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[Seattle Go Center] Sakura Con Volunteers Needed

Dear Members,


Once again, we will be teaching and sharing the game of Go at the Sakura-Con, which is happening this year on Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1.  The Con is an amazing gathering of Japanese anime and manga fans, many of them in costume, at the Washington Visitor and Trade Center.  Here is their website:



You do not need a pass to reach the room where we teach.  But our best volunteers do get passes for the rest of the convention.  We usually play teaching games on the 9x9 and 13x13, since many of the visitors to our room already know some Go.


If you can volunteer at least 4 hours, and would like a pass to the full Sakura Con, please contact me at manager@seattlego.org, or in person at the Go Center.   Since this is a very popular privilege, priority will be given to volunteers who are all already teaching at the Go Center, or who can commit to helping at one of our other outreach events, such as the Cherry Blossom Festival the weekend of April 20-22, and the UDistrict Street Festival, May 19-20.  All folks who contact me before March 5 will be given equal consideration for passes.  (It will not be first come first served; if we get a lot of requests, we will use a lottery for all qualified volunteers to assign passes.  Last year we had enough.)


Please tell me when you think you will be coming.  I am particularly interested in getting commitments from volunteers for Sunday, and Friday daytime.  (You can adjust your schedule later, if things change.)  Once again, you do not need the pass to reach our room, if you just want to volunteer, or to watch the costumed crowds on the escalator.


Our hours will be as follows:

Friday, March 30, 10 AM to 10 PM (or later, if we have the volunteers)

Saturday, March 31, 10 AM to 10 PM (or later, if we have the volunteers)

Sunday, April 1, 10 AM to 4 PM (Moving stuff to Go Center 4-6 PM)

Please note that this weekend also has the Easter holiday, so watch out for schedule conflicts.


The Go Center events/outreach/class calendar is at:



Brian  Allen

General Manager, Seattle Go Center

Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of the West

700 NE 45th Street

Seattle WA  98105

206 545-1424 (Go Center)

206 370-1069 (Cell Phone)

206 632-1122 (Office at Home)

manager@seattlego.org (e-mail)

www.seattlego.org (website)


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