Limerick Gaming Anime convention Brocon is set to return to the University of Limerick PESS building from 8-10 July for its seventh annual event and will provide entertainment for all the family.
Brocon is an event for all ages where the worlds of anime and gaming meet. From anime enthusiasts, arts and crafts workshops as well as gaming rooms for both computer consoles and tabletop board games, Brocon appeals to individuals and families that are looking for something fun to do this July.
Kicking off on the Friday evening with the annual Pub Quiz, this allows attendees a chance to meet and interact with other members of the gaming and anime community from Limerick and beyond.
As part of the Brocon convention, the organisers hold a charity auction which aims to raise fund for Pieta House. “A huge part of our convention is our charity auction which takes place on the Saturday evening of our event in the UL Sports Bar. Our chosen charity is Pieta House, and over the past 7 years we have raised over €10,000 and we do not want to stop there.
“A huge part of our convention is our charity auction which takes place on the Saturday evening of our event in the UL Sports Bar. Our chosen charity is Pieta House, and over the past 7 years we have raised over €10,000 and we do not want to stop there,” said Emily Waters, Brocon PRO.
Brocon has a huge variety of activities and events lined up for this fun-filled weekend. Some of the activities include a cosplay masquerade, a variety of gaming tournaments, a family board gaming area, anime screenings, a mix of panels and workshops and Brocon have some specially invited guests in attendance over the weekend.
id Software co-founder John Romero who is known as the creator of DOOM, and the designer of both Quake and Wolfenstein 3D video games will be attending as a special guest for this years Brocon event. Voice-actor, Paul St. Peter will also be attending this year’s convention and is best known for voicing characters such as; Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts, Kurama from Naruto, Yammy in Bleach, Punch in Cowboy Beboy, as well as Leomon from Digimon.
Also headlining this year’s event is well-known Cosplayer Pixi Styxx who will be attending all three days of the event dressing as a different character on each day. Head of Green Ronin Games, Chris Pramas will also be a special guest for the event.
A weekend pass for the event costs €25 or €15 for a single day with other options available, including family passes. Tickets are not required for Friday’s events and are what Brocon organisers consider a ‘taster day’ which allows people to experience the event free of charge.