Opening Night Events
After 3 years of hibernation, we’re opening AVCon 2023 with several events to get everyone hyped for the weekend ahead! Learn more about the AVCon Cosplay Parade, anime screening and our late-night party opening up the weekend!
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This year, we’re opening the AVCon Festival weekend with a night of different events. So if you aren’t crunching your cosplay last minute, check out the following events we’re running throughout Friday.
AVCon Cosplay Parade
AVCon is taking to the streets of Adelaide to celebrate our biggest year yet! Join the quest as we meet and travel from the iconic Rundle Mall to Palace Nova East End!
Cosplay is highly recommended but not mandatory. Wear your walking shoes, suit up in your best cosplay and get excited as we walk to our next destination!
The AVCon Cosplay Parade and special screening are only open to pre-registered AVCon ticket holders, so make sure you secured your AVCon tickets today. This event is open to all AVCon ticket types, including Day Passes. The AVCon Cosplay Parade is limitless in number, so we invite one and all to enjoy a night on the town with us! Please note that all cosplay should follow the rules and policies listed on our Terms and Policies page – we want all our attendees to be safe and have fun at this amazing event! Registration for the AVCon Cosplay Parade is open – register your attendance here or on the form on this page!
Free Special Screening at Palace Nova Cinemas
Thanks to our friends at Palace Nova Cinemas East End, we will have a free special screening on the big screen. To coincide with AVCon’s 21st birthday, we will have a special screening to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Pokémon Heroes, worked on by one of AVCon’s guests Hiroshi Nagahama. The screening will start at 7:00 pm at Palace Nova Eastend. The screening is free and limited to pre-registered AVCon ticket holders.
The AVCon Cosplay Parade and special screening are only open to pre-registered AVCon ticket holders, so make sure you secured your AVCon tickets today. This event is open to all AVCon ticket types, including Day Passes. Ticket registration for the special screening is open register your attendance here or on the form on this page! Due to limited seating, please register your interest to avoid disappointment.
Level Up 21st with My Lover Cindi
As AVCon is turning 21 and celebrating! AVCon is teaming up with My Lover Cindi to throw the party of the century to open the Festival.
You’re invited into this colourful world of anime, gaming, cosplay, pop culture, art and more! There will be prizes for best dressed, DJs spinning all your favourite anime, JPop and KPop tunes, plus live performances from local SA talent.
Ticket sales will go live closer to the Festival weekend. For those who registered for the special screening, entry is free before 10 pm. For those who don’t attend the special screening, pre-sale entry will be $10 and $15 at the door on the night.
My Lover Cindi is an LGBTIQ+ night space on Kaurna land. Queer-owned and run since April 2021 with Accessibility at the forefront, My Lover Cindi is proud to celebrate the diversity of queer communities. Allies and friends are welcome. The venue is wheelchair accessible, with full details available with their access guide here.
This event is open to both AVCon ticket holders and non-AVCon ticket holders (subject to the above pricing for entry). Ticket sales for Level Up will open closer to the event. While tickets can be purchased at the door, the event has limited capacity, so please purchase your tickets before the night to avoid disappointment.
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