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NEW to Animation Dingle is our 

AD D&D 2023 

with Dakota Irish

We are calling all D&D lovers to join us for a mini-Dungeons & Dragons campaign that will take place in the run up to the festival this year, with its finale taking place as a LIVE event at Animation Dingle.

And we want YOU to be our players!

We are calling all Festival Ticket holders who would like to take part, to submit you character concepts in to Animation Dingle in the Submission form at the end of this page.

Who do you want to play as in this D&D game?

We are looking for 7 players to take part. To be in with a chance of playing, send in your submission to us NOW….

Your story hook is as follows…

You are a creative hero who has arrived after a long pilgrimage, to the flying island of An Daingean, which floats just above the Lighting Sea.  You have come to take part in the Feast of the Great Wyrm, “Féast na Phiast”.  Creatives from all around the world of Gostar* gather here every 5 years to witness the emerging of the great wyrm, an Phiast as he refills the world with creativity and imagination.  And those nearest to him during this time, will be blessed with a fresh wave of inspiration for their minds to “feast” upon.

*For more information on the world of Gostar, in which this adventure will be taking place, visit Animation Dingle’s Discord: 

What does this story hook spark in you? Why have you come here to the Feast?

We encourage all of those preparing characters for submission to this campaign, to consider how your character uses their powers and abilities in different artistic ways. 

Are you a warrior who has developed a sword technique similar to a dance, or one inspired by the art of calligraphy? Maybe you are a wizard who has specialised in the animation of inanimate objects? Or a cleric who lets their god guide their hand as they paint?

Or maybe you simply wish to be an artist and choose to make your hero a bard.

So, if you play and would like the chance to play in our game, or if you have never played but think you would be good, submission is FREE.

Players MUST be Animation Dingle ticket holders and will need to give evidence of their ticket in their submission.

Further information on how to submit BELOW

Maybe you don’t want to play but would like to follow the game? The game will be played weekly online from January 2023, be sure to follow it and keep your eye out for the weekly Dakota Irish giveaways!

….we look forward to seeing how this incredible journey plays out!in


The game will play for 7 consecutive dates in the run into the Festival, culminating in a LIVE Finale at the Festival.

AD D&D 2023 with Dakota Irish will run on the Animation Dingle Discord Channel. 

All entries MUST be available for all 7 lead-in online games  on the following dates/times:

  • 6.00pm – 9.00pm Friday 27th January
  • 6.00pm – 9.00pm Friday 3rd February
  • 6.00pm – 9.00pm Friday 10th February
  • 6.00pm – 9.00pm Friday 17th February
  • 6.00pm – 9.00pm Friday 24th February
  • 6.00pm – 9.00pm Friday 3rd March
  • 6.00pm – 9.00pm Friday 10th March

LIVE Finale Saturday 25th March 2023 in the Gallarus Room, Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle.

All entries MUST be Animation Dingle 2023 Festival Pass holders.

There are 2 rounds of the submission process: 

  • Your Character Design
  • Your in-Character audition 

Only those selected for nomination will be called forward for audition.

We are looking for originality in your character’s design, from their written backstory and personality, to their physical appearance.

If you would like to be considered for AD D&D 2023 with Dakota Irish, please submit:

Your Character Design

This needs to be submitted in 2D and in PNG format and must include the following:

          Complete concept artwork for your character’s design (File size: max 1mb)

        A written description of your character including: the D&D class they will be and how they use their abilities in artistic ways, a brief backstory, their personality, and what they hope to gain at the “Féast An Phiast ”.  Finally, make sure your written description is no longer than 350 words.

Closing date for Character Design submissions 5.00pm 28th November 2022

All submissions will be considered.  Our selectors will score each submission and pull forward nominees for the second round.

Your in-character Audition

Each nominee will be called for an audition on Zoom

You will audition as your character and we will be looking for your ability to roleplay and improvise, your ability to play well with others, your understanding of D&D and, of course, your creativity.  

You will be asked to roleplay as your character in a given scenario.


Notification and audition date will be sent out on 1st December 2022.

Expected date for auditions, 6th December 2022, (may be subject to change).  

Auditions will be conducted via Zoom.




AD D&D is an Animation Dingle Festival event and, as such, falls under the general T&Cs of the Festival. Please find these here.

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