MagnetiCon is a locally organised and operated, family friendly pop culture event that is run annually in Townsville North Queensland, Australia.
The Hone Family of Townsville along with a group of comic book, sci-fi, anime and movie lovers have banded together to create a truly unique event for visitors and citizens of Townsville. The purpose of this two day event, which will include special guest stars, cosplayers, celebrities and comic book artists, is to raise funds for charity and entertain the masses through video game competitions, cosplay contests and access to merchandise you’ve only dreamed of.
The name stems from our local region incorporating our stunning view of Magnetic Island from our beautiful city shore. The event itself will take place on the mainland, with an expected attendance of 3000+ guests. We hope to bring local vendors some extra opportunities that they may otherwise miss out on due to these conventions usually running in the big cities.
ABOUT TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA
Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It is in the dry tropics region of Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. Townsville is Australia's largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, with a 2014 population estimate of 178,649. Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland by locals, Townsville hosts a significant number of government, community and major business administrative offices for the northern half of the state.
Popular attractions include "The Strand", a long tropical beach and garden strip; Riverway, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Ross River; Reef HQ, a large tropical aquarium holding many of the Great Barrier Reef's native flora and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; Castle Hill, the most prominent landmark of the area and a popular fitness destination; The Townsville Sports Reserve; and Magnetic Island, a large neighbouring island, the vast majority of which is national park.