This is not a typo, London Anime Con has branched out and embraced the gaming community and have a whole building dedicated to just that. Since the creation of LAC they have slowly but surely moved to bigger venues. They like Rocket complex so much they decided to hire the next building.
London Anime & Gaming Con and GAME raise the stakes with their Gaming Tournaments for a Kick-Ass Weekend. Popular community-focused convention to include access to 100+ video games and stage 12 top-tournaments with almost £1,000 in prize support as GAME are confirmed as sponsors for its tournament zone.
With the sponsorship of retail-giant GAME and supporting publishers, London Anime & Gaming Con has announced that video game tournaments will play a bigger part than ever before at this year’s event as part of their drive to bring the video gaming community together for two amazing days in Islington, London.
Fans of Japanese anime, cosplay, manga, karaoke, video games and J-culture will come together to celebrate their passion by meeting celebrity voice talent, costuming, enjoying the live events, browsing the exhibitor halls and much more over this two-day community-focused 18+ event.
At this year’s event, the gaming community will be invited to take part in the GAME Tournaments Zone. Twelve free to enter tournaments will test gamer’s skills to the max with almost £1,000 worth of prizes up for grabs with GAME and various gaming companies supporting. Fame will be assured to each winner as they go up on the Community Hall of Fame complete with award certificates. Tournaments will include League Of Legends, Street Fighter IV Arcade, Minecraft, Halo 4, Dead or Alive 5, Call of Duty 4, Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros Brawl, DDR, Marvel v Capcom 3, Blazblue and more.
Further solidifying the link between cosplay, J-culture and video games, PS4 Attitude, the philanthropic PlayStation news and reviews website, has once again been announced as a media partner for this year’s event. They will be working with the event to help raise money for the convention’s nominated charity, GamesAid, which aims to raise money for disadvantaged and disabled young people.
The event takes place in Islington, London on 8th and 9th February 2014. Tickets for London Anime Con can be bought directly from www.londonanimecon.com
London Anime & Gaming Con; is still the Home of UK Cosplay
There will be a major expansion of cosplay at London Anime & Gaming Con this 8-9 February as part of the event’s ambition to become the home of UK Cosplay. Even more emphasis has been placed toward building the Cosplay Community, Stars, Events and photography with over 12 hours of Cosplay content take place on stage alone.