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Animeleague launches Bristol & Cardiff events in 2015 by Aisha Anime

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Run by fans for fans, this action packed event takes place from 10:30am – midnight this 3-4 October at the Bristol Future Inn for all ages. You can book now for just £8 for Saturday or £7 for Sunday! Lineup shall feature Cosplay, Dealers, Performers, TCGing, Anime, Gaming Tournaments, Parties and more with dozens of activities including the Cosplay Masquerade with a £100 first-prize up for grabs, Talent Show, the Otaku Quiz & more. We shall be hiring both the top & bottom floors to ensure there’s plenty of space to put on a large number of activities.

This event is run by Animeleague, one of the world’s largest anime communities, run by fans for fans, who shall also be running Cardiff Anime Con on 8-9 August, Alcon in Leicester on 3-6 September and London Anime & Gaming Con on 7-8 February. Make sure to also check these events out.

We are also pleased to announce that Animangapop shall be coming on board as an official affiliate to this shows, with their Plymouth Animangapop event becoming a sister event. 8bitplanet, SkyBot Film and GeekOut shall also be coming on board as official supporters. If you’re interested in affiliating with us then please email info@animeleague.com

HIGHLIGHTS

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COSPLAY HIGHLIGHTS

- Cosplay Chillout Area; Community will be a key part of our Cosplay Chillout & Photography Area. Whether you’re a begineer or pro or just someone who want to have fun we will have something for you.
- 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.
- 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.

ANIME/MANGA HIGHLIGHTS

- Anime Bar & Chillout; The bar will be turned over to an anime viewing and chillout area during the daytime. You will be able to watch your favourite anime.
- 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. We will announce the exhibitors closer to 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

8bitplanet shall be providing the gaming. This will include;
– Consoles to sit down and play games with your friends with. Will be both retro and modern.
– Tournaments with prizes including Smash, Mario Kart 8, SSIV and more.
– A full lineup of tournaments and signups will be announced closer to the event.


STAGE HIGHLIGHTS

Stage will feature events, talks and performances from 11am through to 8pm on each day. A full timetable will be released closer to the event. Events include;
- 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 £30 cash prize and the opportunity to develop your act with us and star on stage at our future events!
- Otaku 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!
- Many more events to be confirmed!


OTHER GAMING HIGHLIGHTS

- Roleplaying; There will be a number of pen and paper roleplaying games being run in the bar. More info to come.
- TCGing; There will be tournaments with prizes provided throughout the day including Vanguard, Yu Gi Oh and MTG.
- Boardgaming; Your favourite board games and some you’ve never heard of shall be provided. Come along and have fun!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS

We ARE the party convention! 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 Karaoke and casual gaming.

http://www.bristolanimecon.com/

London Super Comic Con 2014 by Aisha Anime

Thor getting heavy with Iron Man, he wasn;t pleased 'You better not scratch my helmet, I MEAN IT!' Thanks guys!

Thor getting heavy with Iron Man, he wasn;t pleased 'You better not scratch my helmet, I MEAN IT!' Thanks guys!

London Super Comic Con 2014

Those of you who haven’t heard of LSCC, the London Super Comic Convention is a comics only convention, with its debut in the UK in 2012. The convention focuses on U.S and European creators, exhibitors, publishers and dealers for comics, merchandise and now cosplay.

The event is organised by a team comprised of U.K and U.S comic book professionals and fans with experience in hosting creator-driven shows dating back to the 1990s. This event is the UK’s equivalent to San Diego’s Comic-Con, not quite matching the scale yet but definitely an enjoyable experience.

Nice movie replica showcased by iconic Legion

Nice movie replica showcased by iconic Legion


With a wide range of over 100 small press independent comic publishers and creators from the UK and USA, we have a mixture of top comic retailers, mainstream, underground and independent artists too, here to sell their wares and sign an autograph or two. This time The Walking Dead artist - Charlie Adlard has been the favourite for people to make massive queues from, starting as a UK artist for Judge Dredd he is now an Eisner-nominated artist.

http://www.charlieadlard.com/WalkingDead.html

Some more familiar UK talents include Neil Gibson of Twisted Dark, showcasing his gruesome horror short stories alongside promoting his kickstarter project TORTURED LIFE. Tortured Life is a 6 issue Miniseries / Graphic Novel about an everyday guy called Richard Carter who has the supernatural power of seeing how people are going to die.  The kickstarter has reached it’s goal plus more so hopefully we’ll be seeing this comic soon.

http://www.neilgibsoncomics.com/comics.htm

Tribute to anime Magi by Valeriya

Tribute to anime Magi by Valeriya


Valeriya a regular exhibitor at MCM is study animation at Central Saint Martins but tries to fit in as many conventions to her schedule including LSCC with her manga-esque style of art, selling her comics, prints and taking commissions for portraits.

https://www.facebook.com/ValeriyaFedseeva

Amongst the comics and merchandise the reason I had turned up to LSCC was to explore the new cosplay scene. Since the announcement of the prize – two tickets to Dragon Con in America including all paid for airline tickets and inclusive hotel, this all caused a buzz in the cosplay scene. Once the judges were announced cosplayers became determined to enter or backed off in fear of criticism but who can blame them? When your faced with the likes of American cosplay high flyers Yaya Han and Riddle.

The Judges: Tabitha Lyons from Artfakes, Yaya Han and Riddle

The Judges: Tabitha Lyons from Artfakes, Yaya Han and Riddle


They whittled away the steep competition down to 10 finalists frozen duo from france, a separate Elza from Frozen, cat woman, pin up super girl, Lady Weeds from Swamp thing, Deathstroke, She Ra, Hyper Girl, Tali'Zorah from Mass Effect and Maliketh from Thor 2. Girl power prevailed and ten contestants repeated their acts to the Judges Yaya Han, Riddle and Uk cosplayer Tabitha Lyons from Artyfakes.

The judges had extreme difficulty announcing the winners as it was a matter of one point which separated first place from second. Third came the highly amusing dancer Yel Zamoor as Hyper Girl an original comic character in a full suit of robotic armour. Second came Laura Sindall and Cosplex as She-Ra and the Goddess with their impressive scene from She ra and confetti blast from the well made props. First were one of the French entries Nikita and Annshella as Anna and Elsa from Frozen. They wowed us with more than one outfit each and a great reversible prop background. The biggest shock was they transported it all from France. An adventure for them which was well worth it!

Everything about the event was professional and on a manageable scale at the Excel, no problems were incurred by cosplayers or staff. A special thanks goes to Sony for providing the top three with the prizes of PS3’s and Playstation vitas and Gary the guy who organised alot of the event. If I have got your interest look into LSCC 2015 –

http://www.londonsupercomicconvention.com/

Click the photo to see more in the gallery of cosplayers and nostalgic moments, photos all propery of Aisha Anime.