After experiencing the much smaller-in-scale ACG event earlier this year appropriately named Comic Fiesta Mini on my island, my body is lady for one of the largest (Of the region), full-fledged gathering of Anime, Manga and Games in one place.
Hitching a ride along with members of Los Gospel Cosplay Club, this will be my first time paying a visit to this decade old otaku tradition of my country. :3c
You don’t expect me to go on for an Anime Festival Asia 2013 trip without any loot of my own, do you? w
Unlike earlier years, most of my acquisition this time around are mostly apparel and merchandise, along with a single tiny figure. :P
Got three T-Shirts in order to expand my library of anime related wardrobe, incidentally all of them are white in base. w
Two of them are from the doujin circle Tomodachi T-Shirts (As per the name of their circle, specialised in anime T-Shirts) while another one is from Culture Japan Booth. w
Anime Festival Asia 2013 maybe over, but there’s still a social assembly left to attend on the day after… the usual Post AFA gathering of Culture Japan Night.
Held at the Kallang Theatre near the Stadium MRT station identical to last year, it was more of a Culture Japan Noon as the event started at roughly 1500 hours until 2000 hours of the day.
Day 1 saw little of them cosplayers, but on Day 2 and 3 a throng of them came and occupied them halls setting up small bubbles of photog space all over the place. w
Breaking away from the usual commercial booths and display, there’s an area within Anime Festival Asia 2013 dedicated towards the talents and fandom of them anime and manga, resulting in the doujinshi infested Creators Hub.
Official merchandise alone won’t satiate most otaku’s appetite, thus the third parties will see through that and fill in the emptiness. w
One of the featured anime in the event is Love Live! School Idol Project, an anime similar to Idolm@ster.
For the uninitiated, the premise of the series is about nine girls trying to prevent the closure of their beloved school by becoming an amateur idol group amongst many competing rival groups, striving to promote their own school, in order to increase the student applications to the said school. w
Last weekend, I’ve made a trip towards Suntec Convention Centre to pay a visit to the annual Anime Festival Asia 2013!
It’s only been a year since my last visit to the place, but it seems that the usual route (From the City Hall MRT station to Suntec) has taken a new identity, underwent renovations while I am stuck on my island for the year.
Managed to briefly lost myself in the shopping mall labyrinths, good thing I’ve already researched the route the day before.
Oh well off to AFA we go!
Waking up very early in the morning excited (Thus having only a total of 5 hours sleep time), I’m going on
an adventure a journey to the city of the fishy lion for my annual pilgrimage to Anime Festival Asia 2013!
Barely even dawn, I’ve already hitched a ride towards my island’s only airstrip, to board the crimson steel bird that will take me towards the skies.
T-minus 5 days left until I board the iron bird to the south, heading to wards my annual pilgrimage destination for Anime Festival Asia 2013!
With the date of the event coming closer and closer in a few sleeps, the official finally released the floor plan, highlighting various exhibitors and their relative position within the halls of Suntec.
Looks like them AFA13 officials are getting greedy… XDc
Yet another sudden reveal via their Book of Faces, there will be another trio of special guests to make their appearance during this year’s AFA…
Not content with just more cosplayer guests, another special person will be making his appearance as special stage guest.
In only a week after the exciting announcement of many heavy-weight artistes and guest of the anime/manga industry, the time has come for the officials to release the ticketing info.
Since this year’s AFA will span across 3 full days instead of the usual 2-day-event of previous years, visitors will have to purchase an extra tix this time. :/
Revealed during the 1st day of AFAID’s Anisong Concert live, a full line-up of various guest for AFA13 has finally been announced!
Spanning over 3 nites of awesome line-ups of various artistes, AFA regular May’n as well as returning artistes T.M. Revolution and LiSA will once again grace the stage. Time to get more and more excited, comrades!
After many Moons of the lack of information on the event itself, an announcement will be teased on AFAID in Indonesia (6th of September) during the 1st day of its Anisong Concert live!
AFA’s official website will also be launched at 11.59 pm on the same day. :3c
Time to get excited, comrades!
This post will be dedicated towards the piccies of many cosplayers I’ve managed to shoot (with a camera XDc).
Them piccies are taken from both days so they are not arranged in any particular order. Some may contain Day 1 and some Day 2.
Not actually cosplay but I find these Phantasy Star Online 2 weapons very well made… These guys are members of the EXPFull Team on Ship 2!
If only a FOnewearl or a RAcaseal will pop up some where… :3c
Found a gigantic fluffy tentacles curling around the ticket counter as soon as I approached the destination during Day 2.
So much d’awww-ness tho… :3c
Last weekend on the 17th and 18th, on my island one of the larger ACG event of the country happened.
Thanks to the
machination cooperation between Danny-san and Penang Global Tourism, many comrades and I from all over the surrounding region and even from overseas were fully enjoying ourselves in the wake of like-minded individuals and one another.
As what I always did during any past ACG events I’ve attended, I’ve paid the 6th floor of SQCC a visit the night before the actual opening day, the site where Culture Japan was held, as an early reconnaissance along with inspection to find out how I will approach the site.
Not to mention since I’m to display my Servant at one of them booths, I need to make sure the amount of items I needed to bring beforehand. :3c
In exactly a week’s time, one of the most anticipated ACG event on my island since Comic Fiesta Mini last weekend will finally happen!
As the time draws near, the official site is busying itself with many, many updates detailing the upcoming contents that will make their appearance in the event itself.
An expansion to the Northern region, the decade+ old Comic Fiesta (one of the largest ACG event in my country and the region) graced my island.
As a warm-up towards my eventual visit to the actual Comic Fiesta later the year, I’ve attended this Comic Fiesta Mini yesterday directly after my RL job, which was held at the newly opened Gurney Paragon Mall, of which CJNoon was once held in its adjacent building earlier this year. :3c
Once again the World Cosplay Summit Malaysia was held at Straits Quay on my island, of which I took my precious hours to attend after a movie viewing that very same day.
Unlike the one on previous year, the 2013 event only runs from 1800 hours until 2100 hours and only on Saturday last weekend.
Looks like I can finally starting to work on my schedule for my annual pilgrimage to the Lion City later the year…
The timetable for the AFA events has finally been revealed~!
Looks like AFAID13 will be held in Jakarta Convention Centre on the 6th, 7th and 8th of September while AFA13 will be held in Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 8th, 9th and 10th of November.
AFAMY13 on the other hand is still undecided it seems…