MinamiCon hits its 20th birthday as a milestone event in UK anime convention history, and the event continues to improve while still being that same MinamiCon it’s always been.
This year went all out, the hotel itself has had a tech upgrade behind the scenes, the Friday party saw a complete Matsuri theme with game stalls and sweets aplenty, and Sunday night saw the début trial of a new karaoke system built from the ground up. Yet there’s still all the classic events Minami-goers have grown fond of too, it’s a far cry from the party-all-night larger conventions, a much more relaxed and laid-back affair where there’s never a bar far away. For most of it’s attendees? That’s just the way we want it.