London Anime and Gaming Con 2016

Jake Basford

This weekend (6-7 February) London Anime and Gaming Con is taking over London Metropolitan University for the first time in 2016 to celebrate the best and brightest of anime and video games, with stalls, talks, and even cosplay competitions that should keep any geek busy.

Guest star of the event is voice actor Monica Rial, who is known for being one of the most prolific anime voiceover actors in the business. Monica has starred in over 100 anime imports, and has even voiced a few video game characters. Her resume is possibly one of the most impressive in the world. Other guests include international cosplayer and gamer Lindsay Elyse, along with animator and artist Aya Suzuki.

With gaming really taking an upswing at present, GAME has sponsored a tournament area that boasts thousands in prizes up for grabs on games like Fifa ’16, Mario Kart 8 and League of Legends. Other partners include huge names like Ubisoft alongside independent design studios like Silent Studios.

Whether you are a massive gamer or a fan of Japanese anime, or if you just like dressing as your favourite superhero, there is something for everyone at London Anime and Gaming Con. Like most conventions it comes around multiple times a year, so if you can’t make it this weekend, it will be back in July – but that doesn’t mean Monica will be back.

Tickets are still available on the door for Sunday, but Saturday has now sold out, and if you happen to be attending that day feel free to spot us as we will be attending to give you the full insider low-down. You know – if the tube strike doesn’t get too far in the way.


For more information check out the London Anime and Gaming Con website

About Jake Basford

Essex-boy living in Cardiff, Jake is a writer, PR/Media officer, and Social Media consultant. Obsessed with video games, American culture and Buffy. Can usually be found at his laptop working.