Information on Manifest 2011


August 26-28, 2011
Melbourne Showgrounds
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Melbourne Anime Festival or MAniFest for short, is a full three day festival focusing on arts of anime and manga, as well as Japanese culture. It is run annually at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia. This year it will be run at on

Manifest is run by the not-for-profit group Melbourne Anime Festival Incorporated which is put together and ran entirely by volunteers.

Manifest started as a screenings festival back in 1998 ran by several university clubs at Melbourne University. It has been known as Manifest since the year 2000 and since then has been steady growing, adding more activities to do over the years.

In the year 2009, the organisation decided that Melbourne University no longer could contain the rising patronage and the step was taken to move it to the Melbourne Showgrounds. Since then it has grown and to be the largest Anime focused convention in Australia.

Today, the committees that run Melbourne Anime Festival meet several times a month to bring you the best convention they can.

9,000 warm bodies (estimated)
8,900 paid attendees (estimated)

Attendees View 1 users in attendance

Advance Rates:
$40 until Dec 31; $45 until Jul 29

At-Door Rates:

Elodie Adams (Singer / Violinist)
Martin Billany (Voice Actor / Anime Parody Creator)
Scott Frerichs (Voice Actor, TeamFourStar)
Nick Landis (Voice Actor, TeamFourStar)
Marianne Miller (Voice Actress)

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Previous/Future Events:
Manifest 2001  October 11-12, 2001
Manifest 2002  August 10-11, 2002
Manifest 2003  August 8-10, 2003
Manifest 2004  August 14-15, 2004
Manifest 2005  September 23-25, 2005
Manifest 2006  September 22-24, 2006
Manifest 2007  September 14-16, 2007
Minifest 2008  April 26, 2008
Manifest 2008  September 26-28, 2008
Minifest 2009  April 4, 2009
Manifest 2009  August 21-23, 2009
Manifest 2010  August 20-22, 2010
Minifest 2011  June 4, 2011
Manifest 2011  August 26-28, 2011
Manifest 2012  August 17-19, 2012
Manifest 2013  August 16-18, 2013

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