AICon, Tasmania’s premiere anime, gaming and popular culture convention, is proud to announce our new Platinum Sponsor: Wargaming!
Wargaming, creators of the well known immersive online videogames World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and coming titles such as World of Warships, have kindly agreed to become our Platinum sponsor for AICon 2013, and with their support we hope to be able to provide you, the attendees, with more goodies and more awesome than AICon has ever had before!
We’re excited to have such a valuable sponsor and we hope you will be too! If you want to check out Wargaming and see what the people supporting us actually do, click on the logos below to scope them out.
AICon 2013 is now less than a month away – how exciting! To get you guys even more excited, full information for all of our events, demonstrators, panels and competitions that will be happening over the AICon weekend is now available on the website! There’s going to be so much to check out this year, so why don’t you take a peek at the pages – all linked under ‘Events and Competitions’ in the drop down menu bar? Timetables for both Saturday and Sunday are also now available in the same menu.
For those of you still considering pre-registering for AICon, pre-registration closes at the end of the day on February 28th! Pre-registering is the only way to get a weekend pass, which saves you $10 on paying entry on both days, gives you access to our pre-registered only Karaoke event on the Friday night and you get a pretty AICon lanyard to keep instead of a boring wristband! Head over to the pre-registration page now by clicking here!
If you don’t have the ability to pay over the internet don’t fret – weekend passes will be available for in-person purchase at UTas Societies Day at the Sandy Bay Campus from the DigiVisiPop table on February 27th from 3pm!
For more information on the pre-registered only Karaoke event and early weekend pass pick-up on the Friday night of the AICon weekend, click here!
After the introduction of our first t-shirt poll last week, we received some great feedback on our designs and as such we have re-worked the three most popular designs! Vote for the one you would most likely buy on a t-shirt at AICon in the second round poll below!
T-Shirt Poll round 2! Vote for the design you would be most likely to buy as a t-shirt at AICon!
- Design 1 (64%, 84 Votes)
- Design 3 (20%, 26 Votes)
- Design 2 (16%, 21 Votes)
Total Voters: 131
Last MAICon we introduced our brand new AICon hoodies, which are currently available to purchase from the website. As another apparel addition, at our 2013 convention we will be selling t-shirts – but we want you guys to help us choose which design you want to see printed!
There are four designs to choose from – vote for your favourite in the poll below!
Which t-shirt design would you like to see printed?
- Design 2 (55%, 59 Votes)
- Design 3 (27%, 29 Votes)
- Design 4 (12%, 13 Votes)
- Design 1 (6%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 108
Happy New Year from all of us at AICon! We hope you’ve all had an exciting Christmas and New Year!
Now – getting onto what you’ve all been waiting for… pre-registration for all the big events at AICon 2013 are now open!
Kimono Competition *NEW in 2013*
Expect more information on our other events and on-the-day competitions within the coming weeks.
That’s right! Get in now to secure yourself a Weekend or a VIP Pass! Once again Weekend and VIP passes will only be available through online pre-registration. VIP passes are limited to 50 and include special perks and merchandise!
Please note that we can currently only accept direct deposit at this time.
If you order and pay before the 18th of December 2012, you’ll be mailed a gift certificate of confirmation. This means you can purchase passes for your friends for Christmas – a great gift idea!
Also don’t forget who’s coming to town this December! No, not just Santa, the Doctor Who star Frazer Hines – The Time Travelling Scot. Frazer’s show is an afternoon of behind the scene stories as only told by someone who was actually there. It is both informative and entertaining and is something of a first for Hobart audiences. Find out more at: http://tixtas.com.au/
We’ll also be opening online sales on our AICon hoodies very soon – watch this space!
As most of you aware, Facebook now charges by the post if you want to reach all of your fans. If you don’t want to miss any important info about AICon and our events on Facebook, you can fix this by going to the top right corner of our Facebook page, clicking the cog in top right corner and clicking ‘add to my interests’!
In light of these changes and in trying to reach more of our fans, we’ve decided to give away a weekend pass to AICon before they’re officially available in December!
To enter, simply share publicly and like this post on Facebook!
How to publicly share the competition post on Facebook
1. Navigate to this Facebook post on the AICon page, and then click on the ‘Share’ button.
2. A pop-up screen like the one below should appear. For this competition, only shares on your own timeline will be eligible – however still feel free to share on your own pages and in groups!
3. Make sure that the share is set to ‘Public’. This is VERY important if you want to enter. If it is not set to public, we won’t be able to see your entry and thus you won’t be entered in the competition!
It’s as easy as that! Entries close in a week’s time on the 21st of November and the winner will be announced soon after that.
Pre-registration for AICon 2013 will officially open on December 1st.
Ticket prices and more information are available on the AICon 2013 Facebook event page.
Interested in volunteering at next year’s convention? Click here!
With MAICon now just a month away, registration for the Cosplay and Fruits Competitions is now open, along with the registration for lots in our MAICon Auction! If you’re keen to register for any of these events, please read the information below and then send an email to the address given!
Please note that due to time constraints, Cosplay and Fruits are limited to 30 entries each – so get those entries in ASAP!
The Cosplay Competition is a one of the most anticipated events at MAICon. Come and watch cosplayers show off their homemade costumes, laboured over with blood and tears, in front of our judges.
This year the MAICon Cosplay Competition will have four categories; Best Newcomer, Best Skit, Fan Favourite and Best Overall.
To enter please email firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name, details about your cosplay, which categories you are entering and any additional media required if you are entering a skit.
Fruits! Japanese fashion at its fruitiest! Come and see all the Japanese inspired outfits on parade! An event that allows those with a creative need for individualised fashion to create and model their own designed outfits for a crowd of enthusiastic AICon attendees.
This year the MAICon FRUiTS Fashion Competition will have three categories; Best Compiled, Best Constructed and Fan Favourite.
To enter please email email@example.com including your full name and which categories you are entering.
The fan favourite Auction returns for MAICon! Have you got piles of manga laying around that you no longer need? What about that plush that just doesn’t fit in with your new decor? For the small cost of 10% of the selling price, you can sell them in the MAICon Auction!
If you have any lots that you would like to register for the MAICon Auction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, what is to be included in your lots and a reserve price if you have one.
Please keep in mind that we can only accept so many lots as there is only a limited amount of time allotted for the Auction, so get your lots in quick!
Let’s end this month properly with a competition! With our Facebook page at nearly 1,000 likes on our Facebook Page, and MAICon just around the corner in September, we’re giving away 1 FREE MAICon pass to one of our fans who share the dedicated link on our Facebook page. The competition will end once we reach 1000 likes, or a week before MAICon (1st of September 2012).
So, what has the DigiVisiPop crew been up to this month? Well, it’s been busy.
Our combined Lan with TESS and TUCS went down well, with a good turn out of enthusiastic gamers.
Were hoping to organise more combined lans in the future. Though, if you are looking for some good gaming to hold you over, our next Lan will be coming up on the 7th of July! So get ready to join the game!
For more information on the AICon Lan, and to let us know you’re coming, click here.
We have also had a very successful Cosplay Skate event up North. Thank you to all the attendees who came along for a fun filled night! We have more plans for further Northern events, so stay tuned.
As for the South, we haven’t forgotten you! We’ll be holding our Laser Tag event at Zone3 at Intercity (Village Cinemas), Hobart. We have had to restrict numbers, so let us know if you’re coming at our event page: AICon Laser Tag. Or come along anyway and join us playing arcade games at Intercity.
See ya in the new month!
Hello all and welcome back to the website!
With the new theme settling into the minds of the new Design Team, there should be some definite changes in the website design over the next few months.
Also, AICon Avengers Assemble! We are planning to go see the Avengers on Saturday the 28th of April 2012! So if you want to join us, do check out our Avengers Meet Up Event on Facebook!