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Tokyo In Tulsa
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Tokyo in Tulsa 2011 logo
Status Active
Genre Anime, Gaming, Japanese popular culture
Venue Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Four others venues
Location Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Country United States
First held 2008
Attendance 2,640 in 2010
Official website http://www.tokyointulsa.com/

Tokyo In Tulsa (TnT) is an annual three-day anime convention held during July at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The convention is family friendly, and along with being an anime convention is Oklahoma's largest game event. Tokyo In Tulsa was previously held at the Cox Business Center for several years.

Programming

The convention typically offers anime video rooms, artists’ alley, collectible cards games, concerts, cosplay ball, costume competitions, LARP, panel discussions, rave, tabletop gaming, vendors, and video gaming (console, PC, arcade). In 2015, the convention had 50,000 sq ft of gaming space. In 2017, the convention had more than 300 hours of programming.

History

Tokyo In Tulsa began as a Halloween block party held in October 2005 for the Darkstone Anime Store in Tulsa. Attendance was estimated at 500 people. After the store closed in 2006 the event continued. Cassandra Hodges was scheduled to appear as a friend of the convention prior to her death in 2011.

In 2019, Tokyo In Tulsa moved to the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. This move was due to construction at the Cox Business Center, and the facilities costs. The convention was spread out across five total venues, including a Hilton Garden Inn, XTreme Racing & Entertainment, the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, and a former Hobby Lobby. Shuttles were run by the convention between the venues. The vendor room was moved two weeks before the convention, and had serious issues including a lack of lighting. Tokyo in Tulsa 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event History

Dates Location Attendance Guests
August 1–3, 2008 Crowne Plaza Hotel Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma
1,804 Amelie Belcher, Crispin Freeman, Gary Friedrich, DJ Infam0us, Sara E. Mayhew, Wendy Powell, The Slants, Spike Spencer, and Team Royal Sabi.
July 10–12, 2009 Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown
Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2,118 Laura Bailey, Amelie Belcher, Rei Davidson, David Doub, Todd Haberkorn, Cassandra Hodges, DJ Infam0us, Samantha Inoue-Harte, The Last Dance, Nena Martinez, Vic Mignogna, Wendy Powell, Sephiroth, Sky Pirate, Spike Spencer, Dominic Vitucci, Voltaire, Kent Williams, Travis Willingham, and Stephanie Young.
June 18–20, 2010 Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown
Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2,640 Amelie Belcher, Chris Cason, Daniel Coglan, Rei Davidson, Clarine Harp, Cassandra Hodges, DJ Infam0us, Jeremy Inman, Scott McNeil, r*k* Milholland, Jenny Pennington, Peter Pixie, Wendy Powell, Beauty Thibodeau, Eric Vale, Kent Williams.
July 15–17, 2011 Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown
Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Troy Baker, Leah Clark, Zach Fast, Freezepop, Todd Haberkorn, Yaya Han, Kyle Hebert, DJ Infam0us, K-Sides, Kevin McKeever, Peter Pixie, Monica Rial, Christopher Smith, and Spike Spencer.
July 20–22, 2012 Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Joshua Adams, Steve Argyle, Chris Cason, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Zach Fast, Caitlin Glass, DJ HeavyGrinder, DJ Infam0us, Wendee Lee, Uke Li, Peter Pixie, Wendy Powell, Sephiroth, The Slants, Spike Spencer, Brooke Stephenson, J. Michael Tatum, Eric Wile, and Stephanie Young.
August 2–4, 2013 Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
6,000
(est)
Terri Doty, DJ Infam0us, Jeremy Inman, DJ Jeffito, DJ Jimni Cricket, Kevin McKeever, Brina Palencia, Peter Pixie, Raj Ramayya, Ian Sinclair, J. Michael Tatum, Eric Wile, and Destrose.
July 11–13, 2014 Cox Business Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
6,700
(est)
Jerry Bennett, Chalk Twins, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Cynthia Cranz, Terri Doty, FEMM, Imza, Jerry Jewell, Cherami Leigh, DJ MaRia, Peter Pixie, Wendy Powell, and J. Michael Tatum.
July 17–19, 2015 Cox Business Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
8,000+ Amelie Belcher, Chris Bevins, Kira Buckland, Chris Cason, Jessica Cavanagh, Chalk Twins, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Zach Fast, Kyle Hebert, DJ Infam0us, Michele Knotz, Mika Kobayashi, Ryuu Lavitz, Kristen McGuire, Kevin McKeever, Peter Pixie, Wendy Powell, Rachel Robinson, Brooke Stephenson, and David Vincent.
July 15–17, 2016 Cox Business Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nadia Baiardi, Amelie Belcher, Jessica Cavanagh, Chalk Twins, Eric Cherry, Leah Clark, Terri Doty, Zach Fast, Joel McDonald, Rachael Messer, MeteoroiD, Chris Patton, Peter Pixie, Wendy Powell, Brooke Stephenson, and J. Michael Tatum.
July 14–16, 2017 Cox Business Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Avanchick, Jessica Cavanagh, Chalk Twins, Eric Cherry, Zach Fast, Josh Grelle, Kristen McGuire, Rachael Messer, Keith Silverstein, The Slants, Saki Tachibana, Alexis Tipton, and Michael "Knightmage" Wilson.
July 13-15, 2018 Cox Business Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Chuck Huber, Jeremy Inman, Erica Lindbeck, Phil Mizuno, Cassandra Lee Morris, Peter Pixie, Ian Sinclair, and Jessica von Braun.
July 12-14, 2019 Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Four others venues
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Dawn M. Bennett, Billy Kametz, Phil Mizuno, Xander Mobus, Peter Pixie, Wendy Powell, Jād Saxton, and Christopher Wehkamp.
July 9-11, 2021 Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Community support

Tokyo in Tulsa was recognized by the Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Tulsa Hotel & Lodging Association in 2009 for its efforts in attracting tourism to the city of Tulsa. Fundraisers ranging from challenges, a photo suite, and a silent auction were held plus a portion of the conventions 2013 revenue went to the charity Bikers Against Child Abuse. In 2014, the Charity Ball, held pre-convention, along with other at convention donations benefited the Greenwood Cultural Center's Kids Korner.

Coordinates: 36°04′25.8″N 95°47′34.8″W / 36.073833°N 95.793000°W / 36.073833; -95.793000

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