November 4, 2008
News for Tsubasacon 2009:
Tsubasacon announces dates for 2009 convention
HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA - November 4, 2008 - Tsubasacon, West Virginia's first and only anime convention and Japanese culture festival, has announced that it will be returning to the Huntington Riverfront Ballroom and Conference Center on October 9-11, 2009 for its sixth annual convention.
Started in 2004, Tsubasacon has become a nationally-recognized convention catering to fans of Japanese animation and comics ("anime" and "manga" respectively). The convention has experienced tremendous growth since relocating from Charleston to Huntington in 2006, hosting over 750 guests during the 2008 convention.
"The move to Huntington has proven to be beneficial," states Jerad Bailey, convention operator for Tsubasacon, "Being situated in a college town helps us entice new people to check out the convention, and being so close to the Kentucky and Ohio borders also helps us bring in out-of-state anime fans as well." While the majority of Tsubasacon's patrons were from West Virginia, patrons as far as Michigan made the trip to enjoy the convention.
Many of the convention details, such as hotel arrangements and guests, have yet to be determined at this date. "We haven't spoken with any special guests as of yet because we're in the very early stages of planning. Expect to see improvements in our existing programming and the return of the LANding Zone." stated Bailey. The LANding Zone, co-managed by Robyn Delk and Baxter Mallory, has been partners with Tsubasacon since 2007 and responsible for the video gaming room.
For more information, go online at www.tsubasacon.org
ABOUT TSUBASACON, INC.: First established in 2004, Tsubasacon is West Virginia's first and only convention focusing on Japanese animation and comics, respectively know as "anime" and "manga". In early 2006, control of the convention was transferred from Charleston Anime and Manga Society, Inc. to Tsubasacon, Inc. Tsubasacon's goals are to promote anime and manga in West Virginia and to establish a social framework though which anime and manga fans can interact with each other.