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The Cosplay Showcase is back and we are tossing out all sorts of prizes this year.
On top of the $300.00 cash prize we will also be giving out gift cards, dealer prizes, and special sponsored prizes from Funimation!

Do you create your own costumes? Would you like to walk ShadoCon’s main stage and show the world your creation? Would you like a chance to win some big prizes? Well, if you at least answered yes to the first question, you qualify for ShadoCon’s Cosplay Showcase, returning with a NEW PRIZE. With a special lineup of judges, be ready to bring out your best and impress!

New  Cosplay Judges!

SUNDAY 9:00AM-2:00PM


Click here to learn more!


Please welcome back Dookieshed to the ShadoCon line-up! He will discuss even more about his life as a Youtuber and share all his adventures with you. So, don’t miss out on his panels happening all ShadoCon weekend.



Hunter Hughes, aka Dookieshed, is the creator of the popular “Pokémon will F*** You Up” series on YouTube and is the mastermind behind Mega Man March, in which he dedicates an entire month to the Blue Bomber. He also enjoys making video game reviews and Top 10 lists, and has been known to accidentally film his videos in his underwear. Dookieshed admits to being the more obnoxious half of the gameplay duo Nate and Dookie, along with the talented NateWantsToBattle.




Bust out those glow-sticks and get ready to light up the night at the ShadoCon Rave! Varien will be dropping some heavy EDM to keep your hearts pumping all night long!
So join us as we dance the night away. This is one party you won’t want to miss!


ShadoCon DJ Bio: Nick Kaelar is called a “vanguard” by Earmilk Magazine, and was named Top 100 Artists to Watch by Alternative Press magazine, and it’s no wonder why. With his collaborations ranging from Skrillex to Two Steps From Hell, his music work on Furious 7, The Walking Dead, 300: Rise of an Empire The Purge: Anarchy, and his 30,000,000+ views on YouTube, it’s obvious that Kaelar not only is in every field of the music spectrum, but he sets the bar while he’s at it. His music is known for being cinematic, deep, and story-driven.

Event Time
Saturday After Midnight From 1am – 3am


Ladies and Gentlemen!  The event you’ve all been waiting for is just around the corner.

The event that highlights performers of all kinds: The ShadoCon Talent Search!  We’re looking for acts to impress and amaze! From singing and cosplay skits to juggling and ventriloquist acts. If you have a talent we want to see it!


We will have 3 different prize tears for our winners.

  • BRONZE: Bronze winners will will receive 2 weekend passes to next years ShadoCon, one of our special sponsor prizes, and a commemorative trophy.
  • SILVER: Silver winners will receive 2 weekend passes, dealer bucks (money used to receive items in the dealers room)one of our special sponsor prizes, and a commemorative trophy.
  • GOLD: Gold winners will receive 2 VIP PASS upgrades or VIP Passes for next year, dealer bucks (money used to receive items in the dealers room)one of our special sponsor prizes, and a commemorative trophy.

Friday @ 2:00PM



SHADOCON and BON BON CHO are teaming up to bring you a maid/butler cafe experience that you’ll never forget!

We cordially invite you to join us for a fully staffed, entertaining and unique experience with our brand new character maid café!

Sit and talk with our interactive characters or watch as they performance and dance for your viewing pleasure!

Come be our guests as Rem and Ram serve refreshments and tasty treats that will satisfy your appetite..

Rem: “ Sister sister, the narrator is scaring me and sounds like a pervert.”
Ram: “ Rem Rem, I agree, he sounds creepy and scares me as well.”

…guys you’re not helping I’m trying to sell the maid café so everyone can see how fun it’s going be this year.

Rem: “Sister sister, the narrator admitted he’s trying to sell us at ShadoCon.”
Ram: “Rem Rem, when we get to ShadoCon we should report him to the security team.”

Why do I even bother…

Rem: “My sister is sorry for exposing you to everyone Mr. Narrator.”
Ram: “Yes Mr Narrator, Rem is sorry for exposing you as well.”

…come see the Bon Bon Cho Maid Café Saturday and Sunday in the Table top room only at ShadoCon!

Tickets will start as low as $5 and only be available at the con!


Saturday & Sunday @ 10:00AM -12:00PM
Table Top Room


Are you a talented up-and-coming AMV artist looking to display your creative work to your fellow convention peers?
Do you like winning awards and being recognized for your passion to move others through visually stunning short stories and music!
How about being recognized by your peers for achieving certain aspects of emotion and technical range with your ideas?
Then SHADOCON has a new experience just for you!
Shadocon would like to invite to the new AMV AWARDS CEREMONY! We will be rolling out the red carpet as we recognize the creative and talented individuals in different AMV categories during our event. We are happy to announce we will be presenting a new twist on the classic AMV contest!
We encourage you to come dressed in your best, or Sunday best, to this event as our nominees will be given front row seating and held up on a pedestal before their winning announcements are made. Then following the event you can head over to the Kankei Soiree to dance the night away with no need to change! Once their name has been called for their winning entry, we will ask them to the stage to collect their award and give a short speech explaining what inspired them in their creation as well as those thank yous to loved ones.
This is your moment and we want you to shine for all your hard work!

Saturday @ 6:00PM
Special Events Room

Click here for more Information!


Another member of the Final Fantasy XV Brotherhood joins us at ShadoCon this year! Please welcome the talented Robbie Daymond! Not only has he recently voiced Prompto in Final Fantasy XV, he is also Lenka Utsugi in God Eater, Sorey in Tales of Zestiria, Mumen Rider in One Punch Man, and even Toneri Otsutsuki in The Last: Naruto the Movie. He has definitely kept busy this past year!


Robbie Daymond is a Native-American Voice Artist, Actor, and Performer based in Los Angeles. He works in traditional animation, Anime, commercials, film, television, audiobooks and videogames for companies such as: Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, NBC, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, Bang Zoom!, Lucas Films, Activision, Square Enix, Volition Games, Studiopolis, VIZ, Aniplex, SyFy, Random House and many more.


After booking his first major Anime role in 2014 as Tuxedo Mask in “Sailor Moon”, he has had the opportunity to act in several other Anime series including; “One Punch Man” as Mumen Rider, “Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans” (both now airing on Toonami), “The Seven Deadly Sins”, “Naruto Shippuden”, “Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works”, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, “Sword Art Online 2”, “Durararax2”, “Lupin the 3rd”, “Aldnoah Zero”, “Your Lie in April”, “Glitter Force”, “Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals”, & continues to reprise his role of Mamoru in “Sailor Moon Crystal”. There are also a few others coming that he can’t mention quite yet…


Robbie currently stars as the series lead in two shows on Nickelodeon: “Breadwinners” and “Get Blake.” He has guest-starred on such shows as: “Star Wars Rebels”, “Avengers Assemble”, “Transformers: Rescue Bots”, “Ever After High”, “Little People” and “The Tom & Jerry Show”.  He has also voiced characters in several feature films, including Toneri Otsutsuki in “Naruto the Last”, Porta in “Patema Inverted”, Lino is “Gundam the Origin III” and the Fairy Cronies in “Strange Magic”, among others. Robbie can also be heard in videogames such as TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan as Michelangelo, Tales of Zestiria as Sorey, Final Fantasy Type-0, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Division, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lego Marvel’s Avengers, The Lego Movie Videogame, Technomancer, Masquerada, Aion, Stella Glow, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Grand Chase, Skyforge, Forbidden Magna, Lineage 2, Etrian Odyssey Untold II, Blade & Soul, Fairy Fencer F and more!



Please welcome the next new guest added to the ShadoCon list this year, Ray Chase! Ray has voiced many colorful characters, but he recently was announced as the voice behind Noctis from Final Fantasy XV! We all can’t wait to play this game come November!


Voice actor Ray Chase was born in Freehold, New Jersey, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a trusted brand spokesperson airing on national television commercials as the voice of Welch’s (2015), Coke Zero (2011), and Corona Light (2015).

He narrated over 128 audiobooks in 1.5 years and is the winner of the 2014 Voice Art Award for Best Audiobook Fantasy. He is also known for numerous sci-fi adventure series, with “Man of Honor” being his most popular.

For anime and animation, Ray has provided voices in Hunter x Hunter (Hanzo / Geretta / Man B), One Punch Man (Dr. Genus, Puri Puri Prisoner), Sword Art Online (Salamander), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Donovan), Blue Exorcist: The Movie (additional voices), Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Sharrkan), Your Lie in April, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (Doron), Aldnoah.Zero, The Seven Deadly Sins (Howzer), Durarara!!x2 (Nakura, Yakuza),

and Justice League Dark (Jason Blood/Etrigan).

For video game voice over, Ray has appeared in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (Duke Cayenne, General Zeks), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Louis Gallois), Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (Daks), Xenoblade Chronicles X, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Fallout 4, Sick Bricks, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, Killer Instinct 2013 (Cinder), Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, Legion of Heroes, Ace Combat Infinity, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, Fairy Fencer F, Oceanhorn, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, Trenches 2,  Evertales, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Death Rally, Dragon Nest, Knight’s Rush, Kick the Buddy, Vindictus (as Muir), and Lamp of Aladdin (as Aladdin).

Ray graduated summa cum laude from the USC School of Theater (Class of 2009). He also trained at the British American Dramatic Academy.

He has a dog named Milo.

Ray Chase appears as a guest of ShadoCon courtesy Epoch Talent.  www.epochtalent.com




Please give a warm welcome to Maile Flanagan! She will be joining our ShadoCon line-up this year! Be sure not to miss her exciting panels and your chance to meet her in person this year at ShadoCon!


Maile Flanagan is an American actress, best known for her roles as the protagonist ninja Naruto Uzumaki (English version) in Naruto, and as Terry Perry on Lab Rats.

Maile Flanagan has voiced the lead in the hit cartoon NARUTO & NARUTO SHIPPUDEN for over 600 episodes, 40 video games and 6 movies. She also plays Principal Perry on Disney XD’s LAB RATS, LAB RATS:BIONIC ISLAND and LAB RATS:ELITE FORCE.  In in 2006 she won an Emmy (also nominated 2007) for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for “Jakers!The Adventures of Piggley Winks”. She  currently recurs on Nick’s PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET. She had recurring roles on SHAMELESS, BAD TEACHER, THE CLASS, and GREY’S ANATOMY.  Additional animation work includes the Oscar winning film RANGO, ICE AGE 3, UNCLE GRANDPA, SHIMMER AND SHINE, MAGIC CHILDREN DOING THINGS, the lead in the feature LOLA AND AVA, FINAL FANTASY XIII and XII 1/2, FISH HOOKS, TOM AND JERRY, BACK AT THE BARNYARD, and many animated pilots. Other film/tv includes MODERN FAMILY, MIKE AND MOLLY, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, TRANSFORMERS 3, RENO 911!, WEEDS,  EVAN ALMIGHTY, YES MAN, PHONE BOOTH, LAST MAN STANDING, THE WANDA SYKES SHOW, THE STATION AGENT, THE OFFICE, ER, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and more.  She was nominated for an Annnie Award and won the LA WEEKLY AWARD for “Female Comedy Performance” for her role in Justin Tanner’s play DAY DRINKERS. This year she will be a series regular playing a nun in the sitcom “Bad Habits”  — which is a lifelong dream come true.


HAPPY NEW YEARS!! It is officially 2016, so let’s start this year off right with a huge ShadoCon update!


ShadoCon will be taking place on November 18th-20th, 2016. The ShadoCon staff are all a part of this community as well, so we wanted to pick a day that didn’t overlap with any events.
We did our research and there is (currently) nothing happening on those dates.

I feel this is also the weekend that really begins all the holiday festivities. Since we will be closer to Thanksgiving this year, I want to be the first to say that I am thankful for each and everyone one of you!
Thank you for making Shadocon what it is today and getting us to our 7th year!

No way we could have done this without you! <3


ShadoCon this year will be at the wonderful Hilton Bayfront in Downtown St. Petersburg.
Address: 333 1st St S, St Petersburg, FL 33701
This place looks amazing and there are a lot of benefits to our move.
SMALL ShadoCon 2016 Floor Setup Final

  • The ShadoCon location will be directly connected to the hotel rooms once again!
  • Since we are in the heart of downtown there is ample street parking and parking garages.
  • Also, thanks to our location, there are a variety of food options that are walking distance from the con. (Including a Publix!)
  • We are now bringing back the Special Events room. This means even more events for you!
  • For our older crowd, we will be opening cash bars throughout the convention at night. Please drink responsibly.
  • Everything is consolidated to one building. Much less confusion.
  • The hallways are huge, giving us even more space for our Artist Block!
  • There is a Starbucks right in the center of the convention. Late night panels are a GO!
  • The entire hotel has been recently renovated – we will have that fresh modern feel once again.
  • More panel rooms! That means even more content!
  • Finally, a full restaurant including food stations all around the convention.

There are so many more benefits to moving to this hotel, but I feel I had to stop there. If you are in the area you should definitely stop in to see what we are talking about.

Below are some more gorgeous pictures of the space.

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The new year has come and registration is now live!
We have a present for you all. As many other conventions may be raising their prices due to inflation and the economy.
We have decided against it. The next time we raise our prices we’ll be moving into a convention center or something. 

If you order early you will save even more. A Weekend Pass purchased right now is only $35.00

If you are ordering passes for your group you savings are astronomical. (Why do I sound like an infomercial?)
We discount $5.00 on EACH ticket purchased for a group of 10 or more.

We are in turn lowering the number of VIP passes to only 100 attendees to make it more exclusive. Those who poses a VIP pass will have virtually NO WAIT TIME and the best seating for each event. Including guest panels and guest signings. VIP passes are only $75.00. Here are all the amenities;

  • Gain entrance to the Con Suite. (Free drinks and snacks for the entire weekend.)
  • Get an official ShadoCon 2016 T-Shirt
  • Receive early admittance into the Dealers Room. (Visit the dealers room before anyone else.)
  • Get premium Seating at all our Special Events.
  • Fast Pass lines for Events and Guest signings. *Exclusive admittance to the new ShadoCon Secret Show!*



As most of you know, we had to say good-bye for now to the magnificent Final Fantasy Ball. We will be dedicating a page to the FFB (Final Fantasy Ball) that will display videos and a synopsis of everything that has happened thus far. Be sure to stick around for that.

Now we have not one, but three new shows to keep you entertained all weekend long.

One will be, let’s say, a soirée or a ball-like function, the other will be an action comedy safe for all ages, and the last will be a no holds brawl for the adults.
Stay tuned as we release more information on each show in due time.


Beginning January 15th, 2016 we will be hosting a new ShadoCon Update video series on the ShadoCon Youtube page .
The new series will have a brand spanking new episode every Friday thereafter.

We want to know more about you, so we will share more about us.
Throughout the video series you will get to meet the ShadoCon staff – everyone that works behind the scenes to make the convention what it really is.

We will also have some silly videos posted and schedule out community events for all of us to meet up throughout the year! Let’s put the community back into the con world! 

Register Early & Save Money. Register now for Florida's Anime, Gaming and Comics Convention, ShadoCon 2016.

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