The Japanese culture and anime-centered convention Youmacon is right around the corner as we enter the fall period. You can descend onto the Detroit, Michigan event on November 1st-4th to celebrate fandom — and also take the opportunity to participate in one of over 30 fighting game tournaments.
Youmacon Battle Opera 2018 takes place on November 2nd at Cobo Hall. Several new fighting games will be available, like Fighting EX Layer, Blade Strangers, and SoulCalibur VI. Other than current titles like Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Tekken 7, expect a few classics like Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Sailor Moon S, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Windjammers, and many more.
Here’s a visual schedule of events:
The Youmacon Battle Opera 2018 smash.gg page offers pre-registration details. Each game costs $10 to enter; note though that does not include the venue fee. For that, you need to pick up a Game Room Badge onsite for $30. For those not attending, the action will be streamed on: