The AVCon festival weekend schedule is full of different tournaments and competitions to suit nearly all skill levels and interests.

Video Game Tournaments

Team AVCon is proud to offer a wide variety of entertaining and challenging tournaments suitable for hardcore competitors and fans who want to play their favourite game. We run tournaments on all modern consoles, as well as PC and retro consoles.

Tournament Schedules

Information on what and when tournaments are running and how you can register will be updated closer to the date.

Tournament FAQs

Can I bring my PC to AVCon?

Short answer: No. StreetGeek brings a fleet of systems with the latest updates so that tournaments can run efficiently and on time. This is also the most secure option for any systems at the event. We can not be held responsible for any systems brought to the convention outside our officially organised systems.

Do I need to pre-register for tournaments?

Closer to the date, we’ll confirm how pre-registration for tournaments will occur. 

Is there an entry fee?

No! If you hold a valid day pass or weekend pass for when the tournament is being run – you can play in the tournament free of charge.

Can I bring my own controller or arcade stick?

Yes! We provide standard controllers for all tournaments, but if you want to bring in your own controller, that’s perfectly all right. Any third-party controllers with non-standard features like turbo buttons or auto-fire are not allowed. Arcade sticks for fighting games are 100% okay.

Gamecube controllers will be provided for Smash Bros tournaments, but players wishing to bring their own controllers (including Wii Remotes) are encouraged. Please note that any controllers brought by players need to be clearly labelled not to get confused with AVCon supplied equipment. It is a player’s responsibility to ensure the safekeeping of their equipment.

Can I use my own account for game tournaments?

No, we have a set of accounts for each console and PC for use to allow for a fair and competitive playing field.

Why isn't X game being played on Y console?

In the lead up to AVCon, we try and source what games are played most on which platform. In some cases, it’s so even that we’ll be forced to choose. In this case, we’ll usually choose a system because it fits better with the schedule and whether other systems are already full for tournaments. But in most cases, it’s because that’s where the player base is.

Are there any age-restricted tournaments?

Yes. Any console games rated MA15+ and all of our PC tournaments will only be open to people aged 15 and older. Anyone younger who wishes to compete must be accompanied at all times by their parent or guardian.

How do I access an age-restricted tournament?

We require a photo ID for access to any MA15+ areas – this includes drivers licences, proof-of-age cards, and school IDs. R18+ areas will only accept government-issued ID (so no school IDs).

For access to an MA15+ tournament, a minor under the age of 15 must be accompanied at all times during their stay in the area by an adult (who possesses a photo ID) exercising parental control. They do not have to be a parent, but they do need to be willing to be responsible for the child while they are in the area. This is a requirement of South Australian law.

R18+ areas are only open to people aged 18 or older – we do not allow minors to view or play R18+ games, even with the consent of their parents.

How long do tournaments take to run?

Tournaments can take anywhere between 2 to 4 hours to run. Check the schedule for a rough idea of how long the tournament you’re entering will run. For larger tournaments, organisers will provide a time to return for a smaller seed bracket, or if you’re up first, they’ll let you know when the next bracket is running. When in doubt, ask the tournament organiser on the day.

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Cosplay Competition and Cosplay Parade

Every year, AVCon strives to have inclusive competitions for cosplay for all skill levels. To learn more about what cosplay competitions AVCon has check out Our Events page.

Speed-Painting Competition

Over the festival weekend, the miniature speed-painting competition will give attendees a chance to show off their painting and detailing skills. Our judges will be looking at several criteria to determine how battle-ready and how parade-ready each miniature is. Check out this page closer to the date to get more information about entering the Speed Painting Competition.

Art and Prop Competition

The AVCon community is full of hundreds of amazingly talented and creative people. One of the ways we like to encourage this talent is through the AVCon Art and Prop Competition. Artists may submit traditional or digital artwork into the following categories:

  • anime fanart
  • video game fan art
  • original art
  • 3D prop

All submissions will be on display during the Festival weekend, including which submissions received awards.

Keep an eye out on our social media to find out when Art and Prop Competition submissions open!

AMV Competition

What are AMVs?

Animated Music Videos (AMV) are fan made compositions taking songs and creating new music videos utilising clips from anime, video games and any other visual media sources. Music ranges from J-Pop and J-Rock to western pop, country, and many other genres. The skills needed to put together a seamlessly edited, crowd-pleasing AMV takes dedication – but the results can be outstanding.

AMV Competition Categories

AVCon is once again hosting an AMV competition over the convention weekend. For those who want to show off their inner editor, first place and runner up prizes are up for grabs over three categories, including:

  • Action/Upbeat
  • Drama/Romance
  • Comedy/Trailer

Our audience on the day of the competition can put in their votes by cheering. An Audience Choice award is up for grabs. Entries are limited to 1 per category; however, you may win an existing category and Audience’s Choice.

Keep an eye out on our social media to find out when AMV competition submissions open!

Lolita Parade

What is Lolita Fashion?

Lolita fashion is a fashion subculture originating in Japan based on Victorian-era clothing and costumes from the Rococo period. Still, the style has expanded greatly beyond these two. The Lolita look began primarily as modesty with a focus on quality in both material and manufacture of garments. The original silhouette is of a knee-length skirt or dress with a ‘cupcake’ shape assisted by petticoats but has expanded into various garments, including corsets and floor lengths skirts. Blouses, knee-high socks or stockings and headdresses are also worn. Lolita fashion has evolved into several different substyles and has a subculture present in many parts of the world. The style spread from its origins in the Kansai region and ultimately reached Tokyo, becoming popularized throughout Japanese youth culture. Today, Lolita fashion has gained global popularity.

Lolita Parade

The Lolita Parade provides an opportunity for all Lolita fashion fans to take the stage and show us their co-ord.

Keep an eye out on our social media for when Lolita Parade registration opens!

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