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1 Center Plaza

Huntington, WV ‎ 25701


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
Sunday, 27 September 2015 17:26

Takatobi Radio Episode 36

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New Episode, interview with Matthew Erickson, special guest at Tsubasacon 2015!

Once again, we'd like to thank Tsubasacon's Guest Relation's Kelley Campbell for helping coordinate this interview with us!

Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:07

Schedule of Events

Make sure to check out our schedule of events!

We're trying to go green this year and print less schedules! Mobile Friendly.

Friday, 11 September 2015 13:54

Attention Gamers!

If you are a gamer or know a gamer, and have zero interest in the rest of the convention check out our Saturday Gaming Badge!


Friday, 11 September 2015 13:00

Takatobi Radio Episode 35

Kyle Hebert

New Episode, interview with Kyle Hebert, special guest at Tsubasacon 2015!

Once again, we'd like to thank Tsubasacon's Guest Relation's Kelley Campbell for helping coordinate this interview with us!

Xehnis was under the weather at the time this was recorded, so she wasn't able to participate. She's better though!

Monday, 07 September 2015 20:43

Thursday Night Badge Pickup!

For those of you already registered we will be running Thursday night badge pickup from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Registration will be located in the arena lobby.

Sunday, 06 September 2015 19:30

Cosplay Photoshoots!

Are your cosplays ready? Now is the time to start coordinating photoshoots! Enter your group here with the day/time and don't forget to tell everyone about it!


Wednesday, 26 August 2015 20:12

Video Game Tournaments!

Donkey Kong Challenge
Super Mario Maker Challenge
Tetris Challenge
J Stars Victory vs+
Mortal Kombat X 
SSFighter 4 Ultra 
SSB Melee 1v1 
Injustice x360 
MarioKart Double Dash 
MarioKart 8 Wii U 
Naruto 2
Amiibos Only Wii U
Halo 2 1v1
Smash Bros 4 
Project M 
Smash 4

Click HERE to register.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:56

Greggo Game Shows

Wheel of Fortune
America’s most popular game show done anime style! Everything in the television show is here...fun puzzles, a beautiful letter turner, and of course the big wheel itself! Spin the wheel, buy a vowel, solve the puzzle!

Pokémon Game Show
Four players battle each other in a test of knowledge about all things Pokémon! Answering questions correctly gives them control of our game board where they will face all sorts of challenges! The winner has a shot at becoming immortalized as Champion of the con! About ninety percent of the questions will come from the first three generations of Pokémon games...be there at the beginning of the panel if you want a chance to play!

All-Star Blitz
Two players compete in this game that mixes elements of Hollywood Squares and Wheel of Fortune! Four celebrities play along...if our contestants agree or disagree with their answers correctly they open up more of our game board where a familiar phrase, title or actor is hiding. Solve two puzzles to win the game, a nice prize and a shot at more in the Blitz Bonanza!

Returning to Tsubasacon for the first time since 2009, it's the game where daring determines the fate of the player, the game of strategy, luck and knowledge...this is Bullseye!

Sunday, 23 August 2015 18:33

Tsubasacon 2015 - New Gaming Options!


Stacie Meadows is running board gaming with 100+ games.


Dungeon Dwellers will be running Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments all weekend. For Magic players, they will be running Friday Night Magic, modern, and commander tournaments. There will also be drafts all weekend. For Yu-Gi-Oh! players, they will be running a structured and Battle City tournament.  

The Magic Saturday 7PM Modern tournament is now a Star City Open Trial. It will have a $10 entry fee. Additional prizes for it will include a first round bye and free entry to a later Open Series event.

Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Society will be running games all weekend. No experience is required and this is an excellent way to learn the Pathfinder RPG system.
In an organized play campaign, your character exists in a common setting shared by thousands of other gamers from around the world. In each Pathfinder Society game, your character experiences adventures in two different ways. The first is a short, one-sitting adventure (or "scenario") that is a single episode in a continuing story and generally lasts four to five hours. The second is a longer, multi-session adventure (or "module") that is a single adventure but can take anywhere from eight to twelve hours to play.

You can take your character to any public Pathfinder Society event anywhere in the world, and while the Game Master and your companions might change every time you play, your character advances as normal. Over time, campaigning in an organized play environment offers a uniquely immersive experience, as your diverse companions add depth and character to the campaign world. It's also a great way to get in touch with other local gamers, meet new people, and play regularly without all the prep work and scheduling of a traditional campaign. Your local regional coordinator (also called a Venture-Captain or Venture-Lieutenant) can assist you in finding or setting up your own Pathfinder Society event.


Sparks will be running games all weekend.

Sparks is an ongoing Star Wars roleplaying campaign based on the West End Games D6 system and sponsored by Game Base 7.


Our local Press Ganger will be running Warmachine demos throughout the weekend.
Warmachine is a tabletop steampunk wargame produced by Privateer Press. The game is played with white metal and plastic miniatures manufactured by Privateer Press representing military characters from the Iron Kingdoms setting.

Warhammer 40k

We will have Warhammer 40k demos running throughout the weekend.

Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K or simply 40K) is a tabletop miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop, set in a dystopian science-fantasy universe. Warhammer 40,000 was created by Rick Priestley in 1987 as the futuristic companion to Warhammer Fantasy Battle, sharing many game mechanics. Expansions for Warhammer 40,000 are released periodically which give rules for urban, planetary siege and large-scale combat. The game is in its seventh edition, which was released on May 24, 2014.

Friday, 21 August 2015 13:45

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Just a reminder that we are partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities in our local area this year! The Ronald McDonald House Charities not only seek to help the families of hospitalized children to be able to stay close to their loved ones during their difficult time but they also help in supplying meals and basic medical or dental care. This year we will be accepting donations at Tsubasacon for RMHC in hopes to help out in any way we can.

Our donation drop off area will be at the information booth in the convention center.  

This wish list is what they are actively seeking.  Due to the nature of our event we will not be accepting anything that requires refrigeration.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 15:46

TSU Region Pokemon League!

There's less than two weeks left to pre-register for the Tsu Region Pokemon League! Spots are limited, so make sure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you get your set of badges, and sweet customized badge card! If you have any questions post on our Facebook group! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your plushies! Let's get as many people battling as possible!

FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/127603114117202

Pre-reg form: http://goo.gl/forms/TxKvLcVdDz

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:47

Hours of Operation

We'll be publishing our schedule soon, but here is a quick breakdown!


11:00 PM - Premium Registration Begins!

12:00 PM - Registration Opens!

1:00 PM - Vendor Premium Hours!

1:30 PM - Vendors Open!

2:00 PM - Opening Ceremonies

1:00 AM - Close


9:00 AM - Registration Opens!

9:30 AM - Vendor Premium Hours!

10:00 AM - Vendors Open!

2:00 AM - Close 


9:00 AM - Registration Opens!

10:00 AM - Vendor Premium Hours!

10:30 AM - Vendors Open!

4:00 PM - Closing Ceremonies!

5:00 PM - Close

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Other News News you might have missed.

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  • 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 Read More
  • Musical Guest - Kazha +

    Kazha is a rock band formed by Japanese singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. Kazuha Oda was born in Japan, and spent her Read More
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Special Guests Tsubasacon 2015



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


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


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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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!


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!