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$40.00
 
 
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Tsubasacon

1 Center Plaza

Huntington, WV ‎ 25701

 
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Tsubasacon is an annual convention currently held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Riverfront Ballroom and Conference Center. Historically, Tsubasacon started in 2004 and was held in Charleston, WV.

In 2006 Tsubasacon moved to it's current home in Huntington, WV and has grown in scale dramatically over it's 11 year tenure while still maintaining it's small hometown con charm.  Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Game Shows, and the Midnight Rave.

Tsubasacon is a three day fun-filled event that offers late-night dances, video programming, gaming rooms, and many informative guest and fan panels.  Many of the attendees take advantage of the opportunity to cosplay at the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.

In 2015 Tsubasacon is expanding into the arena as well as the convention center.

 
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Tsubasacon 2015

1 Center Plaza

Huntington, WV

October 10,11,12 2014
Latest News Announcements and Updates
 

Looks like the cat's out of the bag! I'm coming to visit, and I can't wait! I can already tell you that I'll have PRIZES...

Posted by Keith Silverstein on Monday, June 29, 2015
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:00

Special Guest - Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other fan faves include Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle can also be heard in numerous popular shows and games, such as Pokemon (Professor Oak in “Origins”), Digimon (Ballistamon and Dorulumon in “Fusion”), Sonic (Big the Cat in “Colors”), Final Fantasy (Nimbus in “Type-0”), World of Warcraft (Algalon the Observer in “Lich King”, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith's Smodco Internet Radio and cohosts “The Big Bald Broadcast” geek news podcast for that network. For more info, visit http://www.kylehebert.com.

Saturday, 20 June 2015 18:19

Special Guest - Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein entered the world of voiceover by playing number of original characters for Chuck Jones’ Thomas Timberwolf series. Since then, he’s voiced Kirby O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Gantu in Disney's Stitch!, Mikoto Suoh in K, Masrur in Magi:  The Labyrinth of Magic, Full Frontal in Gundam Unicorn, as well as Johan in the chilling series, Monster. In the video game world, Keith has worked on titles like Batman: Arkham Origins, Persona Q, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Tales of Xillia, Elder Scrolls Online and World of Warcraft, as well as his recurring roles as Zasalamel in Soul Calibur, Hunk in Resident Evil, Bash and Dino-Rang in the Skylanders series and Vector, The Crocodile in the Sonic, The Hedgehog games. Keith is, however, probably best known for his portrayal of Kimimaro on Naruto.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 08:54

Special Guest - Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are but one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never expecting his coursework in cultural anthropology to ever intersect with his burgeoning fandom identity. This was only the first of many instances when the Universe decided to troll him hardcore for his obliviousness. After spending years attending his local SF con, Charles began attending anime cons in earnest in 2007, bumping them up drastically while undertaking fieldwork for his MA in Anthropology, where he researched and wrote on fandom, convention culture, and the changing dynamic of anime fan practices.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:34

Special Guest - Matthew Erickson

Matthew Erickson is a Canadian voice actor. He was born and raised in rural Alberta, before moving to Vancouver to pursue an acting career. He has played several roles in anime, most notably “Trunks” in Dragonball GT, “Van Flyheight” in Zoids: Chaotic Century, “Yoshitaka Waya” in Hikaru no Go, “Shinn Asuka” in Gundam Seed Destiny and “Amuro Ray” in Zeta Gundam. Most recently, Matt provided the voice of “Harvey” in the new show Sabrina, Secrets of a Teenage Witch.

Friday, 01 May 2015 13:52

Artist Alley 2015

Applications are now open for Artist Alley.

Check out the Application Guidelines to get started!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:19

We are Hiring!

With our expansion into the arena we are hiring in several key departments, if you wish to staff please check out our Staff Application under applications.

If you would like to volunteer instead you can also find a volunteer application under applications as well!

Monday, 20 April 2015 16:29

Vitamin H Panels

Check out the full list of panels Vitamin H will be providing!

http://www.tsubasacon.org/exhibits/panels/vitamin-h-panels

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:07

Musical Guest - Kazha

Kazha is a rock band formed by Japanese singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda.

Kazuha Oda was born in Japan, and spent her childhood in Brazil and U.S.A.. She started out as a solo singer in Japan, and had worked with wide variety of performers including grammy winning pianist Bob James. She had worked on more than 20 records/projects in Japan until now.

In September 2009, Kazha released their first EP "Breathe Through Your Dreams" and toured Japan and Korea. With the release of their first album "Overture" in 2010, they made their first North America tour debuting at Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco, and went through 15,000 miles.

If you are wanting to host a panel at Tsubasacon this year, please read our Panel Submission Policy.

Friday, 03 April 2015 11:39

Natsu no Tsubasacon 2015

Our annual free to attend picnic! Tsubasacon will be cooking hotdogs and serving them up on buns with your favorite condiments.

We also have a Potluck Signup Sheet for you to bring a dish for others to enjoy (and to help beef up our food selection)!

We will also be selling water for 25 cents a bottle with proceeds going to our chosen charity (TBD).

Head over to our Facebook Event Page to RSVP and sign up for the potluck!

The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 3000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy.

By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions, the Library seeks to promote literacy through the medium that they love.

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Special Guests Tsubasacon 2015

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Greggo

Progamming Guest

Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas.

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Sleeping Samurai

Entertainment

Event attendees participate in foam weapon battles, tournaments, instructional panels, training sessions and more.

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Tokyo Attack!

Japanese Gaming

Tokyo Attack will be bringing 12 Japanese arcade machines for our game room!

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Vitamin H

Programming Guest

Vitamin H Productions is the professional panelist group that has been sweeping the South. Founded in 2013 by Kidd “The Maniac” Bowyer and Ryan “Pathos” Prime and fueled by a love of all things geeky, Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable convention programming you've ever experienced.

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Carolina Manga Library

Programming

The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 3000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy.

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Kazha

Musical Guest

Kazha is a rock band formed by Japanese singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. Kazuha Oda was born in Japan, and spent her childhood in Brazil and U.S.A.. She started out as a solo singer in Japan, and had worked with wide variety of performers including grammy winning pianist Bob James. She had worked on more than 20 records/projects in Japan until now.

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Matthew Erickson

Voice Actor

Matthew Erickson is a Canadian voice actor. He was born and raised in rural Alberta, before moving to Vancouver to pursue an acting career. He has played several roles in anime, most notably “Trunks” in Dragonball GT, “Van Flyheight” in Zoids: Chaotic Century, “Yoshitaka Waya” in Hikaru no Go, “Shinn Asuka” in Gundam Seed Destiny and “Amuro Ray” in Zeta Gundam.

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Charles Dunbar

Programming Guest

He is currently working concurrently on two books related to these pursuits, dabbling in game scripts, writing his own ghost stories inspired by the folklore he devours, and traveling around the country speaking at conventions, libraries, and the occasional university.

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Keith Silverstien

Voice Actor

Keith has worked on titles like Batman: Arkham Origins, Persona Q, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Tales of Xillia, Elder Scrolls Online and World of Warcraft, as well as his recurring roles as Zasalamel in Soul Calibur, Hunk in Resident Evil, Bash and Dino-Rang in the Skylanders series and Vector, The Crocodile in the Sonic, The Hedgehog games. Keith is, however, probably best known for his portrayal of Kimimaro on Naruto.

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Kyle Hebert

Voice Actor

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other fan faves include Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow).

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Featured Events

Cosplay Masquerade

The Masquerade contest at Tsubasacon is the highlight of Saturday evening’s programming. This must-see event not only showcases all of our competitors from the craftsmanship competition, but it’s also where we have our masquerade contest. This talent show of sorts is where attendees have the opportunity to get on stage and entertain. If you crave the spotlight, this is contest is just for you. Enter and you could win a cash prize!

Game Room

The game room area is the place to be for everyone attending Tsubasacon and especially is a MUST if you love video games. Our free play area consists of consoles from the past like the SNES and the Genesis, all the way to the present with the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Not only this, we will have an area to accommodate all you handheld, gamers too! If you’re more of a competitive type, we host multiple tournaments every day for you to show your skill and prove you’re the best.

If you’re more of a spectator, we will also be having events throughout the day for you to enjoy and participate in.

Tsubasacon Highlights

Game Shows

Thanks to Greggo's Game Shows Tsubasacon offers multiple game shows throughout the weekend! A detailed list of game shows coming soon!

Concerts

Tsubasacon features concerts from new artists every year. Past acts have included Eien Strife, 2D6, Junko Fujiyama, and Lisa Furukawa. Come join our musical guests on Friday and Saturday night!

 

Midnight Rave

What better way to end your Saturday night at Tsubasacon than by getting down with your fellow otaku! Dance the night away to your favorite anime themes, J-pop, and the best in electro-house and trance!

Artist Alley

The Artist Alley at Tsubasacon is a venue for amateur and semi-professional artists to celebrate Japanese pop culture through fantastic works of art. Artists come from all over and beyond to share their original artwork, prints, crafts, clothing, comics and ‘zines. Don’t miss the chance to meet and support these amazing artists!

 

Vendor Room

Our vendors room offers a large selection of Japanese culture goods. Featuring many great vendors and exhibitors, Tsubasacon’s vendors room floor is a marketplace showcasing amazing merchandise straight from Japan. Attendees will discover hundreds of unique items including anime, manga, figures and models, cosplay goods, Japanese fashion, accessories, games, music and more. If you are looking for the most exclusive and latest goods, our vendors room is the place!

AMV Competition

Do you love music videos and anime? Maybe you’ve got some skills with editing and would love to splice your favorite series with the perfect song… enter the AMV contest!