Shuto Con - “It's all about U!”

Shuto Con is Lansing's Annual Anime and Cosplay Convention, happening at the Radisson Hotel on March 22nd-24th, 2019. Our convention is a three day event held in Lansing, MI that is going on its 9th year.

Starting Friday morning at the Radisson Hotel Lansing our convention will run from 9AM until 6PM Sunday afternoon 24 hours a day. Our event this year will be smaller, only being held at the Radisson while we begin to rebuild our convention.

Be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages! Our Facebook page is updated often with special events around Lansing.


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April 14th, 2019 - We have a few items for sale as we clear out our stock. Mostly small items are left which are only a $1! A few shirts in SM and LG. Quantities are extremely limited on most items and all must go!

April 9th, 2019 - It is with a heavy heart that I must announce today that we will not be continuing Shuto Con. The decision to end the con came with a great deal of consideration, but ultimately the convention's growing debts have become too much to shoulder, and my staff and I are just too busy with our everyday lives & our families to give the convention the attention it needs.

My staff and I want to thank everyone for 9 amazing years of Shuto Con. We are all extremely proud of the con despite its ups and downs, and we are grateful for all our fans that have supported us over the years. We also want to thank all the downtown businesses and restaurants that have welcomed our attendees into their establishments, as well as the Radisson for being a great host for almost a decade! It has been our pleasure bringing a little bit of Japan into Lansing.

Stefanie Black and the Shuto Con Staff

March 26th, 2019 - Thank you for a great 2019! We were able to sell out of badges for all three days!

Want to offer feedback on our 2019 event? Whether it's something negative or something positive you experienced we want to listen. Please make sure you read posting rules before you offer feedback!

March 4th, 2019 - I am happy to announce that yesterday we completely sold out of 3-Day Badges. That being said we still had several Friday, Sunday, and Child Badges available. Because Badges have already been ordered in the quantities listed online, we will have an extremely LIMITED SALE of badges at-door of the following quantities/types; 80 Friday, 40 Sunday, and 60 Child.

We will NOT be offering 3-Day Badges or Saturday Badges at-door since they are SOLD OUT.

March 3rd, 2019 - Today is the final day to Register for the convention!

March 1st, 2019 - We have made bit of adjustments on our Badges since we were getting close to selling out of 3-Day badges, but Fri/Sunday Badges were still in ample supply. We decided to add 100 3-Day Badges and remove 100 Fri/Sun Badges so those that wanted to come for all three days could still get a badge (without going over our cap). If all these Badges sell this would put our attendance at 1100 on Saturday, which is should still be fine for capacity. We also decided to do this so our Artists and Vendors would still be able to sell to the same amount of attendees each day.

New counts are as follows (as of 3/1/19 at 1:50pm EST):
128 3-Day (100 Added)
93 Friday
71 Sunday
71 Child
Saturday SOLD OUT - No At-Door Sales

Due to this update we have decided to extend Registration to Sunday at 11pm EST so those that are just finding out about not having at-door sales and/or are getting paid this weekend can still obtain a badge. This deadline will not be extended again.

For updates on how many are remaining please follow our Facebook page!

And DJs Marson, School Pizza, Mesmerist, and Skellie have been added to our Guests page!

February 24th, 2019 - Badge sales end on March 1st, and we have very limited quantities left of each badge type. We are trying to avoid selling badges at the door due to spacial restrictions at the Radisson. For updates on how many are remaining please follow our Facebook page!

February 15th, 2019 - Our schedule is now live! Please keep in mind that this is a first draft, and may be subject to change.

February 2nd, 2019 - Dead State Design will be hosting our Console Gaming room this year!Our map has been updated on our website and social media accordingly!

January 18th, 2019 - We are excited to welcome to Shuto Con YouTube entertainer, Caleb Hyles!

January 10th, 2019 - Information on Volunteering is live!

January 9th, 2019 - Information on our Cosplay Competitions is live!

January 8th, 2019 - Information on scheduling fan photoshoots at the convention is live! They can be found on our Photoshoots page at . This year Margaret M Tyler will be moderating the group and organizing fan photoshoots! Thanks Margaret!

January 7th, 2019 - We are excited to welcome to Shuto Con guests Cutesylvania and Thomas McKee!

December 28th, 2019 - We are excited to announce that Sean Chiplock will be returning as a guest this year!

December 9th, 2018 - Details on our 2019 art contest and charity can be found on our Charity page.

November 24th, 2019 - Our panels application is now live!

October 17th, 2018 - Due to popular request, a limited amount of Single Day badges have been added to our website! Supplies are limited. Information on Group Registrations has also been added to our Registration page.

We would also like to welcome our first guests, CG5 and Dolvondo! 

July 2nd, 2018 - Our Artist Alley application is now live! Dealers Alley will be live at 9pm EST.

May 5th, 2018 - Badge sales go live 6/6/18 at 11am EST and hotel reservations go live 6/6/18 at 12pm EST!

May 30th, 2018 - Limited online registration for 2019 will open during the first full week of June! Our hotel block will open on June 6th. Be sure to watch our Facebook page for updates.

May 11th, 2018 - Our online store is now up with remaining quantities of all the Shuto Con merch we have left. All merch is priced to clear completely, and quantities are very limited. Shipping is only $5 flat rate regardless of how much you buy! .

April 27th, 2018 - We have an announcement about Shuto Con 2019 that can be found here. We hope our attendees will take a moment to read this letter.


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