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MAICon 2016

MAICon - AICon miniaturised and bottled for your convenience.

Get ready to go back to school! Our one day mini festival is returning to Launceston with the theme ‘School Days’!

27th of August 2016
9.30am until 6pm
University of Tasmania, Launceston Campus, Newnham Drive
(Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Faculty of Arts and G Block Gym)
Adults $18
TasPop Members $15
Under 15yrs $10
Under 10yrs FREE*
*with accompanying parent or guardian
Rating: PG


What is MAICon?

MAICon, or ‘Miniature AICon’, is a one day mini festival run in Launceston. It is a condensed version of AICon featuring some of our most popular events such as the Cosplay Competition and Fruits Fashion, as well as some brand new exclusives! Much like AICon events and activities include competitions, a trader’s hall, the ever popular auction, the art room and a miniaturised games room among other things! As always, cosplay is a popular activity (though obviously not required). The theme for MAICon this year is ‘School Days‘!

Do I have to dress in theme?

No, the theme is just a fun little add-on and it is not a requirement for entry in any of our competitions – however, if you’re interested in our theme specific categories in competitions such as cosplay, you must be dressed in theme to enter those categories. Otherwise, it’s free for all!

Will food and drink be available?

Yes, both food and drink will be available at MAICon. There will be a general canteen in the traders hall and the MAICon Maid Café in the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre! More details of exactly what will be available will be released closer to the convention date.

How can I apply to be a volunteer?

You can apply to Volunteer at: MAICon Volunteer Sign Up

I want to enter Cosplay/Fruits/other competition, how do I do this?

Pre-registration for our MAICon events is now open. You can find the entry forms on their respective pages linked below:
MAICon Cosplay Competition
MAICon Cosplay Mystery Date
MAICon Fruits Fashion Competition
MAICon Auction

Please be sure to fully read and understand the rules/terms and conditions for each event before entering.

How can I apply to be a sponsor or trader at MAICon?

If you’re interested in sponsoring MAICon or trading at the event, please follow the directions in the MAICon 2016 Sponsors and Vendors

Is there public transport to MAICon?

Yes there is! Metro runs a service from Stop E in St John Street that runs every two hours through the UTAS Newnham Campus every on Saturdays. For more information please go to: