TV Aichi, in charge of World Cosplay Summit in Japan, has announced two new countries for the 2012 competition.
Following this year's additions of Holland and Malasia, the organizers of WCS in Japan continue to expand into new countries and announced that in 2012 United Kingdom and Russia will join the international finals.
On the United Kingdom, which is formed by England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the preliminaries will happen at Hyper Japan, a convention happening from January 24 to 26, 2102 at Bromptom's Hall, in London. The convention plans to attract a public of over 30,000 people.
Russia's preliminaries, announced today on the japanese WCS blog, will take place in Moscow on the April's 15th, at a convention called Hinode (ХИНОДЭ russian original). The WCS preliminaries are featured on the conventions website today.
In Brazil we're preparing to start the race to select our 2012's representatives, which the first regional preliminaries taking place this sunday on Rio Anime Club, a convention that happens on Rio de Janeiro.
Sources: WCS japanese blog and Hyper Japan and Hinode websites.