Tsubasacon occurs annually in Huntington, West Virginia at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Riverfront Ballroom and Conference Center. Huntington is located within three hours of the majority of West Virginia, Columbus, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville, and Christiansburg.
Tsubasacon is located within walking distance of Holiday Inn, Pullman Plaza, and Pullman Square where there are numerous dining options.
Announcing a new event for 2014: Tsubasacon Cosplay’s Lip Sync For Your Life!
That’s right, this event is exactly what it sounds like! Tsubasacon wants to make a cosplay lip dub video, and this is YOUR chance to star in it!
The rules are simple: cosplay a character and perform a lip sync in costume. Your performance can be as literal as Ash Ketchum performing the Pokemon Theme Song, or as abstract as Princess Aurora performing Evanesence’s “Bring Me To Life.” No song is off-limits: American, Japanese, Disney, musicals, as long as it considered all-ages (censor if necessary) and fits your cosplay character concept!
So get creative, and remember- the winner gets to star in Tsubasacon’s first ever cosplay lip dub music video!
More details on the competition and how you can participate in Tsubasacon 2014's lip dub video will be coming soon! Stay tuned!
Eien Strife is a cosplay musical concert based on the story of four adventurers from the world of Terina. The group has been touring anime, comic, and gaming conventions all over the US and have recently released their first full length album "Full Speed Ahead." Their high energy show is a unique concert experience as the four members bring to life a story that has never been seen before. Having a sound that is directly influenced by anime and gaming soundtracks, the members of Eien Strife perform songs that share their adventures with the audience while interacting by way of animations and cosplay.
We are back starting our fifth season of Takatobi Radio! There are a few new surprises on the way including new content, new staff members and more! This also marks our 30th episode so be sure to tune in!
New for 2014! Tsubasacon is revising its Cosplay Craftsmanship competition.
Whereas in the past, Western influence cosplays have been judged as a separate category, they will now be considered general craftsmanship alongside Japanese influence cosplays in our Craftsmanship Beginner, Journeyman, and Expert categories.
To be clear, BOTH Western influence costumes and Japanese influence costumes will be judged together. This means that western costumes will now be eligible for cash prizes. Original Design will remain a separate single award category. To see the revised cosplay categories, please go to the Cosplay Contest Rules page.
Artist Alley is where artists and crafters sell their handmade creations and comics. We will begin accepting applications for Artist Alley in May.
The Masquerade contest at Tsubasacon is the highlight of Saturday evening’s programming.