Hoshi Con 2021 took place at Cannington Entertainment & Showgrounds Centre, in Perth WA on January 23-24, 2021.
Hoshi-Con is the first post COVID-19 Anime and Pop-Culture Convention and Exhibition. Whether you are interested in Anime Merchandise, Cosplay Competitions, Fandom Art or Dance and Performance groups, Hoshi Con could cater to your needs. Hoshi-Con is the first post COVID-19 Anime and Pop-Culture Convention and Exhibition.
Hoshi-Con is a convention made by fans, and made for fans. Whether you are interested in Anime Merchandise, Cosplay Competitions, Fandom Art or Dance and Performance groups, Hoshi Con could cater to your needs.
Also in attendance were an amazing line up of local Perth Fandom community to be featured in the Artist Alley, local Anime, Cosplay and PopCulture small business retailers.
Pictured: Hoshi-Con took no chances and applied all COVID-19 related protocols to make this a safe and enjoyable event!
For those who raised concerns regarding COVID-19, Perth experienced no community transmission of COVID-19 for 9 months, and it has been for this reason we were able to have a convention in the beginning of 2021.
Ticket sales were very limited. These limitations were set to adhere with COVID-19 restrictions and policies and maintain a capped capacity. “Lobby-Con” (loiterers) were not permitted, and anyone found with no badge or wristband on site were requested to leave.
Western Australia acted quickly to the news of the pandemic, and a hard boarder was quickly set in place. At the time that I write this (January 31, 2021), Western Australia experienced it’s first community transmission, with the state experiencing lockdown and solid no-nonsense protocols to protect the public. Any community transmission for 10 months.
Pictured: Selfie with Cosplayer, LilMissMayhem!
Kids Cosplay Competition
Children under the age of 10 had their chance to stand up on stage and display their costumes in the Kids Cosplay Competition. This was a fun competition hosted by Hoshi Con organiser Jazyland and presenter, Beepyonn.
Pictured: With Cosplay panelist and judge, Giorgia Cosplays and Cosplayer Breka!
Giorgia Cosplays ran the panel, “Cosplay 101”, which gave a comprehensive guide for all cosplayers, for those who are interested in getting into cosplay to all the way up to the highest levels.
Pictured: With Cosplayer, Twitch Streamer and birthday girl, Tijka Cosplay!
Pictured: Myself with cosplay, craftsman and Tiktok panelist, Derrek (Perth Cosplay Commissions)
How to become Tiktok Famous
How to become Tiktok Famous was a panel hosted by Derrek Lau (@PerthCosplayCommissions) who shared his experiences going viral, as well gaining many followers on the platform. In his panel, he included working with the ever-changing algorithm, trends, fads and controversies that built alot of engagement.
There were many more panels and competition events hosted, which would have catered to each and every aspect of pop culture..
Thank you, everyone! I had an amazing time – even in the heat and I hope you had fun too! The weekend was a display of many amazing cosplays and I’m still buzzing from their awesomeness!
Hoshi Con was really special thanks to all of you! Thank you everyone for visiting the Photo Wall. Special thank you to the organisers, Jasmine and Jon of Hoshi Au, who hosted an amazing post-COVID19 event!
Photo Gallery 2021
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