Date Change for Eirtakon 2010 - October 15th - 17th
Date Change for Eirtakon 2010
Award-winning event pushed forward to October.
DUBLIN, IRELAND – April 30th, 2010 – Eirtakon 2010 will now take place on the weekend of October 15th – 17th and not the previously announced date of November 12th – 14th. The event has been moved forward a month to allow the Eirtakon committee to gain fuller access to the facilities available at The Helix, the first class event venue that will host Ireland's largest anime convention.
The new date of October, which will virtually guarantee the warmest Eirtakon yet, gives the committee the opportunity to take advantage of the facilities provided by The Helix in a way that was not possible with the November date. It also frees up numerous special guests and events that are lined up for the weekend of October 15th – 17th, further cementing Eirtakon's place as Ireland's original and largest anime event.
“Moving from November to October is a big decision, and not one we took lightly,” said Stephen Fox, Eirtakon's director for 2010. “But it allows us to do so much more with guests, events and traders and hopefully the weather will be warmer too, a welcome break!”
The whole Eirtakon committee is looking forward to bringing a showcase of everything anime and manga related to Ireland this October, from unique traders, big-name guests and workshops on all aspects of Japanese life and culture. Expect several important announcements (including info on how to pre-register!) over the next few weeks as the excitement begins to build once again for Eirtakon!
WHAT: Eirtakon 2010
WHERE: The Helix
WHEN: October 15th – 17th
HOW MUCH: Special pre-registration price of €20
Eirtakon, currently in its sixth year, is Ireland's number one anime event and the biggest convention of its kind in the country. Last year's event was awarded Best Event by a panel of Dublin City University peers, beating off stiff competition from a number of long-established and high-profile events. Following on from the massive success of Eirtakon 09, the committee is hard at work in making Eirtakon 2010 the most enjoyable experience yet for anime fans all over Ireland. Remember, there is only one Eirtakon, accept no substitutes!