Events, Competitions, & Timetable

Timetable :

The current timetable for MAICon can be found here!


Events & Competitions :


Friday Night Event

A single cost of $5 entry, but free for children 10yo or under (when accompanied by a paying adult).

We are hosting a special Karaoke Event the night before MAICon!

Games Room:
The MAICon Games Room will be open for everyone to check out and play on the available consoles – new and old!

Pokémon Gym Challenge:
Do you have what it takes to beat all of our gym leaders?
Friday night will be the chance for you to bring out your toughest Pokémon. Battle it out with other Pokémon Trainers and see who will be crowned champion!

Wig Styling & Makeup Workshop:
This is a free space to work together with friends, enthusiasts, and experienced hands alike! Join us the night before the big day for a Wig Styling and Makeup Workshop. This is a great opportunity to get any last minute tips and advice to ensure your wigs and make up are flawless ready for the Cosplay Competition, Fruits Competition, Cosplay Parade, and the day as a whole!

Running from 6:00pm until 9:00pm Friday, 21st of September.

More details here.


Alternative Fashion & FRUiTs Competition

Alternative fashions in all of its forms! J-Fashion, Street Fashion, Steampunk, Lolita, K-Fashion, Fuku, Goth, and more! This event encourages everyone with their creative need for individualized fashion to create and model their own designed, bought, compiled, and/or found outfits for a crowd of enthusiastic attendees.

Competition information can be found here.

3pm – 3:30pm, Main Theater


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.

10am – 10:30am, Secondary Theater


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!

On the Day Entries until 2:00pm, Saturday only.

More details here.



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! Will be held on Saturday.

More details here.
Catalogue here.

1pm – 2:30pm, Secondary Theater


Cosplay Competition

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

Entry form is located here.

10am – 11:30am, Main Theater


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.

Entry form is located here.

4:30pm – 5pm, Main Theater


Cosplay Parade

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

4pm – 4:30pm, Main Theater


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! Winners will be announced in the Closing Ceremony.

Pre-registered submissions only, until 14th September

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!

1:30pm – 2:30pm, Main Theater


Games Room Tournaments

If you’re looking for a casual place to sit down and have some fun with friends, or a competitive environment to test your skills against your new and old rivals, then come on down to the Games Room!

Open for free-to-play 9:15am – 5pm, Saturday

More details here.


Talking About Your Anime Generation

A revival of a previously held event! This fabulous competition will pitch 3 teams of 2 attendees fight to off to see who has the best knowledge of all generations of Anime. Who will come out on top?

10:30am – 11:30am, Secondary Theater


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