Manifest (Melbourne Anime Festival) returns in August 2011 for it's 12th year. As Australia's longest running and largest anime convention you can be sure that there is always something to do every minute of each of the 3 days of the convention. There's be many competitions running all weekend, a plethora of traders with awesome and unique merchandise and screenings or the latest and greatest anime. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg of what is definitely the must not miss event of the Australian anime calendar. For more info head to www.manifest.org.au
or search for Manifest on facebook.
Manifest includes a large number of cosplay events, and Melbourne has the most active cosplay community in Australia.
If anyone would like to come to Manifest and needs some help with transport or accommodation, feel free to contact me and I can give you some tips.