Shuto Con - “It's all about U!”

...and it IS all about you! Shuto Con is Lansing's Annual Anime Convention, happening at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel on March 23rd-25th, 2018. Our convention is a three day event held in Lansing, MI that is going on its 8th action packed year! While Shuto Con has lots of great programming and panels to offer our attendees, our major focus is on our wonderful 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, anime viewing rooms, a huge video game room open 24 hours 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!

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February 26th, 2018 - Our pre-reg has been extended for one more week! Sales now end on March 4th at 11:59pm EST.

February 13th, 2018 - We are happy to announce that our 2018 charity will be EVE (End Violent Encounters). Based in Lansing, MI but supporting surrounding areas, EVE provides supportive services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, while empowering our community through education and awareness. We also now have information up about our Charity Ball!

February 12th, 2018 - Our schedule is now live (please note it is subject to change before the convention)! Only two weeks left to pre-register! Jason Marsden and Tyson Rinehart have been added to our guest lineup!!

January 30th, 2018 - Let us all welcome back guests Lauren Landa, Professor Shyguy, and The Pillowcases! BC Comix and Games will be hosting our Tabletop Room this year!

The application for C4 is now live on our Main Events page!

Also, we WILL be having a charity ball this year,so stay tuned for details and our charity announcement!

January 15th, 2018 - We have an extremely amazing announcement to bring to you today! This year Shuto Con will be the qualifier host for the US team for Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup! In addition to our regular Shuto Con Cosplay Competition (consisting of single walk-ons and skit performances), we will also be including duo cosplay performances into our competition, in which the winning duo will receive round trip airfare to compete at the international competition in the Netherlands! More details here, but for rules regarding the competition you can visit!

Many thanks to Morgan Kollin of Youmacon/Midwest Media Expo for helping us host/promote this amazing oppertunty at our convention, and many thanks to Animecon for working with us to bring the US qualifier to the Midwest! We are incredibly honored to be able to have this oppertunity!

We would also would like to welcome our Friday and Saturday night DJs, Duo Dai·Gu·Ren & Thundurdrop and welcome back the always awesome 2D6!

January 12th, 2018 - We would like to welcome You Bred Raptors? to Shuto Con this year!

January 11th, 2018 - We would like to officially announce that returning this year to our Game Room will be Dead State Design, LLC, Tokyo Attack, and Kdog's Arcade! We are excited to have them back, as they are the absolute best when it comes to providing gaming for conventions!

January 10th, 2018 - Information on Photographer Badges are now available on our Registration page.

December 29th, 2017 - Two new overflow hotels have been added!

December 10th, 2017 - Let us welcome Charles Dunbar to our guest lineup this year! It will be Charles' first year at Shuto Con!

November 30th, 2017 - A new overflow hotel has been added! Badge sales go to the final tier after December 2nd.

November 24th, 2017 - We are running a Black Friday deal, information on that can be found on our Facebook Page. We also just added a new overflow hotel! More overflow properties to come very shortly in the next week!

November 21st, 2017 - Let us welcome Chris Patton to our guest lineup this year! It will be Chris' first year at Shuto Con!

November 19th, 2017 - Our t-shirt contest is now live! Check out our Contests page for more info!

November 10th, 2017 - Panel, press, cosplay, crew, and dance group applications are now live! Group discount applications are also now live!

November 9th, 2017 - Sean Chiplock and ProZD are joining our guest lineup this year!

Oct 1st, 2017 - Thank you everyone for your generous donations! We can't wait to see you all in March 2018!

August 3rd, 2017 - Overflow hotel information is now available!

July 1st, 2017 - Applications for our Dealers Alley and Artist Alley (Premium Booths) are now open for 24 hours! They will close July 2nd at 6pm EST. Regular AA applications open on July 3rd.

June 8th, 2017 - Information on our Artist Alley and Dealers Alley has been posted on our website! Applications open July 1st at 6pm EST for Dealers and AA Premium Booths, July 3rd at 6pm for AA regular tables.

Information on our hotel opening has also been posted!

March 31st, 2017 - Early bird registration opens tomorrow, which we will be offering VIP Badges for $20 off, and 3-Day Badges for $8 off! It runs from April 1st - 30th. We also would like to announce our first round of guests! Let us welcome back R Bruce Elliott, Monica Rial, Ian Sinclair, and Crayon Queen!

March 23rd, 2017 - Thank you everyone for another amazing year! Our total attendance this year was 6387 paid attendees! Our official dates for next year are March 23rd-25th, and our theme for the year is Yokai!


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