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London Anime Con cometh…

8 Jun
London Anime Con, the home for all British and European anime and gaming fans is being hosted in… er…  London (D’oh!) taking place on Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July!

It’s just £10 per day from midday to midnight (or an amazing £15 for both days if you Register & pay now).

The following events are being slotted this year:

Watch Anime
SIX Video Game Tournaments
Manga Workshops
Art Stalls
Buy Anime & Manga Goodies
Pub Quiz
Cosplay Masquerade
Card Gaming
Cosplay Auction
Live Music
Dub That Anime
DDR Tournament
The Clan Battle
Cosplay Workshops
J-Culture Talks
Epic Parties!

A bunch of Cosplayers from last year’s con
Here is a quick extract to satiate your curiosity
What is London Anime Con?
London Anime Con is a fun and friendly anime and gaming convention that takes place in the UK. Originally starting out as a smaller-idea set in a bar, it is now a fully-fledged 1,000+ person two-day event.

What are the prices?

Lots of different options –
Two Day Pass – £15 (£20 on the door)
One Day Pass – £8 (£10 on the door)
Evening Only Pass (6pm onward) – £4 (£5 on the door)
Accommodation – £19 a night

What do I get if I pay beforehand?

Guaranteed Entry, Early entry at 11am and a free Conbook. Price is also 20% less than on the door.

Can I not register and just pay on the day?

Yes, you can. It costs £10 per-day for on the day entry (so £20 for the two days). There is no need to pre-register or pre-pay for this. Note that we can not guarantee entry, but we will always make a front-page announcement if it looks likely we are going to sell out.

Why 18+ only?

Due to the downstairs of the venue being a bar and due to it’s licensing, we can only allow 18+ only to this event.

Ahem! And you wonder why is it 18+???

How Often Does London Anime Con take place?
For 2011 we will be a bi-annual convention, taking place in February and again at the end of July.

What are my options for accommodation?
You have two options for staying over. You can – 1. Stay with us at our hostel where we have a large group booking. Cost is low at just £38 for two nights and £55 for three nights due to it being a hostel and thereby dorm accommodation. It is about 25 minutes tube journey away from the venue, and you can book it with us when you register.
2. Book your own hotel. We recommend checking out

A couple of cute cosplayers from the last con

What time is the last tube back from the venue?
The tube station closes at about 12:15am, so you should be able to stay until the end (ie: midnight) provided you leave quickly and your hotel is on the same line (so Kings Cross would be fine). If your hotel is further away, then to be safe, we would recommend leaving at about 11:30pm to guarantee you can get your connection.
Of course, if the worst comes to it, there are usually 24 hour buses at all times. We recommend checking out the journey planner on (the official travel for london website). If you need help on the day getting back, then please ask our front-desk and we can help map out your route, or provide you with a taxi number if need be.

I have a problem, where do I go?

To the ops & registrations desk at the front of the building where you first come in. We are also available via phone on 07958 620946

I’m cosplaying with a weapon that may be dangerous. Is this okay?

Make sure to read the cosplaying rules here first. All weapons will be checked by the cosplay organisers and if they consider it as a risk to others we will send you to Ops where it will be stored. If you going to be part of the cosplay masquerade you will be able to pick it up but must return it to us to look after or keep it in your own room.

Another cosplaying couple

So anyone in and around London, DO go to the London Anime Con. We can bet it would be fun, frolic and exciting. Comic Addicts will cover the event (in all probability) and we will share our experiences with you post the event. In the meanwhile, feel free to check out the London Anime Con website, question us, inform us, interact with us and let the play go on…