AUKN received news that preparations for SunnyCon 2013 are already underway. SunnyCon, the anime and Japanese culture convention held in Sunderland, originally launched earlier this year and it attracted over 900 visitors. The organisers are thinking bigger for 2013 and are moving to a new venue in the Seaburn Centre and the dates set for March 23rd-24th 2013. Organisers state:
For 2013 SunnyCon have done it again already announcing world famous anime voice actor Vic Mignogna and international cosplay superstar Ginny McQueen. Vic is probably the most well-known voice actor in the world famous with many main roles in major anime shows not forgetting his work on games and his musical career. Ginny is a world famous cosplayer with a huge fan base with over 25000 followers on Facebook alone. More guests and events are due to be announced leading up to the event but a huge part of any anime convention is the cosplay part and SunnyCon has announced that they will be offering up an unbelievable £2000 prize for the winner in 2013, the biggest cash amount for a cosplay contest in Europe this will attract the countries best cosplayers.
Tickets for SunnyCon 2013 are already on sale and prices break down like this:
Under 13’s £10,
Over 13’s general entry £25
VIP tickets £30.
Tickets for Under 13’s and over 13’s are general entry and permit entry to the weekend full of events but VIP gets you in 1 hour early, a free t-shirt, entry into a draw for a prize pack and half priced entry into the evening event.
For more information visit SunnyCon’s site.