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

Events and Competitions

Events and Competitions



Doors open at 6pm on Friday for Karaoke and the Games Room only. Doors open for all areas at 9:30am on Saturday.

MAICon Events - Friday
Time Main Theater
18:00 Karaoke starts
19:00 Karaoke
20:00 Karaoke
21:00 End of event
MAICon Events - Saturday
Time Main Theater Secondary Theater
10:00 Opening Ceremony -
10:30 AMV Showcase Love Live! TasMuse Mini Live Panel
11:00 Cosplay Parade Love Live! TasMuse Mini Live Panel
11:30 - Attack on Titan: Truth or Dare Q&A
12:00 Fruits Fashion Attack on Titan: Truth or Dare Q&A
12:30 Have You Been Watching -
1:00 Have You Been Watching Auction
1:30 Salty Studios Panel : Getting into Game Development in Launceston Auction
2:00 Salty Studios Panel : Getting into Game Development in Launceston Auction
2:30 - Fight For Your Fandom
3:00 Cosplay Competition Fight For Your Fandom
3:30 Cosplay Competition -
4:00 Cosplay Competition The Expanded Worlds of Doctor Who Panel
4:30 Cosplay Competition The Expanded Worlds of Doctor Who Panel
5:00 - Cosplay Mystery Date
5:30 Closing Ceremony -


AMV Showcase

A showcase of high-quality AMVs (anime music videos) from all over the world, including past winners in the AICon AMV Competition and other AMV Competitions at conventions and festivals around Australia.

Main Theater, 10:30am to 11:00am, Saturday.


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 2pm on Saturday. Make sure you stick around for the closing ceremony to see if you’ve won!

Running from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday.

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.

Main Theater, 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday.


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.

Secondary Theater, 5:00pm to 5:30pm, Saturday.

More details here.


Cosplay Parade

After its overwhelmingly warm reception at AICon 2017, the Cosplay Parade will be happening at MAICon! All participants will receive a certificate.

Main Theater, 11:00am to 11:30am, Saturday.


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 until 2:00pm Saturday.

More details here.


Friday Night Event

We are hosting a special Karaoke Event the night before MAICon! 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 6:00pm 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.

Main Theater, 12:00pm to 12:30pm, Saturday.

More details here.


General Auction

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!

Secondary Theater, 1:00pm to 2:30, Saturday.

More details here.


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

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