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!

March 11th, 2017 - Less than a week to go! Our Gaming Schedule has been updated on our website!

Feb 26th, 2017 - Last day to pre-reg under our extended deadline! Also, panel and main events descriptions have been added to their pages!

Feb 23rd, 2017 - Dead State Pavilion just released their gaming schedule! Check it out at this link!

Feb 20th, 2017 - Pre-reg has been extended for one more week! Ends Feb 26th at 11:55PM EST!

Feb 16th, 2017 - Pre-reg ends on Feb 19th, be sure to pre-register online before it closes on our Registration page! Badges will be limited at the door!

Feb 9th, 2017 - Our 2017 rules have been updated on our About page!

Feb 6th, 2017 - The Comfort Inn has been added as an overflow hotel! Only two weeks are left until pre-registration closes!

Feb 3rd, 2017 - Our 2017 schedule is now live! We are also happy to announce our final guests; Brentalfloss, Arc Impulse, Knight of the Round, Vihn Vu, Raion Taiko (tenative), and Marson! Only two weeks are left until pre-registration closes!

Jan 2nd, 2017 - Christine Cabanos has been added to our guest lineup this year!

Dec 29th, 2016 - Artists MysteryBen27 and Kressent, that created the Mystery Skulls animated videos, have been added to our guest lineup this year!

Dec 10th, 2016 - Ordering a Badge for a loved one for the Holidays and want to give them something physical? Download a "You're Going To Shuto Con" 4" x 6" printable graphic here! ***Please note that this graphic will not actually count as a badge, you will still need to be pre-registered in our system to claim a badge!***

Dec 2nd, 2016 - Lauren Landa has been added to our guest lineup this year!

Nov 28th, 2016 - Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon and Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, have been added to our Magical Girls guest lineup this year!

Nov 25, 2016 - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND PROMO!!! Use code "HOLI16" to get $5 off 3-Day Badges 11/25-11/28.

Nov 18th, 2016 - Ian Sinclair has been added to our guest lineup this year!

Nov 14th, 2016 - Crew applications are now live on our Crew page!

Oct 24th, 2016 - Shuto Con will provide a $7 discount (approx. $5 after fees are covered) per badge for members of educational organizations, anime clubs, and now starting this year general hobbyist clubs that have to do with anime, cosplay, or gaming! Clubs must have at least 10 members to qualify. For more info and instructions on how to apply click here!

Oct 2nd, 2016 - Due to some possible Eventbrite issues yesterday we have decided to entend our Tier 2 pre-reg until tonight at 11:59pm.

Oct 1st, 2016 - Our Panel submissions are now live, as well as all Cosplay Competition (pre-judging and skits) and Interactive Cosplay submissions! Our website has also been updated with new submission times for other departments, new 2017 map, our Press Pass application, Artist Alley and Dealers Alley vendors, and more! Last day to pre-register for $45! Prices go to the last tier on Oct 2nd!

Sept 27th, 2016 - On Oct 1st we will be opening up Panel Submissions and Cosplay Competition Pre-Judging slots! It will also be the last day to pre-register for $45! Both panel submissions and pre-judging slots WILL require attendees to pre-register this year (you will have to enter your confirmation number in the form), so if you know you want to do either (or both), now would be a great time to pre-reg!

August 26th, 2016 - The Quality Suites Hotel Lansing has been added as an Overflow hotel!

August 18th, 2016 - We have another announcement for our guest lineup! We are happy to be adding Bit Brigade and Professor Shyguy to our musical guest lineup this year!

August 16th, 2016 - The Adventures of Duane & Brando, 2D6, and Super Guitar Bros have been added to our musical guest lineup!

August 5th, 2016 - We're freaking out!! We are beyond excited to announce our major musical guest this year, Mystery Skulls, best known for the hit songs Ghost, Magic, Paralyzed, and Freaking Out!

Mystery Skulls will be doing two performances at Shuto Con this year; Friday night Luis will be doing an exclusive DJ set during our dance, and Saturday night will be an entire Mystery Skulls performance!

July 8th, 2016 - The Courtyard by Marriott Lansing has been added as an overflow hotel!

July 1st, 2016 - Our Artist Alley and Dealers Alley applications are now live for 24 hours only! Good luck!

June 29th, 2016 - Our first overflow hotel has been added to our Hotels page!

June 20th, 2016 - Applications for our 2017 convention will open on July 1st, 2016 at 6pm EST. Information on both our AA and DA submissions have been posted on their pages.

June 8th, 2016 - Cristina Vee has been added to our guest lineup this year!

June 6th, 2016 - Our hotel block goes live at Noon EST today! See our hotel page for more info!

May 18th, 2016 - Our hotel block will open up on June 6th! Mark your calendars!

May 4th, 2016 - I am super excited to announce one of our Guest Artists this year, Loverofpiggies/Crayon Queen! Her most recognized works are the webcomics 'Aftertale', 'Christmas Party AU (Otherwise known as CPAU)' and 'AskErrorSans', all which are hosted on her tumblr,, and are considered fancomics of the popular video game, Undertale!

May 3rd, 2016 - Welcome to Shuto Con's 2017 convention year! Our website has been updated to reflect all new 2017 content, including our theme for this year - MAGICAL GIRLS! Our first round of guests include Shuto Con fan favorite Monica Rial, and Shuto Con newcomers Erica Mendez, Carrie Keranen, and Cassandra Lee Morris. We are welcoming back Ben Briggs! Registration is also now open, with Early Bird specials lasting until the end of May!

April 7th, 2016 - Thanks for another great year everyone! Our total attendance for 2016 was 6240 (only a few less than last year)! Our 2017 convention will be during the weekend of March 17th-19th, 2017, and we hope to open up our early bird registration around the first of May! More details will be released soon!

March 15th, 2016 - Shuto Con is this weekend! Be sure to follow our Facebook page for updates on events during the con and badge availability!

March 5th, 2016 - Pre-registration is now closed, but we will have badges for sale at the door! See you in two weeks!!

March 2nd, 2016 - Badge sales end on March 4th, so be sure to pre-register ASAP! Added the Comfort Inn West Lansing as our 5th overflow hotel!

February 22nd, 2016 - A new contest has been added to our Contests page! Less than 2 weeks left to pre-register!

February 12th, 2016 - We have some unfortunate news to report to you all this afternoon (but also some good news)... Chris Sabat just let us know today that he will unfortunately not be able to appear at Shuto Con this year due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts at his work (FUNimation) . He didn't want to have to cancel, but he is working on something special that will have to take him away from his convention appearance on our weekend. However, we do have a wonderful announcement to follow up with this, Josh Grelle has agreed to come to our convention in his absence! We are super excited to have him, and thank him so much for agreeing to come to our convention on such short notice!

February 9th, 2016 - Our General Rules and Interactive Cosplay rules have been updated, please take a moment to read them on our Con Info page!

February 5th, 2016 - OUR SCHEDULE IS NOW LIVE!

January 29th, 2016 - Want to win a FREE HOTEL ROOM at the Radisson this year? How about a deluxe King Suite?! Rooms for the Radisson have been sold out for months, but we have one reserved for just this contest!

Entry into this contest is simple, for a chance to win all you have to do is Pre-Register for either a 3-Day Badge or VIP Badge before Feb 7th! If you have already pre-registered, you are already in! A 3-Day Badge will get one entry into the contest, but a VIP Badge will get TWO entries into the contest (yet another perk to getting a VIP Badge)! Don't delay, pre-register now for a chance to win! The winner will be selected on Feb 8th!

January 22nd, 2016 - The following bands have been added to our lineup; Raion Taiko, Arc Impulse, Super Guitar Bros, and DJ Skitzo!

January 15th, 2016 - Our 2016 Charity will be the United Way of Genesee County to help raise money for the Flint Water Fund. For more information please visit our Charity page!

January 14th, 2016 - A new overflow hotel has been added to our Hotels page!

January 13th, 2016 - We have some sad news to report this morning... R Bruce Elliott will unfortunately not be able to appear at Shuto Con this year due to personal family matters. He is very disappointed that he had to cancel, but family matters have made it unavoidable (and we agree that family should come first). However he hopes to be able to come back another year, in which we absolutely will once he is ready to return! We wish R Bruce Elliott all the best, and we apologize to you all, our attendees, for I know many of you were looking forward to meeting him.

January 12th, 2016 - Due to popular demand, we have now added Single Day (1-Day) Badges to our Registration system, but they will only be available for one month, and only 200 will be available of each badge type online (more will be available at door). If you are coming in from out of state, we would like to encourage you to purchase your badges online as soon as you can to guarantee your attendance to our convention, as there is always the possibility that we may sell out of badges at the door!

January 4th, 2016 - Happy New Year! Our 2016 convention map is now live!

December 2nd, 2015 - Last day to buy 3-Day Badges for $45! Prices go up to the final tier tomorrow! Also we would like to welcome our newest guests - The World is Square, 2d6, My Parents Favorite Music, Knight of the Round, The Pillowcases, and Voice Actor Josh Martin!

November 10th, 2015 - Our Cosplay Competition form is now live and is FCFS! Apply today to save a judging spot!

November 5th, 2015 - Our panels form is now live!

November 2nd, 2015 - New to Shuto Con 2016, FREEZEPOP has been announced!

October 9th, 2015 - Group rates for Anime Clubs are now available on our Registration page!

October 2nd, 2015 - Want to be a Volunteer or Maid/Butler at Shuto Con 2016? Information on both is now available!

August 27th, 2015 - Returning to Shuto Con 2016, R Bruce Elliott and Ariel, Zoey, & Eli!

August 19th, 2015 - Returning to Shuto Con 2016, Chris Rager and Tyson Rinehart!

August 17th, 2015 - Returning to Shuto Con 2016, Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons!

June 30th, 2015 - Two new overflow hotels have been added to our website!

June 4th, 2015 - Information on our 2016 Artist Alley and Dealers Alley application process has been updated!

April 30th, 2015 - Our new 2016 website has been launched, along with our 2016 pre-registration (May 1st @ 12AM)!

April 27th, 2015 - We released a big announcement today regarding Shuto Con 2016, you can read it here!

April 17th, 2015 - Pre-registration opens on May 1st and some new updates about Shuto Con 2016 are coming in two weeks!

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 schedulehas 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 18th-20th, 2016! Stay tuned for guest announcements in the following months!

April 10th, 2014 - Many thanks to everyone who attended our convention this year, we should have our official numbers soon! Our dates for next year are March 18th-20th, 2016! See you in less than a year!

March 30th, 2014 - Due to our 7k attendance cap, the amount of at-door badges will be the following: 3.3k 3-day at-door, and 1k single day at door (1k Fri, 1k Sat, and 1k Sun). We do anticipate that badges will sell out during the weekend, so we highly encourage everyone to arrive early on the day you would like your badges to ensure you can get one. Registration opens each day at 9AM and is located in Hall B (Lansing Center). Once the cap is reached, badge sales will be closed. For updates on badge statuses, be sure to subscribe to our Facebook or Twitter pages.

March 22nd, 2014 - Pre-registration has ended. See everyone in two weeks!

March 14th, 2014 - This is it, the LAST WEEK to pre-register for Shuto Con! On Friday March 21st pre-reg sales will END at 11:55pm and then badges will only be available at the door in limited supply. If you pre-reg now you will GUARANTEE your spot at our convention, will have quicker line times, and save $5!


March 3rd, 2014 - OUR SCHEDULE IS NOW LIVE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW! !Click here for Panel descriptions, and here for Main Event descriptions! Our map can be found here !

February 17th, 2014 - Professor Shy Guy and DJ Skitzo will be appearing at Shuto Con 2014!

February 11th, 2014 - The Crown Plaze Lansing West is now sold out, but never fear, we have another overflow (Quality Suites Hotel Lansing) all set up!

February 10th, 2014 - Let us welcome our new guests; FUNimation, DeathCom Multimedia, DJ Jeffito, DJ Bad Corey, DJ Theotoxin, DJ Ben Briggs, DJ Vinh Vu, and Super Guitar Bros!

January 17th, 2014 - Our Cosplay Compitition information is now up on our Main Events page and our entry form is now live!

January 7th, 2014 - Happy New Year, or in this case, YAPPY NEW YEAR! Our 2014 Charity will be the Capital Area Humane Society! For more info visit our About Page!

December 3rd, 2013 - Welcome back Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons, our 2014 Artists Guests of Honor!

November 27th, 2013 - Knight of the Round has been announced as a new band!

November 21st, 2013 - The Pillowcases has been announced as a new band!

November 5th, 2013 - I Fight Dragons has been announced as our headlining band!

October 25th, 2013 - Jamie Marchi has been announced as a new guest!

October 22nd, 2013 - Tyson Rinehart has been announced as a new guest!

October 21st, 2013 - The Radisson Hotel Lansing is now SOLD OUT, but we do have other overflow options available! Check out our Hotel page for details.

October 1st, 2013 - Panel submissions are now open.

August 14th, 2013 - We have been able to confirm that a Maid Cafe will be at Shuto Con 2014. Details to follow.

July 30th, 2013 - Ian Sinclair has been announced as a new guest!

July 1st, 2013 - Our Artist Alley and Dealers Alley is now open!

June 29th, 2013 - Chris Rager has been announced as a returning guest!

June 20th, 2013 - Monica Rial has been announced as a returning guest!

June 1st, 2013 - Pre-registration is now open!

May 27th, 2013 - Our first guest for 2014 has been announced, we would like to welcome back Mary Elizabeth McGlynn! Check out her bio on our guests page!

Also, pre-registration and hotel reservations open on June 1st! A limited amount of VIP Badges will also be for sale.

April 10th, 2013 - Many thanks to all our attendees that made 2013 so successful! Our official number of paid attendees was 4,275! Mark your calendars for our new dates, April 4th - 6th, 2014!


February 21st, 2013 - Our second overflow hotel, the Lexington Lansing Hotel, has been added to our Hotels page!

February 19th, 2013 - Rooms at the University Quality Inn are now sold out! We are currently working on obtaining another overflow hotel in the Lansing area to fit the needs of our attendees! Please visit our Facebook page for up-to-date info!

February 5th, 2013 - Today we are extremely excited to announce our last Guest, Sean Schemmel! Sean plays Goku in the Dragon Ball franchise, and he completes our amazing Dragon Ball reunion lineup! It is truly going to be a Scouter-breaking con!!

January 21st, 2013 - New rules have been added to our General Rules and our General/Interactive Cosplay Rules. New rules may be added at any time, but we ask that everyone get familar with the current rules, especially rules that reflect our new Safe Space initiative, and our new rules on drugs/alcohol. ALL rules can be viewed here.

January 9th, 2013 - Industry Guest Sarah "Sully" Sullivan has been added to our guest lineup this year!

January 8th, 2013 - The Radisson Hotel Lansing is now sold out, but we have our overflow hotel now set up! Don't wait to reserve your rooms, get them while they are still available! Less than three more months until Shuto Con!

December 15th, 2012 - On Dec 12th we had and appointment to go to the Sparrow Children's Center and pass out (50) gifts to the children and teens recovering there. It was all a great success, and we brought many smiles to all of their faces! Extra presents that were not immediately distributed will be given out to any child/teen that comes into the hospital from now until the the of the Holiday season! Thank you to everyone who help us raise money for our fundraiser, it went to a great cause!

On another note, VIP Badges are now SOLD OUT.

December 4th, 2012 - Our fundraiser is now over, and we were able to raise $800 for the gift packs! Thanks to everyone who donated and/or helped spread the word! Art supplies will be purchased this week (first week of December) and will be delivered during the second week of December!

November 21st, 2012 - BLACK FRIDAY OFFER!!!! Every year we have been offering specials to those of you who purchased your 3-day badges on Black Friday, and this year we have decided to do something as well. For everyone who pre-registers for a 3-day badge on Friday, your name will be entered for a chance to get a FREE VIP UPGRADE! Only 29 VIP badges are remaining at this point, so this is a great way to try to get a VIP even if you can't afford one. ALSO, for every 10 badges (of any type) sold on Friday, we will do a drawing among all the Friday pre-registered names to give out a FREE Acrylic Necklace(s)!!!

November 12th, 2012 - Our November/December fundraiser is now live on our About page, in which we are collecting donations for the Sparrow Children's Center in order to purchase art supplies for the children and teens staying there over the Holidays. Please consider donating, as even a dollar or two can help out!


October 16th, 2012 - We have added SEVERAL new bands to our musical guest lineup this year!

Oct 1st, 2012 - Voice Actor Chris Rager has been added to our guest lineup for 2013!

Sept 1st, 2012 - Our T-Shirt and Program Guide/Badge Art Contests have been announced! Please visit our Contests section for more info!

August 9th, 2012- Our new website design is up!

August 2nd, 2012 - Christopher Sabat and Monica Rial have been added to our Guest lineup, and our Dragon Ball Reunion has officially been announced!

July 28th, 2012 - With great pleasure I would like to announce our official community charity for Shuto Con 2013! This year we will be building a “Manga Library” for the Sparrow Children's Center, located only blocks away from where we host Shuto Con every year! For more info please visit our About page!

July 23rd, 2012 - You have been asking for it, so we are bringing it back! The 2nd Annual "Anime in Chalk" Contest starts today! The 1st place winner will get a FREE VIP Membership Badge to Shuto Con 2013 and 2nd place will get a FREE Regular Membership Badge! For info please see our Contests section on our About page. Contest ends on August 31st, winners will be announced on Sept 7th! Good luck to all, we can't WAIT to see your drawings!!!

July 21st, 2012 - I am pleased to announce our official reunion for 2013! The Anime series we are doing a reunion on is... Dragon Ball (original, Z, Kai, and GT)! The first guests from the series we have the honor of announcing are Sonny Strait and Colleen Clinkenbeard! Sonny voices the ever enduring Krillin (as well as other roles) and Colleen voices Gohan and Android 18. We have been in talks with other VAs from the series, and if all goes well we hope to announce them over the course of the year!

July 4th, 2012 - Our Artist Guests of Honor have been announced, Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons!

July 1st, 2012 - Our Artist Alley and Dealers Alley is now open to the public! Please visit each page for rules on submissions and applications.

June 1st, 2012 - In honor of Pride Month, I am excited to announce that starting today, and hence forth, Shuto Con will be an official “Safe Space”, free from bullying and intolerance! Please visit our Safe Space page for more info regarding this important announcement!

May 27th, 2012 - I hope everyone is having a good Memorial Day weekend! Starting today until 11:55PM tomorrow night, use code MEMO12 to get 30% off ALL store items in our Artfire Store, AND/OR get $5 off 3-DAY Membership Badges OR VIP Badges on our Registration page!!! STORE or REGISTRATION.

May 1st, 2012 - Pre-registration is now open and I am happy to announce our first two guests! Returning for a second and third year of AWESOMENESS is Greg Ayres and Doug Smith!

April 14th, 2012 - The website has been updated with 2013 information!

April 2nd, 2012- I have decided to open up our Pre-Registration for 2013 on May 1st, and I am delighted to announce that badge prices for this year will be the same as last year (all thanks to our wonderful attendees)! VIP Badges sales may be available on this date, but I am not yet able to confirm that since we are still working on securing our opening round of guests. Please tell your friends and pass on our Facebook page, because as always, I occasionally offer great "secret" discounts on badges throughout the year!

March 23rd, 2012- Our total attendance of both pre-registration and at-door badges is 2475 attendees! This number includes ALL badge types, including children's badges, over the entire weekend. Thank you again! We are all going to take a small break to recover from our 2012 show, but registration should be back up at the end of April for our 2013 convention. Like us on Facebook for the latest updates!

Regarding fundraising for the Lansing Food Bank, Brian Caswell raised $370 during his Date Auction panel, and we will be matching that number totalling $740 raised! We also gathered 153 pounds of food over the weekend! Great job everyone!


March 19th, 2012 - WOW what an amazing show! We are still tallying up our totals, but I know we exceeded over 2000 attendees! Our next dates have been announced, April 5th - 7th, 2013 as well as our 2014 con, April 4th -6th, 2014. Pre-reg and hotel info will be up in about a month, but check out our Facebook page to get updates and chances to win free or discounted badges! Thank you everyone for coming, we will see you next year!

March 10th, 2012 - 6 more days! Due to popular request, Panel Descriptions are now up next to the schedules. All panel descriptions will be in our booklets, but you can see descriptions for the panels you are interested in now. We also have info about parking in the local city lots on the About page!

March 5th, 2012 - Shuto Con is only a few days away, wooo! We sold over 1000 pre-registration badges this year, and winners have been drawn for the 1000 Pre-Reg Free Shuto Con T-Shirt Giveaway. Several pages have been updated on this website, so please take a moment to look around and get a feel for the events we will be able to offer you! Also, I wanted to remind everyone that our charity this year is the Lansing Food Bank, and we will have a drop site for canned/non-parishable goods near the Registration Room at the Radisson. I humbly ask that everyone coming pack at least one item to bring for the Lansing Food Bank so we can help feed the hungry of Lansing.

March 2nd, 2012 - Today is the LAST DAY to pre-register for your badges!! Today also marks 2 weeks until Shuto Con!! Badge sales end tonight at 11:55PM, then will only be available at the door on the second floor of the Radisson.  ALSO, right now we have about 948 badges sold online, let's see if we can break 1000 by tonight night!! If so, I will draw 10 random names from all our 3-day pre-reg sales and the winners of the drawings will get a FREE Shuto Con T-Shirt (Regular or Artists' Edition) in the size of their choice!

February 27th, 2012 - Only 5 more days to Pre-Register online! At the door it will be $40 for a weekend badge.

February 22nd, 2012 - Hotel rooms at the Radisson Lansing are now SOLD OUT. We have an Overflow Hotel setup that is only a few miles away. For more information please visit our Hotel page.

February 8th, 2012 - ***OUR SCHEDULE IS NOW LIVE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW!***

February 4th, 2012 - Due to popular demand, I am excited to announce one last minute guest we just signed on to appear at Shuto Con. Let's all welcome Fred Gallagher, creator of the amazingly popular webcome (and manga) MegaTokyo! Check out his site at and be sure to stop by his table in our Artist Alley!


January 14th, 2012 - I am happy to announce our last Voice Actor for Shuto Con 2012, RICHARD EPCAR, known most famously for his roles as Ansem/Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts), Batou (Ghost in the Shell), and Raiden (Mortal Kombat!!! We are excited to have him host panels with us this year, which will include a special Ghost in the Shell screening and commentary!

The last band we would like to announce is the FLCL tribute band "The Pillow Cases"! They will be opening up the show for our Saturday Night Video Game Music Band Extravaganza!

January 9th, 2012- The $10 off VIP Badge code is now active starting today through Sunday. Use code 10OFFVIP12 when checking out to receive the discount. Only 50 are available total (not including sales made today) so order yours today! Along with getting front of the line access to get autographs from our awesome guests (Todd Haberkorn, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Greg Ayres, and Doug Smith) you will also get "first in" access to all the bands that will be playing on Saturday night (Year 200X, Arc Impulse, The X-Hunters, AND a new band soon to be announced). ALSO you will get a free t-shirt voucher! $65 is a GREAT DEAL for all of that!

Panel submissions are due this Saturday the 14th!

January 3rd, 2012 - Happy New Year everyone! As we come close to our two month mark, I wanted to issue a public downloadable flier for anyone that would like to help us promote in places that we may not normally be able to get to. This file is a high-res CMYK PDF in postcard size and is about 5MB. Thank you very much for all your support, we are so close!

December 1st, 2011 - Our 2012 Charity this year will be the Greater Lansing Food Bank . At our convention near the registration line we will have 3-4 bins available for you to place your non-perishable goods or personal care items to donate to the GLFB. We will also be collecting cash donations at the registration line. If everyone one of our attendees even donated just one package of Instant Ramen or Yakisoba Bowl, we could potentially offer one meal for over 1000 people! Please consider donating to the LFB, as hunger is something no family should have to go through!

November 24th, 2011 - BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: Use code BLKFRI55 when checking out to get $5.00 off a regular 3-Day Badge AND/OR a VIP Badge, and you'll also receive a printable coupon by email good for $5.00 off any type of Shuto Con Swag (good at the convention only)! The code is valid from Midnight on Friday Nov 25, 2011 to 11:55PM the same day. Coupons will be mailed out within a week of ordering your badges, so please make sure you are including the right email address!

November 17th, 2011 - Tomorrow ALL Artwork for our Badge/Booklet and T-shirt contests MUST be due (by 11:59PM). Late entries will not be accepted no matter how awesome they are. If you still wanted to do the contest, I suggest you put some headphones on, make yourself a nice cup of hot cocoa, and draw draw draw (or tablet tablet tablet) :D!

November 7th, 2011 - We wanted to thank Youmacon for allowing us to flier the hallways this weekend, and for giving us a table in the Dealers Room to promote! We ended up passing out around 750 QR codes and around 6000 fliers during the entire weekend! If you got a QR Code but don't have a smartphone or scanner, you can use code YOUMAQRWEB when pre-registering for your badge to get $5 off a 3-day AND/OR VIP Badge. This code is good until Nov 9th at 11:55PM. If you DO have a QR reader and got the card, please use the promo code on the website so we can know who all used the code!

I also have a very important Hotel Room Block announcement to make! I just called the hotel this morning and we have the following rooms LEFT in our room block: Thurs 8 Rooms, Friday 38 Rooms, Saturday 8 Rooms. If you wanted to reserve a room at our hotel, please do so before the rooms are gone! If the block is sold out we will add more, but we may not get the same rate or amount of rooms as this time.

Sept 6th, 2011- I am pleased to announce the last band for our Saturday Night music lineup, The X-Hunters! Be sure to check them out at!

Sept 2nd, 2011 - Labor Day Sale!!! For anyone who buys a 3-Day Membership Badge this Holiday Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon) we will send you a FREE Car Decal, Sumi-jaki Button, AND Sumi-jaki Cell Phone Charm! When placing your order make sure you put in the correct address so we can get it sent off to you quickly! This is a great way to show your love for Shuto Con, and as always, thank you for your support!

August 14th, 2011 - I am SUPER-DUPER-UPER-SHMUPER excited about our newest Guest, Greg Ayres!!!!!!!!!!! Not only will he be there to talk about all the amazing Voice Acting work he has done, but he will also be DJing at our dance/rave! Every time I have seen Greg do his DJ set at a convention, I always have a blast, and I KNOW you all will to!

July 19th, 2011 - I am excited to announce our newest Musical Guest, Arc Impulse! They will be performing at both our Masquerade Ball (as a Classical/Waltz Ensemble) and on Saturday Night with local Lansing band Year 200X! Saturday night will be a rockin' classic gaming music night, so break out those VG cosplays and come dance your (multiple) hearts out!

July 11th, 2011 - Details for our T-Shirt Design and Program Booklet Cover/Badge Art Contests are now up on our contests page! The contest runs from July 11th to Nov. 11th, 2011.

Also,  the Second Annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk is officially a go with a Sept 24th, 2011 date! We are sponsoring them and helping them with their initial costs of running the event this year. We hope that all our friends and fans will consider attending this amazing event, and will donate to the Lansing Food Bank during the walk!

June 19th, 2011 - The "ANIME IN CHALK" SUMMER CONTEST begins today where you can submit your best chalk drawing for a chance to get into Shuto Con for free! Our 1st place winner will be awarded a VIP Membership Badge, and our second place winner will be awarded a regular Membership Badge!! For rules and details how to submit please visit our Contests section!

May 29th, 2011 - We are happy to announce our newest Voice Actress guest, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn! Mary portrayed “Major Motoko Kusanagi” in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. To see more major roles she has completed, including her directing and singing roles, please visit our Guests page!

May 25th, 2011- Our Artist Alley and Dealer Alley registration is now open to the public! To reserve your space today, please visit our Artist Alley or Dealer Alley pages. Hurry, space is limited and will fill up quickly!

May 12th, 2011 - I am very pleased to announce our first round of Guests for Shuto Con 2012. First up we have Mr. Italy himself, TODD HABERKORN! Next on our list is the multi-talented Voice Actor and Artist, Doug Smith! Year 200X will be doing an encore performance at our Saturday night concert, and Concept Galaxy/lolfilmworks ,a Cosplay Troupe from Florida, will be providing some villainous entertainment! Lastly, The Enthusiasts will be our official photographers, and will be taking free photos of our cosplaying attendees all weekend! Information on all our guests can be seen on the Guests page. VIP tickets are now on sale!


May 1st, 2011 - Information regarding Artist Alley and Dealers Alley is now up! Applications will begin to be accepted on May 24th, 2011.

Information about our Battle Arena is now up as well!

March 29th, 2011 - We have our “official” numbers all tallied up (and when I say official, I mean an approximate estimate because there were more people just walking around the hall too). We had 1346 paid attendees inlcuding Vendors and Artists at Shuto Con this year!!! I am astounded by these numbers, and I hope next year we can double this number! Don't keep Shuto Con a secret, tell everyone you know!

We also have our donation numbers tallied as well. We raised $2,250 for the American Red Cross, in which we added $1,000 of our own door money to match what we raised from attendees/panelists, and we collected 189 pounds of food/received $27.00 to give to the Lansing Food Bank! THANK you to everyone who helped these charities with us!

March 28th, 2011 - OMG what an amazing weekend it was! We are still going over the official numbers, which we will have shortly, and we will be discussing/announcing our 2012 con shortly. Thank you to everyone came out, thanks to all our Artists and Dealers, thanks to my staff, and I can't WAIT to see everyone next year! If you have pics and/or video, please fan us on Facebook so we can share them with others!

March 22nd, 2011 - Our hotel is now SOLD OUT, but there are other area options if you still need a place to stay. Only a few more days, can't wait to see everyone there! PLEASE don't forget that we are still seeking volunteers AND we are requesting that all attendees donate to our two wonderful charities!

March 13th, 2011 - Only two more weeks until Shuto Con starts! Pre-registrations have ended, but you will still be able to purchase a membership badge at the door. We still have a few more drawings for our 30 Days of Shuto Con promo as well, so stay tuned to our Facebook page!

February 21st, 2011 - 30 Days of Shuto Con Promo - Starting Feb 24th we will be randomly selecting an existing pre-registered badge member (2-Day badge holders only) to get a FREE VIP badge upgrade! We will be randomly selecting one badge every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday up until the convention (that's 13 chances to win!). Remember, on the 11th badge sales end online, so be sure to pre-register now to save money AND get a chance to get an upgrade to your badge! Winners will be notified via email. Good luck!

February 18th, 2011- Our first room block has already sold out, but do not worry, we just opened up a second smaller block today to top off our hotel! Be sure to book ASAP to make sure you can get a room at the Radisson!

Also, Full Throttle Motorsports (off Lansing Rd and I-96) will serve as a collection site for non-perishable foods to be donated pre-con to the Lansing Food Bank! Local artists are encouraged to come by with art supplies and draw on the food collection box! After the con we will present the box, along with whatever we collect at the con, to the LFB, so please donate today!

Lastly, I just put up a newer version of our Schedule. This is still a rough draft, but I need the blank spaces filled.

36 DAYS TO GO!!!

February 6th, 2011 - A first draft of our schedule is now up on our Panels page! Go check it out and submit your panel in one of our open slots!

February 1st, 2011 - Two more weeks until our fundraiser at Evolution Games! Please RSVP on our Facebook page if you can come!

January 17th, 2011 - I would like to congratulate the winner of our Program Booklet/Badge Art contest, Mariama Alizor! Her beautiful artwork will be featured on all our Program Booklets in full color, and attendees will have the option to choose one of two designs when they pick up their badges! Mariama's Artwork can be seen at !

Also, our Dealers Alley is now SOLD OUT! If you would like to be put on our waiting list/mailing list for 2012 please email .

Lastly, our Pre-reg rates go up a tier after January 24th. Be sure to save yourselves some money and pre-reg now! By doing so you not only help yourselves, but you also support your local con in its beginning stages!

December 25th, 2010 - Our last guest, Spike Spencer, has been announced to appear at Shuto Con 2011!

The Animusical has been postponed until our 2012 convention due to several conflicts. For more information about the postponement please check out our forums.

November 27th, 2010 - We have decided to have a discounted group rate for Anime Clubs and Educational Organizations with 10 members or more. Special terms and conditions apply. Visit our Registration page for more info.

Rules for our Interactive Cosplay experience and General Convention Rules have been posted on our About page and our Forums.

Our Artist Alley is now full, but we do have one table left for our Art Contest winner. We are also still accepting people to be on our waiting list. Check out our Artist Alley page for more details.

Lastly, due to popular demand, we have decided that we are definitely going to have a Cosplay Contest on Saturday in our Main Events room! We are still hammering out the details, but we will either do a stage walk on to display your costume, or we will allow cosplayers to do a small skit. We are also looking for Judges to do the show. If you have previous cosplay judging experience please contact

November 19th, 2010 - I would like welcome Helena Stenberg to Shuto Con, she will be doing our Lolita Fashion Show! She has lots of WONDERFUL outfits that she has made that her models will be showing off, and will also be in our Artist Alley selling her handmade goods! If you are interested in the EGL or Lolita scene, I would definitely check this event out... perhaps you can get some good ideas and tips for your next dress!

November 18th, 2010 - We would like to welcome Jeremy Franklin to Shuto Con, who will be running our Battle Arena! Our battle arena will be stocked with a nice selection of foam weaponry for you to duel with, and we highly encourage all our Interactive Cosplayers to participate in random battles against other cosplayers. Just be aware though, all battles MUST take place in our Battle Arena, NO EXCEPTIONS!

November 4th, 2010 - Our VIP badge sales end on November 14th, so be sure to get yours before they run out! Also, we now have our official convention shirts for sale! Check out the Michigan Shirt Works website to pre-order yours to pick up at the convention, or order yours to have shipped to you now!

September 22nd, 2010 – Our Badge/Program Booklet Cover Art Contest has begun! For three months we will be accepting submissions, and the winner will receive a free Artist Alley table and two badges! For more information and rules check out our Forums under the Contests thread.

August 22nd, 2010 Please join us for our Shuto Con "Mini Con" Funsraiser! Details on our forums or our Facebook Page!

July 24th, 2010 Our next tier membership badges are now available until Jan 24th. We would also like to announce our VIP Badge membership program, which allows to special access to most events (this ends Oct 24th and only 50 will be available)! Check out our Registration page for more details.

Shuto Con fully supports the 1ST ANNUAL LANSING DOWNTOWN ZOMBIE WALK taking place on Sept. 4th, 2010. Check out our Forums for more details regarding how to participate!

July 16th, 2010 We have a wonderful new addition to our Voice Actor/Actress line up, Tiffany Grant!

June 28, 2010 Many thanks to Gaia Online for their generous sponsorship! The first 500 pre-registration bags will include a 1,000 Gold Game Card complete with a limited edition in-game item! We will also have some wonderful Gaia Online swag to give away at our Opening/Closing Ceremonies! If you would like to start a Gaia Online game account, please use the link at the bottom of this page. Be sure to look up Shuto-Stef while you are there!

May 06, 2010 Shuto Con Announces the “Friends of Florida” Program - Check our Forums for more info.

April 27th, 2010 Shuto Con is thrilled to announce our Guest of Honor - Michelle Ruff!!!

April 23rd, 2010 Shuto Con's Headlining Musical Guest at Shuto Con Announced - Year 200X!

April 16th, 2010 We are pleased to announce one of our newest guests at Shuto Con – Doug Smith!

Feb 8th, 2010 Shuto Con Announces Their Headlining Event: “The Wasabi Animusical IV: A New Hope”! Check out our Forums for more information about this special event!

Feb 2nd, 2010 Con Share space is now open. Please check out the page for details.

Jan. 25th, 2010 Shuto Con announces our first guest, Hobocon!

Jan. 23rd, 2010 Pre-registration and hotel registrations are now live!

Jan. 16th, 2010 is now live!


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