The South West's largest anime & gaming convention is back in Bristol

The South West's largest anime & gaming convention is back in Bristol

Posted on: 30 Jan 2023

Bristol Anime & Gaming Con is back and ready to take over the Grand Hotel on the 4th and 5th of February!

Bristol Anime & Gaming Con is returning to Bristol! Hosted by Anime League, BAC is the South-West's biggest convention for all things anime, manga and video games. 

There’s a host of exciting activities and events at the con - there will be manga artists, exhibitors from across the world of anime, manga and gaming, and live performances from J-Pop and anime-inspired bands and artists. For gamers, there will be gaming setups and tournaments, from modern to retro and even tabletop, so you can challenge your friends or compete against other players.



True to purpose, the convention also features an Anime Theatre. This room is dedicated to anime viewing and chilling, allowing you to watch your favourite titles and relax with other fans. But it's not just anime that will be shown in the theatre - there will also be screenings from well-known internet series, making it the perfect place to enjoy old favourites with friends.

Guests at Bristol Anime & Gaming Con this year include Doctor Who actors Cheryl Rowlands and Mickey Lewis, as well as cosplayer Hisui Cosplay, Tony McCarthy (who has played characters in both Marvel & DC films) and plenty more.



Speaking of cosplay, it’s a huge part of the event, with plenty of guests turning up in a diverse variety of cosplays. There will be talent shows, masquerades, and other activities for cosplayers to get involved in, so be sure to bring your best cosplay for a chance to show it off!

Late-night parties are another classic aspect of Bristol Anime & Gaming Con, and tickets grant you free access to these events after each day of the convention. With live music, dancing and other entertainment, they're the perfect way to wind down after a long day of anime, manga and gaming fun.

So, whether you're a fan of anime, manga, video games or cosplay, Bristol Anime & Gaming Con has something for you. With a variety of events and activities, you're sure to have a great time and make new friends who share your interests. Don't miss out on the South-West's biggest anime and gaming convention - grab your tickets here.

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Patrick Bate

Patrick is a filmmaker with so much Bristol in his blood the white blood cells are graffiti'd. Educated at the Northern Film School in Leeds, he’s returned home to be a Videographer and Reviewer for 365Bristol and BARBI. When he’s not messing about with cameras, he enjoys playing guitar, spending far too much time on tabletop RPGs, and being an awful snob about cider. Have a look at his work here, or get in touch at