Buffalo Concerts & Performances
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Tatsu-Con is a unique weekend long event for the whole family that is based on creativity and imagination.
This year’s theme is villains!
Here is some of what you can expect at Tatsu-Con
• Fan panels – There will be 2 different rooms with fan panels running all weekend There will even be a Pocky Blindfolded Taste Test Contest!
• Cosplay- You don’t have to come dressed in costume but it is a lot of fun and you could win some really sweet prizes! There will also be cosplay activities such as Cosplay Chest, Cosplay Dating and even a 1 Hour Cosplay Contest where you are given a time limit and a bunch of stuff to race to make the best cosplay!
• Contests with prizes – There will be contests such as a AMV Contest, Cosplay Contest, Ryu-Kon’s Got Talent Contest, The Best Evil Villain Laugh Contest, Family Feud: Walking Dead Edition and more!
• Video Gaming – try out gaming systems from vintage Sega Genesis to Wii U and everything in between with tons of games to choose from. Then, if you are feeling competitive, join in on tournaments throughout the weekend with prizes.
• Table Gaming – Borrow one of the many board games from our Table Game Library, learn how to play the hottest new table top games from the pros or compete in a tournament for prizes and cash.
• Live Action Gaming – This is what we are most famous for! We bring games to life so you can see what it would be like to BE the game. Join in on hysterically funny games like Human Tetris, Live Action Pong, Human Katamari, Live Action Space Invaders, Live Action Mario Kart Racing, and of course Live Action Minecraft in the Tatsu-Craft Fantasy Room where you can explore life sized forests and mountains, search for hidden treasure chests, mine, farm, trade, grow crops and even enter a fishing tournament for Minecraft prizes!
• The Escape Room: Zombie Outbreak- Oh no! There has been a zombie outbreak in Buffalo, NY! Can you work with your team mates to escape the room before our celebrity zombies reach your room? The team with the best escape time will be awarded Zombie and Walking Dead themed prizes on Sunday.
• Workshops – Explore your creativity through fun and unique workshops all weekend long such as craft workshops, career workshops and even free ballroom dance lessons!
• Glow in the Dark Rave – Don some glow in the dark gear and head to the dance floor with DJ Ru on Friday night.
• Formal Ball – After learning from the pros at Ballroom and Beyond, show off your new dance skills at the Formal Ball on Saturday night.
• Celebrity Guests – We have an exciting line up of celebrity guests for this year. Don’t miss your chance to meet them, get an autograph and even interact with them through fun panels and workshops.
• Shopping – OH YES, there shall be shopping! We have searched the country for amazing artists and vendors. Plus, join in on a villain themed scavenger hunt to collect items from vendors and artists and you could win the grand prize! Then head over to Tatsu’s Lair to shop for Tatsu-Con souvenirs and yummy treats.
• Charity Auction – There will be 2 Charity Auctions with bargains galore!
• Entertainment – Your paid admission includes 3 stages of entertainment, fashion shows and concerts, including celebrity jpop bands from Tokyo, Japan and more!
• Ryuko’s Maid Café – Step into the fantasy and dine like your favorite anime characters do at the Ryuko’s Maid Café. Our Anime Maids and Hosts will treat you like the master of the house, play games with you and more. Of course it wouldn’t be an authentic maid café without karaoke! Plus, there will be live entertainment.
• The Manga Library – If you love Ghibli Studio Films you will love our Manga Library! Sit in a soot sprite chair and catch up on a variety of manga books and take in the hand painted walls with scenes from all of your favorite Ghibli Studio films like My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke.
• Tatsu-Con the Musical – New for 2016! Not only will there be a musical but you can be the star! Rehearsals will take place on Friday and Saturday leading up to the show.
• Screenings – Get away from the crowds and the excitement and enjoy free anime films on the big screen throughout the weekend.
• And much more!
- Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Address: 153 Franklin St. Buffalo NY USA 14202
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