Tsubasacon returns this year on Friday October 10th through Sunday the 13th at the Riverfront Ballroom and Conference Center in Huntington.
Guests for this year are voice actors D.C. Douglas (Resident Evil, Mass Effect), Paul St. Peter (Naruto, Robotech, Bleach), Lisle Wilkerson (Tekken, Virtual Fighter); game show host Greggo, and musical guest the video game inspired Eien Strife.
Events lined up include panels, several game shows, video game tournaments, anime showings, concerts, improv, karaoke, games of Cards Against Humanity, AMV contest, martial arts exhibition, autograph sessions, rave, and more. There will be panels about video games, Homestuck, art, animes, cosplay, crochet, figurines, Avatar, music, Japanese cinema, exercise, RPGs, and more. I am personally doing five panels over the weekend under the name Otaku@DEEP. Big events over the weekend are the Formal Masquerade Ball (Halloween Theme) and NIghtmare Night Festival (My Little Pony) on Friday night, a cosplay parade (along the sidewalk), cosplay masquerade, and cosplay lip sync contest on Saturday, plus a talent show on Sunday.
Power Up is holding some retro video game tournaments in the video game room. The Tsubasa Region Pokemon League is holding their second year of battles. Battle against Gym Leaders and earn badges to be the best, the best there ever was. The cosplay masquerade and lip sync contest will be the city auditorium at city hall.
They also have a full vendor room, artists alley, the 501st Squad Corellia, and plenty more to see. The 501st is holding a raffle, to enter bring a toy donatio to win some Star Wars collectibles.
Registration will be $45 for the weekend, $30 for just Friday, $40 for just Saturday, and $20 for just Sunday. The cosplay parade is free though to go check out.
If you like anime, video games, or cosplay this is the biggest of the year for all that. Lots to see, do, or just come to hang out with friends old and new.