Shuto Con 2012 - A Knockout!

Shuto Con 2012 - A Knockout!

This weekend on either side of the Grand River in Lansing Michigan you will find all sorts of excitement.  Shuto Con has returned to the City in full force.

The Bridge spanning the Grand River that connects the Raddison Hotel and the Lansing Convention Center

The Bridge spanning the Grand River that connects the Raddison Hotel and the Lansing Convention Center

Last year Shuto Con rocked the Grand River’s banks and this year promises to be even better!  There’s gaming galore with Roleplaying, Cards, and video games, Movies playing in multiple rooms.

The Masquerade Ball at Shuto Con

The Masquerade Ball at Shuto Con

For those who are more actively inclined there are plenty of opportunities to get your dance on.  Last night in addition to the formal dinner and masquerade ball attendees had the opportunity to rock with Greg Ayers at the Friday Night Shuto Con Rave!  Even if you aren’t inclined to dance, the concerts are toe tappers with 200x, Arc Impulse, The X-Hunters, and The Pillow Cases all performing live!

Miasma, Rikuro, and their handler paws, pause for me as they wander the convention

Miasma, Rikuro, and their handler paws, pause for me as they wander the convention

Shuto Con is a chance for fans of Anime, Video Games, and other cultural media to don their favorite costumes and celebrate in style with hundreds of other costumed characters and creatures.  Whether or not you want to wear the costume of your favorite Anime or Video Game player there are also amazing opportunities to actually meet some of the actors that give voice to them.  Special guests at this years Shuto Con include Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Richard Epcar, Grey Ayres, Todd Haberkorn (The Weird Review’s Male Voice Actor of the Year 2011!) Fred Gallagher, and Doug Smith!  Last years guests included Tiffany Grant, The Weird Reviews 2011 Female Voice Actor of the Year!)

Stephan Wanger would be proud of this lovely Otaku making Mardi Gras Bead Animals!

Stephan Wanger would be proud of this lovely Otaku making Mardi Gras Bead Animals!

I had to include this lovely Otaku’s artistry and I think Stephan Wanger would be proud of her artistry as she makes animals out of Mardi Gras Beads!

For more photos from Shuto Con 2012 check out our photo albums and if you like what you’ve read here please click the “Like” link and follow us on Twitter and check out our Facebook, but if you are in the area, do it Monday and get over to Shuto Con (Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI  48933) today!

 

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