Where is SunnyCon Anime Expo held?

SunnyCon takes place in both Newcastle and Liverpool. This is the Newcastle Expo which is held at St James Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST


When does SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle take place?

SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle is held in June. This will be our 8th event in the North East set to be held over the weekend of  June 28th - 30th 2019.


What time does SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle open and close?

Main events

FRIDAY: 12pm to 6pm

SATURDAY:  10am to 6pm

SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm


How do I get my tickets?

Tickets can be only purchased via our tickets page, on our Facebook event page and directly from the event page on Eventbrite.

There will be a limited number of special tickets available, 100 V.I.P & 200 Premium. No more of these will be available once they have sold out.


Where can I pick up my VIP/Premium extras?

There will be a set desk at the venue where you can collect your items. Upon entry you will be given a ticket to use to collect your items. Hand this in to collect your items from the desk. You can only collect your items if you have this ticket available so please keep it safe.


Are tickets available to buy offline?

Yes, however only on the weekend of the event. (If they haven't sold out before then)


I notice we have to pay a booking fee, what is this for?

Our ticket provider for Newcastle, Eventbrite, charge a booking fee for each individual ticket sold. Booking fees are not uncommon with top notch ticket providers and the extra costs go toward many things. Costs are split between their staff wages, support and servers. Costs also cover things like our ticket scanners and on site support over the weekend. This means we are able to offer instant, safe and secure event tickets and means we can process attendees faster meaning for drastically shorter queues on the event weekend.


Is SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle Disabled Friendly?

SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle is a fully accessible event. If you have any special requirements please contact us at or check out the venue policies. We will also have a British Sign Language interpreter present at the more popular panels and talks.


Are there tickets available for carers?

We offer free carer passes, all you need is to email proof of being a carer and who you will be caring for (|they must have already purchased their ticket) then we can email you your ticket.


Am I allowed to take photographs and videos?

We welcome you to take as many photographs and videos as you can, although please be aware that if someone asks you not to then please respect their wishes. Any form of harassment will be treat seriously and will lead to you having to be removed from the event.


No photography or videos are allowed to be taken for financial gain, they are only allowed to be used for personal use unless cleared and agreed with a member of the SunnyCon Anime Expo management in writing


Will any photos of me be taken or will I be filmed?

Because of the nature of SunnyCon Anime Expo we attract a lot of press and media attention, what this means is that there are always many film crews, photographers, publications and broadcasters in attendance. If you are to be filmed you will be asked permission beforehand unless you end up in the background of a shot.


By attending SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle you are agreeing that you are allowing press and SunnyCon Anime Expo crews to use your image in productions and for press and promotion however if there are any images or footage you wish us to remove from our promotions please feel free to contact us and we can take them down.


Do the guests sign autographs?

Guests are more than willing to sign anything for you however as part of line control we have to implement some restrictions to make sure everyone gets the chance.


Restrictions are;


Max of 4 items only. Time is a factor and to make sure everyone gets the chance we have limited it to only 4 items to be signed


Only 1 photograph per signing, again as with signings to make sure more fans get to meet the guests we ask that you only take one photo with guests.


Be polite, when meeting a guest please don’t point a camera at them or demand they do the voice. If you are after a catchphrase ask beforehand and get permission to film.


No line jumping/keeping spaces, pretty self-explanatory…….


No inappropriate items to sign, please use common sense only bring items relevant for guests to sign e.g video game boxes, posters, t-shirts are acceptable. Your bum, a baby, genitalia or pornography is not suitable for signings (yes all have been asked for at previous events)


Is there bag storage or a cloakroom at the venue?

Yes, SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle runs a cloak room will be available over the weekend to drop off all cosplay, coats and bags.
It will be on all floor plans and signs through the venue. The cloakroom charges a small fee to cover it's running.


What are the rules on weapons?

We don't allow real weapons but prop weapons are allowed. We ask they be no bigger than 1.5 meters in height and made out of safe materials such as foam or soft woods.  Outside of the convention we ask you transport prop weapons by concealing them as they can cause alarm to the general public.


How do I become a volunteer?

Volunteer applications go live closer to the event this will be posted upon our volunteer page.


Where can I find lost items?

From time to time people lose items at SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle but not to worry we have a lost property box situated at the front registration desk and anything handed in will be there. If you discover something missing after the convention then e-mail us at Please take care of all possessions over your weekend.


What days can I see the guests?

All SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle guests attend all days of the event however they will be scheduled in places and you will have to see the timetable when it is completed to see which guest will be where and what they will be doing.


Can my friend (or family) come in with me if I have a VIP ticket and they only have general?

No. We are sorry and understand that you would like to spend time with friends who may of missed out on VIP tickets but  it would devalue the extra VIP attendees pay if we were to give extra perks to those who didn't pay for it.
If you are the paying adult with a 12 and under ticket then they are allowed access with you but they won't get the free items, just the early entry.


Will guests be there that are advertised?

Yes. This goes without saying any guest we announce will of signed a contract and will be scheduled for attendance at the event. It has only been once in our history where guests have had to cancel last minute meaning we had no guests available for the weekend however if changes are made we do everything within our power to make sure replacement guests and events still run.


What is the policy with 12's and Under tickets?

Children 12's and under can enter the convention for free with a paying adult. There is a limit of no more than 12's and under to one paying adult. Tickets can be booked on our tickets page.



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