Anime Voice Actor - Maggie Blue O'Hara. Maggie has featured in a large number of anime titles, including as the voice of Bulma from Dragonball Z, Tomoyo Daidouji from Cardcaptor Sakura and Mariemaia Khushrenada from Gundam Wing as well as cartoon series such as Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde from X-Men:Evolution. She will do a free signing session on the Sunday as well as a number of talks and Q&As.
Anime Cafe shall be a merged Maid Cafe with Ai My Maid showing the anime screenings in the side room courtesy of MVM Films. It shall be a great chance to see what's up and coming and add to your watch list when you get home! As well as Anime there will be a variety of internet screenings from well known series such as DBZ abriged.
Asian Movie Night On Saturday from 7pm we have a special Asian cinema night courtesy of Third Window Films.
Talks from Leading Creators and Fans - The makers of the Princess Monoke Fan Film, Wolf Girl will be present as well as K&K productions, the creators of the Saiyan Saga Trailer which received over 6 million youtube hits online. Other guest speakers to include internet presences such as famous anime reviewer GiggUK and several of the abridgers.
Anime Exhibitors - Expect a wide range of anime and gaming merchandise, DVDs, manga and more, as well as some of the UKs most well known manga and comic artists in attendance. A full list of exhibitors and artists in attendance will be released closer to the event.
Manga Workshops & Artist Alley - UK's top artists will provide advice and workshops on Manga for artists of all levels! Make sure to also check out their independent works and collaborations with other publishers.
With London Gaming Con and Anime Con now merged in a bigger venue, there will be far more gaming this year than previous years! The event will see over 100 setups and over 200 gaming titles available to choose from. Gaming shall take place in three rooms; the Tournaments Zone, the Publishers Hall and the Community Lounge.
GAME Tournament Zone
Over a dozen tournaments that will test gamer's skills to the max with almost £1,000 worth of prizes up for grabs and various gaming publishers supporting. Fame will be assured to each winner as they become a UK Gaming League Champion complete with award certificates. Tournaments to include;
Halo 4, Dead or Alive 5, Just Dance, Mario Kart 8, Blazblue
Watchdogs, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Call of Duty 4
Super Smash Bros, DDR, League Of Legends, Tekken Tag
Tournament 2 and Minecraft.
- Most tournaments will be free to enter. Each tournament has a guaranteed minimum prize of £50 either in cash or prize equivalent thereof, rising to £100+ for some such as our League of Legends tournament on Sunday.
- There will also be a number of smaller, casual tournaments run which will have prizes from our goody box.
- There will also be various casual retro-based competitions taking place in the Gaming & Retro Lounge.
Gaming Community & Retro Lounge
Grab a game from our extensive library, sit down with your friends and have fun! A casual chillout area for gamers by gamers. Also a great place to make friends and become a part of our gaming community.
A key feature of the Community Lounge will be the Challenges and casual tournaments! Each day there will be several fun, quirky and generally awesome challenges that you can sit down and take part in at any time. Whether it's Sonic 1 Blindfolded, Guitar Hero with awesome points or several retro challenges it's guaranteed to be a lot of fun, with prizes up for grabs.
Publishers & Indies Zone
Featuring the latest games to check out from GAME, Bandai-Namco, Zen United, Capcom, Ubisoft and more to come. The latest generation consoles will be on display including the XboxOne and PS4.
Last but not least there will be a mini-stage at the front where publishers and indies will show all their latest demos and be free to give talks and presentations. Make sure not to miss out!
Even More Gaming!
- Guests - Five Youtube Let's Play Guests shall be attending as part of a brand new focus on gaming guests. Check out the lineup HERE.
- Industry & Game Producers - Shall be a major feature of the publishers zone and shall give talks on the mini-stage.
- TCGing - Bought to you by Parraell Worlds, there will be tournaments throughout the day including Vanguard, Yu Gi Oh and MTG.
- DDR & Music - With a custom DDR cabinet and a free to enter tournament unique sight reading tournament with a £50 cash prize for the winner.
- Video Gaming Inspired Musicians - Including world famous Pixelh8 and OC Remix who shall be putting on a concert at the event.
- Other events such as the Gamers Day quiz and more.
Cosplays Events, Stars and Community will form the basis of the cosplay lineup as part of the event's drive to become the home of UK Cosplay. With over 12 hours of cosplay stage content, a cosplay zone and photography area and many fun cosplay events, here's the top highlights of what to look forward to-
#1. The Cosplay Community Coming Together - Community will be a key part of our Cosplay Chillout Area where many of the UK's top cosplay stars and groups will come
together to form new frienships. Whether you're a begineer or pro or just someone who want to have fun we will have something for you.
#2. The Cosplay Masquerade with over £300 in prizes - Show-off your cosplay on stage. We invite all cosplayers to enter our cosplay contest on the Sunday,
with £100 cash prize and £100 in gift certificates from sponsor Harukazecosplay Wigs for the winner and a pair of LAGC tickets to Feb 2015 for 2nd and 3rd places worth over £40 each! . All masquerade participants will be invited to
afterward relax and network with our cosplay stars and key figures in the cosplay community.
#3. Cosplay Stars & Talks - We will have twelve of the most renowned cosplayers in the UK guest-starring at this year's event. Go check out who is attending on the guest page HERE.
As well as having tables in our cosplay zone, they will host talks on community, costume-design, prop-making, modelling, performance and
#4. Fun and Creative Cosplay Events - Events to get involved with include the Cosplay Auction where you put yourself up for bid to raise money for GamesAid, the Cosplay Blind-Date to make friends or maybe find your valentines sweetheart before the big day, and the Cosplay Mashup, a fun variety show
featuring a series of mini-games of anything from making a cosplay out of random items in 5 minutes to improvised dance-offs in character. There will also
be the Otaku Fashion Show, where you can show off your unique style from Lolita to steampunk to Goth or whatever expresses your individuality with the
Spirit Models agency sponsoring and scouting for talent.
From the serious and professional to the fun and silly, our cosplay events have something for everyone.
Unique to the event is our strong music and entertainment focus, exhibiting popular J-pop performers, upcoming rock and metal talent and alternative club nights throughout the day. Go check out our exciting lineup at the guest page here.
Of course, this convention isn't just about showing new talent, it's about finding it! The event hosts a talent show, where attendees can partake. The winner will receive their own performance time slot at a future convention.
We ARE the party convention! Your ticket includes, free of charge, access to all the parties and late-night events up until 1am on the Saturday and midnight on the Sunday (it's the same venue, just located downstairs) LAGC also offers the option of buying an evening only ticket for just £5 on the door after 6pm. The parties shall feature Free Glowsticks, Free lollipops, Dance-Off Contests with Dancers and Variety Acts through to past midnight.
Of course, if partying is not your scene, there will be a range of alternate late-night events including Karaoke and casual gaming.
There's too many other highlights to list. But here's the top ones to watch out for:
#1 Talent Show: Find a Star - We start our 2014 search for talent in the convention-scene! Do you have a hidden talent, be it singing, dancing, stand-up performing or pretty much anything? Come enter the Talent Show, show it off and win a £30 cash prize and the opportunity to develop your act with us and star on stage at our future events!
#2 Pub Quiz - Various rounds on both anime and other more general subjects over five rounds. Get some friends together, make your own quiz team, and join in the fun. We guarantee a good time and much randomness!
#3 Dub That Anime - The aim of this event for those who have never seen it before is to dub a 30 second clip of our choice live on stage. The funnier the better. In fact..think Abridging! This can be done as an individual or group so if you think you have what it takes to be in the next Team Four Star then you can signup on the day (just come along).
#4 Otaku Fashion Show - Our unique fashion show, for unique style from Lolita, Steampunk to Goth, walk the line and show your creativity and individuality. This show does not discriminate, and is open to both the general public as well as professional models; anyone can enter no matter your size or shape. The event is supported by Spirit Models, Alt-Fashion Magazine and Devolution Magazine.
#5 Convention Speed Dating - Bringing this to UK cons for the first time, this works the same as standard speed-dating does but with the focus being more on making friends than finding love (ie: it's intended to be more casual). The downstairs of the con shall be turned over to the event with numbered tables being set up. Signups will take place there and then, so just show up.
Pick a Clan!
A key part of LAGC are the clans! You can join a clan beforehand or at the event itself.
Here's the links to each clan's HQ topic on the forums. Go join by just posting in the HQ -
Upon arrival, you will be given a conbadge to wear corresponding to the clan you're in. Any events or tournaments you win will earn you points toward your choosen clan. At the end of Sunday, the winning clan and the member who scored the most points are both announced and prizes are granted!
Two key clan events also take place on the Sunday; the clan cosplay photoshoot, and the Clan Battle Showdown. We will be releasing more info about this shortly, stay tuned!