Tsubasacon is back this Friday October 13th through Sunday October 15th at the Big Sandy Superstore Area and Conference Center in Huntington. This year’s theme is “Feudal Japan.”
Voice actor guests for this year are Leah Clark (Deadman Wonderland, Soul Eater), Kristen McGuire (Assassination Classroom, comic artist), Robert Axelrod (Power Rangers, Digimon), and Austin Tindle (Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan).
Other guests are cosplay band Eien Strife, professional panelists Vitamin H Productions, The Carolina Manga Library, Japanese arcade machines from Tokyo Attack, foam weapon combat group Sleeping Samurai, game show host Greg Wicker, and pachinko machines from Pachinko Fever.
They will have all the standard anime con events: panels for learn and/or fun, cosplay contests, rave, artist alley, vendor room with a kinds of goods, cosplayers, autographs, game shows, masquerade ball, concerts, viewing rooms, guests Q&A, AMV League, maid café, and plenty of chances to meet fellow fans. There will also be areas, tournaments, meet-ups, and more for video gaming, pachinko machines, mobile video and phone gaming, collectible card gaming, Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Warhammer and other war miniature games, and a board game library from the Huntington Unplugged Gaming Society.
Convention Registration is $45 for a weekend badge, $30 for Friday only, $40 Saturday only, and $20 for Sunday only. Children between 8-12 badges are $20 for the weekend. Children under seven get in free. They also have a gaming wristband that only that only allows you into the gaming area of the con for $35 for the weekend. Single day gaming wristbands available too.
The con is great for fans of anime, cosplay, table-top and video gaming, and a bit of general nerdery. It is I think the most varied and diverse cons in the state. Though sometime loud, crowded, and full of young people having fun. I am not a big fan of “fun.”