Founded in 2004, Tsubasacon quickly became West Virginia’s go-to destination for everything cosplay, anime, manga, and gaming related. Now, 13 years later, Tsubasacon is returning to Huntington, WV, to present its biggest show yet to the diehard community of Japanese culture and gaming aficionados! Tsubasacon 2017 is slated to take place over three days, and promises that each day will be filled with hard hitting guests, games, competitions, workshops, panels, screenings, guests, and concerts!
Guests appearing this year at Tsubasacon include the prolific and self-made artist/voice actress Kristen McGuire, Broadway, Film, and Television Legend Robert Axelrod, as well as Stage and voice actor Austin Tindle. Groups and organizations making appearances include Tokyo Attack, the video game music enthusiasts, Greg Wicker, The Anime Game Show Host, Sleeping Samurai, and their collection of handmade Asian weaponry, The Carolina Manga Library, and Pachinko Fever! Eien Strife will perform music, and their cosplay adventure concert will be held on the first two nights, for everyone to enjoy!
Two dances will be held at Tsubasacon this 2017, The first being a formal Dance, requiring full regalia; The second being a ‘rave.’ Both dances are open to all, assuming you meet the dress code, and have unique moods and environments. Visitors are welcome to participate in one, or both dances, and are encouraged to come in cosplay!
Gaming is a huge part of Tsubasacon, and visitors can expect to find a variety of console, Japanese arcade, and Pachinko (pinball) Machines, on hand in the gaming room to entertain and amaze! Arcade and console tournaments will be held throughout Tsubasacon, offering cash and merchandise prizes! Of course, CCG fans will not be disappointed either, and will have ample opportunity to duel with friends, old rivals, and new challengers!
The Carolina Manga Library will be stopping in this year at Tsubasacon, bringing with them more than 3000 manga’s, graphic novels, and novels! This non-profit organization makes all of their books free to read at conventions and is always developing their library, to ensure that all aspects of manga, and its culture, make it to the longing eyes of the western readers.
If you are in Huntington, West Virgina, this 2017 fall, be sure to stop in at Tsubasacon! With music, guests, dances, competitions, and over 150 vendors, don’t let the downtrodden outside appearance of the venue fool you because once you are inside, you will never want to leave!