October 13th - October 15th, 2017

Anime, Gaming, Cosplay and more!

Big Sandy Superstore Arena

Huntington, West Virginia

Welcome to Tsubasacon

Three days of events, gaming, music and cosplay.


Dress up as your favorite character or just come as yourself!


Friday and Saturday Concerts to entertain.


Check out our Friday Formal Dance or rock out on Saturday with glowsticks.

Manga Library

If you need to get away and enjoy some quiet time, check out The Carolina Manga Library.

Artists & Vendors

Enjoy unique art and merchandise from our large selection of artists and vendors.


From Japanese arcade machines to smash brothers we've got you covered.

Kristen McGuire is an award winning artist and voice actress with an itchy drawing hand and an overactive imagination. Armed with a Wacom tablet and a degree in Visual Art and Communication, Kristen has managed to self-publish seven different comic books since 2008 and has won two awards for her original paintings, some of which have sold for over seven hundred dollars while on display at local art shows. Her art, which heavily feature original characters and designs have even inspired professional cosplayers in the industry, who have gone on to compete in cosplay competitions utilizing Kristen’s designs.


Her comic titles include Enchanted (chapters 1-6), and A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl.

On top of her self-published comics, Kristen is also internationally published as a contributor in Flame Tree Publishing’s new drawing book Drawing Basics Made Easy.


In 2013 Kristen jumped into the role of voice actress and she started working for FUNimation providing voice overs for anime. You can hear her as Young Nora in RWBY, Loop Nishigori in Yuri!!! On ICE, Aira Miyamoto in Tsukigakirei, Mashiro Kuga in Akiba’s Trip the Animation, Dolugh in elDlive, Chitose Haruna in FuukaHanabi Kawai in Keijo!!!!!!!!, An Onoya in ReLIFE,  Chiyo Kurihara in Prison School, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, Yuubari in Kantai Collection,  Karen Ayugase in Castle Town DandelionVera in Maria the Virgin Witch, Miya Misumi in Brave Witches, Touma in Noragami Aragoto, Charm in Heavy Object Amahara in Shonen Maid, and there’s more but let’s be honest, you stopped reading a few credits back. You can hear her in such video game as Backstage Pass, Last of the Disciples, Freedom Planet 2 and 88 Heroes.  


Currently she is working as a script writer and assistant director for FUNimation. She has adapted scripts for Dance With Devils, Dagashi Kashi, Shonen Maid, Vision of Escaflowne, Love Live! Sunshine!, Interviews With Monster Girls, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Tsukigakirei  and  Kantai CollectionShe has worked as an assistant director on elDlive and Tsukigakirei.



About Tsubasacon

Tsubasacon is an annual convention currently held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Riverfront Ballroom and Conference Center.

In 2006 Tsubasacon moved to its current home in Huntington, WV and has grown in scale dramatically over its 14-year tenure while still maintaining it's small hometown con charm. Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Game Shows, and the Saturday Dance.

Tsubasacon is a three-day fun-filled event that offers late-night dances, video programming, gaming rooms, and many informative guest and fan panels. Many of the attendees take advantage of the opportunity to cosplay at the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.

In 2015 Tsubasacon is expanded into the arena as well as the convention center.

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