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.

Previous AVCons

Check out the table below for a rundown of previous AVCons!
Dates Venue Theme
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