News Wai-Con changes 2012 theme in light of earthquake
PAniC (Perth Anime Convention, Inc.) announced through a press release that it will change the theme of the 2012 Wai-Con anime convention from 'Apocalypse' to 'Invasion', in consideration of the North Eastern Japan earthquake disaster that occurred on March 11th.
The 'apocalypse' theme, inspired by popular end-of-world predictions for the year 2012 and anime with apocalyptic settings was originally chosen by popular vote in August, 2010. However, the committee has decided after consultation with marketing experts and the general public that this theme would be inappropriate in light of the ongoing crisis triggered by the earthquake.
The new theme, 'Invasion', was chosen by popular vote at PAniC's first General Meeting this year, held on April 9th.