The cos­play, anime and gam­ing con is ex­pand­ing

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Cos­play has never been big­ger. Need proof ? Later this year the Lon­don Anime and Gam­ing Con, which also has cos­play at its core, is launch­ing new events out­side of Le­ices­ter and Lon­don for the first time, start­ing with Ire­land Cos­play Con in Dublin on 6- 7 June.

The Ja­panese cul­ture event will host its an­nual sum­mer con in Lon­don on 4- 5 July, mov­ing to Cardiff in Au­gust, Le­ices­ter in Septem­ber and Bris­tol in Oc­to­ber. Ex­pand­ing to in­clude the rest of the coun­try was only nat­u­ral for a con that is in­clu­sive by na­ture.

“LAGC’s motto has al­ways been ‘ for the fans by the fans’, a con that isn’t run by the

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