4th & 5th of March
Wrest Point Convention Centre


What is AICon?
AICon is Tasmania’s longest running pop culture festival, with a focus on the Japanese Anime Industry. The event is held over a weekend in March in Hobart each year and is run by a Not-For-Profit University Society called TasPop (the Tasmanian Pop Culture Society).

What can I see at AICon?
The festival features a variety of cultural demonstrations, competitions, theatre sports, costuming, fashion, video game tournaments, panels, a good range of traders, an auction, anime screenings and more! AICon is also a great place to meet new people with similar interests and is known as a friendly and approachable convention.

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 AICon. 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 be a volunteer by hovering over the ‘AICON 2017 – MYTH AND MAGIC’ bar, and click on the part of the drop-down menu titled ‘Volunteer Sign-up.’ Or, simply click here! Please be sure to read all of the information while filling out the form.

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

All events and competitions occuring at AICon 2017 are listed here. Under each item there will be a link to their pre-reg form, once the event or competition is open for pre-registration.

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

Sponsors: Sponsors package download.

Fan Trader

Main Trade Hall: