Animeleague is staffed primarily by volunteers who wish to help push what we are doing forward. There are easily over 100 people regularly involved in helping to put the events together. If you are interested in volunteering to join our crew then you can read about how to get involved HERE.

Our Main Organisers

The main people in charge of the events throughout the year, handling the organising on a daily basis.

Michael Towers
Head Organiser & Director
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Stephen Sykes
Head of Staff & Director
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Mel Rowlands
Head of PR & Stage Manager
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Craig Chalmers
Head of Operations & Secretary
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Our Team Leaders

The Team Leaders and their primary deputies help ensure each area of the convention runs as it should. They include the following;


Video Gaming: Dean Cartwright, Ash Symonds

Operations: Craig Chalmers, Jack Poyser

Registrations: Aimee Leggett, Michael Phelps

Tabletop Gaming: James Dickens, Richard Watts

Stage: Mel Rowlands, Steven Turner

There are a further 15+ other deputies and specialists who also help out regularly as well.


Our Presenters

Acting as the front-line role, our presenters also help act as the representatives for the events. We have nearly a dozen presenters. The main ones are as follows (as they are at most events).

Mel Rowlands
Stage Manager/Presenter

Mel has been attending AL Events since 2015 with her first event being Bristol Anime & Gaming Con. Loved it from the start and met some great friends, continued to crew and get more involved for her love of cosplay and general geekiness. There is no limit to the amount of fun that happens at these events going from a presenter to Stage Manager to helping organize the whole thing! If you want the most experienced and friendliest you can always speak to Mel! 

Rebecca Williams

Friendly and outgoing, always happy to help and talk to everyone. A new member to the family. Don't be afraid to come and say hello, may grab you on to the stage for some games to play so don't be shy. Free hugs to anyone, so come and say hi if you spot me about.

Alexander Aldred

Alex is your friendly, loud cosplayer who will be your friend within two minutes of meeting him! Attending AL Events for a few years and getting more and more involved, from providing cosplay panels & activities to running the Midlands Big Geek Meets! 

Grace Mellody

Grace has been involved with AL events for over a year, working on stage at conventions and hosting Northern England meets. She loves spending time with attendees and helping everybody get involved, so if you have any questions or want to get involved with activities - feel free to talk to her!


We have over a dozen additional presenters who are based across the UK and do several of our events.