Get Ready with many many activities, stage events, panels, parties, performances and so forth taking place!
Anime & Manga Highlights
– Anime Viewing Room An entire area dedicated to anime viewing and chill-out where you can watch your favourite titles bought to you by MVM and Crunchyroll. As well as Anime there will be a variety of internet screenings from well known series such as DBZ abridged.
– Manga Artists; Will be present as part of our Artists Alley. This will also include an area where you can sit down, draw and learn new art-tricks.
– Anime/Geek Exhibitors; Expect a wide range of anime and gaming merchandise, DVDs, manga and more. A full list of exhibitors and artists in attendance will be released closer to the event.
– Live J-Pop/Anime themed Performers; There will be several live performers from J-Pop, Anime inspired singers and performers throughout the day. For a full list check out our guests.
Cosplay returns bigger and better than ever a competition each day with top prizes, talks and workshops with some of the best cosplayers from across UK, a photography area and many fun cosplay events. Highlights include..
The Two Cosplay Contests (The Cosplay Masquerades) will see a prize pool of up to £100s of prizes between them up for grabs which includes a £100 cash prize for Sunday’s winner. There will be the cosplay masquerade on both the Saturday (4pm) and Sunday (4pm). Interested in competing? Go signup via this form HERE. Pre-Signups online are open until one week before the event.
The top 3 placed winners from Saturday and Sunday’s Cosplay Masquerade will have the option of qualifying for the UK Cosplay Championship Finals at London Anime & Gaming Con and join over 30 of the UK’s best cosplayer who have qualified for the finals across the year (Full info on that you can read @ www.cosplaychampionship.com ). There will be a chance to win even bigger prizes there.
– Cosplay Guests, Talks & Workshops We will have some of the best cosplayers in the UK starring at this year’s event. They will provide talks and workshops throughout the day. Talks vary but previous events we have run have seen A begineers guide, Cosplay on a budget, Cosplay Props & Worbla, Mental Health in Cosplay, Plushie Making, Performing at cons, Steampunk and much more!
A Fun Time for Cosplayers, involving YOU! – It’s not all about contests and guests. We seek to include everyone, so we have many events to get involved with including the Cosplay Auction where you put yourself up for bid to raise money for charity. We also run events such as the Cosplay Blind-Date and Quickfire Cosplay as examples and much more. From the serious and professional to the fun and silly, our cosplay events have something for everyone.
Cosplay Chillout & Photography Area – In addition there will be areas put aside for cosplayers to chillout, to have their photos taken and much more. All in all we seek to give cosplayers an amazingly fun time with many activities and events to make new friends and awesome experiences at!
We will have a massive lineup of RPGs and Board Gaming for you.
– RPG Scheduled Adventures – Roughly two-hour scheduled adventures (see timetable for details); come along and sign up on the day for any of our games – to be confirmed at a later time.
– Pick Up & Play RPGs – Almost a dozen quick and simple drop-in Indie RPGs you can just turn up and play including Microscope, Dogs in the Vineyard, Parsely, Narrative Cage Match, Doctor Magnethands, PreHysteria, Not The Bees!
– Board Games include – Bang!, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Carcassonne, Cards Against Humanity, Channel A, Concept, Coup, Dixit, Dungeon Roll, Flame War, Fluxx, Forbidden Island, Hanabi, Love Letter, Munchkin, Pandemic, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Shadow Hunters, Snake Oil, Takenoko, The Resistance and more. We have a massive selection of nearly 100 games to pick from.
– TCGing – There will be tournaments with prizes provided throughout both days as well as free-play sessions. Tournaments typically include Yu Gi Oh and Magic the Gathering.
The event will feature many gaming setups and 100s of gaming titles available to sit back and play with (ask our team for a list of games on the day). Gaming will consist of Tournaments and casual setups as well including PC and Indie Gaming and Modern Consoles and an entire Retro Lounge!
Tournaments – Get ready for a fantastic tournaments lineup at Anime & Gaming Con ( All tournaments are free to enter when you buy your entry. There will be nearly a dozen tournaments featuring a pair of tickets to an Anime & Gaming Con of your choice including favourites such as Smash Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Beatsabre and many more. You can read full information on what tournaments are happening and the prizes available when our events timetable is released.
Challenges – For the more casual gamer, challenges allow you to pick up and play at anytime – the objective being to beat the fastest time, the highest score etc. Challenges vary from event to event, but previous Anime & Gaming Cons have included challenges on games such as Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Sonic Mania, Mario Kart, DDR, Red Faction Guerilla and more.
Retro & Modern Gaming Casual Play – Grab a game from our extensive library, sit down with your friends and have fun! A casual chillout area for gamers by gamers. Also a great place to make friends and become a part of our gaming community. We have everything, consoles include NES, SNES, Megadrive, Master System, Mega CD, Dreamcast, right up to the latest consoles such as Switch, Wii U, Xbox1 and PS4s. There’ll be tonnes of setups to sit down and have some fun with your friends!
PC Gaming & Indie Gaming – Featuring the latest games to check out from a variety of developers. We shall be providing some top-end PCs and running some of your favourite PC games. We’ll also be running more retro-pc gaming as well as well known indie games! Make sure to come along.