AFA have just become bigger with a collaboration with C3, and the event dates are finally decided!
Here’s the media release!
Biggest Japanese pop culture event organisers join forces to bring C3 AFA to various countries
Singapore, 22 March 2017 – SOZO, organiser of Anime Festival Asia events and Sotsu Co., Ltd, organiser of C3 events, have joined together to create “C3 AFA”. This new event aims to become the regional Cool Japan Event of Asia by developing a B2C event representing various Japanese contents such as anime, characters, comic, game, music, novel and more.
Finally some news after much anticipation… ^_^
Once again, Penang Anime Matsuri will be held on my island, organised by the same people behind Anime Festival Asia, in collaboration with Penang Global Tourism.
Unlike last year’s venue, PAM17 will be held at the Spice Arena on my island, and falls on the 1st and 2nd of July this year.
From the official Facebook page:
#PAM17 – Penang Anime Matsuri is back! Don’t miss the most anticipated 2017 anime event in Penang, happening at SPICE Arena Level 2, from 1st to 2nd July 2017! More details to be announced! See you very very soon at PAM 2017 – SUMMER WONDERLAND!
Stay tune for more announcements soonish…
Just a poke at the fans of Anime Festival Asia, the logo for the 2017’s has been revealed on their official Facebook page… w
Looking forward to more info in the near future!
During my flight to Singapore for my pilgrimage to AFA16 last month, I read in one of the pamphlets at my seat about a certain Pokémon collaboration at Singapore Changi International Airport.
As soon as I reached my destination, I immediately set off to visit the locations around the airport’s various Terminals for a sight of these special decoration in celebration of Christmas and Pokémon.
Pokémon found itself an international sensation during the launch of an app on Android as well as iOS earlier the year, in the form of an Augmented Reality game that lets you capture Pokémon every where…
Although the boom kinda died down now, the popularity still catches on.
Although I no longer actively rampaging through ACG events for them (Sometimes bargain) figures and stuff for the past few years (I usually procure them through online shops exclusively nowadays), I do get several things from my trip to Anime Festival Asia 2016…
Once again thanks to the organisers for the access to the event.
Strangely enough, this year they’ve decided to do away the pass tag for us, instead we were given colourful complementary arm bands that doubled up as tickets, which we have to obtain daily from the registration counter. These arm bands were to be scanned (A new system implemented this year, no such measures during last year) upon entry and exit from the halls, just like the normal visitor’s tickets.
To denote our special status though, we were given a sticker label which we have to attach onto ourselves. I chose to put it onto my lens since I’ll be bringing it all around the venue for the day anyway. :P We were allowed access to the halls via an alternate entry point as well, which is totally free from the long queues of the regular entrance…