Sat, 07 Mar


Plymouth Guildhall

Devcon 20

Akira Mobility - Red Player one at Plymouth ...Devcon

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Devcon 20

Time & Location

07 Mar 2020, 10:00 – 17:00

Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth PL1 2BJ, UK

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Plymouth in the spring - love this venue and the show -  the atmosphere is so creative, with many and various fabulous cosplayers to be seen from Anime to Dr Who through the Starwars troopers - the quality and enthusiasm is very high.. Fabulous traders and a brilliant cosplay competition make this con a great way to start the year and a brilliant day out. This event has run for many many years and impresses us every time !

This year the organisers, Events Frontier are raising funds for Families For Children Adoption Agency. 

Podpadstudios will be showing the Steampod (Batbike) and Red Player One, the Akira inspired Mobility Scooter. This is their first outing in Plymouth.   The Red Player one is ideal for Anime photoshoots... Inspiration for our bike came from multiple sources. The Japanese animated movie, ‘Akira’ and the more recent ‘Ready Player One’ film, were the prime influences. Akira, made in 1988 was set in a dystopian city (Neo Tokyo) in the year 2019.Ironically we started the build the same year...challenging ourselves to build the world’s first Akira Mobility scooter. Mark Enright, MD of Podpad Studios and chief Builder said "We wanted to take the iconic shape and colour of the bike and give it an extreme Cyberpunk makeover, retaining the youth street culture visuals, whilst subtly accommodating all the legal requirements of a class 2 invalid carriage."

Come to Plymouth and see THE big red bike in the metal !

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