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Cardiff anime & gaming con

August 17 - August 18

£9 – £18

An all-age event on 17-18th August 2019 at the Mercure Holland Hotel (CF24 0DD) for anime fans, gamers, comic fans & cosplayers! Featuring Exhibitors, Performers, TCGing, Game Tournaments, Talks and many activities including the Cosplay Contests with nearly £1,000 worth of prizes, Smash and League of Legends with £100 cash prizes, Talent Show, Parties & more!

Cosplay Guests, Talks & Workshops We will have some of the most renowned cosplayers in the UK guest-starring at this year’s event. They will provide talks and workshops throughout the day. Talks vary but last time’s saw 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 Epilepsy Action, the Cosplay Blind-Date to make friends or maybe find your valentines sweetheart before the big day 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 chill out, 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!

Anime Viewing Room An entire room 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, as well as some of the UK’s 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.
Live J-Pop/Anime themed Performers; There will be several live performers from J-Pop, Anime inspired singers, bands and performers throughout the day. For a full list check out our guests.

Tournaments – Note: All tournaments and prizes are to be confirmed in the final events timetable, which is released as part of the Event Conbook approximately 2 weeks before the event. Get ready for our biggest ever tournament lineup at Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con – All tournaments are free to enter when you buy your entry. We have over a dozen tournaments, including Two Headline Events with two £100 cash prizes up for grabs in Smash and League of Legends! (The day that each tournament is on will be confirmed at a later date). Other Tournaments featuring a pair of tickets to the next Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con could include; Smash, League of Legends, Tekken 7, Mario Kart 8, Overwatch, Street Fighter V, FIFA18, Rocket League and 2. You can read the full information on what tournaments are happening, the prizes available and the rules on our Tournaments FAQ Page. (Being added shortly).

Challenges – For the first time we will be running challenges across the weekend! For the more casual gamer, challenges allow you to pick up and play at any time – the objective being to beat the fastest time, the highest score etc. Challenges include; Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Sonic Mania, Mario Kart, DDR and Red Faction Guerilla. You can read the full information on challenges, the rules and prizes available for them on our Video Game Challenges Page. (Being added shortly)

The Retro & Modern Zones – 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, Saturn, 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 & Indies Zone – Featuring the latest games to check out from a variety of developers. We shall be providing a PC room and running a League of Legends tournament and Overwatch. We’ll also be running more retro-pc gaming! Make sure to come along.


August 17
August 18
£9 – £18
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Anime League


Mercure Holland House Hotel
24-26 Newport Rd
Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0DD United Kingdom
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