Every Anime Convention here in Ireland has its own feeling a spirit animal. So for anyone out there based in outside Ireland and America . Its good to plan your things in advance since Ireland has its conventions more spread out a little more than in America due to Heat and over booking with other events.
Some conventions have been left out please take note this is my list of top conventions
Location Galway university
Date: Set second or third weekend in January roughly
If this convention was a person it be the close friend you just want to hug .
This convention only after having their third convention. It will always feel welcoming and with a warm greeting and a cold pint . On the Campus of the college food and drink prices are usually fair.The special guests are a good mixture of Internet related guests and Japanese Guests . But the biggest thing about the Convention is the staff and committee. Because being in the West of Ireland things are friendlier calmer almost . I’ve seen the committee and staff go through hell and back with some of the crazier and to put it modestly personality of a bear with pms and has been starved of food and poked with a stick for a week.
Its spirit would be portrayed as this
Strong Majestic and Powerful- I hope this convention stays like this for years to come.
Epic Con aka Phenomecon Ireland
Location Maynooth College Campus
Date February second or third week
Very small and Friendly convention creating a small community based with a good mixture of Rpgs and niche style panels . This convention is only starting out to make it big
Friendly, small and slightly awkward at times but still lovable
Location: Limerick University
Brocon has a long gaming tradition has a feeling of family . There is welcoming atmosphere that makes you want to enjoy yourself set in Limerick University It’s fun bubbly dynamic that doesn’t need to try to up their game with gimicks every year . They don’t need to. They are unique that like people they show sometimes its just great to be yourself.
Fun, entertaining every time .
Location Ballsbridge Dublin
While a lot of the conventions on the list have a feeling of relaxed and enjoy yourself . The Dublin conventions have a different scene . Shots, Raves and high times explain this atmosphere as the feeling of the convention is a mixture of a convention and New Years party. One of the top conventions for Special guests as Some of the special guests include Tiffany Grant , Matt Greenfield and Veronica Taylor . This year will host Chris Sabbat . Making This Nomcon one of highest party conventions of the year .
Location Dublin Croke Park
The First anime convention has the best guests and traders hall . After upping its anti in 2013 by changing its venues to Croke Park ( a highly historic Venue) This is the convention where anything can happen and more likely will. There will be good times and weird times but not really any bad times though . The volunteers and committee have put up with a lot but They put on a great show.
gotta love a classic
Well there is a final mention is Kaizoku Con which is based in Cork but it hasnt happened yet but more than likely it will also be fun and enjoyable like the other conventions.