UK Anime Con 'AyaCon Five' Announces Dates, Venue


Largest venue for any UK anime con to date

LEICESTER, UK - December 16, 2004 - The Aya Committee is pleased to
announce that AyaCon Five, the latest of the Aya series of anime &
manga conventions, will be held from 19-21 August 2005.


AyaCon Five will be held at the Warwick Arts Centre, University of
Warwick, near Coventry. The Warwick Arts Centre is the largest
dedicated arts venue in the Midlands, containing a concert/exhibition
hall with tiered seating for 1200, two theatres, a cinema, an art
gallery, two bars and multiple conference rooms.

AyaCon will have use of the entire Arts Centre, plus the adjacent
University building (the Rootes Building) containing a bar, restaurant
and additional conference rooms. The Arts Centre complex represents
the largest and best-equipped venue for any UK anime convention to

We will also have use of the full nightclub facilities in the nearby
Students' Union for two parties on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

A complete listing of events to be held at AyaCon will be posted on the
website ( in due course.


There will be approximately 1100 single rooms available on-site, the
first 850 ensuite with bath and shower. This accommodation will cost
£50 per night, and can be booked using credit/debit cards through a
special webpage provided by Warwick Conferences (link under


Registrations will open shortly, once final arrangements with the
venue are complete. Prices will be £40 for a full weekend
registration, and £20 for a one-day registration.

For more information and regular updates on AyaCon Five, see the
convention website at

About AyaCon: AyaCon is a long-running anime convention based in the
United Kingdom. AyaCon was originally founded by members of the Anime
Central club at Birmingham University. It staged its first event in
1998 at the Grand Hotel, Birmingham. Its most recent event, Aya Again
2003, was the largest UK anime event in that year.

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