UK’s Biggest Ever Anime Expo – AnimeCon – To Debut June 2023
Taking place at NEC Birmingham on 17th-18th June, The UK’s biggest ever Anime expo, AnimeCon, is coming to Birmingham!
Celebrating the best of Asian pop culture with partners Crunchyroll and Fandom, the convention will champion all vibrant corners of anime, K/J-pop, cosplay, gaming and more. AnimeCon will welcome over 15,000 fans to immerse themselves for two days and build thriving communities.
Across the expo, an array of guests will speak on panels, take part in meet and greets and signings.
When it comes to Anime, few are more iconic than Naruto and the legendary voice actor of the aforementioned character, Maile Flanagan, will be in attendance. Chainsaw Man has been one of the genre’s most eagerly anticipated shows in recent times and Ryan Colt Levy will be on hand to discuss its immense hype and perhaps even a hint of what comes next.
Further guests include pro cosplayers Lani and F.ukuro with more to follow.
Things to do
As well as eye-catching guests, AnimeCon will play host to live performances from dazzling J-pop and K-pop performers, cosplay ball, meetups and workshops, tabletop and eGaming focused on popular anime and manga, video game tournaments and JRPG explorations, as well as numerous exhibitors selling unmissable merchandise.
Tickets and Showtimes
- Early Bird General single day tickets start at £15 + Booking Fee
- For both days, Early Bird Weekend tickets start at £30 + Booking Fee
- and for those after the full VIP Experience tickets are £50 with a host of goodies and extras:
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 16th November 2022 at animeconuk.com.
The show will run from Saturday 17th June 2023 to Sunday 18th June 2023 open both days from 10am to 6pm with a Fluorescent Cosplay Ball from 8:00pm – 11:00pm on the Saturday (separate ticket required).
For more updates and news as we get close to the live event, keep an eye on their social media channels below
AnimeCon and The Fanatics Group
About the unveiling of AnimeCon, Clive Nørgaard Morton, co-director of The Fanatics Group, said, “We’re delighted to announce AnimeCon and bring the best of Asian culture to the UK on a scale never seen before. We can’t wait to welcome the fans next summer and for them to make the convention their own.”
Produced by The Fanatics Group, which brings together executives with over 50 years in the live events business, its 3 directors are Clive Nørgaard Morton, Danny Oakes and James Graham.
Clive Nørgaard Morton is renowned for launching events as varied as Music Live, The London International Music Show, London Guitar Show and BRICK show at ExCeL. Whilst James Graham has led the development of major festivals and venues including Informa, The NEC Group, Fan Expo HQ and Top Gear Festival. Danny Oakes has multi-year expertise working in exhibitions and experience concept design, project development and operations management, marketing, immersive retail and e-commerce, alongside globally recognised major IP licences with Warner Bros, HBO, NBC Universal, Dreamworks Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.
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