Leeds Anime & Gaming Con


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What is the Leeds Anime & Gaming Con?

They started out as just an online internet forum, but quickly grew into something more with the help of their passionate members. They are now professional and run events across England for anime lovers like you!

The group is so big now that they have their own online forums, social media pages and real-life meetups. They run over fifty events a year ranging from small free community gatherings to full scale conventions with watered down drinks for everyone!

Main Events & Tournament Information

Anime & Manga Highlights

Anime Viewing Room

The best spot to catch up on all your favorite anime. You’ll also have access the option of watching some shows and movies from Japan that are guaranteed not disappoint!

Manga Artists

If you’re looking for a place to learn some new tricks and techniques, then this is the alley. You’ll find their work all over – inside of Artist’s Alley at any anime convention!

Anime/Geek Exhibitors 

With a endless stream of anime and gaming merchandise, DVDs, manga at the event you’re guaranteed not only to find what your looking for but also have an awesome time doing so!

Live J-Pop/Anime themed Performers 

The celebration of Japanese pop culture will be a great event with live performances from J-pop and anime inspired singers. There’s also some other cool stuff happening at this time!


Cosplay is the ultimate way to express your creativity and passion. With top prizes for all ages, there are many ways you can get involved in this festival that will make both your wallet and body happy!

The Two Cosplay Contests aka The Cosplay Masquerades 

Cosplay is more than just a way to dress up as your favourite character, it’s an art form where fans can express themselves through creativity and fashion. At these Cosplay masquerade events there are always prizes worth hundreds between them (£100 cash for Sunday winner).

The top 3 winners from Saturday and Sunday’s Cosplay Masquerade will have a chance to qualify for one of this year’s most prestigious events, London Anime & Gaming Con! 

Cosplay Guests, Talks & Workshops

Cosplay is a huge part of any anime culture event and this year’s expo will not disappoint. There are many confirmed cosplayer appearances including ones who specialise in different styles like steampunk or maidens fairytale costumes! You won’t want to miss their workshops where they’ll teach beginners how to make props while teaching advanced techniques such as making Worbla armour pieces which can be customised depending on your own needs and much more!!

A Fun Time for Cosplayers 

Cosplay Auction is where you can put your contribution up for bid or choose one lucky person who deserves it more than anyone else.  The serious and professional events will be easy to navigate, but don’t worry – there are also silly ones available if that’s what suits the mood!

Cosplay Chillout & Photography Area 

Cosplay is in! There’ll be an area set aside for customers to hang out and relax with their friends or take photos without interruption from other attendees.

TableTop Gaming

All the RPGs and Board Games that you can imagine.

RPG Scheduled Adventures

Two hours of the best action!

Pick Up & Play RPGs

Cage Match, Parsley, Dogs in the Vineyard, Not The Bees, PreHysteria, Narrative Microscope, Doctor Magnethands.

Board Games

Concept,  Flame War, Fluxx, Forbidden Island, Hanabi, Coup, Dixit, Dungeon Roll, Bang!, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Carcassonne, Cards Against Humanity, Channel A, Love Letter, Munchkin, Pandemic, Sentinels of the Multiverse, The Resistance, Snake Oil, Takenoko, Shadow Hunters and many more.


They normally play Yu Gi Oh and Magic the Gathering.

Video Gaming

They’ll have many games, including tournaments. You can play on PC or modern and old console machines in their Retro lounge-a perfect spot to get away from your stress and enjoy some old school gaming!


You’ll be able to win tickets and prizes like Smash Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 or beatsaber! With nearly a dozen different events happening with varying levels of difficulty (from beginner all the way up), there will surely interest your taste in gaming. Get ready for an amazing time at next Anime & Gaming Con when you enter some tournaments.


These events are great for gamers of all levels. They offer the opportunity to play through some classic games in addition to new releases on current consoles, which means there’s always something fun waiting just around every corner!

The variety also ensures that no matter what your skill level may be – whether you’re looking forward to getting into this gaming world but don’t know where to start or simply love playing alone, you can find an event perfect enough to feel satisfied.

Retro & Modern Gaming Casual Play

You’ll never run out of options to keep you entertained at this store. Whether it’s an old favourite or one-of-a kind find, they have what you’re looking for! They offer consoles such as NES(Famicom), SNES MegaDrive/Genesis , Master System /SMS + many more modern systems so there is something here sure will appeal no matter how much experience levels vary among gamers in the family.

PC Gaming & Indie Gaming

There are always some top-of the line computers available, along with your favourite old school and new indie games. At any given time there’s something going down when it comes to legit pixel perfection!

Main Stage Events

Events on stage will include;


This event is sure to satisfy your interests in acting, RPGs and gaming talk. You won’t want to miss out on the comic book related discussions!

Cosplay Masquerades

One masquerade a day for the fun-loving person in your life. And, if you want even more excitement? Become Sunday’s winner and get 100 pounds!

Dub That Anime 

Dub 30 seconds from any movie and live on stage at the same time! The funnier (or more creative) is better because we want people who are into making videos together as opposed to just individuals!!

The Talent Show 

The sky’s the limit when you get to show off your talent. They’re looking for 10 talented performers who will be rewarded with £50 cash prizes as well as opportunities to develop their act in front of a judges’ panel, so what are you waiting for? Get ready because you’ll have some fun at their upcoming event!

Lip Sync Battle

If you’re looking for a fun way to get up and dance the night away, then come check out their Lip Sync performances!

Cosplay Auction 

Cosplay is a fun way to dress up like your favourite character and catch some rays at the same time. If you want in on this awesome opportunity, just bid during our auction where proceeds will go towards charity.

Big Geek Quiz

Get a £50 cash prize by showing how much you know!

Big Geek Raffle

Prizes worth £100s of pounds are there for you.

Big Geek Adventure

An adventure played by the audience? I like it!

Anime Bingo

If you win you get 30 pounds!

Cosplay Blind Date

You’ll get an opportunity to ask three people some questions, but beware! – there are rules about what things can be asked. You have been warned.

Panels & Workshops

This is a list of the Panels that is possible to find at the event this year. 

  • Beginners Guides to Tabletop, Cosplay, Anime Etc
  • How to Survive a Convention & Icebreakers
  • Fandom Q&As such as Gravity Falls, Doctor Who etc
  • Turning Geeking Hobby into Business
  • Mental Health in Cosplay
  • Making Dreds Workshop
  • Plushie Making Workshop
  • Lightsabre Demo
  • Chiptune Tutorials
  • How to Detangle a Long Wig
  • Top 10 Mecha Anime
  • Anime Idol Guide
  • Manga & Art Portfolio Workshop
  • How to Spin Your Own Wool
  • Youtube Video Making Workshop
  • Guide to Making Manga
  • Top 10 Animes to Watch
  • Live Music Highlights

Whether you’re a J-pop fan or not, this event will have something for everyone. There are performances from popular bands and singers that most people haven’t heard of yet!

  • Parties

You want to have a good time? You are at the right place! With the ticket, you will be able access all events up until midnight on Saturday and Sunday. They provide free glow sticks for those who need them so they can join in on some fun with us while singing their favourite songs from across genres. It’s like karaoke earlier in the evening before moving onto more geeky activities or cheesy tunes that everyone loves listening to as part of this weekend’s convention package deal.



They’re going to make this year’s convention an unforgettable experience for all of their guests. They have a line-up that will surprise even the most die hard fan, from Cosplayers and Performers alike. Also, there will be Youtube stars chatting away with their fans in rooms over internet video chat service YouTube.

Events sign up

They have three types of events – those that you can sign up for beforehand via an application form, those which register on-the day and lastly there are events without no need to sign up for.

Pre Signup recommended

  • Cosplay Masquerade Signup Form
  • Talent Show Signup Form

Same day Signup

  • All Video Gaming Tournaments  – Registration at Desk in VG Room
  • All TCG Tournaments –  Registration at Desk in TCG Room

No Signup needed

Workshops (unless stated)

Dub That Anime 

On Demand RPGs

Clan Battle Showdown 


Big Geek Raffle

Guest Signing/Photography Sessions

ALL other stage events (unless stated)


  • Both Days – £29
  • All Saturday – £16
  • All Sunday-  £13
  • Membership Upgrade
  • Priority tickets – £6  

Priority Tickets are the perfect way to guarantee your entry time. You’ll be able enter an event at 10AM instead of 12PM, not only that but you get two exclusive clan membership badges (worth £1 each) and 5 Big Geek Raffle tickets!

  • VIP – £10

They are giving the first 150 people who sign up for their new VIP membership an exclusive opportunity to enter into this event at 10AM instead of 12pm. You’ll get two printed clan badges with their personalised nickname on them, gain access to ten Big Geek Raffle tickets as well a limited edition bag! In addition they can choose one poster from an extensive collection which is only available through these early birds.

  • Opening Times
    • VIP access – 10AM 
    • Standard tickets – 12PM 
    • 1pm on the door

Programme summary / Overview

  • Anime & Manga Highlights
  • Cosplay
  • TableTop Gaming
  • Video Gaming
  • Main Stage Events
    • Talks
    • Cosplay Masquerades
    • Dub That Anime
    • The Talent Show 
    • Lip Sync Battle 
    • Cosplay Auction
    • Big Geek Quiz
    • Big Geek Raffle
    • Big Geek Adventure 
    • Anime Bingo 
    • Cosplay Blind Date 
  • Panels & Workshops
  • Live Music Highlights
  • Parties



  • If you’re looking to get there from the train station, the National Rail website is an excellent resource. The site has all of your tickets right there in one place and if you get them 12 weeks before you will save money.
  • Coach/Bus Travel – To find the cheapest ticket, we recommend you search through national express and megabus websites 12 weeks prior to your journey.
  • Parking is available at Leeds Marriott. The daily fee is £16, and you must validate your ticket at reception once there as well!
    Once upon entering through gates on the right side look out towards the car park straight ahead.

T-Shirts & Merchandise

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Registering for this event is the best way to make sure you get some exclusive t-shirts available.

Shirts – £12

Con badges – £1

Tote Bags – £8 (£15 for two)

Posters – £2 (£5 for five)

Pin Badges – £1 (£3 for five)

Keyring Bottle Openers – £2

Raffle Tickets – £1 (£3 for five)

Mugs – £8

Age Restrictions

You must be 18 or older to enter the bar. Anyone under 16 years of age must have an adult with them at all times. Additionally, any guests attending our event past 8pm will need to be 18+.