Shuto Con - “It's all about U!”
...and it IS all about you! Shuto Con is Lansing's Annual Anime Convention, coming to the Lansing Center March 20th-22nd, 2015. This convention will be a three day event held in Lansing, MI that focuses on Artists and the art of Interactive Cosplaying!
Starting Friday morning at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel Lansing our convention will run from 9AM until 6PM Sunday afternoon. We will have several large rooms for panels, over 50 unique artists as well as several dealers to get your latest anime goodies from, three anime viewing rooms, a huge video game room open during the entire convention, a table top gaming room, special guests, and much more!
Shuto Con also hopes to give you a truly unique experience by participating in our “Interactive Cosplay” experience. We highly encourage ALL our attendees to dress up as their favorite characters and act like them during the convention. A mock battle arena will be staged where you can “fight” it out with other cosplayers, or even take “bets” on who will win! Special points will be given out to those that participate the most, and at Closing Ceremonies on Sunday afternoon we will announce the Shuto Con “King and Queen of Cosplayers”! If you do not wish to participate, but would still like to capture those fond memories, we ask that your bring your cameras and/or video recorders and witness a viral hit in the making! For more information and rules on this event please visit the Interactive Cosplay page.
Also, be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages! Our Facebook page is updated almost daily with special events around Lansing, and will occasionally have promo codes to get good deals on your badges!
March 26th, 2015 - We have some unfortunate news about an incident that happened at our convention, please visit this link to see our public statement on the incident. Please know that this is the first time in our five year history that we have ever had to deal with a situation of this nature, and since we take our Safe Space Initiative seriously, we felt the need to report it to all of our attendees.
March 25th, 2015 - Our official attendee count (paid badges) this year is 6263! Many thanks to all of you that came and make our convention fantastic! We will see you next year, March 18th-20th, 2016!
March 5th, 2015 - BREAKING NEWS!!! Due to high demand we have decided that we are going to open up a short window on THURSDAY NIGHT for anyone that pre-registered online for a 3-day badge! From 8pm-10pm on Thursday March 19th, our registration in Hall B will be open for PICKUP ONLY (no sales) for anyone that pre-registered for a 3-day badge online! If you would like to take advantage of this special pickup time we are offering, be sure to pre-register now!
Today is the last day tp pre-register! Badge sales end TONIGHT at 11:59pm!
February 16th, 2015 - Our 2015 schedule has been released!
February 10th, 2015 - My Parents Favorite Music and DJ Skitzo have been added to our musical guest lineup!
February 3rd, 2015 - Ariel, Zoey & Eli have been added to our musical guest lineup!
January 22nd, 2015 - Professor Shyguy and Super Guitar Bros have been added to our musical guest lineup!
January 17th, 2015 - R Bruce Elliott has been added to our Black Butler reunion cast!
January 2nd, 2015 - We have decided to extend our Cutthroat Cosplay submissions to January 18th. For more details please visit our Main Events page!
December 17th, 2014 - Our Cosplay Competition Entry Form is now live! Please visit our Main Events page for more info!
December 1st, 2014 - Jamie McGonnigal has been added to our guest lineup!
November 18th, 2014 - Random (Mega Ran) and 2D6 have been added to our musical guest lineup!
November 14th, 2014 - The University Quality Inn of Lansing is now sold out, but our second overflow hotel is now available for reservations!
November 11th, 2014 - Our T-Shirt and Program Guide Contests are now live!
Oct 14th, 2014 - Information on our Battle Arena has been updated!
Oct 1st, 2014 - We are now accepting application submissions for PANELS, VOLUNTEERS, and MAID CAFE!
September 22nd, 2014 - We are SUPER EXCITED to announce our first MUSICAL GUEST, JENNIFER CIHI!!!!! Jennifer is best known for being the English dub singing voice of Sailor Moon on both the animated series and on the CD recording, and Shuto Con will be first first convention trip to Michigan!
September 5th, 2014 - Overflow hotel info is now available on our hotel page!
August 25th, 2014 - We are no longer accepting waitlist applications for our Artist Alley, but we thank you for your interest! Also the Radisson sold out officially over the weekeend and we will be posting Overflow hotel information soon!
July 28th, 2014 - Joining our Black Butler reunion cast is Daniel Fredrick!
July 1st, 2014 - We are now accepting Artist Alley and Dealers Alley applications. Space is limited and is first come first served.
June 23rd, 2014 - Joining our Black Butler reunion cast is Jason Liebrecht!
June 16th, 2014 - We are excited to announce our 2015 Reunion Theme – Black Butler! Joining our Black Butler reunion cast today is Monica Rial, Ian Sinclair, and Lydia Mackay!
June 1st, 2014 - Our new 2015 website is now live, as well as pre-registration! Just like last year, we will have an attendance cap and will offer a limited amount of badges online. Also we have a special promotion going on between June 1st and Sept 1st to promote our newest convention, Random Battle Con. Check out our Promo page for details!
We would also like to welcome our first round of Guests, J. Michael Tatum and Brina Palencia!
April 11th, 2014 - Our official paid attendance for 2014 was 5,445 (this is not including staff, guests, bands, or general spectators at the Lansing Center)! We didn't hit our paid attendance cap like we had hoped this year, however we aren't too far off, and we have big plans for 2015! We will see you all March 20th-22nd, 2015! Stay tuned for guest announcements in the following months!
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