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AnimeCon UK 2024 and their Team-up with CALM

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About AnimeCon UK: 


AnimeCon UK is an enormous international Anime and Manga Expo!

A showcase of the best of Asian pop culture, now in the UK’s two biggest cities, London and Birmingham. Our festivals bring together the communities of artists, anime fanatics, pro cosplayers, the K-pop and J-pop obsessed for two days of unique exhibits, amazing shopping, parties, exclusive screenings, extensive panels and appearances by some of the world’s biggest creators.

AnimeCon is the biggest celebration of Asian culture in the UK! Each AnimeCon UK event is a party, a market and a theatre show all rolled into one; a dedicated showcase of Otaku popular culture, an amazing space for the community to call their own.

AnimeCon UK announces partnership with Campaign Against Living Miserably for its first show in the Capital.

One of the UK’s leading mental health charities dedicated to suicide prevention, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will partner with AnimeCon London. 

The inaugural event at London will be hosted at Drumsheds on 3-4 of February 2024

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About CALM:


Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. CALM exists to change this - by offering life-saving services, provoking national conversation, and bringing people together to reject living miserably.

CALM will be partnering with a number of AnimeCon’s most talented artists to build a collection of exclusive art, just for the London show. The art will then be sold at the show, with a portion of the proceeds being donated directly to the charity. Attendees will also be able to pledge a voluntary donation at the point of sale when purchasing a ticket. 

Gearing up for its first event in London after a huge success at the NEC in Birmingham, AnimeCon UK has made a promise to fans. Alongside its commitment to mental health AnimeCon will hold itself to the highest standard of accessibility to ensure that people from all walks of life are able to attend and feel welcomed at its maiden event at Drumsheds. 

AnimeCon’s Clive Norgaard Morton explains “Creating a safe space for attendees to enjoy the event and to be free to be themselves is at the heart of what AnimeCon is all about. It’s of paramount importance to the event organisers that people have the facilities they need to be able to comfortably enjoy their day.” 


Working hand in hand with Drumsheds, AnimeCon UK have worked to produce

visual guides which are easier to digest for those with communication difficulties to ensure they can prepare themselves well for the event. 

Security staff will be on hand to ensure the safety of the attendees and will be briefed especially for the care of event attendees.

Drumsheds has step-free access from Meridian Water station via a lift and is served by low-floor TFL bus services with dedicated wheelchair spaces and ramps. The venue has mobile accessible toilets outside the venue and accessible toilets on levels 0 and 1. They also have a fully trained medical team on hand at every event. 

What You Can Expect at AnimeCon UK 2024

Alongside putting its attendees wellbeing at top priority, AnimeCon UK will provide a world-class show, with talent coming in from all across the globe to make the February con an absolute must-attend for fans of anime, manga and all things geek-culture. 

The 3rd and 4th of February will see the anime elite descend upon London for AnimeCon’s premiere event in the city. The lineup is being tantalisingly drip-fed, but much to the satisfaction of gaming sensation Genshin Impact fans voice actors from the game are already heavily featured. 

Artists already confirmed include voice acting legend Keith Silverstein, who plays Zhongli in Genshin and Torbjörn in Overwatch, Brianna Knickerbocker the voice of Hu Tao, Josey Montana McCoy who voices Kaeya and Nazeeh Tarsha who plays Alhaitham. 

Fans can also expect a raft of entertainment including the Artists Alley which will feature a pop-up market bursting at the seams with anime artists showing off their wares, cosplayers and even an appearance from the celebrated London anime themed restaurant Uzumaki. 

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If this wasn’t enough for fans they can also purchase a ticket to the famous anime After Party which will be held in the illustrious Drumsheds music hall. Headed up by international pop culture host and DJ, Level Up Leroy, the After Party is sure to go off. With cosplay dress actively encouraged, Drumsheds won’t have seen a party like this before. 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website starting from £20+VAT for Saturday and £15+VAT for Sunday tickets. For more information and to stay up to date with further lineup announcements follow along on Instagram, Facebook, X and Tiktok.

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