AVCon is coming!

Now in it’s 12th year, AVCon, Adelaide’s Anime and Video Game convention, will be blasting off from next Friday 18 July through to Sunday 20 July at the Adelaide Convention Centre.




From humble beginning at Adelaide University in 2002, AVCon has grown to be one of the largest Anime and Gaming conventions in the country featuring a range of activities, competitions, panels, gaming, cosplay, traders and special guests.

Did you know that the Library has a huge collection of resources to suit the AVCon attendee?


Are you an Anime, Manga or Graphic Novel fan?
Check out our gigantic Graphic Novel, Manga and Anime collection! From Antman to X-men, Aegis to xxxHolic, and Anime covering classics like Astroboy, Bleach, OnePiece and Naruto to the complete Studio Ghibli collection, there’s something to suit you.

The_Art_of_The_Last_of_Us_05Are you a gamer? Interested in the background of game design or perhaps the artwork of some of the latest interactive masterpieces?
We have a large range of titles on game design, becoming a skilled gamer, and glorious game art books like The Art of The Last of Us and Valve Presents; The Sacrifice and other Steam powered stories.


Perhaps you’re a Cosplayer? Steampunk fashion
Check out our costume resource collection with books on sewing, craft, and DIY. We also have a growing collection on Steampunk fashion and accessories.

You can check out everything happening at AVCon over on their website or visit their Facebook page for up-to-the minute news.

VALVE presents…

Any modern gamer has heard of and probably played something from the Valve back catalogue of games, including classics like Left 4 Dead, online multiplayer giant Team Fortress 2, to the revolutionary Half Life, and the ridiculously popular puzzle games Portal and Portal 2. Valve has released a large stylish hardcover volume of collected graphic novels based on some of these successful franchises called Valve Presents: The sacrifice and other steam powered stories.

Follow Left 4 Dead  protagonists Bill, Zoey, Francis and Louis in the first days after the green flu outbreak in The Sacrifice.  Read about Team Fortress 2’s  Saxton Hale in an amusing 50’s style comic book series, and see what goes on with the staff at Aperture Laboratories as Chell is continually tested in Lab Rat.

Valve Presents is a great expansion of the Valve universe into the graphic novel format.