Tsubasacon Takes over Huntington's Downtown

Updated 4 years ago
Mei Misaki
Mei Misaki

New York City has been overrun by a "sold out" comic con featuring writers, artists, cosplayers, and fantasy flick previews. No ticket to NYC, no prob. Just come on down to Tsuabasacon 2013, the tenth anniversary of Huntington's ever-growing Japanese anime convention from now through Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Conference Center.

No convention is complete without special guests, music and costume competitions. Tsuabasacon holds a 10th anniversary masquerade party Friday night at 11 p.m.  and a "midnight rave" Saturday, Oct. 12. preceded by the 10:30 p.m. 2D6 concert.

Based on Friday attendance, the convention will exceed 2012's numbers which mean an even greater economic impact on the city.

Check here for the main events at the show: http://tsubasacon2013.sched.org/list/descriptions/#.UliHShB8Wun

In observance of the "con's" Tenth Anniversary, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams issued a proclamation:

Whereas: Tsubasacon, founded in 2004, is a Japanese culture, animation and gaming festival hosted annually in Huntington, West Virginia by dozens of local volunteers; and

Whereas: Tsubasacon's primary goal is to provide West Virginians with international experiences normally available in larger metropolitan areas; and

Whereas: Tsubasacon will be presenting its tenth anniversary iteration and celebration in Huntington while hosting attendees from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and beyond.

NOW, THEREFORE, I STEVE WILLIAMS, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON, CABELL AND WAYNE COUNTIES, do hereby proclaim Friday, October 11th, through Sunday, October 13th, 2013 to be


in the City of Huntington, WV and encourage all people, businesses, organizations, and institutions to welcome Tsubasacon attendees, volunteers, guests and staff members to our City and acknowledge them for their continuing participation, economic and charitable contributions.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the City of Huntington to be affixed this 11th day of October in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Thirteen.


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