PAniC Presents – Quiz Night!

What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? What is the release date of Kingdom Hearts 3? What are the main ingredients for pumpkin soup? All these questions and more will be asked at the PAniC Annual Quiz Night! End your week with a pint, some mates and a good 10 rounds of solid brain teasing. Get a group of 8 people together and battle it out to win some amazing prizes!

All table booking enquiries and platter orders are to be made out to the events co-ordinator at events@panic-wa.org
There are limited spots so get in quick!

Date;  Friday 25th July
Time; 6:30pm
Where; Rosie O’Grady’s Northbridge

Ticket Prices;
General admission – $15
Associate members – $12
PAniC members – $10

Click here to see our facebook event!

We hope to see you there!

General Meeting #1; Sub-Committee applications for 2014/2015 NOW OPEN

It’s that time of year, where we enter into the public forum once again, we invite you all to join us at this years first;
General Meeting.

where we will discuss

  • The Convention just gone,
  • we will review your feedback
  • any possible changes for next year
  • Fundraising options
  • general business and most importantly;
  • The new Sub-Committee interviews
    (To Apply for a Sub-Committee position or to learn about the roles please refer to the links below!)We hope you can all join us on- Sunday the 18th of May at 2PM
    – The Freemason lodge; South Perth
    (corner of Forrest and York streets South Perth)

Click here to apply for Sub-Committee 2014!


Click here to Learn about the different Sub-Committee Positions


Karaoke 2014!

Our first event of the year is fast approaching.

Do YOU have what it takes to belt out a Katy Perry chart topper?
Grab a friend, select from over 20.000 songs, and sing the night away at this years
first PAniC Karaoke Event!

The event this year will be held at
Rosie O’Grady’s Irish pub, in Northbridge
at 7PM on the 10th Of May!

We hope you can join us for an amazing night 🙂

Click here to see our Facebook Event!


Click here to see the full list of songs!


That’s all for 2014! Thank you!!

Thank you all for coming to Wai-Con 2014!  It’s amazing to believe that it’s now all over for not just another year, but to close the book on a decade of anime in Perth.  Wai-Con has been an amazing success story over the past 10 years, and it’s all thanks to all of you.  Without the Perth community’s support, we would never have grown to what we are today.  Thank you so very much!

We’re still reeling at 5027 attendees.  A record number for a record year!

From myself and the entire PAniC team, it’s been an absolute pleasure to host Wai-Con for you all this year.  We hope we entertained you over the weekend, and possibly even incentivised you to help us out next year!  Remember that without volunteer support, Wai-Con wouldn’t exist – so dig deep and help us out when you can!

And on a personal note, I want to thank you all.  This was my last Wai-Con as President or a board member, and it’s been an astounding ride over the decade.  I want to leave you on a note of encouragement – there is no greater feeling than seeing all the work you put in for over the 12 months come together, and have people not only attend but love it so much that they’re coming back year on year.  It’s the best feeling in the world, and I couldn’t be prouder.  Please volunteer (or even run for PAniC committee!), so you can keep this wonderful group alive for the next decade and beyond.  It’s been a grand part of my life, and I look forward to seeing what some new faces can do.

Thank you all, and thank you Wai-Con.

– Mike


Wai-Con This Weekend!

So much to do, so much to see!  Make sure you check out all the amazing things at Wai-Con THIS WEEKEND!!

Tickets still available through Moshtix OR at the door!  Check out our ticketing section for more info!

* SCHEDULE is now up and running!  Make sure you check out everything out and plan accordingly?  Don’t forget that your handy Programme Book will have the entire schedule and descriptions!  Make sure you pick it up for FREE at the front desk!

* SWORD ART ONLINE invades Wai-Con in a massive way!  Thanks to Madman, we have the official Sword Art Online exhibit premiering at Wai-Con!  Check it out at the Madman exhibit.  Not to mention a screening of Sword Art Online at 10am Saturday, and the very awesome Bryce Papenbrook (Kirito) doing panels and signings at PAniC HQ all weekend!

* EVANGELION returns to Wai-Con!  On Saturday night, check out the latest Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo at 4:30pm, as well as hang out with the amazing Tiffany Grant (Asuka) at her panels/signings all weekend!

* SCREENINGS GALORE from Siren Visual and Hanabee, with a special viewing of Tiger & Bunny The Beginning on Sunday at 3:30pm!  Don’t forget to check out the screenings list so you don’t miss out.  Want to know about the latest acquisitions from your favourite distributor?  Check out the Madman Panel at the Riverside Theatre on Saturday at 3:30pm (Just before Evangelion), as well as the Hanabee panel on Sunday at 4pm in the Workshop Room!

* SAVE OR DESTROY?  Just how is anime affecting our noggins?  Join comedians Adam Peter Scott and Ayden Doherty, guests Tiffany and Bryce, and Wai-Con personnel Allan Clarke, Mike Browner and Mitchell Chapman for an amazing debate.  Is Akira a guidebook for our destruction, or are we to learn that motorcycled vigilantes are teaching us how to care for psychokinetic babies?  Find out when we decide “Will Anime SAVE or DESTROY the world”?

… and so very VERY much more!  Have a great weekend, and thank you for supporting us for the past 10 years.  Here’s to the next decade!


“Looks like this perp is ripe for a ‘show’-down.”

“That’s terrible wordplay, sir.  Just awful.”

“Hmph.  So what do we have here, officer?”

Another video from a rogue operative known as the Cosplay Coordinator.  He says he’s on the hunt for a certain person.  Calls them ‘the host’.”

“Any leads on this ‘host’?”

“A few shadows, some fingerprints.  We’ve sent it down to the team in forensics to analyse.  “

“Good.  Keep an eye on him, but don’t interfere.  Let’s see how all this “cos”-plays out.”

“Please stop, sir.”


(Missed out on any of the quest videos?  Grab them all here!)


Kirito logs out of Sword Art Online, and heads to Perth!


We’re extremely proud to announce that Bryce Papenbrook, the amazing Kirito from Sword Art Online, is coming to Wai-Con 2014!  Bryce has starred in a crazy amount of animation roles, from Rin in Blue Exorcist, Masaodi Kida in Durarara!!, and Red from the new Pokemon Origins OVA.  He’s also voiced a few popular videogames, from Tiz in the recently released Bravely Default, and Makoto Naegi from the upcoming Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.  Bryce will be sharing his awesomeness (and signature) with all of you throughout the entire weekend.

We’ll be announcing Bryce’s panels very soon, so keep an eye on the Wai-Con webpage for more info!


Urgent news regarding Christopher Sabat

Some sad news today.

We’re sorry to report that Christopher Sabat (Vegeta) can no longer come to Wai-Con 2014 due to health issues. He’s saddened that he won’t get to visit his Australian fans this time around, and will make an extra effort in later years. We hope that Chris will get well soon, and wish him a speedy recovery.

Don’t fret DBZ fans, as we should have some news very shortly that should make you feel a bit better!

If you have bought a ticket to Wai-Con and wish to request a refund due to Chris’ departure, please contact Mike on president@panic-wa.org so we can make arrangements.

Get well soon, Chris!


Presenting: The Pilot of Eva-02!


We’re extremely proud to announce that Tiffany Grant, the feisty Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion, is coming to Wai-Con 2014!  Tiffany has starred in a crazy amount of roles, from Evangelion to Infinite Stratos to One Piece,as well as written and adapted a lot of your favourite series too!  She will be sharing her wisdom (and signature) with all of you throughout the entire weekend.

We’ll be announcing Tiffany’s panels very soon, so keep an eye on the Wai-Con webpage for more info!


City of Wanneroo’s Pop Culture Festival!


Can’t get enough Cosplay?  There are some amazing workshops about to start at the Wanneroo Library for all budding Cosplayers.  Join a fantastic team of veterans as they take you through some of the major steps of costuming, and how to bring out your inner character!

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INTRODUCTION TO COSPLAY (Thurs 9 Jan 5:30 – 7:00pm)
Don’t know much about Cosplay?  This is the session for you!  The people from Wai-Con will walk you through how to being your cosplay journey.  The session will include demonstrations and skits/performances.
Cost – $5 for library members ($10 for non-members)

COSPLAY – PROPS & ELECTRONICS (Sat 11 Jan 10:00 – 3:00pm)
Join us for this interactive workshop and create your very own prop!  Learn how to make your costume more dynamic by receiving hands-on experience with circuitry.  The workship will include materials and each person will take home a piece of their own creation.  Places are limited so don’t miss out!
Cost – $30 for library members ($40 for non-members)

COSPLAY – BEGINNER’S SEWING CLASS (Sat 18 Jan 10:00 – 3:00pm)
Four seams to sew them all!  A workshop for those who want to improve their sewn costumes.  Learn about patterns and fabric to make almost anything and take your skills up a stitch in only one session.  The workshop will include materials and each person will take home a piece of their own creation.  Places are limited so don’t miss out!
Cost – $30 for library members ($40 for non-members)

COSPLAY – MAKEUP & SPECIAL EFFECTS (Sat 1 Feb 10:00 – 3:00pm)
So you’ve got a great costume and the perfect wig but what about the makeup? Learn to put your best face forward with theatrical makeup and special effects so you look your best on film. Places are limited so don’t miss out!
Cost – $30 for library members ($40 for non-members)