WELCOME!

Overload is a one-day festival devoted to celebrating New Zealand’s ever growing anime and manga culture! With a focus on artists, this lively event sees local fans and creative enthusiasts collectively gather each year to exhibit and sell their creations.

A fun-filled day of International guests, cosplay, competitions, performances and genuine, unique collectible goodies – there’s sure to be something for everyone!

2021 ANNOUNCEMENTS IN PROGRESS

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  • 2019 Competition Winners
  • 2019 Gallery

Key Registration Dates

Previous Guests

 

PLAN YOUR DAY [2019]

Event Schedule
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WANT OUR GUEST’S AUTOGRAPH?

 Please note that each guest requires a Signing Coupon in order to attend their autograph sessions.
Hit the button below to learn how to obtain one as well as some helpful gift-giving etiquette tips.

 

GUESTS

Every year Overload aims to bring you a variety of international guests. These can include artists/mangaka, animation directors,  seiyuu (voice actor/actress), performers, cosplay guests and more! 

Covid-19 may change the way this happens, but it certainly won’t dampen what we have in store for 2021. Follow us on social media for the latest updates, we plan to start dropping hints as early as November!

WANT OUR GUEST’S AUTOGRAPH?

 Please note that each guest requires a Signing Coupon in order to attend their autograph sessions.
Hit the button below to learn how to obtain one as well as some helpful gift-giving etiquette tips.

Events

Overload may be a one-day event, but you can expect to find yourself busy all day!

Aside from over 100 artist tables and merchandise booths to browse, you can expect to find guest panels, art and cosplay competitions,  art exhibitions, cosplay performances, photo booths and more.

Overload at a glance

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