ALCON 2011 - UK
Posted 6/3/11 , edited 6/4/11

Register now and you don't need to pay till end of June! You can register at

Alcon is a fun and friendly 16+ age-range 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. It runs from 10am through to 2am each day, giving an action-packed day! Accommodation is available within five minutes walk for just £25 a night.

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

With the AMV Disco, Rock Night, Masquerade Ball, Glowstick Rave, J-Rave, J-Pop Night, Video Game Party and Final Countdown, there's over TWENTY HOURS (wow) of partying mayhem to be had in the evenings! Read more about that at Also, with our bar and parties going on till getting on 2:30am, and the party budget more than doubled over last year, it's going to be beyond epic!

As well as Twinfools, Nova, KellyJane and TealPirate doing panels and Q&As, we will have Tab Kimpton attending to do a series of workshops and tutorials. Between the five of them, and our regular panelists, we'll be offering a fully packed timetable for cosplayers to learn more about how to put cosplays together. That isn't even counting the cosplay photography courtesy of Cosplay Portrait and the usual staples such as the Cosplay Masquerade, Cosplay Picnic, Cosplay Blind-Date and the Cosplay Auction. If you cosplay you had better plan your day well in advance since there will be so much to do! Check out our cosplay event lineup ! Oh yeah, and not forgetting our Cosplay Cafe either! ( )

As more and more people watch their favourite cult series on youtube and online rather than tv, we continue to lead the way with bringing in the guests you watch online and want to meet! With MasakoX from DBZ Abriged alongside the other abridgers of DarkSideInc and XTheDarkOne, the cosplay youtube stars of Twinfools/Nova and KellyJane/TealPirate and of course not forgetting Edd, Matt and Tomska from EddsWorld (responsible for mega-popular videos such as asdf movie and many more), you'll get the chance to meet face to face all the big names on youtube and the internet at the minute (expect at least one more big-internet guest to come!). That's not all though - this year we will be showing your favourite internet shows and series. Go tell us what you want us to show at

You can stay up to date with the latest happenings on the Alcon forums at


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: [email protected]
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!

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Posted 8/12/11 , edited 8/12/11
i would go id love to see TINFOOLS!!! and its only like a few minutes away from my house
BUT IM NOT 16 :,(
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Posted 8/24/11 , edited 8/24/11
sounds awesome but i couldn't get down to there anything like this up north?
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Posted 9/27/12 , edited 9/27/12
OP nuked.

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