London Anime Con Returns In July With An Expanded Cosplay And Gaming Line-Up

London Anime Con Returns on 20-21 July with an expanded cosplay and gaming line-up

With voice actor Mike Pollock (the voice of Dr Eggman, Bonaparte in Yu-Gi-Oh, and the narrator in Pokémon amongst dozens of other anime/gamimg titles) and many other guests announced, London Anime Con is the must-not-miss summer-event for anime fans. Crammed full of anime, gaming and cosplay it offers not just a convention, but includes massive parties going on to 1am each night as part of the ticket! You get all this and more for just £16 for the entire weekend, offering unbeatable value if you book now at . The convention also offers low-priced accommodation upon registering for those who are on a tight-budget.

Mike Pollock will be present for a FREE Sunday signing session as part of a special Super-Sonic-Sunday @ London Anime Con. Pollock will also be hosting a Q&A as well as a Voice-Acting workshop.

Both days shall feature a massively expanded cosplay and gaming element. Cosplay events include the Masquerade, Cosplay Auction, Cosplay talks and panels, photoshoots and much more! Gaming tournaments shall include DDR , Smash , SSIV , Blazblue , Marvel v Capcom , Mario Kart , Halo 4 , Gears Of War , Modern Warfare 2, retro speedruns on Sonic , Mario etc, FIFA , Rockband , Slenderman , Super Meatboy AND MORE. All gaming tournaments will have cash-prizes.

New to this London Anime Con shall be the Cosplay Stars. At least 10 of the best cosplayers from the UK (and a few from Europe) will be bought together to guest at the event and showcase their amazing costumes on the Sunday as part of what shall be a massively-expanded Cosplay Masquerade. Attendees will also be invited to participate, with the winner getting a £50 cash-prize and becoming a Cosplay Star for the next event! The Otaku Fashion Show will also take place on the Sunday, offering attendees and aspiring models to show off their unique style, be it lolita, goth, steampunk or anything different and special!

Of course, London Anime Con is well-known as being one of the world's best anime events for live-music. Headlining this shall be Yama-B, famously known as the co-founder and of top power metal band Galneryus. Top bands Of Fate And Fire and Legend In Japan will also be performing.

This is just a small sample of what London Anime Con has on offer, with more activities to engage in than ever before on both days. The event advises to make sure to come for both Saturday and Sunday to catch all the events and to experience everything on offer. You can read a full preview of what the event has in store by clicking here .


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:
Guests & Performers List:
Link To Pre-Pay:
Accommodation: Available to book when registering at £39 total for both Friday and Saturday night, or just £58 for from Friday through to Monday.

Updates: Make sure you stay up to date with all the latest news by following LAC on twitter @londonanimecon or joining the forums at .

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.