Our schedule is now live (please note it is subject to change before the convention)!

Please note the following before purchasing your badge: Shuto Con is a PRIVATE convention,meaning all attendees MUST have a membership badge of some type to be able to get access into the convention center/hotel (we will have badge checkers at all major doors to make sure only those with badges get access). Attendees will have the option this year to purchase 3-Day Badges, VIP Badges, or Child Badges. Other attendee badges we will accept are Staff Badges, Artist Alley Badges, Dealers Alley Badges, and Crew Badges. Anyone attending Shuto Con must wear their badge at all times, or they will be asked to purchase a new one (or go grab their existing one).

Membership Badges will NOT be mailed out, they will need to be picked up AT THE CONVENTION! Children 12 and under will need to be accompanied by a paying adult at all times. All membership badges are non-refundable, and are only transferable during the pre-registration process.



By purchasing a Shuto Con VIP Badge you will get the following special privileges at the convention in addition to regular access:

  • 30 minute early access to the Exhibit Hall on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning.
  • Priority access/seating at all Main Events (Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Band Performances, Electronic Dance, etc) and priority access at select panels (for panels VIPs must be in the "VIP" line before the doors open, they will not be given front of the line access once doors open and regular badge holders start moving in).
  • Special line access at all VIP ONLY autograph signings. VIPs will not have special access to regular non-VIP signings.
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Mixer on Saturday night.
  • Two extra giveaway tickets for Opening Ceremonies prizes and Happy Envelope Prize Game.
  • A free convention T-Shirt (2018 Artist's Edition, redeemable only at our 2018 convention at our Merch Booth).
  • Special VIP badge design.
  • 2018 VIP Yokai theme printed lanyard.
  • Special VIP Keychain (may be PVC or Acrylic, TBD).
  • Only 250 of these badges will be available.

EXCLUSIVE VIP ONLY EVENT!!! For one hour+ on Saturday, we will host a small mixer that is only open to VIP Badge holders. At this mixer VIPs will be able to mingle with most (if not all) of our guests and bands in an "intimate" setting (meaning this is not a standard sit down and ask questions Q&A but rather a personal get-together like setting). Both alcoholic (cash bar with ID) and non-alcoholic drinks and music will be served at this event. All ages of VIP holders are invited to attend, but IDs will be checked at the door. Trust us, you are NOT going to want to miss this event for VIPs ONLY!


New for 2018 - Photographer Badge

We are now offering Photographer Badges to photographers wishing to come to the con to do professional photoshoots. Perks include being able to set up full photography displays indoors during set hours inside our Live Events Hall. For more details on perks and limitations please click here.




Our 2018 rates are as follows:

May 1st - March 4th 3-Day VIP Membership Badge (Limited Sale, only 250 are available) $120.00
Dec 3rd - March 4th 3 Day Badge (Fri, Sat, and Sun) $55.00
  Friday Only 1-Day Badge $25.00
  Saturday Only 1-Day Badge $30.00
  Sunday Only 1-Day Badge $20.00
  At Door 3-Day Child Badge (Ages 4-12, must be purchased with 3-Day Badge) $15.00
  Photographer Badge (For more info on this click here) $20.00



At Door 3 Day Badge (Fri, Sat, and Sun) $60.00
At Door Friday Only 1-Day Badge $30.00
At Door Saturday Only 1-Day Badge $35.00
At Door Sunday Only 1-Day Badge $25.00
At Door At Door 3-Day Child Badge (Ages 4-12, must be purchased with 3-Day or Single Day Badge At Door) $15.00




Badge Waiver


By purchasing this badge, I understand that there is the potential for personal injury and personal property damage during my stay at Shuto Con. I also understand that if I cause any property damage to the Lansing Center, Radisson Hotel Lansing, and/or surrounding areas I will be held accountable for any fines/fees that may result, and my Badge will be revoked. By purchasing this Badge, I release Shuto Con, Shuto Events LLC, and the Shuto Con staff from any liability in regards to any injury or damage that might occur.

I understand that Shuto Events LLC reserves the right to deny anyone a Badge at any time, and has the right to remove/recall Badges from attendees that are breaking the rules, damaging property, and/or causing an unwanted disturbance in any of the Shuto Con designated areas.

I understand that this badge is NON-REFUNDABLE but it is TRANSFERABLE before registration ends on March 4th, 2018. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstance, however, Badges may be transferred to another individual that would like to attend Shuto Con before March 4th, 2018. If this is the case, I understand that I will contact and begin the transfer process. Badges will be both NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE when purchased At Door.

I understand that my REAL NAME must be used on my badge, and that I will no longer be able to go by a "nickname" at the convention. This can either be my legal name or preferred name (but an ID with my legal name must be provided upon check in to match up with my registration).

Lastly, I have read the General Convention Rules on the website at and I agree to comply with them. If in the event that I break the rules at Shuto Con, I will risk my Badge being revoked, and risk further punishment depending on the severity of the misconduct.






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 yeargeneral hobbyist clubs that have to do with anime, cosplay, or gaming! Clubs must have at least 10 members to qualify.

2018 Group Rate Details



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