MAIcon 2017: Coming 9th September to University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus, Launceston

Events and Competitions

Events and Competitions



For a full, gridded-out, timetable, please click here. However, all events and competitions are listed below, alphabetically, with the day and time they are running!


AMV Competition

Ever wanted to see a race to the pokemon battle theme? Or see a battle between the folks from Tokyo Ghoul and Digimon? Well Anime Music Videos (AMV’s) are where you can make it happen. Put your video editing to the test and enter our competition for the chance to win prizes, get your AMV shown on the big screen and the adoration of anime nerds everywhere… in Tasmania.

Running from 12:30pm until 1:30pm Sunday.

More details here.


Art Competition

It doesn’t matter if you paint, draw, sculpt, work on computer or by hand, everything and anything goes! Just remember to bring your work along and display it in our art room. Entries must be in before 3pm on Sunday. Make sure you stick around for the closing ceremony to see if you’ve won!

Running from 10:00am Saturday until 2:00pm Sunday.

More details here.


Cosplay Competition

The Cosplay Competition is a one of the most anticipated events at AICon. Come and watch cosplayers show off their homemade costumes, labored over with blood and tears, in front of our judges.

More details here.

Running from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Sunday.

Cosplay Mystery Date*

This is the event that proves it doesn’t have to be canon to be heart-warming. Come check out some lucky bachelors and bachelorettes query their way to finding their Cosplay heart-throb.

Running from 5:00pm until 6:00pm on Saturday.

More details here.


Cosplay Parade

A new event for AICon 2017, the AICon Cosplay Parade! Happening on Saturday afternoon of the festival, so if you’re wanting to strut your stuff, make sure you sign up as places will be limited!

All participants will receive a certificate for participating.

Running from 3:30pm until 4:30pm Saturday.


Creature Feature

Prepare yourself for the feature with all the creatures! Come and join our hosts on a fantastic voyage through the terrifying world of video game character creators, and all the horror that entails. Watch in absolute wonder as we create digital Frankenstein monsters for the modern era and your amusement.

Don’t miss…The Creature Feature!

Running from 3:00pm until 4:00pm on Saturday.


D&D Live

Ever wanted to see your D&D fantasies come alive on stage? Well this is the event for you! Watch as 4 lucky audience members will have the chance to adventure in a world of Myth and Magic.

Running from 4:00pm until 5:00pm Sunday.


Fanfiction Competition

All artforms of the written word are accepted into the Fanfiction competition; poetry, haikus, journalism – it is is set in a fandom, it is welcome here!

Running from 10:00am Saturday until 2:00pm Sunday.

More details here.


Fight for your Fandom

GET READY FOR THE FANDOM FIGHT OF THE GENERATION! Watch 3 teams of 2 represent their fandom in a Japanese style Game Show where anything can happen!

Running from 10:30am until 11:30am Saturday.


Friday Night Event

We are hosting a special Karaoke Event the night before AICon! A single cost of $5 entry (free for children 10yo or under when accompanied by a paying adult) with doors opening at 5pm until 9pm.

Running from 5:00pm until 9:00pm Friday.

More details here.


Fruits Fashion

Fruits! Alternative fashions at its fruitiest! An event that allows those with a creative need for individualized fashion to create and model their own designed outfits for a crowd of enthusiastic attendees.

Running from 11:00am until 12:00pm Saturday.

More details here.


GAMMA.QUIZ – “Super happy fun times quiz sensational desu”

Once again the GAMMA.CON crew, led by quizmaster Mowen, has travelled all the way from Canberra, and is ready to challenge the attendees of AICon in a masterful session of Pop Culture based trivia. GAMMA.QUIZ will feature questions on anime, TV, movies, comics, books and the internet. Including a wide range of formats from videos to audio to images and maybe even drawing!

To avoid missing out, register yourself, a group, or a whole team of 8 at the Friends of AICon booth, where the GAMMA.CREW will be located. Individuals and smaller groups can be placed into teams before start, so there is no reason to not sign up!

Running from 07:00pm Saturday.


General Auction – Saturday and Sunday

Whether you need the space, looking to invest in something else, or have simply found your love moving to another fandom, the General Auction is here for you!

Running from 1:30pm until 3:00pm Saturday.
Running from 2:30pm until 4:00pm Sunday.

More details here.


Great Debate

“DLC is destroying the gaming industry.”

The Great Debate returns with one devil of a question – do you have the answer?

Running from 10:30am until 11:30am Sunday.


MADMAN National Cosplay Competition

AICon is getting a full round of the Madman National Cosplay Championship in 2017, which means if you win the AICon round, you will receive flights and accommodation to the MNCC final in Melbourne!
For more information, or to enter the competition, follow the link below!

Running from 1:00pm until 2:00pm Saturday.

More details here.


Mature Auction (15+) – Sunday

For all items not quite suited for attendees under the age of 15 years, the Mature Auction will allow you to clear out some space with peace of mind!

Running from 2:00pm until 2:30pm Sunday.

More details here.


Pokemon Tournament

The Pokemon Tournament will be happening at AICon, with our very first Pokemon Sun and Moon tournament! Just head on down to our Games Room and you will find sign-up sheets on the Games Room help desk.

Running from 1:00pm until 2:00pm Saturday.

More details here.


Scavenger Hunt

An attendee favourite, the scavenger hunt list can be found in the back of your program book! Hand in your form to Information Desk (located next to the AICon Merch desk) before the end time for a chance to win!

Running from 10:30am Saturday until 3:00pm Sunday.


Takeshi’s Castle**

Join the legion of the TasPop army to vanquish the evil dwelling within… Takeshi’s Castle! A theater sport event playing heavily upon the 2017 AICon theme of Myth and Magic, come enjoy the show and maybe get to throw a cannonball or two!

Running from 4:00pm until 5:00pm Saturday.


*No actual dates occur as a result from this event.

** No actual cannonballs will be present at this event.

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