London Anime Con is renowned for their mash up of anime, cosplay and live music activities. At the reliable Rocket Complex, here are some confirmed treats for the UK otaku:
David Vincent is a professional Voice Actor best known as Grimmjow Jeagerjaques and Kouga Kuchiki in the hit series Bleach and Code Geass as Li Xingke. David was nominated Best Voice Actor in an Anime by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD.
Some of his more recent Video Game credits include Jin Kisaragi and Hakumen in the hit series BLAZBLUE, Marshall Law and Forest Law in the hit video game franchise TEKKEN, Shin Kamiya in TEKKEN: Blood Vengance. David has many more new titles to be released this year.
This year shall be LAC’s biggest ever for cosplay. Highlights include:
Cosplay Stars – Twelve of the most renowned cosplayers come together to reveal their latest cosplays. Their backgrounds include UK EGL championship and German Cosplay Championship as well as other competition winners such as Neo Magazine’s Cosplay Idol. All Cosplay Stars will feature in the Cosplay Masquerade as well as panels and workshops.
Cosplay Masquerade – Showcase your cosplay on stage, with handmade entries being judged on both performance and craftsmanship by experts in the industry. First place is a £50 cash prize and the chance to become a cosplay star for the next event. All entrants in the masquerade will be invited backstage to relax and network with LAC’s cosplay stars afterward.
Careers in Cosplay panels and workshops – Cosplay is becoming increasingly popular and with advances in technology, prosthetics and textiles, it is becoming a reputable hobby with some attempting to pursue this into a professional career. Panels and workshops will take place over the weekend to provide guidance to those looking to improve their cosplay including; costume design, performance, photography, prop making and much more. These will be presented by experts in the industry. A full guide will be available on the Animeleague forums.
Otaku Fashion Show – A unique fashion show for unique style, from Lolita, Steampunk to Goth, walk the line and show your creativity and individuality. This show does not discriminate, and is open to both the general public as well as professional models; anyone can enter no matter your size or shape.
Photo shoots – Professional photographers will be attending the event and all photos will be available for free to download online shortly after the event from the LAC Facebook page.