animecon 08

The biggest Anime and Manga fan convention in Finland

Animecon, Finland's largest anime and manga event is held at the Tampere Hall on July 25th through 26th. Animecon is once again held together with Finncon, the largest science fiction event in Finland. This year the event is held for the sixth time, the previous Animecons were held in Turku, Jyväskylä and Helsinki.

The Guest of Honor for Animecon 08 is the Finnish-Swedish artist duo under pseudonym Ms Mandu, known for their new manga Oblivion High, published earlier this year.

Events of Animecon also include speeches, panel conversations, workshops and several competitions (most notably cosplay and anime music video) as well as fan group meetings.

Animecon, as well as Finncon, are entirely free events to attend. Registration or ticket purchases are not required. The exceptions to these are certain workshop events, where some charges for the used material may apply and party events in the evening.

Most of the program is in Finnish, however there are some speeches and interviews conducted also in English and Swedish.

The Animecon staff is happy to answer any of questions you might have, please contact directly to organizers.


Programme is available here. There's some English-language presentations (and some in Swedish), but core of the programme is in Finnish.

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