MondoCon

MondoCon is a convention just like this, except it has a much friendlier atmosphere and is less expensive! An unnamed but well traveled guest introducing us to her friend

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 13th of January.

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! :)


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Highlights of MondoCon 2018 Winter

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.

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Cosplay judge: Ferasha

​Ferasha’s daily job is working for a renowned international organization whose goal is to bring about world peace. In her spare time, she is the vice-president of Sakurabana, where she organizes conventions to promote the Japanese pop-culture and other forms of contemporary geekery. She travels too much, hates boring clothes, prefers dogs to cats, fangirls […]

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Cosplay judge: Kana

Kana, Slovakia. She had first started with cosplay making in 2009 and since then it has been a never ending process. As all the cosplayers surely know, this unusual hobby is quite time, money and sometimes even sanity consuming, but the result is worth all of it. That is one of the main reasons she […]

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Cosplay judge: Ray

Raymond Seregi (Ray) is a veteran cosplayer and role-player. He likes fantasy and sci-fi works, and of course he is really into anime. He has been producing cosplays since 1987, but since 2006 he has started dealing with this hobby more seriously. Since then he has been a member of numerous cosplayer groups.

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Further Information

Getting here

MondoCon takes place at the Hungexpo, the biggest convention center in Hungary. You can find detailed information on how can you travel to the venue here.

Buying tickets

MondoCon ticket is 3800 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.

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Accomodations in Budapest

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.

Visiting Hungary for the first time?

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.