NärCon is a series of festivals and events taking place in Sweden since 2002, focusing on East Asian pop culture and gaming. Our goal is to give our visitors the feeling that they are visiting an anime festival with live performance, barbeque, cosplay and video games. Our main event, NärCon 2013, takes place at Linköping University on the 25-28th of July where over 5 000 attendees gather together for 4 days of activities, tournaments and live shows which take place during both day and night.

We offer cheap lodging in dormitories where you bring your own sleeping bag and sleep on the floor (at the moment, these sleeping hall tickets are sold out), as well as the possibility of putting up your own tent in our camping area. In addition, our restaurant, cafeteria and juice bar will make sure your stomach always stays filled and make sure your event experience won’t drain your wallet dry.

If you enjoy cosplay, the Nordic Cosplay Championship (NCC) will take place at NärCon 2013. NCC brings together four participants from each of the Nordic countries to see which cosplayer that brings the best show and takes the grand prize of a trip to Japan. We also have our own, open cosplay competition where over 200 cosplayers will show their cosplays and compete in different categories. One of them awarded by you and the rest of the audience!

NärCon has a dedicated security team that will keep you safe during the convention, while our medical team will help you if you encounter any health issues. If you plan on traveling to Sweden by airplane, you might find it easiest to fly to Skavsta airport. Direct transfer buses to the Central Station in Linköping are available, from where you can get to the convention by either bus or a cab. You may also choose to fly to Arlanda airport, from where you can catch a train to Linköping.

To buy your ticket, go to tickets.narcon.se. The entry fee is 350 SEK for the entire weekend. For more information, please contact our customer service at kundtjanst@narcon.se.

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