Location: Adelaide, SA Australia) First Year: 2002 Next Convention Date(s): Held 15-17 July, 2016 (2017 dates TBD) Website: http://www.avcon.org.au/
AVCon is an anime and video games convention held in Adelaide, South Australia each year. The convention showcases Japanese Animation and Video Gaming, attendees at the convention partake in events such as cosplay, video gametournaments, anime screenings, anime music videos and more including many vendor stalls.
AVCon is run by the not-for-profit organisation Team AVCon Inc.
Started in 2002, AVCon (then A/V Connection, now commonly known to stand for Anime and Video Games Convention) began as a joint convention supported by volunteers from the University of South Australia’s Adelaide Japanese Animation Society (AJAS) and the Adelaide University Video Gamers Association (AUVGA). After four successful annual conventions, Team AVCon Inc was established as an independent entity to run and sustain the annual convention.
In 2008, owing to continuing growth in attendee numbers, Team AVCon moved the 2009 convention from the University of Adelaide to the Adelaide Convention Centre. This resulted in double the previous year’s ticket sales, with an attendance of just over 4,000 people. In 2010 the convention was once again held at the Adelaide Convention Centre with 8,000 attendees, and the numbers increased once more to an attendance of over 14,000 in 2011.