Grand International Cosplay Ball Announces 2009 Date, Launch Party

November 29th at the Clapham Grand, London

Exciting news! The Grand International Cosplay Ball have finally announced their dates for 2009!

The UK's first international cosplay event will again be taking place at the Clapham Grand, London on November 29th. The theme this time is "An Enchanted Forest" so get out that sewing kit and start creating a masterpiece!

The Grand Cosplay Ball will be welcoming back famous cosplayer Yaya Han, who is preparing an extra-special performance for this year's event. Compere Johnny Lazer will also be returning, with lots more guests and performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

As well as the usual set dances, DJs and bands, new additions to the show include circus performers, a "Hime" style lolita fashion show and a Hansel and Gretel themed photography area!

Tickets cost £18 and will go on sale on the website on August 3rd. A limited number of private boxes will also be on sale at this time.

Grand International Cosplay Ball

Venue: The Clapham Grand, London SW11

Date: 29th November 2009

Time: 7pm - 1am

Admission: £18 (group discount available)

Special guests (more to be announced):
Yaya Han - famous cosplayer and model
Johnny Lazer - compere and performer
Sonia Leong and Emma Vieceli - UK manga artists
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Saturday, August 1st at The Fly, London

Tickets for the Grand International Cosplay Ball 2009 will go on sale on the website on August 3rd. However, those of you who can't wait that long should head over to their launch event at the J-Pop Go! Live Party on Saturday, August 1st at the Fly on New Oxford Street.

As well as being first in the queue for tickets to the ball, you can sample some of London's hottest Japanese acts - The Tenorions, Natcuu and Sonic Dragolo will all be performing live sets! DJ Piloru and DJ Genki Boi, resident DJs of J-Pop Go! and the Grand Cosplay Ball, will also be spinning the decks.

Dress code at this event is informal. Cosplay is encouraged but not compulsory.

For more info, check out the J-pop Go! website:

See you there on August 1st!

J-Pop Go! Live Party

Venue: The Fly, New Oxford Street, London

Date: Saturday 1st August 2009

Time: 7pm - 1am


Artists: The Tenorions, Natcuu, Sonic Dragolo

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