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Status Defunct
Genre Anime, Role-playing[1]
Venue Sawmill Creek Resort
Location(s) Huron, Ohio
Country United States
Inaugurated 2007
Most recent 2014
Attendance 743 in 2013
Organized by LCCC Anime Society & Roleplayer's Association[2]

Shinboku-con was an annual four-day anime convention held during April at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio.


The convention typically offers anime showings, cosplay contest, dances, panels, professional wrestling, trading card tournaments, vendors/artist room, and video game tournaments.[1]


Shinboku-con was founded in 2007 by members of the Lorain County Community College Anime Society and Roleplayer's Association.[2] In 2010 the convention became a three-day event, and had its first industry guest, Tiffany Grant.[3] In 2011 three attendees were arrested at the convention, two men were involved in a dispute over the playing of a video game which resulted in a punch to the mouth and an officer being spit on. Another man was arrested for an incident involving the damage of hotel property and underage consumption of alcohol.[4][5] The convention expanded to a partial fourth day in 2014.[6] Shinboku-con cancelled their 2015 event.[7]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
April 29, 2007[8] Lorain County Community College
Elyria, Ohio
April 20, 2008 Lorain County Community College
Elyria, Ohio
467 Ultra Ball[9]
April 18, 2009 Lorain Southview High School
Lorain, Ohio
457 Gavin Goszka and Stephen A. Poon.[10]
April 16–18, 2010 Holiday Inn Cleveland-Elyria/Lorain
Elyria, Ohio
656 Gavin Goszka, Tiffany Grant, and Niji.[11]
April 29-May 1, 2011 Holiday Inn Cleveland - West (Westlake)
Westlake, Ohio
698 Gavin Goszka, Kyle Hebert, and Niji.[12]
April 27–29, 2012 Elyria Ramada Inn[13]
Elyria, Ohio
703 Eric Burton, FM, Kyle Hebert, and Team Con-Docs.[14]
April 12–14, 2013 Ramada Elyria
Elyria, Ohio
743 Eric Burton, Gavin Goszka, Kyle Hebert, and Alexis Tipton.[1]
April 10-13, 2014 Sawmill Creek Resort
Huron, Ohio
Abracadabra Productions, Robert Axelrod, Eric Burton, Chris Cason, Amber Lee Connors, Charles Dunbar, Kyle Hebert, Andrew Hilton, Larina, Danielle McRae, Alexis Tipton, and Uncle Yo.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Shinboku Con 2013 Information". Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Lorain County Community College to host anime con". Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Tiffany Grant and Gavin Goszka to appear at Shinboku-con 2010". Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Kotaku: Three Men Arrested after Fisticuffs at Nerd Convention". Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Police Blotter: Man Spits on Officer at Video Game Convention". WestlakePatch. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  6. ^ a b "Shinboku Con 2014 Information". Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Shinboku Con 2015 Information". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  8. ^ "Shinboku Con 2007 Information". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  9. ^ "Shinboku Con 2008 Information". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  10. ^ "Shinboku Con 2009 Information". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  11. ^ "Shinboku Con 2010 Information". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  12. ^ "Shinboku Con 2011 Information". Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  13. ^ "Student Senate discusses club events, spring fling at meeting". The Collegian, Lorain County Community College. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  14. ^ "Shinboku Con 2012 Information". Retrieved 2013-10-10. 

Coordinates: 41°24′33″N 82°35′43″W / 41.40917°N 82.59528°W / 41.40917; -82.59528