UppCon

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UppCon
Status Inactive
Location(s) Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Country Sweden
Inaugurated 2002
Most recent 2012
Attendance 3500 in 2011
Organized by Uppsalakai

UppCon was a Swedish anime and manga convention held annually in Uppsala. The event, which was arranged by the nonprofit organization Uppsalakai, was the largest event of its type in the Nordic countries.[1]

The first of the conventions was held in 2002, at the vintage cinema Slottsbiografen. Over the years the event had grown and in 2009 it had more than 3,000 attendants.[2]

The conventions usually lasted for three days, from Friday to Sunday, where people with similar interests for example met up to watch anime, compete in cosplay-contests and play videogames.

Many organizations had put up tables to display products they had for sale. Most of them sold imported goods from Japan, such as manga, anime, figures, dolls, clothes and candy such as Pocky.

The eleventh UppCon was held on June 3–5, 2011.[3] In May 2012 it was reported that the UppCon: 12-event would be the last UppCon arranged by its founders.[4]

History[edit]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
October 19, 2001 Slottsbiografen
Uppsala, Sweden
60
April 5, 2003 Slottsbiografen
Uppsala, Sweden
130
January 31 - February 01, 2004 Slottsbiografen
Uppsala, Sweden
300
April 1–3, 2005 Slottsbiografen
Uppsala, Sweden
500
November 1–3, 2005 Atrium
Uppsala, Sweden
850
April 7–9, 2006 Atrium
Uppsala, Sweden
1200
October 13–15, 2006 Atrium
Uppsala, Sweden
1700
September 27–30, 2007 Atrium
Uppsala, Sweden
2000
January 16–18, 2009 Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Uppsala, Sweden
3000 YMCK
April 9–11, 2010 Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Uppsala, Sweden
3200 MinxZone and Seremedy
June 3–5, 2011 Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Uppsala, Sweden
3500 Olivia Lufkin,[5] Seremedy and Versailles.[6]
June 15–17, 2012 Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Uppsala, Sweden
3700 Move (Japanese band)[7] and Screw (band).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nedräkning infer UppCon UNT 2 Juni 2011, retrieved 22 September 2011 (Swedish)
  2. ^ Mangafantasterna invaderar Upsala Nya Tidning 9 April 2010, retrieved 4 February 2011 (Swedish)
  3. ^ http://www.uppcon.se
  4. ^ http://www.unt.se/uppsala/sista-aret-for-uppcon-1758249.aspx
  5. ^ "UppCon: 11 - Homepage". uppcon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  6. ^ "Jame-World". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  7. ^ "UppCon: 11 - Homepage". uppcon.com. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  8. ^ "UppCon: 11 - Homepage". uppcon.com. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 

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