WHAT WE DO
NärCon – The cosplay and gaming festival
Anime - Games - Cosplay - Summer - Winter - Love - Youth - Creativity
NärCon is a series of cosplay and gaming festivals held in Linköping every year. The main event in the end of July gathers over 10.000 visitors from all over Europe. It's Scandinavia’s largest event for cosplay, gaming and J-culture!
Sweden's biggest gaming, comics and movie expo taking place in Stockholm with over 30 000 visitors each year. The expo is a collaboration between NärCon and Artexis, the owners of the venues Kistamässan and Malmömässan.
We produce the world's two first nationally and internationally broadcasted cosplay shows. We cherish the pride our visitors, volunteers and organizers take in being recognized, and we want to further this by spreading awareness of their interests and hobbies nationwide.
We love the competitiveness of sports and want to bring that to the gaming world; not only by gathering the elite of various games and letting them compete, but also through finding new ways of sharing it.
Our focus is to deliver clubs and pubs that you would define as subculture gatherings rather hthan mainstream: korean pop clubs, sport pubs that stream StarCraft Finals, video game clubs etc.
We held our first live shows at NärCon 2008 with the Japanese death metal band Plasma Jet. And we loved it. Since then, we have had many live shows and are always looking for new opportunities to give fans around the globe what they want.
We love to share our knowledge. Talking about what we do, why we do it and inspiring others to make a change. In the process, we've made ourselves a reputation of doing so in a professional and entertaining manner. That's why we're proud to offer this service in our portfolio. If you're interested, please contact us!
Our main event and passion. Taking place in Linköping every year at the end of July, it gathers 10.000 unique visitors from all over Europe. Among the highlights you'll find the Nordic Cosplay Championship, broadcasted live on national television.
NärCon Sommar is the only event of it's kind. It's a festival, like Roskilde or Tomorrowland; but instead of drinking and watching bands, our visitors make new friends, cosplay and play games together. The festival offers over 500 different activities, lectures, tournaments and live shows the attendees can participate in, but the social atmosphere is what truly defines it. You won't meet a single person who isn't happy to see you and excited to get to know you.
Nordic Cosplay Championship
We host the Nordic Cosplay Championship every year at NärCon Sommar. Event organizers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden work together to select the best from their national cosplay scenes. These cosplayers then face off at the NCC to compete for glory and prices, including a trip for two to Japan.