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MAICon - AICon miniaturised and bottled for your convenience.

Get those circuits warmed up! Our one day minifestival is returning to Launceston with the theme ‘Mecha’!

8th-9th September, 2017
6pm to 9pm Friday 8th of September
9.30am until 6pm Saturday 9th of September
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

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 -



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 ‘Mecha‘!

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 festival date.

How can I apply to be a volunteer?

Volunteer sign-ups can be found here!

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

Pre-registration for our MAICon events are available here.
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 2017 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 Saturday. For more information please go to:


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