Eirtakon - Ireland's largest and longest-running anime and manga event - is heading to Croke Park for 2013!
Following a record attendance of 1,908 anime and manga fans in The Helix last November; Eirtakon 2013 is shifting up a gear and heading to the Croke Park Conference Centre from November 22nd-24th for another long weekend of anime, manga, gaming, cosplay and more!
Please note that pre-registration is available for weekend passes only.
Payment may be made by VISA, MasterCard or AMEX. Please contact us directly if you wish to pay using an alternative payment method, such as by PayPal or by cheque.
Friday Pass - €5
Grants admission to the convention for Friday night only.
Day Pass - €20
Grants admission to the convention for either Saturday or Sunday. If you purchase a Day Pass on Saturday and subsequently choose to attend Sunday, you may upgrade to a Weekend Pass for €15.
Weekend Pass - €35
Grants admission to the convention for all three days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Weekend Passes may be purchased and/or collected at the front desk starting on Friday afternoon.
You can order additional Eirtakon merchandise at the time of registration. Any additional merchandise you order will be available for collection at the front desk when you collect your pass.
If you are looking to make a large group registration on behalf of a college society, please contact us directly to discuss exact numbers, and alternative payment arrangements.
For a list of frequently asked questions, please visit: http://eirtakon.com/forums/faq.php
Eirtakon is the largest and longest-running anime (Japanese animation) and manga convention in Ireland, held every year by a dedicated committee put in place by the DCU Anime & Manga Society.
Eirtakon has its roots back in 2004, when its founders John Doyle and Ross Duggan came upon the idea of starting up an anime convention in Ireland. Although there had been anime conventions run in Northern Ireland before, the only known incident of one in the Republic alledegely sank without trace after it clashed with Gaelcon (a long-running gaming convention).
Being students, they quickly realised that the best way to host any kind of event with almost no startup costs was to run it through a college society. Dublin City University at the time had no anime society (indeed no college in Ireland had previously hosted a dedicated anime & manga society) and so over the summer of 2004, John and Ross worked to create just that, calling it the Anime & Manga Society (AMS). They gathered the required number of minimum signups, organised all the paperwork and set up shop so that by the start of the 2004/05 college year, AMS was in business.
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