Live Events is a major part of Matsuricon’s programming block. New tournaments and events are being developed for the fun of our attendees, and will be added here as they are announced.

2014 Events So Far~


Karaoke is coming back to Matsuricon!  Friday 9pm-1am and Saturday 10pm-2am are the hours for this year.

Pokemon Snap-
Profesor Oak here with a special request from everyone! There are reports of special and rare Pokemon on the loose at Matsuricon. I am sending a team out to help you capture pictures of the Pokemon in the wild. This team is coming with a newly designed Pokecart to guide you through the convention area to get the best shots. They will also grade your photos on the spot and let you know how you did compared to the rest of the photographers. Good luck out there!

Fandom Fashion Festival-
Everyone loves a good Cosplay Masqurade, but what about things that fall outside of the norm? The fanart gowns that are just begging to be sewn, Human versions of pokemon, ponies, and other things. Or maybe even an outfit that simply is meant to show your love for an entire fandom and not just a recreation of a single character. We are looking to start a new brand of costume contest- one that combines skill, style, and ingenuity in a whole new way. In this event we celebrate your craftsmanship, artistry, and most importantly creativity as well as embracing every type of fandom and following. So if you love to create and want a place to test your skills and show off your talents, we have a place for you in our Matsuricon family. Keep an eye out on the website for details and rules for our new contest coming out this month!

Laser Tag Arena-
A great war has broken out, the Kingdom of Redus and the Republic of Blutina have been in stalemate for months. However the leaders of these nations have agreed to halt normal warfare to avoid the massive cost in human lives. Thus they have started a new style of war based on the military exercises. This new warfare is fought with laser tag blasters and other devices like turrets and medical stations. Both side agreed to three types of battles, Assault, Capture the Flag, and Team Battles. Assault is an attack and defend style where one side must protect a power junction from attack by a sapper. Capture the Flag is the well established style and Team Battles are the full out fight between two teams. Now they need your help, so join either Field Marshal Baka or General Murphy and fight for these great nations.

Rules: General
1) No physical contact allowed
2) No sprinting, jumping, climbing, or horseplay of any kind.
3) Do not cover your gun or tag sensors
4) Follow all instructions given by the Marshals
5) Follow the general ideals of sportsmanship
6) Marshals hold the right to remove anyone being unsafe to either themselves or others
7) Have fun!

Team Battles
1) One life only!
2) If you are knocked out return to the side of the arena and hand the blaster to a Marshal
3) Turrets are not to be moved

1) Respawning is allowed at the base under the guidance of the Marshals.
2) The Sapper is given a nerf blaster and tag targets
3) The Sapper must be protected by his team in order to shot his target
4) If all three of the tag targets on the sapper are hit, the Sapper must return to base to respawn“`
5) Medical Stations are not to be moved

Capture the Flag
1) Respawning is allowed at the base under the guidance of the Marshals
2) Only takes two capture to win
3) If the player with the flag is killed the drop it where they are
4) Dropped flags may be picked up by either team, but you can not move your flag if it has not been dropped
5) The medical stations can not be moved

Today’s top story involved a train crash on the west side of the city. The train was carrying a new drug that was being tested by the famous medical company GreenBio. The drug is considered a large leap forward in terms of helping the recovery of patients from major surgery by reviving recently dead cells. Now there were reports of the drug fully reviving the dead. Representatives from GreenBio were unavailable to comment on either the crash or the revival of the dead. Stay tune as we bring you more as this story progresses.

1) There are two type of zombies. Horde and Special
2) Horde Zombies can not move faster then a walk
3) Special Zombies can move at a jog but have target that can be shot
4) If a Special target is hit he must go to a Marshal to be revived
5) Humans are out if they are tagged by the zombies
6) The objective will change at the Marshal description
Matsuri Awesome Picture Show-
Carrying on in the tradition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Matsuricon will put on its own shadow theater production. Instead of one single show involving a full cast the Matsuricon Awesome Picture Show will be more of a movie/music review with numerous scenes from various different shows/animes/ etc. with each scene being performed by its own unique cast. The movie review will be projected onto the main screen behind the actors while they perform the works on the stage live in sync with the footage. (The individual parties can chose to lipsync to the original footage or do their own audio on a case by case basis based on their submission/audition) Stay tuned for more info on how you can be a part of this new Matsuricon experience!

A competition to see who’s got the stuff to be an anime idol! Come for a chance to battle it out in a contest to see which of up to 16 performers will be the idol of Matsuricon 2014! Special prize for 1st place and possible prizes for 2nd and 3rd as well!
For pre-application to the event and additional details, please contact lyrical.kaito@ or check our Facebook post here!

The Matsuricon Sing-a-long Jamboree- 
Who doesn’t love belting out their favorite animated movie tunes with their friends? We sing them in the car, in the shower, at late night Karaoke, well this year how about putting together a whole event dedicated to an animation sing-along fun fest! Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar, you name it we probably have it. Afraid to sing it solo? Not a problem! This event is a chance for everyone to be part of the action together. Don’t remember all the words? All of the lyrics will be up on the screen for you to follow along with! So come and be a part of the Magic!