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London Anime Con 7 (20th-21st July 2013) – Tickets on Sale Now

For those who missed out on the London Anime Con back in February, or if you’re just thirsty for more, then good news; there will be another one in July! Tickets are already on sale.

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As with the last event, there will be something for everyone; various workshops and Q&As, talent shows, video game & TCG tournaments, quizzes, cosplay masquerades, anime screenings, J-pop parties and much more.

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Everyone is encouraged to cosplay as their favourite anime and video game characters, so this is a good opportunity to get your sewing machine out and create your masterpiece. If you want some inspiration, you can see some of the costumes from the February convention here and here.

I’m sure you’ll have a great time so don’t miss out. Geek Pride will be attending; mainly floating around taking snaps of cosplayers, so if you go, come over and say hello and maybe get  your picture taken for the site.

More details taken from the press release can be found below, along with the link to the website.

 Hope to see you there!

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EVENT DETAILS
Opening Times: 11am to 1am. (10:30am entry if you’re pre-paid)
Pricing: Reduced price entry if you pre-pay now. On the day entry is £12 for Saturday, £10 for Sunday. £5 Evening Entry.  London Anime Con Website: http://www.londonanimecon.com
Follow @londonanimecon or @AnimeLeague join the forums at http://www.animeleague.net/forum

Anime League kicks off with their Summer London Anime Convention 20-21 July at the London Rocket Complex, Holloway Road.  Over a thousand people are expected to attend this weekend which is jammed pack full of anime, gaming, Japanese culture and cosplay. London Anime Convention offers not just a convention, but a vivid night life with J-pop and rock club nights.

This Summer, sees special guest voice actor Mike Pollock whose key roles include the voice of Dr Eggman, Bonaparte in Yu-Gi-Oh, and the infamous narrator in Pokémon. Mike will be doing a special free signing for attendees on the Sunday, as well as taking part in a Q&A and a voice-acting workshop.

New to this London Anime Con is the launch of special guests, the Cosplay Stars.  Selecting the best cosplayers from the UK, they will be launched officially during the Cosplay Masquerade. Attendees participating in the cosplay masquerade have an extra special prize this year, as well as getting a £50 cash-prize they will also become a Cosplay Star for the next event.

Fashion lovers can show off their unique style in our Summer Otaku Fashion Show, which offers  attendees who are aspiring models and fashion designers to show off their unique style and collections, whether it be it be lolita, goth or steampunk. Anyone is welcome to enter, no matter their shape or size. The show celebrates creativity and individuality.

Attendees can play a variety of games, and compete with other attendees in organised tournamnets including: DDR, Smash, SSIV, Blazblue, Marvel v Capcom, Mario Kart, Halo 4, Gears of War, Modern Warfare 2, retro speed runs on Sonic, Mario etc, FIFA, Rockband, Slenderman, Super Meatboy and more. As well as console games, the convention will be organising trading card tournaments, including Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and Vanguard. All gaming tournaments have cash-prizes to be won.

As usual London Anime Con has a strong music line up and welcomes new talent; headlining Yama-B, co-founder of top power metal band Galneryus. Other top performances shall include Of Fire and Fate, Legend in Japan, Suffering Silence, and YouTube sensations, j-pop dance acts Kimono Time and Abi Pop.

Showing anime screenings throughout Anime League have teamed up with Third Window Films to screen the new Takashi Miike (director of 13 Assassins and Audition) film ‘For Love’s Sake’.

“London Anime Convention caters to all anime and gaming fans. It’s a non-stop, day and night weekend of fun! I had an amazing time at the last convention and made some awesome friends who I can’t wait to see again” Phillip Allen.

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Phil_Matthews
Phil_Matthews
I'm a 35 year old, self-confessed media junkie from London. I currently work as a tester in digital media (some say I get paid to watch telly) and also worked as a games tester in the past. I also spend a lot of my spare time watching films and playing video games. Thankfully I have a very understanding wife, who allows me time to do so.

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