Bringing you two events for the price of one, London Anime Con and London Gaming Con will rock up to the new expanded venue at London’s Rocket Complex (and the London Metropolitan University next door). Once again expect a full range of anime and cosplay events and activities as well as an additional element of gaming activities. The LAC side of the event will be featuring music with special guests, as well as J-Pop Go returning again for a guest DJ slot.
The event takes place on the weekend of 8th-9th February 2014 and tickets grant you access into both the LAC and London Gaming Con events. Booking online now gets your tickets at just £18 which covers your entry from 10:30am through to past midnight and also gains you access for the parties and late-night activities each day.
Highlight for the event include:
Once again, DJ duties will be handled by DJ genkiboi DJ Tasukidaisuki, bringing a variety of J-Pop, Idol Music, Vocaloid, Anime Tunes and a splash of K-Pop to keep the evening going (Saturday 8pm – 11pm).
Joining J-Pop Go as Special Guest will be DJ, remixer and producer JAKAZiD. Working in the Happy Hardcore genre, JAKAZiD has enjoyed DJ slots in Japan, the US and Europe.
He’s the creator of viral video remix hit ‘Calm Down Dear’ and remixed Japanese DJ Evil’s underground hit ‘Sweet’ under Luna-C’s Kniteforce Again label. More recently he’s contributed tunes for Konami included Dance Dance Revolution.
Baka Punk is a DJ duo (Iain and Kai) specialising in EDM remixes of popular gaming and anime songs, playing at anime and Japanese culture events around the UK. Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/BakaPunk (Saturday 11pm – 1am).
Originally hailing from Germany, this cosplayer, performer, actress and singer is now living in the UK.
Himezawa participated in the German Cosplay Championship Finals, the European Cosplay Gathering and was featured on television and chosen as ‘Cosplay Star’ by Koneko magazine. She recently made her UK debut at MCM Expo in London and has featured regularly in NEO magazine. With more than 90 self-made cosplays since her start in 2009, Himezawa has gained in popularity all around the world including the UK, USA, and Japan.http://www.facebook.com/himezawa (Saturday 4:30pm).
Other treats for the LAC weekend include live performances from Pixelh8, Of Fire and Fate, Suffering Silence and 3-piece rock act The Kut and Momoiro Otome Ensemble (M.O.E), a Meidol unit associated with Maids at Maids of England will also be performing with dance and song covers of Doujinshi, Anime, J-Pop and idol songs.
Among the additional guests attending over the weekend will be illustrator and manga artist (and occasional J-Pop Go guest) SONIA LEONG who will be providing manga workshops for attendees.