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 17th-19th, 2017. Our convention is a three day event held in Lansing, MI that is going on its 7th 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!
OUR THEME FOR THIS YEAR IS MAGICAL GIRLS!!!
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, Loverofpiggies.tumblr.com, 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!
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