Team AVCon strives to bring you a schedule full of events, activities and attractions that are fun and entertaining for all different interests. Timetables will be made available online in the lead up to the event, and a program booklet can be found in your free show bag at the festival.
What is Cosplay?
Cosplay is short for Costume Roleplay, and refers to the subculture of dressing up as characters from manga, anime, video games, comic books, graphic novels or even movies – the sky is the limit.
Cosplay has been a huge part of the AVCon community since the beginning. Fans from across the nation come together at AVCon to display their passion and love for crafting and dressing up as their favourite anime and videogames characters.
AVCon attracts a large variety of cosplayers; ranging from beginners with duct tape swords and cardboard shields to professional cosplayers who befit the character so well that they have won awards nationally and internationally for their achievements. Regardless of your experience, budget or inspiration; we welcome and applaud any and all costumed efforts.
Cosplay POP! at AVCon 2021
Cosplaying at AVCon is a great way to connect with fellow fans and show your love for a character or show, but we realise sometimes you just need to get your moment in the spotlight! When attending AVCon 2021 we will give you the chance to bathe in the limelight with our new cosplay showcase events: Cosplay POP!
Replacing our Cosplay Parade from previous years, both morning and afternoon sessions on both Saturday and Sunday of AVCon 2021 will feature a Cosplay POP! Running at the start of the 2nd hour (11 am morning, 4 pm afternoon) of all sessions, at these times we invite the cosplayers of Adelaide to get psyched, get up in front of a crowd, and get noticed.
Cosplay POP! Is not a competition so there are no rules on what you used or how your costume was created, you will not be judged on show accuracy, you don’t have to perform a skit. No pressure, no expectations; just get out in front of your adoring fans, introduce yourself to Adelaide and bask in the excitement of being your favorite character for the day.
This makes Cosplay POP! The perfect relaxed place for cosplayers to congregate, meet new people, and make new friends. While convention attendees have a designated destination to take in the amazing cosplay talent Adelaide is bustling with, take photos, and maybe get inspired to get into costume at our next event.
All you need to participate in Cosplay POP! is yourself, your costume, and your ability to rock it in front of an audience!
We are taking pre-registrations for Cosplay POP! Here, due to the limited space at our sessions those who pre-register will be guaranteed a spot, sign-ups on the day may be open depending on pre-reg numbers but are no certainty. Those who have their heart set on being involved are heartily encouraged to pre-register. Pairings or groups up to 3 are encouraged if you need an extra burst of support, kids under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, please mention on the registration form if you have any mobility issues and will require assistance.
Panels are open ended discussions involving a predetermined topic. Topics can include manga, favourite voice-actors or specifics about a particular anime series or movie. Panels can also be about Cosplay, fan-fiction, video games or even industry related topics such as production or licensing.
Would you like to host a panel?
The events don’t finish when the sun goes down. On the Saturday night at AVCon the fun continues long after dark. Test your anime and gaming knowledge at the Quiz Night, attend 18+ panels, anime screenings and exciting events in our main hall. If you’re looking for a fantastic way to spend your Saturday evening, join AVCon After Dark.
AVCon’s legendary Quiz night is back; ready to smash out a full evenings worth of trivia, covering topics from
Anime, Video Games, Manga, Special guests and general geekdom! This year, the night will be filled with even more epic-ness and crazy hosts; it’s going to be a big one! Sign up with your friends or simply be added to a random table.
Visit the info booth for more information or to sign up!