Madman Anime Festival

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Madman Anime Festival
Madman Anime Festival logo.png
StatusActive
GenreAnime, Japanese popular culture
VenueVarious
Location(s)
CountryAustralia
Inaugurated2016 (Melbourne)
Attendance4500 (2017, Perth)[1]
Organised byMadman Entertainment
Websitehttp://www.animefestival.com.au/

Madman Anime Festival (branded as Anime Festival from 2020, and shortened to MadFest) is an annual Australian anime and Japanese culture convention held in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. The convention is organised by Madman Entertainment.[2] The convention was inaugurated in 2016 and held in Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre as a two-day event from the 3-4 September 2016 in Melbourne.[3][4] The convention was later expanded to Perth and Brisbane in 2017 after a successful inaugural event, with each event held a few months apart,[5] and to Sydney in 2019.

Event History[edit]

Date Location Venue Notable Events Ref.
3–4 September 2016 Melbourne Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre [6]
4–5 March 2017 Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre [7]
10–11 June 2017 Brisbane Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre [8]
4–5 November 2017 Melbourne Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre [10]
4–5 March 2018 Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre [11]
2–3 June 2018 Brisbane Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre [12]
15–16 September 2018 Melbourne Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre [13]
16–17 March 2019 Sydney International Convention Centre Sydney [14]
25–26 May 2019 Brisbane Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre [15]
14–15 September 2019 Melbourne Melbourne Convention and Exhbition Centre [16]
5–6 October 2019 Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre [17]
March 7-8, 2020 Sydney International Convention Centre Sydney [18]
May 23-24, 2020 Brisbane Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre [19]
August 29-30, 2020 Melbourne Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre [20]
October 3-4, 2020 Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ マッドマン アニメ フェスティバル - パース 2018 [Madman Anime Festival - Perth 2018]. CoFesta. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ "ANNOUNCING MADMAN ANIME FESTIVAL: Presented by Madman Entertainment and AnimeLab!". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Madman Anime Festival - September 3rd & 4th 2016 - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre". Madman Anime Festival - September 3rd & 4th 2016 - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Madman Entertainment. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Madman Anime Festival, Event, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia". Tourism Victoria home. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  5. ^ "The Madman Anime Festival is Hitting the Road in 2017 – Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth". The Otaku's Study. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ "First Madman Anime Festival on in Melbourne This Weekend". Anime News Network. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Quick Reminder - Madman Anime Festival on in Perth this Weekend". Anime News Network. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Brisbane 2017 - Madman Anime Festival". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  9. ^ Rizzo-Smith, Julian (6 November 2019). "'Cowboy Bebop' Director is storyboarding a new series with 'My Hero Academia' studio". Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Melbourne 2017 - Madman Anime Festival". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  11. ^ "MadFest Perth Guests and Screenings Announced". Madman Anime Festival. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  12. ^ "MadFest Brisbane Guests and Screenings Announced". Madman Anime Festival. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Melbourne 2018". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Sydney 2019". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  15. ^ "MadFest Brisbane 2019". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Melbourne 2019". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Perth 2019". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Sydney 2020". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Brisbane 2020". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  20. ^ "Melbourne 2020". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Perth 2020". Madman Anime Festival. Retrieved 1 December 2019.