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Location: De Montfort University, Leicester
Dates: 8th-11th September 2011
Price: £30 for all four days if you register and pay by end of June (£35 if you pay after that).
Accommodation available at £25 a night, you can book at the same time as you register.
Confirmed Guests so far
American Voice Actress Caitlin Glass, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist amongst almost a hundred anime roles, shall be attending alongside fellow voice-actress Tia Ballard, who has played Mizore Shirayuki in Rosario + Vampire as well as roles in many other anime.
Candians Twinfools and Vandorwolf shall join Brits KellyJane and TealPirate as our cosplay guests in a world exclusive as Fighting Dreamers and Parle Productions meet one another for the very first time!
Other guests include J-Culture specialist Akemi Solloway, famous Cosplayer Tab Kimpton, retro-gaming music singer Zonic, Edd, Matt and Tomska from Eddsworld, MasakoX from DBZ Abridged, DarkSideInc and many more besides!
Alcon will have everything from an anime night-club, a lot of exhibitors to buy anime goodies from, screenings of the latest anime, an anime bar, artists alley, cosplay cafe, DDRing, a Cosplay Hangout, roleplaying, Card Gaming, late night movies, anime karaoke, parties, live music and much much more.
With the AMV Disco, Rock Night, Masquerade Ball, Glowstick Rave, J-Rave, J-Pop Night, Video Game Party and Final Countdown, there's over TWENTY HOURS (wow) of partying mayhem to be had in the evenings! Read more about that at Parties & Night Activities - Including the Masquerade Ball Also, with our bar and parties going on till getting on 2:30am, and the party budget more than doubled over last year, it's going to be beyond epic!
As well as Twinfools, Nova, KellyJane and TealPirate doing panels and Q&As, we will have Tab Kimpton attending to do a series of workshops and tutorials. Between the five of them, and our regular panelists, we'll be offering a fully packed timetable for cosplayers to learn more about how to put cosplays together. That isn't even counting the cosplay photography courtesy of Cosplay Portrait and the usual staples such as the Cosplay Masquerade, Cosplay Picnic, Cosplay Blind-Date and the Cosplay Auction. If you cosplay you had better plan your day well in advance since there will be so much to do!
As more and more people watch their favourite cult series on youtube and online rather than tv, we continue to lead the way with bringing in the guests you watch online and want to meet! With MasakoX from DBZ Abriged alongside the other abridgers of DarkSideInc and XTheDarkOne, the cosplay youtube stars of Twinfools/Nova and KellyJane/TealPirate and of course not forgetting Edd, Matt and Tomska from EddsWorld (responsible for mega-popular videos such as asdf movie and many more), you'll get the chance to meet face to face all the big names on youtube and the internet at the minute (expect at least one more big-internet guest to come!). That's not all though - this year we will be showing your favourite internet shows and series. Go tell us what you want us to show at Internet Shows and Cult - Screening Suggestions
You can stay up to date with the latest happenings on the Alcon forums at Alcon 2011
We have over FIFTY events planned over the four-days. To name a few -
- Not one, but TWO Parties every night with big-name Anime DJs planned!
- Japanese Culture Talks
- Cosplay and manga workshops
- Cosplay Masquerade
- Pub Quiz (£50 prize to the winning team!)
- Cosplay Skit Contest (£50 prize to the winning team!)
- Cosplay Auction
- DDR Tournament
- Anime Karaoke
- Over a dozen Video Gaming tournaments with prizes (including Street Fighter IV)
- Yaoi/Hentai panels
- Yu Gi Oh Tournaments
- Cosplay Picnics with free food and drink
- Live Music & Bands to attend
- Japanese Drama/Horror
More to be announced.
The Clan Battle - Ninja v Pirates v Vampires
Three almighty clans line up. Only ONE will win that ellusive Alcon trophy (rumored to contain the convention's soul)! Will it be those sneaky ninjas, those wicked vamps or those pesky pirates? YOU, the member, shall decide! When you register you pick your clan! You are then in that clan, and can earn points for them over the convention to help them toward victory! Points are calculated by who wins events, who helps out, and so forth! Your conbadge will reflect which clan you are in.
You must register and pay beforehand to attend. Guarantee Your Place And Go Register Now at Register for Alcon - Alcon 2010