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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
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 20:12

Video Game Tournaments!

Donkey Kong Challenge (High Score) All weekend, results post Sunday at 3pm
Super Mario Maker Challenge (High Score) All weekend, results post Sunday at 3pm
Tetris Challenge (High Score) All weekend, results post Sunday at 3pm
J Stars Victory vs+ PS3 530pm Friday Night Fights
Mortal Kombat X PS4 630pm Friday Night Fights
SSFighter 4 Ultra x360 730pm Friday Night Fights
SSB Melee 1v1 GC 9pm Friday Night Fights
Injustice x360 11pm Friday Night Fights
MarioKart Double Dash GC 12n Saturday
MarioKart 8 Wii U 1pm Saturday
Naruto 2 GC Japanese Ver 230pm Saturday
Amiibos Only Wii U 330pm Saturday
Halo 2 1v1 xBox 330pm Saturday
Smash Bros 4 Wii U 1v1 5pm Saturday
COD 1v1 version TBA x360 730pm Saturday
Melee 1v1v1v1 - SSB After Dark 930pm Saturday
Project M 1v1v1v1 - SSB After Dark 930pm Saturday
Smash 4 1p1a2p2a - SSB After Dark 930pm Saturday

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!

Bullseye
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!

Boardgaming

Stacie Meadows is running board gaming with 100+ games.

Cardgaming

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

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.

Warmachine

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!

Friday

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

Saturday

9:00 AM - Registration Opens!

9:30 AM - Vendor Premium Hours!

10:00 AM - Vendors Open!

2:00 AM - Close 

Sunday

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

Monday, 17 August 2015 20:59

Tsubasacon 2015 - Confirmed Panels

Wondering what panels you may want to attend during Tsubasacon? We've just updated our list of confirmed panels, check it out!

Monday, 17 August 2015 11:50

Takatobi Radio Episode 34

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All new episode!

Enjoy our interview session with Keith Silverstein voice artist and special guest at Tsubasacon 2015!

We'd like to thank Tsubasacon's Guest Relation's Kelley Campbell for helping coordinate this interview with us!


Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:53

AMV Contest

Tsubasacon is proud to announce that this year's AMV Contest will be an official AMV League Qualifier. But what is AMV League? AMV League is a year-long, multi-convention contest that gives passionate editors a chance to win not only their "home con", but at the AMV League National Championships. All the Tsubasacon contest winners will be entered into the Nationals and judged against winning entries from other cons across the country.

Sound like fun? Get you videos ready and submit them at AMV League's website - http://amvleague.com/tsubasa2015.html Deadline is September 30, 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.

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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!