Tsubasacon 2023

West Virginia’s
Anime, Gaming, and Cosplay Convention








October 6,7,8 2023
Charleston, WV
Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center



Tsubasacon is a three-day convention that offers video and tabletop gaming, informative guest and fan panels, a cosplay contest and gatherings for fans of anime, video gaming, pop culture and more.

News & Blog

Tsubasacon 2023 – Food Guide

Tsubasacon 2023 – Food Guide

Tsubasacon welcomes you to Charleston! While you’re here enjoying the convention, you might also want to check out some of the restaurants that Charleston has to offer. Downtown Charleston is bustling with family owned restaurants and a few chains. Across the river in...

Tsubasacon 2023 – TCG Schedule

Tsubasacon 2023 – TCG Schedule

Friday 4pm – MtG Commander (FREE)5pm – Pokemon (Standard) ($10)6pm – Digimon ($10)7pm – MtG Jumpstart ($20) Saturday 12pm – MtG Commander (FREE)1pm – Pokemon (Standard) ($10)2pm – Digimon ($10)3pm – MtG Jumpstart ($20)4pm – MtG Commander (FREE)5pm – Pokemon (Standard)...

Japanese Arcade List

Japanese Arcade List

Here are just some of the machines that'll be coming to Tsubasacon 2023! - Dance Rush- Taiko Nijiro- Initial D v8 (two linked cabinets)- Sega Titan- Dance Maniax- Pop'n Music- Swords of Fury (pinball)- World Cup Soccer (pinball)- Bride of Pinbot (pinball)- Beatmania...

Welcome Artists!

Welcome Artists!

scare-o-linecandy crittersHoneyPawsShips and GigglesLicca KirkLizard King Designscornpicker artGrannigurumiJulia Likes CatsRain Within CreationsLaura IllustratesDashfox1ArtworkSUPER-REFLEXSpring Fox StudiosPlanetPlushAngel BalmsChellbot Art StudioSarah Mills ArtDeep...


Cosplay Prom

Day 1

Opening Ceremonies

3:30 | Tsubasacon

We get our weekend rolling with Opening Ceremonies on Friday afternoon! A great place to hear about our guests, special events, and meet the staff! Grab your friends and start the weekend off right and see what’s in store for 2021!

Cosplay Prom
Greggo Presents: Wheel of Fortune

America’s most popular game show done fandom style! Everything from the television show is here…fun puzzles, a beautiful letter turner, and of course the big wheel itself! Spin the wheel, buy a vowel, solve the puzzle!

Meet Your Cosplay Judges!

Day 2

Japanese 101 for Anime Fans

A professor at Marshall University offers a language lesson with greetings, numbers, useful words you hear often in anime, some songs and games in Japanese. Please join us to brush up your Japanese!

An interactive improv workshop
Cosplay Contest

Show off your cosplay, your skits, or just come and watch for our Saturday evening cosplay contest!  Cosplay registration runs Friday and Saturday morning (or sign up in advance on our site!) and then get ready to enjoy the talents of Tsubasacon’s cosplayers.

Spirit Bomb Concert
EDM Dance

Join our DJ’s on saturday for our EDM dance.

Cosplay Contest

Mobile Gaming

Day 3

Cosplay Feedback

Do you like Wordle? Then you’ll know how to play this 2 v 2 game show which combines guessing 5 letter words with bingo cards. It’s not just letters, it’s Lingo!

Closing Ceremonies

4:00 | Tsubasacon

Say your goodbyes to Tsubasacon at Closing Ceremonies! Say thank you to our wonderful staff, tell us you what you liked best, see what you’d like to see next year, and also make any final announcements for next year!

And More…

Group Photoshoots

Photoshoot – Cyberpunk

All things regarding the game Cyberpunk 2077, or the anime Cyberpunk Edgerunners! Come show off your cosplay, or meet other people who also love this universe! Friday 2:30 PM Elk River Atrium (By Main Events) Hosted By Alyson Pennington

Photoshoot – The Owl House Meetup

Calling all Owl House fans and cosplayers! This meetup welcomes both fans and characters from the hit Disney show to join the panelists of ‘The Owl House: University of Wild Magic’ for a photoshoot and fun! Be sure to join us right after for our panel at 12 PM!...

At-Door Registration


Register Online Until October 5th!

Single Day Badges available at convention!