Tsubasacon is a three-day anime, cosplay, and gaming con at the Big Sandy Area and Riverfront Conference Center in Huntington on Friday October 8th to Sunday October 10th.
Voice actor guests for this year are Kyle Hebert (DBZ, Bleach, Naruto), Keith Silverstein (Gundam Unicorn, Monster, Sailor Moon), and Matthew Erickson (Crest/Banner of the Stars, Zoids, Gundam SEED Destiny). Other guests are Japanese rock band Kazha, anime anthropologist Charles Dunbar, Carolina Manga Library, panelist group Vitamin H Productions, Japanese arcade machine owners Tokyo Attack, boffer fighters Sleeping Samurai, and game show host Greggo.
Events at the con include their usual activities plus some new ones. The cosplay masquerade will be on Saturday. There will also be an In-Character Contest on Friday and Cosplay Lip Sync contest on Saturday (18+ version on Friday night). Panels from guests and attendees, Greggo’s game shows, two viewing rooms, autographs, concerts, formal ball on Friday and dance party on Saturday, martial arts demo, artist alley and vendor room to check out, manga library, photo shoots, AMV contest and more.
Video Gaming this year will be run by Rare Drops. They will hold tournaments throughout the weekend on J Stars Victory, Mortal Kombat X, SSFighter 4 Ultra, Smash Bros Melee and 4, Injustice, Mario Kart Double Dash and 8, Naruto 2, Halo 2, Call of Duty, and Project M. They will also have high score challenges on Donkey Kong, Super Mario Maker, and Tetris over the weekend. You can pre-reg for the tournaments now. Tokyo Attack will have 13 different arcade cabinets for free play and will be holding a DDR tournament on Saturday. There is also the Tsu Region Pokémon League to play in.
Tsubasacon is holding a whole new table top gaming area as well. The Huntington Unplugged Gaming Society will have a library of board games to check out. Dungeon Dwellers will be teaching and holding tournaments on Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh. RPGs from Pathfinder Society and Sparks, Warmachine and Hordes demo, and open gaming area.
Pre-reg goes until October 8th and is $45 for the weekend. At door prices are $45 for weekend, $30 for Friday, $40 for Saturday and Sunday, $20 for Sunday, and free for kids under 7. On Saturday they will also have a $25 Gaming Badge that will let you into the gaming area, but only that. The con is also collecting goods for the Ronald McDonald House.
Fans of anime, cosplay, gaming, and Japanese media, this is your event.