QFT – Sword of the Stranger

There is even more Anime at Queen’s Film Theater. We are very pleased inform you that Masahiro Andō’s Sword of the Stranger, produced by Studio Bones, is showing as part of QFT’s Japan Foundation Season.

The film is set in feudal-era Japan. Young Kotaro is pursued by the royal army of China’s Ming Dynasty. When his loyal dog Tobimaru is injured in an ambush, Kotaru reluctantly recruits a mysterious, nameless samurai as his bodyguard. However, “No-name” has a guilty past and his own inner demons to battle. A classic animation featuring stunningly animated fight scenes.

The movie starts at 18:20 on Thursday, the 1st of march 2018.
Student Tickets are £4, Full Price Tickets are £6.70

QFT – A Silent Voice

We at Dragonslayers are not only excited to screen anime for our members, but also to see anime screenings by other groups and organisations. We are very pleased to see some great anime coming to Queen’s Film Theater, starting with Naoko Yamada’s A Silent Voice, based on the manga series written by mangaka Yoshitoki Oima, serialised in Weekly Shonen Magazine.

The film centres around Shôya, who bullies classmate Shoko because of her hearing impairment. Years later, wracked with guilt, Shôya tries to find Shoko who had to move to a new school. A heartwarming and thought-provoking anime about regret, reflection and atonement.

The movie starts at 13:30 on Sunday, the 25th of February 2018.
Student Tickets are £4, Full Price Tickets are £6.70


Q-Con XXV Has Launched

Q-Con, the UK & Ireland’s greatest weekend of gaming and anime entertainment, has officially launched for 2018 with this year’s event set to take place on June 22nd – 24th.

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Q-Con takes place annually in Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union, and is a weekend long celebration of everything gaming and anime related, from eSports and Tabletop, to Cosplay and Movie Screens. Major events already confirmed to make a welcome comeback in 2018 include our Cosplay Extravaganza, Q-Comedy Show, our Saturday night pub quiz, 100s of Gaming Tournaments, Club Q-Con across two floors, and much more to be announced!

As always Q-Con’s award-winning roster of gaming competitions will be back with a bang, including a weekend-long League of Legends tournament, dozens of console tournaments from open to close every day, a huge timetable of traditional, tabletop and board gaming tournaments and lots more.

Anime fans can be the centre of attention again with a number of cosplay competitions planned, complementing our timetable of panels, workshops, screenings and unique events that won’t be found anywhere else!

This year’s Q-Con will be our most exciting yet – we have a host of new ideas and are working hard to implement them. Keep an eye out as we release more details in the coming months!-Ben Harrison, Q-Con’s Managing Director


Expect Q-Con’s trade hall and artists’ alley to be once again packed with everything you’ll need to make your weekend a memorable one, including Replay Games and many more – a full list will be confirmed as the weekend draws near. Our immensely popular indie game developers area will be soon accepting applications – this will be announced in due course.

Last year over 6,500 attendees packed the Students’ Union building as well as the nearby Elmwood Hall and South Dining Hall. Once again, the event is expected to be a sell-out and attendees are encouraged to pre-register online to avoid disappointment. Pre-registration for Q-Con XXV is online now.


Information on special guests, new events, accommodation options and more will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get involved on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and don’t forget to mark yourself as going on our Facebook events page!


Remember, Q-Con XXIV is this weekend!

There will be no Dragonslayers tonight, 13th June, due to setup, or this Saturday 17th June, due to the convention itself.

Preregistration is now closed, however, there will be a limited number of weekend passes, and individual day passes available. So if you wish to attend, but have not secured your place, get down early.

Registration desk opens at noon on Friday,16th June, we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Dragonsalyers will return to it’s usual activities next Tuesday, 20th June, expect myself and the rest of the committee to completely exhausted, but eager to help!