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    by Published on 12-10-2014 07:55 PM

    We shall be adding two new conventions to our 2015 lineup; Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con on 8-9 August and Bristol Anime & Gaming Con on the October 3-4. You can check out these events now at www.cardiffanimecon.com and www.bristolanimecon.com



    Both shows promise an action packed lineup featuring Cosplay, Dealers, Performers, TCGing, Artists, Anime, Gaming Tournaments, Parties and more with dozens of activities including the Cosplay Masquerade with a £100 first-prize up for grabs, the Talent Show as part of Animeleague's soon to be announced 2015 talent search, the Otaku Quiz and much more.

    We are also pleased to announce that Animangapop shall be coming on board as official affiliates to these shows, with their Plymouth Animangapop event becoming a sister event to Bristol and Cardiff. 8bitplanet, SkyBot Film and GeekOut shall also be coming on board as supporters for the events.

    With all dates in place the 2015 calendar of Animeleague events shall be;

    7-8 February: London Anime & Gaming Con - http://www.londonanimecon.com
    4-5 July: Summer London Anime & Gaming Con - http://www.londonanimecon.com
    8-9 August: Cardiff Anime Con - http://www.cardiffanimecon.com
    3-6 September: Alcon - http://www.alcon.org.uk
    3-4 October: Bristol Anime Con - http://www.bristolanimecon.com

    Animeleague shall also be recruiting more helpers and staff to come join them. If you are interested in coming on board the Animeleague team at this exciting time, then please email info@animeleague.com

    Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as we reveal our plans for 2015!
    by Published on 11-29-2014 06:49 AM

    Welcome To The Animeleague Chat Party all this Weekend (29-30 November)



    - All weekend. To join the party, just click GENERAL CHAT in the bar at the bottom of the screen!
    - Everyone is invited - even if you have never been on animeleague before you are still VERY welcome! Come join in!
    - The party goes on from midday GMT on Saturday to well past midnight Monday morning!
    - Events - just like a real-convention but online! - we have events ALL day long - see the event planner at the bottom. We have quizes, cosplay, roleplay and lots more!
    - Our own radio station going on throughout the day with DJs blasting out your favorite tunes. You can tune in @ www.animeleague.net/radio


    SATURDAY EVENTS SCHEDULE

    Midday - Get To Know & Chillout - Listen to your favourite tunes over the radio, meet and get to know the other chat-partiers!
    2pm - Welcome to the PARTY! - With your host @Ferefire we kick off the proceedings and get ready for an epic weekend. Much fun and games, weee!
    4pm - Caption Contest - Ten captions shall be put up. Most amusing captions provided shall win. 2,000 credit prizes for the person who gets the most. Host Needed!
    7pm - The Christmas Show - Christmas music, christmas chat, christmas fun and games. Join @Stacey as she hosts the Christmas hour and get into the spirit of things!
    10pm - The Member Auction! Everything to go! Bid for members with your credits. The winners get to own (in an entirely innocent way do note!) the person they win for the remainder of the chat party. Wooo!

    SUNDAY EVENTS SCHEDULE

    Midday - Get To Know and Chat/Radio Chillout - Listen to your favourite tunes over the radio and meet and get to know the other chat-partiers!
    7pm - Mike's Happy Hour - My Hour of Fun! Grab some drinks, it's gonna be fun!
    8pm to 10pm - Chatparty's Quest - A radio RPG with a twist, where YOU the chatroom help decide the outcome. Rules explained on air. Want to join the RPG? Tune in and let us know!
    10pm till late - Party & Games! Grab a drink and let's party in to the night! Yay!

    SATURDAY RADIO SCHEDULE (all times in GMT)

    Listen to the radio @ www.animeleague.net/radio

    Midday - @Rukia
    2pm [email]-@Ferefire
    3pm - @Ferefire
    4pm - Caption Contest with @Rukia
    5pm - @Rukia
    6pm - @Stacey
    7pm - @Stacey
    8pm - @Stacey
    9pm - @Bear
    10pm - Member Auction Organiser @Bear
    11pm - @Taz605
    Midnight - @Taz605

    SUNDAY RADIO SCHEDULE (all times in GMT)

    Listen to the radio @ www.animeleague.net/radio

    Midday - Apply Here
    2pm - Apply Here
    3pm - @The Nightmare Rider
    4pm - @The Nightmare Rider
    5pm - @jessofallnames
    6pm - @jessofallnames
    7pm - Mike's Happy Hour - @Ferefire
    8pm - Chat Party RPG Times - @Ferefire
    9pm - Chat Party RPG Times - @Ferefire
    10pm - @Orange & @Chibi Angel
    11pm - @Rukia
    Midnight - @Rukia


    Want to Help Out?

    We're taking volunteers to run chatroom events.. so if you fancy runing one, or being a DJ on the radio, please post in here!
    by Published on 11-28-2014 08:34 AM

    Get Ready for an awesome Festive Season with Animeleague as we present...



    Our Twelve Presents for ALers this Year!

    #1. ONLINE: Animeleague Winter Chat Party on November 29-30 (THIS WEEKEND!) - A weekend of online fun in our chatroom and live DJing and voice chat on the radio. Also mini-events including Cosplay Blind-Date, Member Auction, Radio RPG and more! Read more HERE.

    #2. ONLINE: Secret Santa - No need to send a gift through the post. We invite you to make a video, poem, picture, whatever as your gift. Takes place in Crazy League section. Signup HERE.

    #3. ONLINE: Dating Matchups (16+ only) Looking for love during this festive season? AL Journals is holding a dating matchup! Go signup for that here



    #4. MEETUP: Big Animeleague Christmas Meet Birmingham on 19-21 December. An epic three day meetup with bowling, arcades, shopping, bars, club etc planned! We have hotel rooms booked up, and beds available, so even if you're not Midlands based there's spaces to stay over for this. Signup HERE.

    #5. ONLINE: CityScape Snowball Fight - If you're a Roleplayer, come join the annual Snowball Fight HERE

    #6. ONLINE: Manga Book Club Reads "One Winter" Join us in Anime & Manga this December month for a Wintery Tale of comedy, drama and mystery - Sign up and enjoy the fun of reading together here.

    #7. MEETUP: Bristol End of Year Meetup on 13-14 December. More info here. Hotel rooms available for those travelling further afield!

    #8. ONLINE: Advent Calendar: Test your entertainment knowledge in this fast-paced game! A new challenge will be posted everyday! Signup here.

    #9. ONLINE: Animeleague Feud Create a team of five and test your knowledge of AL in this fast-paced one day event! Signup here.

    #10. ONLINE: Christmas GFX Auction. Wanna buy some fancy graphics for your sig? Go visit Creative Arts' creative auction here

    #11. ONLINE: Xmas Photo Posing Contest Come enter this festive-themed posing contest. Images will be posted which you then have to match. Sign Ups now open here.

    #12. ONLINE: Original Cosplay Character Challenge Cosplay Central challenges you to draw or write up an original character concept. The theme; winter. Come enter that contest here.

    by Published on 11-10-2014 10:38 AM
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    OtakuCon and Animeleague are excited to announce a team-up that will see more meetups and small events happening in Ireland; both North and South in 2015.

    Animeleague ( www.animeleague.net ...
    by Published on 11-09-2014 09:24 PM



    Featuring a massive £250 prize for the winner, and an exclusive Cosplay Guest Meet 'n' Greet with top cosplay guests across the UK, Insomnia Gaming Festival is something you can't afford to miss this 21-24 November. (Buy Your Tickets HERE)

    Cosplay Highlights

    i53 Cosplay Competition @ Saturday 5pm, Main Stage - A massive £250 Cash first-prize with goodies and event tickets up for grabs for 2nd and 3rd places; it's all at stake here. You can go read more on the rules and pre-signup HERE and you can submit a pre-signup for your cosplay by emailing cosplay@animeleague.com (or signup at the cosplay desk on the day which is in the Cosplay Zone). Winners determined by our special guest judges (See below).

    Cosplay Meet 'n' Greet @ Sunday Daytime TBC - Our special cosplay guests and members of our team host a meet and greet. Get to know and hang out with your fellow cosplayers and network in this fun meet and greet. There will be free cake! Yay.

    Cosplay Star Guests

    There will be several special cosplay guests at this Insomnia. So far we can confirm Kelly Jean with many more to come. Stay tuned as we reveal the rest of our cosplay guest lineup!


    Kelly Jean



    Hi my name is Kelly Jean. I have a lot of video game related costumes, so it'll be interesting trying to decide what to bring for it.

    I've ran a lot of workshops for kids and teenagers on how to get into cosplaying (including for the Barbican museum, Bexley Gov. for their Anime & Manga society, GEEK and several comic stores) so I'm sure I'll be doing a panel at some point during the weekend, as well as helping judge the costume contest. So please come over and say hi if you see me! I often carry swag around with me, so you'll just have to see and ask.

    FB - https://www.facebook.com/kellyjeanartist
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ai_honey
    Laura Sindall



    Laura is a London based cosplayer who has been creating costumes for 8 years. During this time she has cosplayed in several different countries around the world including Japan where she represented the UK for the first time at the World Cosplay Summit in 2012, and will be representing her country again at the European Cosplay Gathering in Paris 2014.
    Laura works as a full time Special Effects artist for Artem, working on exciting films, tv, events and commercials including Prometheus, the London Olympic ceremonies and the official Halo and Titanfall suits for the launch of the games. She has also created several other costumes within the video games industry including Sony, Namco, TecmoKoei, Nintendo, and 2K.
    Her passion for costume and props has become an integral part of her life, through her work and hobbies.
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/lsindall

    Rocket Penguin Cosplay



    Hi my name is Dave (or Oswald depending on your point of view). While I have lots of costumes there is really only one choice! The Penguin will be on the election trail at Insomnia!
    Iíve been cosplaying for several years now and won various contests on both sides of the Atlantic. If you see me please come up at say hi, Iím reasonably unlikely to bite
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/RocketPenguinCosplay
    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/madbadmonkeys


    Even More Reasons to Go This Weekend...

    - A weekend long gaming festival!
    - Retro gaming, table-top / TCG stuff, esports tournaments, 3000+ person LAn and more!
    - Cosplay Star Guests and Cosplay Contest. Guest star Q&A panel (on at Friday 4pm ) and workshops!
    - With a BYOC ticket you can bring your own PC or console and join in the 3000+ person LAN, joining in casual tournaments, making friends, and gaming in-between events.
    - Also a mega social event, with drinking and socialising on the evenings, 24 hour gaming and food delivered to your desk

    Buy Your Tickets HERE
    by Published on 11-02-2014 03:16 AM

    Fan-based Convention with several voice-actors and over £1,000+ of tournament prizes up for grabs.



    Following a sell-out 2,000+ event in 2014, London Anime & Gaming Con returns this 7-8 Feburary. Top guests have already been confirmed which include Cristina Vee who has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games including Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Alisa Bosconovitch in Tekken Blood Vengeance, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, the eleven Honoka sisters in Netflix's Knights of Sidonia, Cubone (and others) in Pokemon Origins and Riruka Dokugamine in Bleach. She was recently announced as the new voice of Sailor Mars in her favorite show, Sailor Moon! They also have Christine Marie Cabanos who has
    voiced some of notable roles include Azusa Nakano (K-ON!), Madoka Kaname (MADOKA MAGICA), Shiemi Moriyama (BLUE EXORCIST), Mako Mankanshoku (KILL LA KILL), Silica (SWORD ART ONLINE) , Minori Kushieda (TORADORA!), Haruka (OBLIVION ISLAND), the titular character of Squid Girl in SQUID GIRL



    Many more big-names are promised, and with new gaming youtube, anime and cosplay guests being revealed every week it's worth continuously checking the website to view one of the biggest growing guest lineups.

    Gaming continues to grow, with the involvement of companies such as GAME, Capcom, Ubisoft and many more. The GAME Tournament Zone will return with a massive £1,000 worth of prize-support up for grabs. There will be over a dozen tournaments including League of Legends, Street Fighter IV, Halo 4, Call of Duty, Smash Wii U, Mario Kart 8, DDR, Minecraft and more. Casual gamers will also be catered for with the Gaming Lounge offering a choice of 200+ games from the 80s, 90s through to the present day.

    Even more Anime and J-culture will also be on offer this summer, including a special Asian Movie night courtesy of Third window films, AsianPop performances and lots of Anime screenings and dealers with a wide variety of merchandise. Unique to the event will be it's parties, which take place at the event itself, are included as part of your ticket and carry on until 1am - something not to be missed!

    "We want to continue to improve the event every year and add more fun activities", explains Event Organiser Michael Towers, "With the expansion of our venue to allow a far larger indies and publishes zone, we want to give our attendees even more than they've had in the past!"

    Tickets can be bought at a discounted £20 for the weekend via the website now HERE and the party is included as part of your ticket. You can read a full preview of what the event has in store this Feb 7-8 at http://www.londonanimecon.com
    by Published on 11-01-2014 11:34 AM

    We're delighted to announce that Cristina Vee, star of over 100 voices in anime and gaming, shall be our 2nd guest of honour at London Anime & Gaming Con this 7-8 Feb 2015, alongside our other voice-actor Christine Marie Cabanos.



    Cristina Vee is a voice actress from Los Angeles, CA. Since getting her first large anime roles in 2007, Cristina has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games. Anime fans know her Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Alisa Bosconovitch in Tekken Blood Vengeance, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, the eleven Honoka sisters in Netflix's Knights of Sidonia, Cubone (and others) in Pokemon Origins and Riruka Dokugamine in Bleach. She was recently announced as the new voice of Sailor Mars in her favorite show, Sailor Moon!



    On the video game scene she is popular for her voice work as Noel Vermillion and the Murakumo Units in the Blazblue series, Compa in the Neptunia series, Lian Shi in Dynasty Warriors, Cerebella in Skullgirls, Riven the Exile in League of Legends, Nova in Tales of Xillia 2 (pay your debt!), Shantae in Shantae and the Pirate's Curse and Half-Genie Hero, Four in Drakengard 3, Karna and Bami in Ys Memories of Celceta, Serina in Conception 2, and Cinque in Final Fantasy Type-0. Beyond voice acting she has a large YouTube following for her singing. She provides vocals to songs in Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Whyíd You Steal Our Garbage!? and Shantae: Half Genie Hero. She currently casts and directs Skullgirls and is recognizable to eSports fans for hosting IGNís IPL 4 and 5

    Check out her wikipedia @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristina_Vee

    If you haven't yet purchased a discount ticket for London Anime & Gaming Con yet, then make sure to do so shortly at http://www.londonanimecon.com/register.php
    by Published on 10-29-2014 07:55 PM

    We're delighted to confirm our first voice actor guest for London Anime & Gaming Con this 7-8 Feburary 2015. (Tickets available on discount at www.londonanimecon.com ). We shall also be announcing a second voice actor tomorrow at 11am, so make sure to stay tuned!

    So, without further ado, we can reveal our voice actor is..

    Christine Marie Cabanos - who is a voice over actress based out of Los Angeles and has been involved in close to thirty anime and gaming titles.

    Some of her most notable roles include Azusa Nakano (K-ON!), Madoka Kaname (MADOKA MAGICA), Shiemi Moriyama (BLUE EXORCIST), Mako Mankanshoku (KILL LA KILL), Silica (SWORD ART ONLINE) , Minori Kushieda (TORADORA!), Haruka (OBLIVION ISLAND), the titular character of Squid Girl in SQUID GIRL, Minawa Ando (MAHOROMATIC: IíM HOME), General Pisti (MAGI), Michi Kondo (LAGRANGE) Ruka Asato (ACCEL WORLD), Reina and Mew (POKEMON ORIGINS), Filia (SKULLGIRLS), Marie Rose (DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE), Chiaki Nanami (DANGANRONPA 2), Nepgear in the HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA series, Keina Sawaya (ATELIER MERURU) and roles in video games such as Time and Eternity, Fairy Fencer F, Tales of Xillia 2, Ragnarok Online 2, Witch and the Hundred Knight and Mugen Souls Z.



    You can read her wikipedia page @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Marie_Cabanos

    Stay tuned as we announce our second voice actor tomorrow at 11am! Haven't got your ticket yet to the event? Do so now at http://www.londonanimecon.com/register.php
    by Published on 10-12-2014 03:16 PM

    Animeleague will be bringing the Anime, Manga and Cosplay to London Film and Comic Con (run by Showmasters) this coming weekend! There will be a £100 prize to the winners of the Cosplay Masquerade on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

    Tickets are still available, you can get them now @ http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/ or on the door.



    * * *

    The Cosplay Stage timetable is now released. Here it is -

    SATURDAY

    10am - Cosplay for Begineers (MattHolden)
    11am - Cosplay Stars Q&A
    Midday - X-Men Cosplay World Record Attempt
    1pm - LARPing Begineer's Guide (ArtyFakes)
    1:30pm - Props & Armour (StaceyRebecca)
    2pm - Performance in Cosplay (AndyValentine)
    3pm - Cosplay Masquerade
    4pm - Male Representation in Cosplay
    5pm - Patterning Guide for Armour/Fabric (AnnaS + NeroliCosplay)

    SUNDAY

    10am - Cosplay Anti-Bullying
    10:30am - Cosplay and Media (Chiquitita + League of Extraordinary Cosplayers)
    11am - Cosplay Community 101
    Midday - Competitive Cosplaying Guide (Ben Hunt)
    1pm - Mental Health & Cosplay (AndyValentine)
    2pm - 'Too Small for Superman?' (MattHolden)
    3pm - Cosplay Masquerade
    4pm - Cosplaying on a Budget (AnnaS + StaceyRebecca)
    4:30pm - Sewing Construction Guide (Chiquitita)

    by Published on 10-08-2014 07:25 PM

    Animeleague Conventions & Events - Dates Confirmed!

    We're pleased to confirm our convention dates for the next year, including Alcon!

    Cosrave Leicester - 14th November 2014 - REGISTER HERE
    London Anime & Gaming Con - 7-8 February 2015 - REGISTER HERE
    London Anime & Gaming Con Summer - 4-5 July 2015 - (Launching next year)
    And.. Last But Certainly Not Least..(!) Alcon 2015 - 3-6 September 2015 - VIEW LAST YR'S SITE HERE (Launching next year)



    PRIZE DRAW - We're giving away a pair of tickets to February's London Anime & Gaming Con, which will be our largest ever event as we expand again. You can enter the prize draw by SHARING THIS POST HERE ON YOUR FB, and double your chances by RETWEETING THIS TWEET.

    Animeleague Meetups - From Glasgow to Cardiff to London to Leicester!

    We run meetups across the year which are free to attend. Come along, get to know people in your area and have an awesome time with other ALers!

    Leicester - 14-15 Nov - Click HERE
    Cardiff - 21 Nov - Click HERE
    Manchester - 29 Nov - Click HERE
    London - 6 Dec - Click HERE
    Bristol - 13 Dec - Click HERE
    Birmingham - 19-21 Dec - Click HERE
    Glasgow - 10 Jan Click HERE
    Newcastle - 17th Jan Click HERE



    We shall also be officially attending and running the anime and cosplay at London Film and Comic Con on 18-19 Oct, Cardiff Comic Con on 8-9 Nov and Belfast Comic Con on 25-26 Oct. Make sure to check those events out and come along!

    Please check the meetups forum Here for all the latest meets. You're also welcome to make your own meetup in your local town/city/area!
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