An all-age event on 6-7 May 2017 at the Queen Margaret Union at Glasgow University (G12 8QN) for anime fans, gamers, comic fans & cosplayers. We’ve hired out all four floors for an awesome event. Just £16 for both days if you book beforehand (or £9 per day). Featuring Exhibitors, Performers, TCGing, Game Tournaments, Talks and many activities including the Cosplay Masquerade with a £100 prize, Smash and League of Legends with £100 cash prizes, the Talent Show & much more. Parties until past midnight are included in the price.

This event is run by Animeleague, one of the world’s largest anime communities, run by fans for fans, who also run a large number of events across the UK. Make sure to also check out their calendar of conventions HERE.

If you’re interested in sponsoring or affiliating with us then please email info@animeleague.com

Events List & Signups

[ All Signup Links for ALL events can be found here ]
– A timetable will be released approximately one month prior to the event.

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 you signup for on the day! Again read the link above for a comprehensive list!
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Highlights

With dozens of planned activities, the only problem you will experience is that there won’t be enough time to do everything you want to! (Please note all highlights are provisional and subject to change – exact lineups are confirmed one month beforehand)


Top Cosplay Events & More Activities

- The Cosplay Masquerade with a £100 first-prize; Show-off your cosplay on stage. We invite all cosplayers to enter our cosplay contest on the Sunday. There will also be a second Cosplay Masquerade with a £50 first prize on the Saturday. The top three in each contest will also qualify for the UK Cosplay Championship finals in November 2017 in Birmingham!
- Cosplay Auction – This event is a great way to meet new people and the proceeds go to the convention’s charity. All volunteers go up for bid to the audience, the highest bidder of each Cosplayer winning the company of that Cosplayer for an agreed amount of time and getting the pleasure and opportunity of meeting new people and acquiring new friends.
- Cosplay Guests & Talks 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 include A begineers guide, Cosplay on a budget, Cosplay Props & Worbla, Mental Health in Cosplay, Performing at cons, Steampunk and much more!
Cosplay Photography Area – There will also be an area to have your photos taken for free!
Even More! – We have much more planned – make sure to swing back closer to the event to check out our full cosplay lineup! We have several fun events to take part in including the Cosplay Blind Date, Cosplay Adventure and so much more!


Cosplay & Arts Workshops


There will be a wide variety of sit-down workshops where you can be taught skills one on one. Featuring- Plushie Making (where you can take home your own Plushie!), How to Use a Sewing Machine, a Prop Making Tutorial, Wig Styling, Modelling & Photography, Singing Tutorials, Sewing Workshops and much more to be revealed.


Anime & Manga Highlights


- Anime Viewing Room An entire room dedicated to anime viewing and chillout where you can watch your favourite titles bought to you by MVM and Crunchyroll.
- 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; Your favourite dealers will be there where you can pick up anime, gaming and general geek merchandise in not one but two dealers rooms. We will announce the exhibitors closer to the event. Over 50 tables are confirmed for the event.
- Live J-Pop/Anime themed Performers; There will be several live performers from J-Pop, Anime inspired singers and performers throughout the day.


Video Gaming Highlights


The expanded Video Gaming area will feature over 50 systems set up with consoles ranging from your retro favourite in the 80s and 90s right up to the latest NextGen gaming. You will be able to come and sit down and chill with your mates, or enter one of a dozen planned tournaments.

Our tournament lineup will feature our headline titles Street Fighter V, Smash4 WiiU and League of Legends with massive £100 cash prizes for the winners (both 2v2 and 1v1). Other prize winning tournaments include (this may change closer to the time, we will confirm the exact lineup one month beforehand) Mario Kart 8, Smash Melee, Smash4 2v2, Pokken Tournament, Mortal Kombat X, Rocket League and Halo Master Chief (please refer to timetable for the full times and lineup) and a Pokemon Go event.

If that’s not enough, we will have the Retro Gaming Championship which will provide 3-4 of your favourite retro games (to be revealed) to show your old-school gaming skills in.


Stage Highlights


We will have not one, but *two* stages – and a panels room to boot! Content will feature events, talks and performances from 11am through to 8pm on each day.

- Talks (Non Cosplay); As well as cosplay talks mentioned above, there will also be wide range of talks on acting, RPGs and gaming, Comics and anime.
- 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.
- The Talent Show; 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! Signup for it HERE
- 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! £50 cash prize to the winning team!
- Many more events to be confirmed!


Comics Highlights

- Top Manga & Comic Artists – Our manga and comics room will feature some of the UK’s best artists in attendance where you can buy their artwork from.
- Art & Comic Portfolio Session – Top comic and manga artists and publishers will be in attendance to give advice and talks to aspiring artists.
- Comic Talks – On our stages we will have a number of comics-orientated talks including “Top 10 Comic Deaths”, the DC v Marvel debate and much more to be confirmed.


RPG, TCGing and Board Gaming!

- RPG Scheduled Adventures – Roughly two-hour scheduled adventures (see timetable for details); come along and sign up on the day! Games to be confirmed closer to the time!

- Indie RPGs – Almost a dozen quick and simple drop-in Indie RPGs you can just turn up and play!

- Board Games include – Cards Against Humanity, Channel A, Concept, Coup, Dixit, Dungeon Roll, Flame War, Fluxx, Forbidden Island, Hanabi, Love Letter, Munchkin, Pandemic, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Shadow Hunters, Snake Oil, Takenoko, The Resistance and more.

- TCGing; There will be tournaments with prizes provided throughout the Saturday including Yu Gi Oh, Weiss Schultz and MTG


Party Highlights


We ARE the party convention with not one but TWO bars open until past midnight!

Your ticket includes, free of charge, access to all the parties and late-night events up until midnight on Saturday and Sunday (Same venue). 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 late night Karaoke as we turn one of the main bars into a Karaoke Bar!


Guests

Guests will be revealed closer to the event. Make sure to check back to view our lineup that will include cosplay guests, performers, bands and special guest speakers!


Exhibitors

You can expect a wide variety of dealers and artists to be present. Are you interested in becoming a dealer or artist yourself? Then read below –

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor tables cost £95 per 6ft table for commercial dealers or £60 for artists (or £35 for a half table for artists). If you wish to apply to become an exhibitor, then please ensure you:

1. Read the exhibitor FAQ located HERE first and foremost.
2. Complete the online Booking Form Here
3. We will then invoice you and give you details on how to pay. We can offer BACS, paypal, cheque and cash as payment methods.
4. If you have any questions or problems, please mail us ops@animeleague.com

 

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Travel

Opening Times Are: 10:30am (for prepaid), 11am for on the door. Tickets are available on the door.

Venue Address
Queen Margaret Union (University of Glasgow)
22 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QN
(0141 339 9784)

For travel, we recommend to take the Subway to Hillhead station, from there it is about a five minute walk. Click HERE to view Walking Directions from Hillhead Station.

Helpout

– To Signup to Crew for the event, please fill in this form HERE. If you have any questions then email crew@animeleague.com
– Performer/Guest Applications HERE


Signup to Crew

The Glasgow Anime Con crew are the people that help to make this convention a reality and to make it enjoyable for all our members. If you’re interesting in volunteering to help out, please read this page and then volunteer using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Why Crew? Well, you get free entry and one free-meal a day. And of course you get the satisifaction of having helped the convention out. We’re always happy to provide references to people who work for us, so it’s something extra which you can add to your CV afterward. Crewing is also a very easy way to get to know other members of the con, and there is usually a lot of camaraderie between fellow crew members over the course of the event!

What Kind of Work is it? Usually a crew member will help to manage queues, serve attendees, act as a runner to move equipment/items around and so forth. When you join crew, you are placed on to a team. Each team has a team-leader who you will report in to and who will look after you over the event. Each shift you are given is usually four hours long. At times crewing is far from easy, and it can be a lot of hard work but it is usually a very rewarding experience.

How many hours does a full-crew member do? Each full-crew member does 7 hours a day working. This entitles them to free entry in addition to free meal each day.

How many hours does a part-time crew member do? Some teams will allow for part-time crew. These are crew who work for only 1 day. Part-Time Crew will get a meal and free entry on the days which they are working.

What Teams are there? Video Gaming, Registrations, Operations, Stage or specialist (ask).

I’ve already paid my entry, can I get it back if I crew? Provided you do the shifts which are allocated to you, then you will receive the entry money back on the Sunday.

– To Signup to Crew for the event, please fill in this form HERE. If you have any questions then email crew@animeleague.com

 

Help Promote

We encourage those who want to help the event to first and foremost help spread the word. Without massive budgets to spend on mainstream advertising, we rely heavily on our attendees to help with this! You can help promote by –

1. Facebook & Twitter: Help by inviting your friends to our facebook event HERE, and posting short updates along the lines of “Is anyone going to Glasgow Anime Con this 20-21 August? You can grab discount tickets online at www.glasgowanimecon.com”
2. Posters/Flyers: By dropping flyers/posters in to shops, groups, societies and handing to friends it can massively raise awareness. We can send out flyers if you request for some in this topic HERE, and you can download a full resolution copy to print out as posters HERE.
3. Word of Mouth: One of the most effective ways, make sure to personally speak to your friends and encourage them to check the event out!
4. Promote or link to us on your website/forum/blog: Download a copy of the Glasgow Anime Con press-kit HERE which contains images, buttons, press-releases and further information to use, making it as easy as copy and pasting to write about or link to Glasgow Anime Con on your website, forum or blog!
5. Banner/Link Exchange and Cross-Promotion: If you’re interested in cross-promoting and gaining traffic, email us on info@animeleague.com and we can explore possibilities. Those who partner up with Glasgow Anime Con, will also be added as a partner on the animeleague website, a community of almost 30,000 members, making it very worthwhile!

Press

Event Press-Kit (Artwork, Photos and Logos)- Access HERE or if that link does not work then you can download it as a zip file Download HERE..

Exclusive Content such as interviews we can make available on request to pr@animeleague.com

Applying for a Press Pass

Do you write for a website or publication? Please apply for a press pass via this form here. Email us on pr@animeleague.com if you have any questions.

Benefits
1. Free Entry
2. Access to guests and performers on the day (subject to their availability)
3. Interview access to the organisers before and after the event
4. We want to engage and work with you! If you want to do something with us that might benefit us both then please have a chat.

Requirements
1. Your website, publication or blog must have a substantial following or readership associated with it. If it doesn’t, we may still be able to provide you with a press-pass, but you would need to pay for it as if you were a standard attendee.
2. You agree to promote the event beforehand and afterward on your website and social media (ie: twitter, facebook etc, please state the dates and website link to the event in all promotion). Please download a copy of the press-kit here.
3. You agree to adhere to the terms and conditions of being a member of press at the event as laid out here.

Apply now to pr@animeleague.com with the name of your publication/blog/website and any requests.

Buy Tickets

- It’s always cheaper to book online! Tickets purchased online cost £16 for both days or £9 for one day. You can buy tickets on the door for £10 per day (subject to availability – we will provide a warning before the event if it looks likely tickets will not be available on the day).
– Buying online is recommended as it guarantees you entry.
– All ages welcome, under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. 18+ only for the parties (these are included in the ticket). To get 18+ access you MUST bring a proof of ID.
– Ages 6 and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult. All other ages are the same price.
– Once you pay you’ll be emailed a ticket. Print this out or show this on your phone to us at the event to collect your wristband which will allow you to enter and re-enter.
– You can view the full FAQ on tickets HERE and view the T&Cs HERE

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If you do not have an AnimeLeague forum account, you can register by clicking here.

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