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Welcome to the newest and most unique cosplay event for the UK – the Cosplay Cruise!
Born out of a mutual lamentation at the repetitive state of the British anime fan scene, the Cosplay Cruise is the brainchild of a booze-soaked southerner and a well-published midlander, both hoping to create an event never done in the UK before.
The Cosplay Cruise will take place on July 10th 2010 aboard The Dixie Queen, the largest riverboat on the Thames, as it gently meanders down the river against the setting red light of early evening, through to the starlight canopy of midnight. This 500+ capacity boat ensures as many of you as possible can enjoy the evening with us. The beautiful vessel boasts two floors and outer decks, and the evening’s entertainment will be spread over both. Upstairs, we will have Japanese disco featuring the best J-Rock and J-Pop music, while the lower deck will be home to karaoke sessions and enough seating and tables for any of you wanting to bring along a deck of cards! We’re also planning some special events and competitions to run throughout the night, which we’ll be announcing soon.
Of course, the big attraction for many will be the cosplay itself, and with The Dixie Queen’s outdoor walkways running along the side of the boat and large deck on the back, not to mention the beautiful quay we’ll be embarking from, there will be countless opportunities for some very unique photoshoots!
So please feel free to look over this website, check out the boat (and the excellent virtual tour on the Thames Luxury Charters website), read the FAQ for all the information you need, and then, if you like what you see, buy a ticket for the event.
We have also crawled out of our self-imposed stone age and got a Twitter and a Facebook group, so add us, follow us and help promote us. This is by a long way the most ambitious thing we have ever tried to do – we hope you’ll join us!
Keith Thomson and Matt Kamen
Co-chairmen and Grumpy old Otaku
Dixie Queen
Lower Deck 2Passing under London bridgeDixie Queen rudder