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You are Cordially invited to the London Cosplay Ball on this Friday 7th December as we celebrate the end of the year together. An 18+ event taking place at the Great Hall at The Rocket Complex, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB. The price is just £10 when bought online (£12 on the door) for an amazing evening from 5pm to 11pm bringing you an enchanted evening of live-entertainment, music, acts and wonder. We encourage you to attend in smart cosplay or formal attire.

This event is run by Animeleague, one of the world’s largest anime communities, run by fans for fans, who also run Anime & Gaming Cons in London, Bristol, Cardiff, Leicester, Norwich, Manchester and Birmingham. Make sure to check out our full 2018 calender here.

Highlights

-Live Entertainment on Stage: There will be live singing from various performers and acts.

-Music: Top DJs will be playing a selection of slow and medium paced ball room music, as well as some other popular choices for dancing, such as Waltz for The Moon and some disney. Feel free to make suggestions for music you would like to dance to, to events@animeleague.com and where possible we will aim to include this. There will also be the more usual geeky music later on as well.

-Snacks Provided: We shall be putting on a spread of complimentary sweet foods for our guests to indulge in throughout the night.

– Drink Deals: There will also be a variety of Christmas themed drinks; more information coming shortly.

-Complimentary Photography: There will be a photography area where you can get a free digital photos taken for you. You may then opt for this to be made available to you after online, or to pay for it to be printed (£4 per photo or £6 for 2 prints). Note that all VIP members shall receive one complimentary printed photo (Those who order a photoshoot online at £12 will get 5 prints). Prints are 6×4 in size.

– Winter themed Cosplay Masquerade with a prize of London Anime & Gaming Con ticket this 15-17 February (info @ www.londonanimecon.com )worth £29 to the winner and free printed photo.

– Awards at the end of the night that shall recognise those who put in an extra-special effort, including the King and Queen of the ball.

– Christmas Wishing Tree: Come write your hopes and dreams for next year or in general and hang it on our Christmas tree. We believe this is a great way to express yourselves and we can’t wait for the end of the night where the tree is full of everyone’s wishes! We’ll read out the best ones toward the end of the night.

SCHEDULE CONFIRMED:

5pm: Doors Open
6pm: Viriginia Turner Performance
7pm: Nyokeë Performance
8pm: Winter Themed Cosplay Masquerade
9pm: King and Queen Crowning & Wish Tree Announcements
10pm: Late night geeky music with Robkta Music

Performances

There will be live-bands, singers and performers throughout the evening. We shall be revealing this lineup later in the year, so make sure to check back here.

Pastel Kei chiptune musician Nyokeë presents an energetic mix of synth heavy 8-bit pop and Harajuku street fashion. Her influences include Porter Robinson, Anamanguchi and Kero Kero Bonito. Nyokeë’s music and game inspired digital art are heavily influenced by her Synesthesia, her ability to hear colours and see sound.

Viriginia Turner is a singer and if you have been to London Anime & Gaming Con before you would’ve heard her sing in the Talent Show, Karaoke or any event that allows her and know she can hit those high notes. She will have you all stunned in amazement and we can’t wait for her to be up on our Main Stage.

29 year old Italian music producer & remixer, Roberto Bazzoni, now residing in the UK, releases music under the name of RoBKTA and has made his alias known for remixing videogame classics like Sonic The Hedgehog and OutRun. Adding his own blend of disco and future funk to timeless VG and anime anthems, he has been signed to well known labels within the music scene, such as GameChops, Tiny Waves and DESKPOP. He is also active with live performances and has made appearances at prestigeous events for MAGFest (Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA) and Chip Bit Day (Manchester, UK); working with original music compositions, Rob has been featured on major websites, such as Billboard and Destructoid, along with contributions to known video game soundtracks (Crypt Of NecroDancer: Amplified DLC) and will soon be releasing his latest album in the very near future. The Man In Blue is always ready to hit the scene and leave his mark, anywhere he goes!

Dress-Code

#Cosplay is not compulsory; if you are not in cosplay then please dress in smart-casual dress code.
#Not all Cosplay is appropriate: please consider if the cosplay could be considered smart. Yoko from Gurren Lagann or Luffy from One Piece is not smart/formal. We don’t want to be too limiting so we will avoid saying as many specific no’s as possible, but if it involves shorts, a mini skirt, or no top, then it is not suitable for this event.
#Generally: No Trainers, No Flip Flops, If you intend to wear jeans have black jeans, No Shorts and No Hoodies.

Where there is a potential issue with a choice of attire the member of staff will make every effort to explain which points need addressing so you can make a quick change – It may be a case of changing your shoes, tucking in a shirt, or not carrying round a buster sword. If in doubt email us beforehand on events@animeleague.com and we will confirm if it’s suitable or not.

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Travel

Opening Times Are: 5pm until 11pm. Tickets are available on the door.

Venue Address
The Rocket Complex London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DB

How to Get There
The Rocket Complex is less than two minutes walk away from Holloway Road Tube Station. To get there, you simply exit the tube station, turn right, walk down for about a minute and it will be on your left (the building has a big clock on top of it!) Click Here for Street Map

Holloway Road Tube Station is found on the Picadilly Line, three stops north of Kings Cross. You can look up where it is using TLF’s Interactive Tube map here

If you’re really stuck, check out the front-page of the Transport for London website – You can type in your starting tube/bus station to work out how to get to Holloway Road.

Car Parking

– Note that there is unmetered street-parking after 6:30pm
– Alternatively, there is a nearby NCP carpark about a mile away. It is London St Pancras Station, St Pancras Station Mscp, Pancras Road, London, Nw1 2Tb.

Helpout

– To Signup to Crew for the event, please fill in this form HERE. If you have any questions then email crew@animeleague.com
– To Signup to Help Promote/Flyer/PR Team, please fill in this form HERE
– Performer/Guest Applications HERE


Signup to Crew

The AL crew are the people that help to make this event a reality and to make it enjoyable for all our members. If you’re interesting in volunteering to help out, please read this page and then volunteer using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Why Crew? Well, you get free entry. And of course you get the satisifaction of having helped the convention out. We’re always happy to provide references to people who work for us, so it’s something extra which you can add to your CV afterward. Crewing is also a very easy way to get to know other members of the con, and there is usually a lot of camaraderie between fellow crew members over the course of the event!

What Kind of Work is it? Usually a crew member will help to manage queues, serve attendees, act as a runner to move equipment/items around and so forth. When you join crew, you are placed on to a team. Each team has a team-leader who you will report in to and who will look after you over the event. Each shift you are given is usually four hours long. At times crewing is far from easy, and it can be a lot of hard work but it is usually a very rewarding experience.

How many hours does a full-crew member do? Each full-crew member will usually work for about half the event.

– To Signup to Crew for the event, please fill in this form HERE. If you have any questions then email crew@animeleague.com

 

Help Promote

We encourage those who want to help the event to first and foremost help spread the word. Without massive budgets to spend on mainstream advertising, we rely heavily on our attendees to help with this! You can help promote by –

1. Facebook & Twitter: Help by inviting your friends to our facebook event HERE, and posting short updates along the lines of “Is anyone going to London Cosplay Ball this 7th December? You can grab discount tickets online at https://www.londoncosplayball.com”
2. Posters/Flyers: By dropping flyers/posters in to shops, groups, societies and handing to friends it can massively raise awareness. We can send out flyers if you request for some in this topic HERE
3. Word of Mouth: One of the most effective ways, make sure to personally speak to your friends and encourage them to check the event out!
4. Promote or link to us on your website/forum/blog: Download a copy of the press-kit HERE which contains images, buttons, press-releases and further information to use, making it as easy as copy and pasting to write about or link to London Cosplay Ball Anime Con on your website, forum or blog!
5. Banner/Link Exchange and Cross-Promotion: If you’re interested in cross-promoting and gaining traffic, email us on info@animeleague.com and we can explore possibilities.

Press

Event Press-Kit (Artwork, Photos and Logos)- Access HERE

Exclusive Content such as interviews we can make available on request to pr@animeleague.com

Applying for a Press Pass

Do you write for a website or publication? Please apply for a press pass via this form here. Email us on pr@animeleague.com if you have any questions.

Benefits
1. Free Entry
2. Access to guests and performers on the day (subject to their availability)
3. Interview access to the organisers before and after the event
4. We want to engage and work with you! If you want to do something with us that might benefit us both then please have a chat.

Requirements
1. Your website, publication or blog must have a substantial following or readership associated with it. If it doesn’t, we may still be able to provide you with a press-pass, but you would need to pay for it as if you were a standard attendee.
2. You agree to promote the event beforehand and afterward on your website and social media (ie: twitter, facebook etc, please state the dates and website link to the event in all promotion). Please download a copy of the press-kit here.
3. You agree to adhere to the terms and conditions of being a member of press at the event as laid out here.

Apply now to pr@animeleague.com with the name of your publication/blog/website and any requests.

Buy Tickets

– Tickets purchased online cost £10 or £12 for on the door.
– Buying online is recommended as it guarantees you entry.
– 18+ only and you MUST bring a proof of ID.
– Once you pay you’ll be emailed a ticket. Print this out or show this on your phone to us at the event to collect your wristband which will allow you to enter and re-enter.

– You can view the full FAQ on tickets HERE and view the T&Cs HERE

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Contact

General Enquiries - info@animeleague.com
Registrations & Ticket Help - registrations@animeleague.com
Trader, Dealer & Artist Enquiries - ops@animeleague.com
Press & Photography - pr@animeleague.com
Stage Events & Cosplay Questions - events@animeleague.com
Crew & Volunteer Information - crew@animeleague.com