Details are still provisional and subject to change.
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Event Signup Links
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While there will be signups on the day, we advise to signup beforehand to guarantee a place if you're entering the Talent Show, Cosplay Masquerade or Cosplay Auction.
All other events are on the day signups only! Again read the link above for a comprehensive list!
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Anime & Manga HighlightsAnime Voice Actors - Including guest of honour, Robert Axelrod - voice actor for over 50 anime including Armadillomon and Wizardmon on Digimon, Microchip, Rico on Robotech,and many more. He is most renowned for being the voice behind Lord Zedd on the Power Rangers
Anime Cinema shall be showing screenings on the big screen in the backroom courtesy of MVM Films and Crunchyroll. It shall be a great chance to see what's up and coming and add to your watch list when you get home! As well as Anime there will be a variety of internet screenings from well known series such as DBZ abriged.
Talks from Leading Creators and Fans - Guest speakers to include internet presences such as the abridgers. Anime Exhibitors - Expect a wide range of anime and gaming merchandise, DVDs, manga and more, as well as some of the UKs most well known manga and comic artists in attendance. A full list of exhibitors and artists in attendance will be released closer to the event.
Manga Workshops & Artist Alley - UK's top artists will provide advice and workshops on Manga for artists of all levels! Make sure to also check out their independent works and collaborations with other publishers.
Gaming HighlightsWith London Gaming Con and Anime Con now merged in a bigger venue, there will be far more gaming this year than previous years! The event will see close to 100 setups and over 200 gaming titles available to choose from. Gaming shall take place in five areas; the Tournaments Zone (and stage), the Publishers Zone, the Indies Zone, the Eclipse Computers LAN Zone, and the Retro Hangout.
The Tournament Zone
Get ready for our biggest ever tournament lineup at London Anime & Gaming Con this 1-3 July ( All tournaments are free to enter when you buy your entry at www.londonanimecon.com or on the door). We have over a dozen tournaments, including Three Headline Events with three £100 cash prizes up for grabs in Street Fighter V, League of Legends and Smash4 WiiU!
Check out what's happening -
Saturday - Mario Kart 8, Smash Melee, Street Fighter V Headline (Headline tournament with a £100 cash prize!), Smash Wii U Doubles and Pokken Tournament. Winners will get a full ticket each to the next London Anime and Gaming Con worth £29. - In the Eclipse Computers LAN Zone; League Of Legends 5v5, the winning team will get £100 cash prize and the Eclipse Arena LoL Trophy.
Sunday - Street Fighter V, Smash4 WiiU Singles (Headline Tournament with £100 cash prize), Rocket League and Halo Master Chief. Winners will get a full ticket to the next London Anime & Gaming Con worth £29 - In the Eclipse Arena LAN Zone; League Of Legends: 2v2 with a London Anime & Gaming Con (LAGC) ticket each for the Summer. - DDR Sight Reading Tournament. A pair of LAGC tickets as prize in this special tournament where anything can happen! This takes place in the DDR & Chillout Area in the main bar.
Both Days - Retro Challenges occur throughout both days including The Random Fighting Championship, Outrun Heart Attack Mode - Score Attack (PS2), MarioKart 64 - Time Trial (N64) and R-Type - Score Attack (Master System). Ask crew for prize info.
[ CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL TOURNAMENT LINEUP ]
- All tournaments will be free to enter.
- This room also has the Gaming Stage in it. - There will also be various casual retro-based competitions taking place in the Gaming & Retro Lounge.
The Retro Hangout
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.
A key feature of the Retro Hangout will be the Challenges and casual tournamentsrun by the Retrograde Gamer! Each day there will be several fun, quirky and generally awesome challenges that you can sit down and take part in at any time. Whether it's Sonic 1 Blindfolded, Guitar Hero with awesome points or several retro challenges it's guaranteed to be a lot of fun, with prizes up for grabs.
Publishers & Indies Floor
Featuring the latest games to check out from a variety of publishers and indie developers. The latest generation consoles will be on display including the XboxOne and PS4.
A key feature will be our newly established Indie Zone as part of this event's push to help support the Independent Gaming industry.
Eclipse Computers LAN Zone
Eclipse Computers shall be providing some top-end PCs and running a League of Legends tournament. You can read more about their exciting plans HERE.
Even More Gaming!
- Industry & Game Producers - Shall be a major feature of the publishers zone and shall give talks on the Gaming stage.
- TCGing - Bought to you by Parralell Worlds, there will be tournaments throughout the day including Vanguard, Yu Gi Oh and MTG.
- DDR & Music - With a custom DDR cabinet and a free to enter tournament unique sight reading tournament with a £30 cash prize for the winner.
- Video Gaming Inspired Musicians - Including world famous OC Remix who shall be putting on a concert at the event.
- RPGing and Boardgaming - Other events such as the Gamers Day quiz and more.
Cosplay HighlightsCosplays Events, Stars and Community will form the basis of the cosplay lineup as part of the event's drive to become the home of UK Cosplay. With an entire stage now dedicated to cosplay, a cosplay zone and photography area and many fun cosplay events, here's the top highlights of what to look forward to-
#1. The Cosplay Community Coming Together - Community will be a key part of our Cosplay Chillout Area where many of the UK's top cosplay stars and groups will come together to form new frienships. Whether you're a begineer or pro or just someone who want to have fun we will have something for you.
#2. TWO Cosplay Masquerade with a £100 top prize - Show-off your cosplay on stage. We invite all cosplayers to enter our cosplay contest on the Sunday, with £100 cash prize for the winner and a chance to enter the UK Cosplay Championship finals in October! For more info how to enter, go HERE.
#3. Cosplay Stars & Talks - We will have twelve of the most renowned cosplayers in the UK guest-starring at this year's event. Go check out who is attending on the guest page HERE. As well as having tables in our cosplay zone, they will host talks on community, costume-design, prop-making, modelling, performance and photography.
#4. Nicole Marie-Jean International Cosplay Guest - In the UK for the first time, Nicole Marie-Jean is one of the biggest names in cosplay in the world.
#5. Cosplay Workshops - A brand new area being added to LAGC for the first time - a chance to sit down and make your own cosplay items or be shown how to. Workshops shall include Cat-Ear Making, Worbla Crafting, Cosplay Patterning, Eva Foam Workshop and more!
#6. UK Cosplay Championship Qualifiers - A chance to win a place in the UK finals in Birmingham this October where you could become the UK Champion and win £250! All you have to do to qualify is come in the top three in either of the cosplay masquerades! For more info on how to qualify, check out the Cosplay Championship website HERE.
#7. Fun and Creative Cosplay Events - Events to get involved with include the Cosplay Auction where you put yourself up for bid to raise money for Epilepsy Action, the Cosplay Blind-Date to make friends or maybe find your valentines sweetheart before the big day and much more. There will also be the J-Fashion Show, where you can show off your unique style from Lolita to steampunk to Goth or whatever expresses your individuality.
From the serious and professional to the fun and silly, our cosplay events have something for everyone.
Music HighlightsUnique to the event is our strong music and entertainment focus, exhibiting popular J-pop performers, upcoming rock and metal talent and alternative club nights throughout the day. Go check out our exciting lineup at the guest page here.
Of course, this convention isn't just about showing new talent, it's about finding it! The event hosts a talent show, where attendees can partake. The winner will receive their own performance time slot at a future convention.
We ARE the party convention! Your ticket includes, free of charge, access to all the parties and late-night events up until 1am on the Saturday and midnight on the Sunday (it's the same venue, just located downstairs) LAGC also offers the option of buying an evening only ticket at half price on the door between 8pm and 10pm. The parties shall feature Free Glowsticks, Free lollipops, Dance-Off Contests with Dancers and Variety Acts through to past midnight.
Of course, if partying is not your scene, there will be a range of alternate late-night events including Karaoke and casual gaming.
Other HighlightsThere's too many other highlights to list. But here's the top ones to watch out for:
#1 Talent Show: Find a Star - We continue our 2016 search for talent in the convention-scene! Do you have a hidden talent, be it singing, dancing, stand-up performing or pretty much anything? Come enter the Talent Show, show it off and win a £50 cash prize and the opportunity to develop your act with us and star on stage at our future events!
#2 Big Geek Quiz - Various rounds on both anime and other more general subjects over five rounds. Get some friends together, make your own quiz team, and join in the fun. We guarantee a good time and much randomness and an awesome £50 prize for the winning team!
#3 Dub That Anime - The aim of this event for those who have never seen it before is to dub a 30 second clip of our choice live on stage. The funnier the better. In fact..think Abridging! This can be done as an individual or group so if you think you have what it takes to be in the next Team Four Star then you can signup on the day (just come along).
#4 Harajuka Fashion Show - Our unique fashion show, for unique style from Lolita, Steampunk to Goth, walk the line and show your creativity and individuality. This show does not discriminate, and is open to both the general public as well as professional models; anyone can enter no matter your size or shape. The event is supported by Spirit Models, Alt-Fashion Magazine and Devolution Magazine.
Pick a Clan!A key part of LAGC are the clans! You can join a clan beforehand or at the event itself.
Here's the links to each clan's HQ topic on the forums. Go join by just posting in the HQ -
Shonen Heroes - HERE Mega Monsters - HERE
Upon arrival, you will be given a conbadge to wear corresponding to the clan you're in. Any events or tournaments you win will earn you points toward your choosen clan. At the end of Sunday, the winning clan and the member who scored the most points are both announced and prizes are granted!
Two key clan events also take place; the Clan Battle Kicks off on Saturday (first thing) and the Clan Battle Showdown on Sunday (last thing). We will be releasing more info about this shortly, stay tuned!