What is AVCon?
AVCon is an annual Anime & Video Games Festival held in Adelaide. AVCon celebrates the world of anime, gaming, cosplay, pop culture, art and more in one big community-based event for all ages.
About AVCon’s History
AVCon began in 2002 as a small joint convention supported by volunteers from the University of South Australia’s Adelaide Japanese Animation Society (AJAS) and the Adelaide University Video Gamers Association (AUVGA, now known as EVAC). Originally known as the A/V Connection, the event was held annually at the University of Adelaide. In 2008, owing to continued attendance growth, the event outgrew its convention status and became a festival. The year after, in 2009, AVCon reached new heights by moving to a larger venue at the Adelaide Convention Center.
It was during this growth that the non-for-profit organisation Team AVCon was founded. To learn more about Team AVCon and how to get involved, check out our Team AVCon web page.
While the 2020 and 2021 festival weekend was unable to go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Team AVCon is still working hard to bring the next best event to the community. In the meantime, check out Our Community web page to keep up the latest updates and other like-minded fans like you.
Check out the table below for a rundown of previous AVCons!
|July 2002||The University of Adelaide|
|19-20 July 2003||The University of Adelaide|
|17-18 July 2004||The University of Adelaide|
|16-17 July 2005||The University of Adelaide||RPG|
|15-16 July 2006||The University of Adelaide||Pirates vs. Ninjas|
|21-22 July 2007||The University of Adelaide||Rock Show|
|26-27 July 2008||The University of Adelaide||Space Opera|
|24-26 July 2009||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Heroes and Villains|
|23-25 July 2010||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Into the Woods|
|22-24 July 2011||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Retro|
|27-29 July 2012||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Neon Future|
|12-14 July 2013||The Adelaide Convention Centre||School Days|
|18-20 July 2014||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Fantasy RPG|
|17-19 July 2015||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Detective Agency|
|15-17 July 2016||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Mecha vs. Magica|
|21-23 July 2017||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Winter Festival|
|20-22 July 2018||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Evolution|
|5-7 July 2019||The Adelaide Convention Centre||Join the Party|