Take a step into the not-so-distant past with us at TasPop South 2022!Join us at Princes Wharf 1 on July the 15th - 17th for a weekend of creativity, fun, and memories to last a lifetime!At TasPop South, you can expect to see many things: Cosplayers, artists, anime, AMVs, Nerdy Vendors, cool demonstrations and more!There are plenty of Events and Contests for you to enter over the weekend, so grab your whole family and come down for weekend you'll never forget.

We're preparing for a weekend full of fun and engaging activities- Hobart has been without for too long, but the wait is almost over. Coming in on the 15th to the 17th of July, TasPop South is the perfect place to show off your new cosplay, beat your rivals in a game of Smash, or compete in one of our many competitions to win an awesome array of prizes!Make sure to buy your tickets and secure your entry to Tasmania's biggest Pop Culture event

Tasmania is a beautiful state that is full of rich culture and diversity! It is TasPop's pledge to help create a safe space of expression for all of Tasmania's most marginalized groups, including Aboriginal, Torres Strait islanders, and our growing LGBTQ+ community.We want to acknowledge that Tasmania has one of the highest rates of suicide and poor mental health among their youth in Australia, and be a part of the change in creating a safe and welcoming community to help forge connections and friendships that will last a lifetime.If you want to learn more about us, feel free to catch up with us on our social medias, or visit our base website below!

Weekend Passes

Tickets

Day Passes

A day pass grants to access to a single day at TasPop South 2022 on either the Saturday or the Sunday. Children under 11 are free.Pre-purchasing your tickets also grants you exclusive access to any events held on the Friday night.

Ticket typePrice
TasPop Member Day Pass$17
Adult Day Pass$22
Child (11-15) Day Pass$19

A weekend pass grants to access to the entire weekend and all of the events at TasPop South 2022. Children under 11 are free.Pre-purchasing your tickets also grants you exclusive access to any events held on the Friday night.

Ticket typePrice
TasPop Member Weekend Pass$34
Adult Weekend Pass$40
Child (11-15) Weekend Pass$37

Want to become a TasPop member and take advantage of it's benefits and discounts?

- By buying a ticket you are agreeing to TasPop South 2022's conditions of entry.
- Tickets may be non refundable without proof of purchase.
- Earlybird prices will only be available until May 15th 2022.

Schedule

Friday, July 15th

TimeMain Theatre
From 5:30pmKaraoke

Saturday, July 16th

TimeMain Theatre
10:00amOpening Ceremony
10:30amCosplay Parade
11:00amAMV Showcase
11:30amBootlegs, Fanworks, Copyright and You
12:00pmBad Fanfiction
1:00pmAuction
2:30pmTrash Cosplay Competition
3:30pmFRUITS
4:30pmAuction MA15+
6:00pmWorlds of Wonder
7:00pmQuiz Night

Sunday, July 17th

TimeMain Theatre
10:00amOpening Ceremony
10:30amTrivia Popsuit
11:30amPhotography/Cosplay Sign-up
12:30pmCosplay Competition
2:30pmExpanded Worlds of Doctor Who
3:00pmIntro to Make-up & Wig Styling
4:00pmCosplay Mystery Date
5:00pmClosing Ceremony
From 5:30pmKaraoke/Wind-down

Events

There are a host of events to be seen and engaged with over the course of the weekend at TasPop South!So have a look below to see just some of what will be on offer.


Cosplay Competition

One of our most popular events; the Cosplay Competition is the perfect chance for you to get up on stage and strut your stuff!Show off your mad crafting skills in front of a panel of judges and an adoring crowd, and tell us about how many hours you crunched or how many sticks of hot glue you used to create your amazing costume.There are prizes to be won from best overall to best in theme or best in character, or show off your acting chops and take a shot at best skit!
All details can be found in the entry form below.

Please be advised that all cosplays entering any category other than Best Skit must be handmade or modified by over 50% of the complete costume. Any purchased costumes entering Best Skit must state so on their registration form and will not be judged on costume.People entering the Cosplay Competition must be a pre-existing character, not an original creation, the intent of the costume must recreate the character you are portraying, fan arts are a valid representation and will be allowed subject to organizers discretion.All entrants must be appropriately attired as the event is PG, any entry found to not be in these regulations will be immediately removed from the competition. If you’re unsure if your outfit is appropriate please don’t hesitate to send us a message on social media or email us at events@taspop.org.au


FRUiTS Fashion Competition

The FRUiTs fashion Competition covers all forms of street fashion from Visual Kei to Lolita, Punk to Deco, and much, much more!If you have a passion for fashion and want to get up on stage and strut your stuff, the FRUiTS Fashion competition may be just for you.The variety in the FRUiTS Fashion competition is not to be understated- you can come in a classic Japanese Yukata, dress up as a plague doctor, or a gijinka of your favourite Pokémon!
The limits are only defined by the contents of your wardrobe, so get dressed up and enter our competition for a chance to win some amazing prizes!
All details on entry can be found in Entry form below.

All entrants must be appropriately attired as the event is PG, any entry found to not be in these regulations will be immediately removed from the competition. If you’re unsure if your outfit is appropriate please don’t hesitate to send us a message on social media or email us at events@taspop.org.au


Cosplay Mystery Date

Have you ever dreamed of finding true love on stage, in front of a bunch of strangers? Then look no further than Cosplay Mystery Date!Sign up as a Bachelor or Bachelorette and pick your true love out of a panel of three complete strangers using a list of questions relevant to your character. Award points based on answers and determine your compatibility! Maybe this year I'll finally get to see Shadow the Hedgehog x Tifa Lockheart, like I've always dreamed!

Bachelor and Bachelorette entries are now closed!
Come along on the day to participate as a contestant or watch along!


Trash Cosplay Contest

What if you weren't going for a perfect cosplay? What if you were aiming to be the worst?
Or perhaps... the BEST of the worst!?
After all, cosplay is meant to be fun, and what's more fun than getting creatively messy! That's what we believe, so come and join us in a laughter filled contest of arts and craft, improv and silliness.Together, let's find the joy in being the worst! Because cosplay isn't about perfection, it's about having fun~Wanna participate? Just show up on the day and we will pick people from the crowd at random!


Trivial Popsuit

Do you think you know all there is to know about anime? Are you well versed in the ways of pop culture, or video games?A fun filled pop culture game show, featuring a wide variety of genres (such as Anime/Manga, Alternative fashion, video games, and more) and the combination of various game shows (such as "Minute To Win It", "Um, Actually!" and more!)Come along and check out Trivial Popsuit! Two teams of four will be picked from the audience on the day, so show you're keen to be a part of it or watch the shenanigans unfold!


That's not all, folks!

These are just some of the events that we plan to have at TasPop South 2022Keep an eye out for more updates, coming soon!


Auction

Going once, going twice!
If you have some old merch that you'd like to sell off, then the Auction is for you!
List your old cosplays, books, or figurines for sale in the TasPop Auction, and watch sparks fly as the bidding war begins!You can list up to 5 items in each auction, with the 15+ auction being held in the evening.

Entries for the auction are now closed
Join us on the day to see all the items up for auction!

Contests

During TasPop South, we run a number of contests made up of entries during and leading up to the event.Take a look below at some of your chances to show your stuff and win some cool prizes!


AMV Contest

Cut and edit your way into our AMV contest!All entries into the contest will be screened over the course of the weekend, so dust off your computer and start cutting out that masking layer.


Art Contest

Calling all artists!Now's your chance to enter TasPop South's Art Contest, and win more than exposure!
All skill levels encouraged to join in.

We have categories in photography, digital art, 3D sculpture, and traditional art- as well as subcategories for both premade artworks and art that's made over the course of the weekend.


Writing Contest

Covering both original works and Fanfiction, TasPop South's writing competition is a chance to win some cool prizes and flex your creative talents, so dust off your typewriter and get to typing!There are categories for best in theme, but not all entries need to match the theme.

Entries to all contests must have been made within the last 24 months
Some entries may be used for future marketing purposes, with artist permission
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out at events@taspop.org.au

Join Us

Every year, TasPop and it's other Events are run by a Committee of Volunteers from the local community. Some years it's been big, others small, but one thing has always remained: the TasPop Committee is full of people who love pop culture!


Volunteers

Ever wondered how you can help out more? Want to be a part of something big?Volunteering for TasPop South 2022 may be the thing for you!We're looking for motivated, helpful, friendly people to help us over the course of the weekend, and in exchange for some work, you'll get free entry to the event for each day you volunteer.And hey, it looks great on a resume!

If you think Volunteering might be for you, or you want to find out more, send us an Email at volunteers@taspop.org.au


The TasPop Committee

The Committee is full of artists, organizers, and general volunteers. There are countless skills you can learn working with us, and it looks fantastic on your resume, too! So whether you have experience running events, or you just want to learn and be a part of something cool, feel free to drop us an application for a position on our committee!All applications welcome.

When & Where

TasPop South 2022 will be held at Princes Wharf 1 at Castray Esplanade, Hobart TAS 7000The main festival will be held on the 16th and 17th of July, with evening activities on the night of the 15th

This is TasPop's first year with PW1, and we're excited to see how our event evolves and grows with this new venue.You can find out more about Princes Wharf 1 at their website by clicking on their logo.

If you want to keep up to date with all our announcements, be sure to follow our Facebook page and RSVP to the Event!

Vendors

Our Vendor's hall this year will be full of local artists and businesses, all ready to share their wares with you!Here's a list of some of our vendors, in no particular order:

  • World of Kawaii Gifts

  • Slicin' Dice

  • Synart

  • Super Funky Cool

  • Purplegoldfish Design

  • Sneaky Geek

  • Victory Road Games

  • BuriedinSnow Art

  • A Bit Curious

  • Game Dimensions

  • SCA Tasmania

  • Asteria's Apothecary

  • Dream Star international

  • Froggy Resin

  • Samurai Punk Pty Ltd

  • Bizzy Bee Workshop

  • Kermode Design

  • Raven Slumber

  • CMHolden Art

  • Two and a Half Studios

  • Charisma Save Creations

  • Carey Lenehan

Sponsors

Every year, TasPop is made possible by our many sponsors! In exchange for benefits such as advetisment, tables at TasPop South, as well as more catered bonuses, Sponsors provide us with varius forms of aid.

If you think Sponsoring our event would be mutually benefitial for your company or group, or you just want to support the local community, take a look at our Sponsors package below which details the perks you get for your support, and get in contact with us by sending us an email at sponsors@taspop.org.au or using our Contact Us form.

Our Generous Sponsors for TasPop South 2022

Panels

Bootlegs, Fanworks, Copyright and You

Do you know what a bootleg is? Have you ever bought what you thought were LEGO and it turned out to be LEBQ? Or why some anitubers have recently had their channels receive copyright strikes?Come to the Bootlegs, Fanworks, Copyright and You panel to find out more about why bootlegs are problematic but fan art can be sold at conventions.

Worlds of Wonder

Have you ever found yourself imagining a world beyond our own?
A world within your own mind that you’ve wanted to build into something more than just imagination but don’t know exactly where to start or what to do?
Come along and listen to a few nerds ramble about world creation tips, tricks and important topics to consider!

Intro to Wig Styling and Make-up

With over 7 years of hairdressing and 10 years of wig styling experience, check out these tips and tricks from Sabers & Scissors to help finish your cosplay and get you photo-shoot ready!

Expanded Worlds of Doctor Who

Want to know about the mysterious and intricate worlds of Doctor Who? Want to know more about Classic Who?No matter if you’re an old school fan or someone just getting into it. Come along to this panel to learn about the best and worst episodes, as well as some of the best moments in Doctor Who History!


Demonstrations

Taiko Drum

Taiko is a powerful and dynamic form of Japanese drumming which involves the whole body in the musical performance.Its origins stem from the festivals and rituals of ancient Japan but it has developed into a visually spectacular art form exciting audiences world-wide.The Hobart based 'Taiko Drum' group perform at a wide variety of events and play traditional and member composed pieces on authentic styled drums.

DnD Mini Sessions

Of Dice and Men will be running several mini sessions throughout TasPop South for attendees with a passion for adventure or those guided by curiosity!Each group will have prewritten characters and will have everything provided for an hour long adventure using the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Rule Set.

PC-Vox (Nerd Choir)

PC-Vox (or more colloquially Nerd Choir) are a small group of friendly people that gathers weekly to sing songs from Popular Culture using their Voxes.They ethically source songs from free-ranged movies, TV series, video games, Tik-Tok-trending sea shanties and rewritten Christmas carols, singing both accompanied and acapella (but not at the same time).

Tasmanian Litesabre Alliance

We are a group of Star Wars fans who meet up and belt the living daylights out of each other with lightsabers. We use foam lightsabers for full contact sword play, the foam makes for a safer and LESS painful experience.Lightsaber duelling is a cinematic style of swordplay and is more dramatic and theatrical than practical, it is focused more on artistic representation of sword fighting than actual violent and harmful sword fighting.

THE BARONY OF YNYS FAWR

Hear ye! Hear Ye! Behold full speed, non-choreographed, armoured combat with real armour and blunt weapons.The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an inclusive community pursuing research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, and culture.Our participants learn about the arts, skills, and culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in an atmosphere of fun, through tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, classes, hands-on workshops, and more.


Have a topic you'd like to run a panel on to share your knowledge and know-how?Have a performance or group you'd like to do a demonstration of?Get in contact with us at demonstrators@taspop.org.au today to find out if TasPop South 2022 is the right event for you to share your stuff!All enquiries welcome.

Conditions of Entry

By attending TasPop South, you agree to be bound by the following rules and conditions:

  • Those with COVID-19 symptoms should not enter the festival.

  • During the event, attendees will be required to wear a mask while indoors, unless in special circumstances like having your photo taken, performing on stage, or drinking. An attendee will not be required to wear a mask if they have a special exemption.

  • A pass or wristband is provided on entry. Those without a pass, wristband or proof of ticket purchase will be asked to leave the festival.

  • No live steel props or real weapons will be admitted into the venue.

  • The committee reserves the right to confiscate props used in a dangerous, irresponsible or inappropriate manner.

  • Projectile ammunition (including Nerf brand weapons) are not allowed. Please cloak all of them, or the committee will be forced to confiscate your ammunition.

  • Without exception, props or replicas that resemble a firearm must have bright orange or red tape fixed to the muzzle/barrel to signify it is a fake. Failure to do so will result in confiscation only to be returned when the owner leaves the premises. Red tape is available at the info desk for those who forget.

  • Harassment of any form is not tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal, physical, sexual, racial, or political harassment.

  • Sitting in the theatre aisles is not allowed as it presents a fire hazard. Either find a seat or wait outside the theatre until one becomes available.

  • Those wearing makeup should ensure it doesn’t rub off on seats or others’ clothing.

  • Keep out of ‘No Entry’ areas.

  • No alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed into the festival. Inebriated attendees will be asked to leave the festival area.

  • Smoking is forbidden inside any buildings or within 10m of an open door or air intake.

  • No littering. Please be considerate and find a bin.

  • Please keep your phone on silent whilst attending events.

  • No heckling.

  • The committee and venue security reserve the right to eject people from the venue if these rules are violated.

  • The committee reserves the right to ban an individual from future TasPop events in extreme cases.

  • By attending TasPop South, you agree to the possibility of being filmed or photographed. The results of which may be used in future promotional activities related to other event or the TasPop society in general.

  • Patrons under the age of 10 MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Only people over the age of 15 years may attend events rated as MA15+ (IDs will be checked).

  • TasPop South is considered a PG event. Thus, parental guidance is recommended for underage attendees.