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Amecon 2010 registrations open this Monday!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Saturday 13th February 2010

Registrations for the biggest UK anime convention of 2010 - Amecon - open this Monday (15th February).

Held at Keele University near Newcastle-under-Lyme, the convention will run from 13th - 15th August with a capacity of 1000+. Onsite accommodation will be available to book upon registering.

For those who have not been to Amecon before, I thoroughly recommend attending. It is a weekend of pure anime joy from panels, guests, screenings, dealers and some of the best parties you will ever go to! Cosplay is also huge at Amecon, with the vast majority of attendees wearing it and then strutting their stuff at the always popular masquerade. The final night also plays host to a formal Cosplay Ball, which is a great way to round off the weekend.

For those of you who have been before, you know it'll be awesome!

I'm sure you all join me on Monday in registering for the event on their website here - http://www.amecon.org.uk

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A stranger in cosplay land

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Monday 8th February 2010

Yes it's another news post from me, don't worry I won't let this become a habit. However you may be interested in a short documentary about a normal guy taking his first trip to a UK anime convention and trying out Cosplay.

This 15-minute version is available to view free online, and apparently a 40-minute version is forthcoming. I for one am glad to see some nice UK cosplay video coverage where I didn't have to edit it myself ^_^

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Better late than never

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Wednesday 3rd February 2010

With the Grand Cosplay Ball Valentine's Prom just around the corner I figured it was time to get the video report of last year's ball edited and put up on the site. Nia brings you intereviews with one of the ball's organisers and one of the acts, so please check it out.

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Win 2 tickets to see Utada Hikaru in London

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Monday 1st February 2010

Competitions have returned to Cosplay Island in style. On Friday 12th February (that's next week), the amazing Japanese music artsist Utada Hikaru is playing at the O2 Academy Islington in London. The show is completely sold out but Cosplay Island has two tickets to give away to one lucky winner.

These tickets have been going for over £100 each on eBay and it's not surprising as Utada is one of the biggest artists in Japan and rarely tours even back home. Personally she's my favourite Japanese artist so this promises to be a fantastic concert.

UK competition law dictates we need to ask you some sort of question if you want to win, so all you have to do to win these tickets is send an email to support@cosplayisland.co.uk with the answer to this question: "What is the name of the song Utada Hikaru recorded for the film Casshern"

The closing date is this Thursday night at midnight UK time. One winner will be picked at random from the correct entries. That way we can mail the tickets out on Friday to make sure they get to you in time for the concert. Obviously only enter if you are able to get to London next Friday and attend.

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Grand Cosplay Ball Valentine's Prom announced!

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

Upcoming event news! Many of you attended The Grand International Cosplay Ball last year and thoroughly enjoyed this unique event on the cosplay calendar, now happening annually in November. Well you will be pleased to hear that the organisers will be staging a Valentine's Prom, giving you all another chance to break out those formal cosplays!

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Anime events this January and February!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Wednesday 6th January 2010

Well the party season is now behind us along with a great year of events. With more conventions then ever before, anime fans were definitely spoiled for choice and it was encouraging to see such a varied calendar throughout the year. Hopefully 2010 will turn out to be event better!

Included below is a quick run down of all the events you might be interested in throughout January and February.

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