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If you're out and about in the Adelaide CBD on the weekend of 12th to 14th July, you may run into one or two (more like several thousand), people dressed in costume and all heading to Adelaide's Convention Centre for the annual AVCon.
AVCon is an anime and video games convention held in Adelaide, South Australia each year. The convention showcases Japanese Animation and Video Gaming and the name stands for Anime and Video Games Convention.
The convention is run by a not for profit group, Team AVCon. They started the event in 2002 and since then, the numbers have grown so much that in 2009, they were forced to move to the Adelaide Convention Centre in order to meet the demand for tickets. In 2011 the number of tickets sold was an astonishing 14,000 with the event growing in popularity every year.
A pre-registration Weekend Pass will cost $58.30. Single Day General Admission Passes can be purchased before the convention for $35 from the AVCon Store, Shin Tokyo, Pulp Fiction Comics, Game Traders Marion, Adelaide Comics Centre, and BASS (surcharge applies). General Admission Weekend and Day Passes can also be purchased at the door of AVCon 2013.
Single Day General Admission Pass (Door): $35
General Admission Weekend Pass (Door): $60
Children under 10 can enter AVCon 2013 at no charge if accompanied by a ticket holder.
Concession pricing is available for at-the-door sales for Government concession card holders; such as Seniors Cards, disability cards or Centrelink Health Care Cards.
Holders of Government Carer Cards or Companion Cards will receive a free ticket when accompanying their ward.
Please note all passes are non-refundable.
A Weekend Pass gives you an All Areas access to the main hall where there will be video game battles, game play, bands, Lolita fashion parades, guest signings and photos, the best dressed competition, Anime Quiz Night and lots lots more. To sign up and be part of the Quiz Night, go to the information desk on the Saturday. Gold Pass holders can register as soon as the convention opens. General pass holders can register from 11am.