TU Dublin Japanimation and Game Society are hosting its annual anime, gaming and cosplay convention Shurikon this year in Aungier Street this weekend.
The event is a non-profit charity fundraiser run by students and volunteers which celebrates uniqueness and hobbies through cosplay and gaming events. Shurikon gives attendees a chance to experience a real sense of community and an opportunity to have a lot of fun and laughs.
This year, the convention will have many exciting events and wonderful special guests. These include, but are not limited to:
- Billy Kametez, a voice actor that has had many roles in anime such as Galo in the recently released Promare movie,
- Willow Cosplays, a Dutch Cosplayer,
- Agent Delta, a Cosplayer from the North of Ireland,
- RT Game, an Irish Youtuber, known for his humorous games-related videos on Youtube,
- Empty Cosplay, a multi-award winning Irish Cosplayer.
Last year, the event raised €5,500 for the charities Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (YSPI) and Guide Dogs Ireland. In 2018, the event also won the 'Best Event in a Large College' award at the Board of Irish College Societies Awards. This year's chosen charity is Jigsaw.