Event: Anime & Gaming Convention London 30 – 31 July 2011
Rocket Complex, Holloway Road, London
London Anime Con is an epic 18+ anime and gaming convention of over a thousand people taking place this July 30-31 in London. You can signup now for London Anime Con at http://www.londonanimecon.com/register.php Pricing is a reduced £15 for two days or £8 for one day if you register and pre-pay now.
They have video gaming, an artist alley, a karaoke lounge, an anime bar/cinema, manga workshops, cosplay workshops, Japanese culture talks, five awesome live-bands, the top guests you want to meet, talks and far too many events to list, including staples such as the Cosplay Masquerade, DDR tournament, Otaku Fashion Show, Pub Quiz, and two massive nighttime parties planned on each night till 1am!
Venue: The Rocket Complex, London Metropolitan University. Click here for travel information.
Opening Times: 11am to 1am.
Normal Entry: It costs £15 for both days, or just £8 per day to get in if you prepay. On the day entry is £10 per day.
Evening Only Entry: If you arrive after 6pm, you can get in for £4 pre-pay or £5 on the door.
London Anime Con Website: http://www.londonanimecon.com
Link To Pre-Pay: http://www.londonanimecon.com/register.php
Provisional Timetable: A provisional events timetable is available! Start planning your day now at http://www.animeleague.net/forum/showthread.php?63757
Top 10 Countdown For LAC3 Cosplayers!
#10 Body Painting Trial – KellyJane will give a talk and demo on body-painting. We shall also provide some body-paints for you to give it a go yourself. Make sure not to miss it!
#9 All you need to know about Crossplay – gender is the opposite of your own? If the answer is yes, then come along to learn the tricks of the trade!
#8 Zombie Makeovers – ZombieMama is well known for organising groups such as Zombie-Disney at previous events. At LAC3 she will be holding a talk on how to give yourself a zombie makeover!
#7 Steampunk 101 – Tab Kimpton will give a talk about what Steampunk is (and isn’t!), where it came from, and most importantly- how to do it! Includes advice for where to find inspiration, where to get items, and how to make things yourself. Also includes advice for anyone thinking of making a Steampunk character- where to start and how to develop one.
#6 Cosplay Photography – Capture your cosplay moment. Cosplay Portrait shall be returning to do the photography. They will be providing a full on site studio with backdrop and lights and on site photo printing so you can have your photos on the day. All images will be fully mounted and can bagged ready to display.
#5 Cosplay Gardens – Want to get away from the hussle and bussle? There will be a garden area located outside for attendees and cosplayers alike to come and chill out.
#4 Cosplay Auction – Put yourself up for auction! The winner of each cosplayer will get that character for a two-hour period for the Saturday evening and 50% of the proceeds raised shall go to the convention charity. Signup at http://bit.ly/jxwQ6l
#3 Otaku Fashion Show – On Saturday. We all know there are ALOT of skilled people out there who make their own cosplay and probably make their own clothes. Got something unique you made but it isnt quite cosplay? Got perhaps an OC you designed that is so glorious/badass you want to give it a place to shine? Maybe you’ve been to Japan and bought some awesome outfits you feel the world needs to see. Or maybe you just feel inspired by the Harajuku and Shibuya fashion scenes. From Lolita to Ganguro signup at http://bit.ly/mpZoKu
#2 Special Cosplay Guests – KellyJane, TealPirate, ZombieMama and Tab Kimpton will all be in attendance giving their talks and chilling out with fellow cosplayers. Make sure to buy them a drink or ten (Kelly totally didn’t make us write that!)
1 Cosplay Masquerade – On Sunday. Want to show off your cosplay? Strut your stuff and have a great time at one of the greatest traditions of the anime world. There will be a £30 cash prize for the best entry as determined by our panel of judges, and a pick from the goodie-box for the best two runners-up. Signup for it at http://bit.ly/m3uAPB