Despite being an outdoor events festival, we have many events that take place under the protection from the elements. Come shine or rain we have a large collection of events over the weekend. We hope to see you there!
All of out indoor events at Tokonatsu are handled by the friendly and creative Toko Retreat team.
We started out as Tokonatsu’s unofficial fan-site, but over the years, we were asked to start running events at the festival and eventually became a department in our own right.
These days, we are in charge of the panels and other indoor events and lend a hand in some other areas as well.
Our website still runs and has one of the largest collections of photos from past Tokos, so feel free to check it out!
Click here to check out the photo galleries from Toko’s past
So, how did we start and why? In the days pre-dating the explosion of social media, Tokonatsu used to have a popular set of Forums, but they were only open a portion of the year, taken down as the site went through its yearly re-vamp. During this time, we thought it would be a great idea to have a place that the attendees could go to, and keep in-touch throughout the year. A ‘retreat’ from Tokonatsu if you will (hence our name!)
As such, we created a site, with a set of forums, and invited people to take part. We also became the defacto photo-gallery, and barring Foxy’s Instagram, probably have the largest collection of Tokonatsu Photos spanning back to 2005.
Click here to check out the Toko Retreat Website!
With the rise of Facebook though, our role changed, and our need faded. Through 2012-2015, we mostly existed in a capacity to bring Anime reviews and snippits of news from our inside links at Tokonatsu. We did start providing the Open Air Cinema in this time, but we were still an obscure entity.
Then we were asked to provide some panels and events, which culminated in us hosting the Writing, Art, and Colouring in competitions that some of you may have taken part in. These have been huge successes in the years we’ve run them, and we received nothing but good reviews from those that
Do you enjoy reading Manga? Well, we have good news for you!
If you're seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of all the events and want somewhere calm and quiet to go, we’ve provided a nice relaxing spot to drop in and read manga.
The Manga Library is supplied entirely by donated manga from crew and attendees, and if you would like to add to this collection, feel free to bring your unwanted manga down for others to enjoy.
If you have any questions or would like to enquire about the indoor events at Tokonatsu, please feel free to email The Toko-Retreat Team and we will try to answer as many questions as possible.
To Be Confirmed - Watch this space!
We're currently in the process of confirming what events will be running next year. Watch this space as more details will be coming in the near future!