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$35.00
 
 
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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
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.

Friday, 06 March 2015 12:57

Special Guest - Vitamin H Productions

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 (and give folks at cons who might not be into Q&As and cosplay something to actually DO besides sit in the game room and play Cards Against Humanity for hours on end).

Monday, 02 February 2015 08:14

Tokyo Attack!

Thanks to our expansion we are excited to announce the addition of Tokyo Attack to our game room this year!

In addition to 12 Japanese arcade machines they will also be running a DDR Tournament at 5:00 PM on Saturday. 

 

 

  • SOUND VOLTEX III GRAVITY WARS (2 Cabinets!)
  • beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL
  • pop'n music ラピストリア
  • jubeat saucer fulfill (2 Cabinets!)
  • DanceDanceRevolution 2014
  • Taiko no Tatsujin 
  • Dance Dance Revolution Extreme / In The Groove
  • THE☆BishiBashi
  • Future Tom Tom (2014)
  • Virtual-On Cyber Troopers
Friday, 30 January 2015 08:27

Tsubasacon Welcomes - Sleeping Samurai!

Sleeping Samurai, founded in 2007, brings Interactive Entertainment to conventions across the country.  Event attendees participate in foam weapon battles, tournaments, instructional panels, training sessions and more.

http://www.SleepingSamurai.com

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:10

Cosplay Lip Sync

Tsubasacon is bringing back our Cosplay Lip Sync for 2015, and this time we're making it bigger and even better at the convention center! We welcome attendees to BYOM (bring your own music), but they can also look at the offerings we plan on having on hand. This is a fantastic opportunity for attendees to not only 'sing' for their audience, but also use their cosplay to add to the performance if they wish!

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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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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!