the weekend.

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