Alcon 2011 on Sept 8-11, 2011 - Caitlin Glass & Tia Ballard confirmed!
Alcon is a fun and friendly age 16+ anime convention running from Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th September 2011 at De Montfort University in Leicester. It is an 800-person event and costs just £30 total for all four days (with a £5 discount if you register and pay before the end of March at http://www.alcon.org.uk/register.php). It runs from 10am through to 2am each day, giving an action-packed day!
Voice Actress Caitlin Glass, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist amongst almost a hundred anime roles, shall be attending alongside fellow voice-actress Tia Ballard, who has played Mizore Shirayuki in Rosario + Vampire as well as roles in many other anime. They will be joined by a lot of other guests including J-Culture specialist Akemi Solloway, famous Cosplayer Tab Kimpton, retro-gaming music singer Zonic and many more besides!
Alcon will have everything from an anime night-club, a lot of exhibitors to buy anime goodies from, screenings of the latest anime, an anime bar, artists alley, cosplay cafe, DDRing, a Cosplay Hangout, roleplaying, Card Gaming, late night movies, anime karaoke, parties, live music and much much more. It's a four day event and all for just £30. On site accommodation at just £25 a night is also available. You can go check it out and register for the event at http://www.alcon.org.uk/.
We have over FIFTY events planned over the four-days. To name a few -
- Not one, but TWO Parties every night with big-name Anime DJs planned!
- Japanese Culture Talks
- Cosplay and manga workshops
- Cosplay Masquerade
- Pub Quiz (£50 prize to the winning team!)
- Cosplay Skit Contest (£50 prize to the winning team!)
- Cosplay Auction
- DDR Tournament
- Anime Karaoke
- Over a dozen Video Gaming tournaments with prizes (including Street Fighter IV)
- Yaoi/Yuri/Hentai panels
- Yu Gi Oh Tournaments
- Cosplay Picnics with free food and drink
- Live Music & Bands to attend
- Japanese Drama/Horror
Three almighty clans line up. Only ONE will win that ellusive Alcon trophy (rumored to contain the convention's soul)! Will it be those sneaky ninjas, those wicked vamps or those pesky pirates? YOU, the member, shall decide! When you register you pick your clan! You are then in that clan, and can earn points for them over the convention to help them toward victory! Points are calculated by who wins events, who helps out, and so forth! Your conbadge will reflect which clan you are in.
Email: info (at alcon.org.uk)
Location: De Montfort University, Leicester
Dates: 8th-11th September 2011
Price: Just £25 if you pay by end of March, £30 if you pay by end of June and £35 thereafter up until August 16th.
You must register and pay beforehand to attend. Guarantee Your Place And Go Register Now!