What's on

Here's a flavour of what you can expect at Hibanacon Discovery.


Panels are a perfect opportunity to listen to someone wax lyrical about their favourite subject, who knows it may soon be your favourite subject too! Come along and enjoy the passion with which our volunteers and guests run panels on such subjects as: how to cosplay, how to plan your visit to Japan, what all those settings on your camera mean, or perhaps how to turn a Nerf gun into an epic cosmic weapon.

Panels change every year with new volunteers, so make sure you don't miss out on seeing someone who shares your passion.

Don't see a panel on our schedule that you want to go to? Why not be the person sharing your wisdom with your fellow attendees! Head over to our get-involved page and sign-up, we'd love to hear from you.


We have had all kinds of different workshops over the years, from lessons on how to dance in the Hibanacon Ball or in our K-Pop parties, getting your hands mucky with sweet treats in Cake Decorating, or working on those last minute bits of Cosplay, Workshops are interactive events where you can get stuck in and have a go!

Live Performance

Live performances are provided by both our guests and some amazing volunteers; explore a strange new world with Paul Flannery, or rock-out to Bad Apple with the amazing Super Limit Break, then sit down to enjoy a performance of K-pop dance all on our main stage.


We have two dealers rooms packed with vendors eager to part you from your hard-earned cash. Need some new dice? They have you covered. A new series or movie to fall in love with? They got you. What about something shiney to hang on your wall? Sorted! Come along and see what they have on offer.

Bring and Buy

The Bring and Buy is a perfect place to pick up a bargain, and if you have some old posessions you no longer need, then how better to make some money to spend in the dealers room than by trading in some of your pre-loved posessions. Whether it's cosplay props, DVDs, Manga, or any other item you wish to sell, come along and get some extra money to spend across the weekend.

*Details of how to sell at the bring and buy will be announced shortly before the convention, keep an eye on our social media for updates.


We at Hibanacon love a good party! We hope you do too, because we have 3 nights of parties planned for you to dance away into the small hours with our DJs. Whether it's an AMV Disco, Anime tunes, club hits, or the Sunday night end of con party, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Games Room

The Hibanacon games room packs a punch! With a mixture of bemani staples such as DDR and Guitar Hero, classic console games, LAN games, and even a Pinball Machine, there's plenty to keep you entertained throughout the weekend.

Traditional Games

Fancy a games room with a few less beeps and a bit more old-school mayhem? Then drop in to the trad games room run by the wonderful people at our sister convention Tokonatsu. Whether you fancy a late-night game of Werewolf, or explore the world of board-gaming beyond monopoly, this is the place for you.


Whether you're new to Anime, or looking to re-live an old favourite, the screening room is a great place to start. We screen various Movies and Series across the weekend, so drop in any time and maybe you'll find your next favourite series!