Press Releases

February 27, 2009

News for Manifest 2009:

Manifest announces new dates and venue

To celebrate our 10th anniversary Melbourne Anime Festival has uprooted and released itself from the shackles of the University of Melbourne and is now going to be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. After many years of preparing we are finally taking the leap and a big one at that.

Manifest this year will be utilizing 3 of the Melbourne Showgrounds buildings as well as the adjacent outdoor spaces in order to house the chaotic goodness that is Manifest. All of your favourite events will be returning this year and thanks to the new venue, capacity limits at each of these will be higher than ever before.

It will be sad to say goodbye to the University of Melbourne, however Melbourne Showgrounds is Melbourne's largest and most versatile indoor outdoor event venue and provides us with greater flexibility and variety of spaces to utilise. We hope that you will all embrace this new venue as we have and we hope to see you all at the Melbourne Showgrounds for what will be the biggest and best Manifest yet!

This year Manifest is going to also move in terms of time. In order to satisfy those of you who simply can't wait, it has been brought forward to August this year, more specifically August 21st, 22nd and 23rd with Amaranth to fall on Thursday the 20th. This means Manifest is going to creep up faster than ever, so make sure to start preparing as registration for Manifest and its many various events will be opening up very soon.