The UK’s biggest-ever Anime expo, AnimeCon, is coming to Birmingham’s NEC on 17th-18th June 2023. Celebrating the best of Asian pop culture with partners Crunchyroll and Fandom, the convention will champion all vibrant corners of anime, K/J-pop, cosplay, gaming and more.
AnimeCon will welcome over 15,000 fans to immerse themselves for two days and build thriving communities. Across the expo, an array of guests will speak on panels, take part in meet and greets and signings. When it comes to Anime, few are more iconic than Naruto and the legendary voice actor of the aforementioned character, Maile Flanagan, will be in attendance. Chainsaw Man has been one of the genre’s most eagerly anticipated shows in recent times and Ryan Colt Levy will be on hand to discuss its immense hype and perhaps even a hint of what comes next. Further guests include pro cosplayers Lani and F.ukuro with more to follow.
As well as eye-catching guests, AnimeCon will play host to live performances from dazzling J-pop and K-pop performers, cosplay ball, meetups and workshops, tabletop and eGaming focused on popular anime and manga, video game tournaments and JRPG explorations, as well as numerous exhibitors selling unmissable merchandise.
About the unveiling of AnimeCon, Clive Nørgaard Morton, co-director of The Fanatics Group, said, “We’re delighted to announce AnimeCon and bring the best of Asian culture to the UK on a scale never seen before. We can’t wait to welcome the fans next summer and for them to make the convention their own.”
Earlybird tickets start at £15 + BF. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 16th November 2022 at animeconuk.com.
AnimeCon is set to become the UK’s biggest anime expo. Celebrating the best of Asian pop culture and welcoming fans of Anime, Manga, K/J-pop, gaming and cosplay, AnimeCon sets up safe and inclusive spaces for these communities to come together and flourish.
Produced by The Fanatics Group, which brings together executives with over 50 years in the live events business, its 3 directors are Clive Nørgaard Morton, Danny Oakes and James Graham.
Clive Nørgaard Morton is renowned for launching events as varied as Music Live, The London International Music Show, London Guitar Show, and BRICK show at ExCeL, while James Graham has led the development of major festivals and venues including Informa, The NEC Group, Fan Expo HQ and Top Gear Festival. Danny Oakes has multi-year expertise working in exhibitions and experience concept design, project development and operations management, marketing, immersive retail, and e-commerce, alongside globally recognised major IP licences with Warner Bros, HBO, NBC Universal, Dreamworks Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.