One WEEK to go!

We’re really excited and terrified at the same time – there’s just one week to go until Room 801!

If you’ve been thinking about pre-registering, here’s something that might convince you: all pre-registered attendees go in a draw to win a range of cool prizes! Some of the goodies on offer include:

  • Yaoi manga eBook vouchers, courtesy of AarinFantasy and SuBLime Manga
  • Signed Elf~Fin postcards from special guest Jozef Szekeres and Julie Ditrich from Black Mermaid Productions
  • Anime DVDs from Siren Visual
  • A random assortment of Room 801 goodies

The schedule is finally… final, which is also incredibly exciting. We’re still looking for people who want to do a 5-minute fandom lightning talk on either morning, which gives you a chance to win prizes too! You can present on your own or with another person, and your talk can be about just about anything – a fandom rant, some interesting meta or convincing everyone to love your OTP. If you’d like to take part, contact us in advance or let the registration desk staff know before 9am on the day.

One month to go!

fragile_heart_of_moe_poster-01-sRoom 801 is just a month away and the schedule is just about complete, so we have some exciting event announcements to make!

Firstly, we’ll be running an official screening of The Fragile Heart of Moe during the convention. This NHK-commissioned, Indian-produced documentary directed by Bharath Murthy focuses on female doujinshi artists, Comiket and fujoshi.

Jake and Zac from the offbeat and hilarious Gaming Cult Podcast will also be joining us on the weekend; they’ll be playing through the classic pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend for your entertainment. The GCP boys will also be in the trader area with AarinFantasy, Japanese Gay Art, Fox Lee, Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki, Bea Bravo and Y Labs. For more info about any of our traders and artists, visit the Traders page.

Premium ticket sales close at the end of the Australia Day long weekend (midnight on the 27th of January), so if you’re planning to get a premium ticket then make sure you get in before the deadline. We’ll also be sending reminders to our mailing list, so sign up if you need a reminder and stay up to date with what’s happening at the convention.

We’re still taking suggestions for our Swap Meet video playlist, and here’s a really obvious poll for January!