Ankama Convention #6: Drop the masks!

Roubaix – 4th January 2010 – Ankama would like to announce its sixth convention, which will take place on the 5th and 6th March 2011 at Lille Grand Palais (Northern France). To celebrate its tenth year, Ankama is planning a programme packed with animations and exclusivities.

From children to adults, gamers to comic book lovers: there will be something for everyone in the Ankama Universe during the sixth edition of the Ankama Convention. This special event will mark 10 years of Ankama, as well as the arrival of some new characters in its flagship universe: the Rogues and the Masqueraiders, who will be breaking onto the scene in all Ankama media soon.

Remington Smisse, the Rogue and Maskemane, the Masqueraider are the representatives of these two new character classes and they appear in their very own comics. Remington is an outlaw, agile, cunning and charming, a master of petty theft. Maskemane, more enigmatic, owns three masks which he can alternate to benefit from different powers. You can find them in the DOFUS, Arena and Wakfu games as the 13th and 14th playable classes.

The Ankama Convention is a highly anticipated event for a large community of fans who come from all over the world to unite and share their passion for the Ankama universe (more than 20 000 visitors last year). An important link between the public and the creators of the Ankama universe, these conventions bridge generation gaps and are, above all, a meeting and trading place accessible to everyone.

The events which take place on the main stage will be streamed live.

On the programme at the Masquerade:

- The release date and a playable demo for Wakfu.

Ankama will announce the future release date of the Wakfu online game which will also be available to test at the convention itself.

-DOFUS: a Fight area and a Discovery area!

A large number of computers will be made available to DOFUS fans, so they can play and confront an exclusive boss during this convention and discover the 13th and 14th playable classes: the Rogues and the Masqueraiders.

- The playable final version of Islands of Wakfu.

A complete and final version of Islands of Wakfu, which was still in Beta version during the last Ankama Convention, will now be available for everyone to play. Players are going to have a lot of fun with this game, which will soon be available for download on the Xbox 360TM console.

- Slage: A discovery area and 2 bosses to beat!

Slage, Ankama’s first Hack’n’Slash game, will be exclusively available to the public as a playable demo. There will be two dungeons created especially for the convention and designed in the colours of the Masqueraiders and the Rogues.

-Ankama Authors will be doing signings during Ankama Convention #6!

The illustrators and authors of the comics published by Ankama will be on-site to sign their work and meet their public.

-Announcement of a new video game.

-Lots of other activities and plenty of gifts to be won.

Just like every year for the last 3 years, this convention will have its fair share of surprises. On the cards this year: an IRL quest to incarnate the new classes, presentation of the Krosmoz universe board game (DOFUS/Wakfu/Arena), broadcast of 3 never before seen episodes of the second season of Wakfu, the final of the Wakfu TCG championship of France, a cosplay competition, a rodeo activity, a fan village and dozens of quizzes.

Practical Information:


Lille Grand Palais

1, boulevard des Cités Unies 59777  Lille

Subway: Line 2, Station: Lille grand Palais


Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2011, from 9am to 7pm.

How much?

Advance sales prices:

1 day pass 12 Euros

Weekend Pass 20 Euros

Prices on the day:

1 Day Pass 14 Euros

Weekend Pass 22 Euros

With each Pass, you’ll get a free goody bag including:

- 1 Rogue or Masqueraider figurine

- 1 Remington or Maskemane Wakfu TCG card

- Quest Map

- Comics 0: discovery of the comics

Where can you buy tickets?

- advance sales from Ankama Shop (

at a reduced price with in-game bonus presents! (Payment by bank card only)

- on site on the 5th and 6th March 2011


About ANKAMA Group

Founded by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras in Roubaix in 2001, ANKAMA is an independent group which produces digital creations and employs over 430 people. The international success of the group’s MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 35 million players, enabled ANKAMA to branch out into several related industries: online games, publishing, animations, web design, press, mobile phone services, video games for next gen’ consoles. ANKAMA is also developing Wakfu, a transmedia project composed of animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book. For more information, visit our official website:


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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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