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AVCon (Adelaide Anime and Video Games Convention)
AVCon 2013 School Days Logo.png
AVCon 2013 School Days Logo
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga and Video Games
Venue Adelaide Convention Centre
Location(s) Adelaide
Country Australia
Inaugurated 2002
Most recent 2014
Attendance 17,000+ as of 2012
Organized by Team AVCon Inc.
Website
http://www.avcon.org.au

AVCon is an anime and video games convention held in Adelaide, South Australia each year. The convention showcases Japanese Animation and Video Gaming, attendees at the convention partake in events such as cosplay, video game tournaments, anime screenings, anime music videos and more including many vendor stalls.

AVCon is run by the not-for-profit organisation Team AVCon Inc.[1]

History[edit]

Started in 2002, AVCon (then A/V Connection, now commonly known to stand for Anime and Video Games Convention) began as a joint convention supported by volunteers from the University of South Australia’s Adelaide Japanese Animation Society (AJAS) and the Adelaide University Video Gamers Association (AUVGA). After four successful annual conventions, Team AVCon Inc was established as an independent entity to run and sustain the annual convention.

In 2008, owing to continuing growth in attendee numbers, Team AVCon moved the 2009 convention from the University of Adelaide to the Adelaide Convention Centre. This resulted in double the previous year's ticket sales, with an attendance of just over 4,000 people.[2] In 2010 the convention was once again held at the Adelaide Convention Centre with 8,000 attendees,[3] and the numbers increased once more to an attendance of over 14,000 in 2011.[4]

Management[edit]

Team AVCon Inc. draws its members from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in Anime, Manga and/or Video Gaming. Each year a new Elect and Committee are appointed from previous Elect and Committee members and new members.

The Rules of Association of Team AVCon Inc. state that its purpose is:

1. to organise and run:
(i) anime and video game-related conventions,
(ii) anime and video game-related events, and
(iii) other events and/or conventions.
2. to promote community interests in Japanese culture and society,
3. to encourage the appreciation of anime and other related art forms, which include (but are not limited to) manga, video games, amateur works of written or artistic pursuit.

Events[edit]

Dates Venue Theme Guests
July 2002 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia None
July 2003 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia None
July 2004 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia None
July 2005 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia RPG None
15–16 July 2006 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Pirates vs Ninjas None
21–22 July 2007 [5] University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Rock Show None
26–27 July 2008 [6] University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Space Opera None
24–26 July 2009 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia[2] Heroes and Villains None
23–25 July 2010 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia Into the Woods None
22–24 July 2011 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia Retro Little Kuriboh, Ryan Lappin and Jade Gatt
27–29 July 2012 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia Neon Future Cassandra Lee,[7] Crispin Freeman[8]
12–14 July 2013 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia School Days Jessica Nigri, Chris Cason and Spike Spencer
18–20 July 2014 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia Fantasy RPG Jon St. John, Cherami Leigh and Chris Avellone

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team AVCon Information". avcon.org.au. Archived from the original on 30 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b "AVCon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  3. ^ Harris, Leigh (21 July 2011). "AVCon to have record year this weekend". MCV. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Kelton, Sam (25 July 2011). "Chewie on footpath a comic moment". The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia). Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Reminder AVCon 2007 Rocks Adelaide This Weekend". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  6. ^ "AVCon". Animecons.com. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  7. ^ "Guest announcement: Cassandra Lee". avcon.org.au. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  8. ^ "Guest announcement: Crispin Freeman". avcon.org.au. Retrieved 2012-05-15.