Welcome to MondoCon!
MondoCon is the biggest geek convention in Hungary (perhaps the biggest in the region) which we organize each Spring, Summer and Autumn – each convention being one weekend long.
The next MondoCon is on the 7-8th of April.
On a busy day we have more than 10,000 visitors and we place a lot of emphasis on community building. We take pride in the fact that our convention is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The first MondoCon was held in 2008 and back then it was a manga/anime convention. We remained true to our roots and manga/anime fandom is still one of the cornerstones of our events. But if you are not interested in that, don’t worry! Over the years our convention embraced all things geek! (Should we say assimilated? 🖖) We have cartoons, fantasy, scifi and tv show fandoms all covered, and a large section dedicated to videogames and esports as well. And we must mention cosplay, because it is quite a big thing at MondoCon. Around a third of our visitors arrive in some sort of cosplay: from simple nekomimi and naruto-headbands to award-winning masterpieces, you will see a thousand different cosplays.
Our conventions have an undiminished popularity so we decided to open up to international visitors. Our main competitions were always open to everyone and recently we started to add english language panels and presentations as well.
So come and visit us!
International Cosplay Champions Cup
The International Cosplay Champions Cup is a new, two-tiered international cosplay competition, organized by a coalition of Central European conventions – including us! We will be hosting the hungarian qualifiers (MondoCon 2018 Summer) and we have the honour of hosting the 2018 finals as well (Mondocon 2018 Fall).
You can read more on the official homepage.
Highlights of MondoCon 2018 Spring
MondoCon has a lot of popular and well established programs, but we also like to keep things fresh so each MondoCon is a unique experience.
FSymphonia has been doing cosplays for 12 years now. Her strong points are sawing, embroidering and crafting small props and jewels. She did a wild variety of cosplays from videogames, disney movies, animes and comics. She is a german cosplayer who received an award at the World Cosplay Summit and she participated in many conventions […]
Most of you probably knew Elyon from one of her Disney princess cosplays: Elsa, the Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and Rapunzel. Of course she does a lot more, than cosplaying disney princesses. She won a dozen cosplay awards in the last five years. Her latest masterpiece was Sisi (Empress Elizabeth): she won the top awards at […]
TinYasuo has been doing cosplays for 11 years. He is sawing his own costumes and he also did some crossplays. With a combination of makeup and costume, he made a most impressive Alice cosplay. He is from Denmark and he won a lot of awards. He won the 1st place at the 2013 and 2017 […]
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MondoCon ticket is 4000 HUF (~ 13 €) for the whole weekend, or 3500 HUF if you buy an early bird ticket. You can buy them right at the entrance, just don’t forget to bring Hungarian Forints in cash with you.
Buying tickets online is only available if you can pay in HUF. Please be aware that if you send from a non-HUF account the extra cost paid to the bank can easily be more than the whole price of the ticket. In that case we recommend buying your tickets on-site. Don’t worry, even in the rare event of the tickets being sold out, we always have tickets set aside for international visitors.
You can find the list of our partner hostels here. These are situated in the “party” district of Budapest, so we run a free shuttle bus between the Convention and these hostels on saturday evening and sunday morning.
The Expo Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated right next to the convention center (just as you guessed by its name) which makes it a very convenient.
You can easily find any kind of accomodation in Budapest from hotels and hostels to airbnb appartments. Prices vary seasonably.
We wrote a guide for our international visitors about travelling to Hungary and a few tips on what to do with your spare time – including photoshooting locations and gamer pubs.
Want to be our partner?
If you want to attend MondoCon as a vendor please read our info sheet for vendors.
If you would like to get a press pass contact Edmond Etlinger.
If you represent a convention and are interested in cooperation between our events, please contact Noémi Istenes. Issues related to cosplay events and guests should also be sent to her.
All other partnership requests should be sent to András Márk Szekeres.