Anime Events in the British Isles [2007]

butch-cassidy

Straw Hat Pirate
The following is a list of the Anime Conventions & Corporate events I know are running in the British Isles of the next 12 months. See how many you can visit!

Anime Conventions:
Eirtakon [February 9th-11th - Dublin - ROI]
Eirtakon is the Republic's largest Anime convention and ran for the first time just after Tomo-Dachi in 2005. There have been delays however it looks like the convention will run and it will be a blast!
http://www.eirtakon.com/

Minami-Con [March 16th-18th - Southampton - England]
Minami is the United Kingdoms oldest anime convention and has been running since 1994. About 400 anime fans come every year to one of the UK's greats.
http://www.minamicon.org.uk/

Amecon [10th-12th August - Leicester - England]
The United Kingdom's largest convention with over 1400 attendees in the summer of 2006. The committee promises to bring yet another amazing con for the UK anime convention goer.
http://www.amecon.org

Tokonatsu [August 3rd-5th - Woburn - England]
Otherwise known as Wildercon because the whole convention is in the great outdoors! Yes tents and campfires are commonplace if you join the most unique con in the UK.
http://www.tokonatsu.org.uk/

Tomo-Dachi [August 24th - 26th - Londonderry - N.Ireland]
Ireland's largest convention is back for a third year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Mike Mc Farland will be the Conventions GoH.
http://www.tomo-dachi.com

Alcon [7th-9th September - Leicester - England]
The UK's new budding convention is due to make its first outing in 2007. Based around the Anime League forums it is the perfect place to meet your online friends!
http://www.alcon.org.uk/

Fuyucon [October 19th-21st - Nottingham - England]
No this isn’t all about Robin Hood! Fuyucon based in Nottingham is having its first even event this year. Make sure to go out and support them!
http://www.fuyucon.org/

Eirtakon [November 23rd-25th - Dublin - ROI]
Eirtakon is the Republic's largest Anime convention, running for the third time since 2005. Following a successful event in February 2007, eirtakon will be back in The Hub, DCU this November. If you're in or around Dublin, be sure to make it!
http://www.eirtakon.com/


Corporate Events:
Midlands MCM Expo [Febuary 24th - Telford - England]
- http://www.mcmexpo.net/midlandsmcmexpo/index.html

Memorabilia [March 31st-April 1st - Birmingham - England]
- http://www.memorabilia.co.uk/

Anime AllNight [May 5th-6th - London - England]
- http://www.sci-fi-london.com/2007web/moviepages/anime.html

Bristol International Comic Expo [12th - 13th May 2007 - Bristol England]
- http://www.comicexpo.net

London MCM Expo [May 26th-27th - London - England
- http://www.londonexpo.com/

Memorabilia [July 7th-8th - Birmingham - England]
- http://www.memorabilia.co.uk/

Japan EX London [July 21st-22nd - London - England]
- http://www.mcmexpo.net/japanexlondon/index.html

International Manga and Anime Festival [November - London - England
- http://www.imaf.co.uk/

Midlands MCM Expo [September 15th-16th - Telford - England]
- http://www.mcmexpo.net/midlandsmcmexpo/index.html

London MCM Expo [October - London - England
- http://www.londonexpo.com/

Memorabilia [November 24th-25th - Birmingham - England]
- http://www.memorabilia.co.uk/

If you know of any other conventions that will be taking place in the UK in 2007 post them below! Then I can update the list!
 

Mutsumi

Guild Member
I'm making Alcon's conbook, & thus am part of the committee. ^_^ At some point before the event I'll be requesting articles for the book, etc. ^_^
 

McIcy

Mushi-shi
Cheers for the update on this list, I am hoping to attend a few of these cons, and will hopefully see some of you there too

Really hoping to be able to go to Miniami Con but am number 12 on the waiting list, and really hoping people drop out soon
 

7zark7

Kiznaiver
OK - this may sound like a really dumb question - but what actually happens at these conventions? Do people just cosplay and watch anime? :)
 

McIcy

Mushi-shi
7zark7 said:
OK - this may sound like a really dumb question - but what actually happens at these conventions? Do people just cosplay and watch anime? :)

This will be my first ever con, but from what I gather, they watch anime, cosplay, play video games, talk about stuff, shop (I am looking forward to this bit :D ), drink in the bar (oh and this bit too should be good),
 

butch-cassidy

Straw Hat Pirate
7zark7 said:
OK - this may sound like a really dumb question - but what actually happens at these conventions? Do people just cosplay and watch anime? :)

Speaking as a convention organiser this is basically the sort of thing that happens [Varys from con to con],
- Computer games
- Card Games
- Games of other kinds
- Some focus on Japanese culture
- Panels [I.e., group discussions on subjects]
- New anime license announcements
- Guest signings & talks
- The dealers hall with TONS of merchandise
- Cosplay galore including a masquerade to show them off
- Bar. Bar! BAR!
- Watching Anime, sometimes premiers and exclusives
- An artists area to draw and watch other artists
- Making tons of new friends
 

7zark7

Kiznaiver
Cheers for the replies guys!

I'm looking at going to FuyuCon in Nottingham later this year. Quite like the idea of bar + shop + video games. Sounds like fun! :)
 

butch-cassidy

Straw Hat Pirate
Different conventions have different policies; you will have to check each of them separately. For example at Tomo anyone 13 or over can come, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
 

McIcy

Mushi-shi
One month til my first Con and Cosplay, I am shaking with anticipation, can't wait to try everything, especially the Gundam speed building competition
 

McIcy

Mushi-shi
pomtry said:
Why is everywhere so far away from me :(

I suffer the same problem Minami is the closest to me at about 60mile and then it'd be the london con's which are about a 100 miles away.

Luckily I have mates living all over the country so if there is a Con on odds are I have a someone near buy who will let me crash on there sofa
 

butch-cassidy

Straw Hat Pirate
You should count yourself lucky mate. Until last year anyone in the UK who wanted to go to a con had to go to central England and for those of us over here in Ireland it was not fun.
 

Pomtry

Combat Butler
You should count yourself lucky mate. Until last year anyone in the UK who wanted to go to a con had to go to central England and for those of us over here in Ireland it was not fun.

Harsh very harsh feel bad for you guys
 
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