What is AmeCon?
AmeCon is the UK's largest residential convention dedicated to the celebration of Japanese Animation and Comics, and the community that these media bring together. We try to be a little bit country, and a little bit rock'n'roll - well, maybe a lot rock'n'roll, but that's beside the point.
The weekend-long timetable is chock-full of attendee-run events providing new insights, or alternative viewpoints, on a variety of related subjects. Either way, they are a great way to meet likeminded people who love the same things you do.
Our infamous nightly parties provide ample opportunity to kick back and get your groove on with friends, old and new. Folks coming to AmeCon might only see each other once or twice a year, so we do everything we can to make it a weekend to remember!
Above all else, AmeCon is an event that is run by fans, for fans, and would be nothing without the fans. Every penny AmeCon receives goes into making the event that bit more special for the hundreds of attendees who return year on year. If you want to know more about AmeCon, have a poke about the site or the forum, or drop us an email!
Conbook artwork and article submission
Fancy yourself a captivating writer, talented illustrator or original short comic artist? Well AmeCon needs you! We're looking for writers and artists for various sections of the AmeCon conbook. Share your opinions, preferences, anecdotes and visions with the community.
Submission deadline: Please have all content to us by 1st July 2012
- Articles need to be provided as either a Word document (DOC) or TXT file. Artwork can be provided also.
- Please keep your content tasteful, colourful language is okay, however dubious subject matter will not be accepted.
- All content must be Anime, Manga, Japanese, convention or fandom related.
- Get in touch with your ideas prior to submission, that way we can encourage or discourage articles types based on how many people are writing along a similar vein.
- Try to not exceed 1500 words in it's entirety, that would be over two whole pages.
- Think about the page, submit rough layout designs and say if you have any art requests that other submitters may wish to help with. Be creative with box outs, fact files, graphs and tidbits.
- Remember your audience, will other attendees want to read this? Also is your piece self contained? We won't be running for at least another year (maybe more), people will not be happy if there's a part two coming soon.
- Don't just submit short stories, opinions and single reviews, talk to us, tell us what you want to write about, we can help. do something new and interesting, guides, group reviews, spoof sections, etc.
- Accompanying photos are preferred where available, please make sure you have permission from the photographer before submission. Credit can be given.
- All art needs to be in at least 300 DPI and larger than 2000 pixels in any given direction. PNG file formats are preferred, however we will gladly accept JPG, TIFF, etc. Do not supply BMP files.
- Comic artists need to remember that we have a limited number of pages, we will not dedicate 5-6 pages to one person, so if it's longer than 2 pages, either cut it down or rethink your idea.
- Please be tasteful, violent and sexy images are fine, but if an image is deemed too extreme we will not include it.
- Regarding pin-up and non sequential art, please theme this around AmeCon or conventions as a whole. With comic strips, this is preferred, however not essential.
- Only submit art you've created and have the right to submit.
- Fan art is allowed, however we'd prefer to see something original.
Terms and conditions
By submitting artwork to the AmeCon conbook, you are confirming that you hold full copyright of the created work. The AmeCon committee (due to page count restrictions), will only publish select content based upon quality and over all synergy with the entire publication. The committee will inform every entry if they have made the cut or if they will not be able to fit in this convention (those who do not get in can resubmit the following convention). To avoid dissapointment, please get in touch with the Editor prior to submission. The Editor may amend, add or remove content for suitability, grammar, spelling and humour.
The AmeCon committee reserves the right to republish (while giving full credit to the original author) any submission on the AmeCon website, on other convention materials and in any sub-sequential conbooks.
Copyright for all submissions remains the property of the creator and where possible, the convention committee will seek permission from the original author before republication of the work.
Simply email your art and articles to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: Name, badge name, the title of your piece (if available) and your enquiry or attached assets.