News Hyper Japan Will Host World Cosplay Summit in February
The Hyper Japan festival has announced that its Earls Court event in February will host the U.K. rounds of two international cosplay competitions: the World Cosplay Summit and the European Cosplay Gathering.
The World Cosplay Summit (pictured) presently involves 19 countries. Two competitors from each country will be represented at the final, which is held annually in the Japanese city of Nagoya in Japan, broadcast by TV Aichi.
The European Cosplay Gathering presently involves ten countries. One group and one individual will be chosen at Hyper Japan and sent to the final at the Japan Expo convention in Paris.
The next Hyper Japan festival will take place from Friday 24 February to Sunday 26 February 2011, at Brompton Hall, Earls Court. (This is a larger venue than this year's event, which had problems with queuing.) Registration opens on January 6. There is also a Hyper Japan Cosplay HQ Facebook page here.
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