Gaming & Anime Convention Q-Con Promises Bigger Than Ever For Year 26 

The biggest and best gaming and anime convention in Northern Ireland is returning to Queen’s University, Belfast for its 26th year.

With three fun-packed days from August 30 to September 1 the event is expected to attract over 6,500 attendees.

Hosted by QUB Dragonslayers Q-Con promises a host of events, including an appearance from the creator of the classic game ‘Doom’, John Romero, who will challenge people “to beat him at his own game” as well as an exclusive meet and greet.

With 26-years-experience under their belts the volunteer Dragonslayers know how to lay on three days of fantastic – in all senses – experiences.

“Since we began in a few rooms at Queen’s with 150 people Q-Con has exploded in popularity and excitement,” said Ben Harrison.

“We promise we’re working hard to make sure that 2019 will be even better. From video gaming to tabletop gaming, and live text adventure in The Dark Room, through to our cosplay we are packing the weekend out.”

Designed by gaming and anime fans Q-Con attracts people from across the UK and Ireland and further afield, with last year seeing a five percent increase in attendees. People from all ages are present throughout the weekend, with Sunday devoted to families.

“When we see so many people around the university district coming in on trains, buses and in cars dressed up as their favourite comics, games and anime characters it shows just how popular gaming and anime has become, and how Q-Con caters for a demographic so often missed by the mainstream media,” added Ben.

“The geeks are coming, and they’re going to have more fun than ever!”

Taking place across the Queen’s campus, including the Whitla Hall, Elmwood Hall, Queen’ Film Theatre, the Computer Science Building and many other venues it is essential to plan your weekend to pack as much in as you can.

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