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Don't be late for the ball

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Friday 12th November 2010

It's only two weeks now until the return of the Grand International Cosplay Ball. Running on Sunday 28th November at the Claphan Grand in London. As usual this promises to be a really great night out with an awesome set of live performances mixed in with DJ sets.

This year's event is themed around Arabian Nights so expect an Arabian Bazarr, belly dancers and a sword performance. Every year has brought new cosplay guests from around the world and this year is no exception with official Metroid cosplayer Jenni Kallberg (aka Pixelninja) from Sweden who will be showing off her brand new Varia armour!

But the real news is that right now if you buy tickets before November 20th using the discount code GB112810 you'll get £3 off the normal ticket price. So if you want to go and haven't already got your tickets then I would suggest you book now: http://www.grandcosplayball.com/tickets/index.php

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MCM London Expo this weekend!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Thursday 28th October 2010

Most of you will be aware of (and no doubt attending) the massive MCM London Expo this weekend, held at London Excel Centre. But hey, there is no harm in a quick reminder.

If you haven't booked advance tickets for the three-day event kicking of at 2pm on Friday, then you can buy a ticket on the day. There is more to do then ever this Halloween weekend as well, with more stages, panels and activities then ever before.

The schedule for cosplay events for the weekend can be found here - http://www.londonexpo.com/show/totallycosplay Highlights include the Euro Cosplay Championship finals, workshops from host of expert cosplayers and much more.

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Japan Underground club night next month!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Monday 25th October 2010

Next month will see the launch of new event in the form of club night Japan Underground, to be held on Wednesday 17th November 2010.

The event will run from 7pm - 2pm at The King Pin Suite, Bloomsbury, London and will be loosely based around the Capcom franchise Sengoku Basara, screening the anime as well as offering attendees a chance to play the video game. Japanese music will be played throughout the night, varying from J-Pop, J-Rock, gaming, anime, etc.

There will be live performances from bands "HITT" and "10". Karaoke machines will also be available for those who like to sing. Cosplay Portrait will also be there providing both Purikura style photos and professional shoots, with photos being printed there and then for you to take home.

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Euro Cosplay news!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Tuesday 19th October 2010

The final weekend of October (29th - 31st) sees massive MCM London Expo return, with the added addition of playing host to the Euro Cosplay Championships. Expo goers will be treated to a range of cosplay talent across Europe, with Cosplay Island users SephNoir and Fatkraken representing the UK.

A host of international guests will be judging at the event, as well as hosting panels.

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Anime All-nighter line ups announced!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Tuesday 28th September 2010

Often spend long nights watching random anime and wishing they would show it more in cinemas? Well the twice-yearly anime all-nighter, part of the Sci-Fi London Film Festival, has announced TWO anime all-nighters for next month, both held at the Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly Circus!

The fantastic anime all-nighters have been a staple of the festival for some years now and, with free drinks, ice-cream and a bag goodies included in price of seeing a great range of anime on the big screen for just £30, they have been unsurprisingly successful. Read on for the full line up.

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MCM Expo masquerade registrations now open!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Monday 27th September 2010

Registrations for one of the biggest events of the year - the MCM London Expo masquerade - opened yesterday (26th September).

The Expo masquerade is always a big event, and looks set to be even bigger on Halloween weekend with a better stage and the added excitement of the Euro Cosplay finals. As always there will be a dedicated cosplay with area, with a cosplay desk, workshops, panels and more. It is always one of the best places to chat with fellow cosplayers.

For more information visit the MCM Expo website here - http://www.londonexpo.com/show/totallycosplay where you can find the registration forms for masquerade and performance entries.

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