GAMMA.CON strives to bring you a schedule full of events, activities and attractions that are fun and entertaining for all different interests. Timetables will be made available online in the lead up to the event, and a program booklet at the festival.
The opening ceremony; where GAMMA.CON kicks off the festival weekend with spectacular performances, the introduction of guests and hosts, followed by a special anime screening. This event is a popular seat filler and exclusive content for our Weekend and Gold Pass holders.
The closing ceremony is the final showcase of the festival. Competition winners are announced, we will introduce you to similar conventions held around Australia and our guests are farewelled with all the appropriate fanfare.
The auction is your last chance to grab an item you’ve been coveting all weekend. Items up for auction can range from objects GAMMA.CON has collected over the year to donations from our sponsors, exhibitors or our special guests. You might just grab the bargain of the century or end up in a bidding war for the ultimate collector’s item.
What is Cosplay?
Cosplay is short for Costume Roleplay, and refers to the subculture of dressing up as characters from manga, anime, video games, comic books, graphic novels or even movies – the sky is the limit.
Cosplay has been a huge part of the GAMMA.CON community since the beginning. Fans from across the nation come together at GAMMA.CON to display their passion and love for crafting and dressing up as their favourite anime and videogames characters.
GAMMA.CON attracts a large variety of cosplayers; ranging from beginners with duct tape swords and cardboard shields to professional cosplayers who befit the character so well that they have won awards nationally and internationally for their achievements. Regardless of your experience, budget or inspiration; we welcome and applaud any and all costumed efforts.
A large cosplay community grows within in the ACT/Southern NSW region which provides a forum in which those who are passionate about cosplay can boast their hard work and skills in an attempt to win some amazing prizes. Held on the main stage, the cosplay competition is one of the most highly anticipated events on the schedule. The competition is judged by an esteemed panel of judges, which will also include GAMMA.CON special guests.
GAMMA.CON has partnered with MadMan entertainment & Animelab to bring you the latest and greatest licensed anime, along with a few fan favourites, all weekend long. Whether you’re a long time fan or new to the genre, the screening rooms offer something for everyone.
See the official booklet for session times over the weekend.
Panels & Workshops
Panels & workshops are discussions involving a predetermined topic. Topics can include manga, favourite voice-actors or specifics about a particular anime series or movie. Panels & workshop can also be about Cosplay, cosplay weapons and props, fan-fiction, video games or even industry related topics such as film production.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a budding filmmaker or you paint, draw, work on computer or by hand, everything and anything goes! Just remember to bring your work along and display it in our Creative Area.
Entries must be in before 11:59pm on Sunday 29h July 2017.
Short Story Competition
For the first time GAMMA.CON opens it doors to 18+ audiences only.
On the Saturday 5th August. GAMMA.CON make sure that the fun continues long after dark.
If you’re looking for a fantastic way to spend your Saturday evening, join GAMMA@NIGHT.