Welcome to AVCon!

AVCon 2021 returns better than ever. AVCon is an annual Anime & Video Games Festival held in Adelaide. AVCon brings the best of anime and video gaming to Adelaide. The event has been held annually in July since 2002. A dedicated team of volunteers manages it through the not-for-profit organisation Team AVCon Incorporated. The convention focuses on community and provides a space for local, interstate, international exhibitors, developers, and artists to share their content and passion. AVCon hosts many different events and activities throughout the weekend. Including independent video game developer spaces, guest signings and panels, community and industry-led panels and workshops, and video game and tabletop game free play and tournaments, to name a few.

Our Events

No matter what you’re interested in — from cosplay to gaming to industry and everything in between — we’ve got something up our sleeve for everyone. These are our big events that return each year, like the auction, After Dark 18+, our cosplay parade and competition, quiz night and many more!

What’s On

Every year, we have numerous activities running all around the clock during the weekend in between big events and panels. Our exhibitor and artist alley makes a return and will be open all festival weekend long. Check out our video gaming and tabletop areas. For more information, click below!


The AVCon weekend is full of different tournaments and competitions to suit nearly all skill levels and interests, from cosplay and fashion, creative skills, and all sorts of gaming. Keep an eye out on here and our social media to know when registration opens. Click the button below for more details on rules and registration!


Weekend Pass
Single session
AVCon After Dark (18+)
Quiz Night
Family Pass
Kid's Pass (5 and Under)

Welcome Here @ AVCon

Team AVCon has joined up with the Welcome Here project to demonstrate that at AVCon, we strive to welcome and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. Many of our own AVCon committee and elect identify as LGBTIQ+, and so do some of our amazing guests and attendees! AVCon will always support the community to make sure they feel welcomed at our event by creating an inclusive space that strives for everyone to feel included, safe and respected.

Read more about the Welcome Here project at their website!

Our Sponsors

AVCon would not exist without the help we continue to receive from our generous sponsors. To see a list of all the sponsors for AVCon 2021, check out the Sponsors page.

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Exhibitor Spotlight ✨

Vsupply Anime is an online store that offers a variety of products from Gachapon to Figures based on Japanese collectables and niche items. They focus on Video-game series including Anime and Film.

Some titles they focus on include: Pokemon, Monster Hunter, Megaman, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Legend of Zelda, Fire Emblem, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Demon Slayer, Sailor Moon, and Godzilla.

Many deals and combination offers are available at their site and booth.

Come see them at AVCon 2021!

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From Pencil to Published - Art, Layout and Comics Panel – 10am Sunday July 11th

Interested in getting your own art out there more? Want to know the best way to print and promote your work for events like AVCon? Want to know how to go about refining your stories and art and getting them down on the page?

We are here to help! Did you know Adelaide has a bustling and active community of artists and publishers who not only produce amazing art pieces but also write, draw and sell their own picture books and comics?

Join Jana Hoffmann (Talgard and the Prophecy), George Rex Comics (Oh Brother!), Owen Heitmann (owner of Australian comic publisher Amplified Press), Sheydin Dew (No Man’s Land) and Joel Van Der Knaap (Roam Comics) for this presentation on their experiences as artists and graphic novelists, the Adelaide indie comic and publishing scene and some of the ins and outs of designing their own work, printing it and professionally promoting it to the public for consumption and sale.

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Retrospekt presents – Retro Games Against Humanity – 4pm to 5pm, Saturday July 10th

Retrospekt is hitting the World Warrior stage at AVCon 2021 with their live game show ‘Retro Games Against Humanity’, where they will test the minds of their fellow Retrospekt team members on a wide variety of topics to see if their knowledge is up to par….only there is a twist.

In true ‘Against Humanity’ style, the answers will not always be what anyone would expect; specifically, the answers cannot be correct!

What kind of mayhem will play out as those most passionate about preserving the past are forced to spew lies and deceit for the benefit of our funny bones? What sort of tall tales can they spin while at the same time screaming on the inside for the inaccuracy of their devilish responses?

Grab a seat and take in Retrospekt's live, informative and hilarious stage show, in between heading to their gaming area and playing their wide array of retro games for yourself

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