AmiKon is the result of over two years hard work and planning by past and current members of DCU’s Anime and Manga Society. The society previously ran then assisted in the running of the much loved and hugely successful Eirtakon, which ran for 12 years from 2004 until its untimely demise in 2016. The society was determined to start fresh, and set about planning a brand new convention built from the ground up, putting the fans and the anime community at its core and with the generous and much appreciated support of DCU.

The Venue

AmiKon 2019 will be held in DCU’s new Student Centre, The U, located on DCU’s Glasnevin Campus. The state-of-the-art facility was built with large social events in mind, spanning 3 floors and over 5,500 sqm. The U will house all of AmiKon’s panels, screenings and events for the weekend, with ample space for attendees to socialise and hang out over the weekend.

How to get to AmiKon

DCU’s Glasnevin campus is very easy to access from Dublin city centre, or further afield

By Bus

DCU is served directly by several Dublin Bus routes, with the 1, 4, 9, 11, 13, 16, 17a, 31d, 42d, 44, 70d, 104 and 155 stopping either on campus or closeby, and the 1, 16, 41, 41 (a, b and c) and 33 stopping only a 10 minute walk away.

DCU is also served by Bus Éireann routes 101, 109a and 126, which stop either on campus or 10 mins away, and several other private coach services.

By Train

DCU is located a 15 minute bus ride, or a 40 minute walk from Drumcondra Station, and a 30 minute bus ride from both Kilbarrack and Killester DART stations

By Car

DCU is located just off M50 junction 4. There is on site parking in the multi-story car park of the Helix.