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Tease of a Summer Wonderland

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.

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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…


Setting Fire (Works) in the Rain

Last weekend, after enjoying the Ghostbusters 2016 reboot movie (Pretty entertaining I must say, shame to the trailers for making it look bad) in the morning at a local cinema without my usual companion (He had to abandon the movie in favour of bringing his sick son to a doctor; Apparently after diagnosis later the day the little one got some throat infection), I’ve spent several hours back my den resting in preparation of the hectic evening ahead. 

Yes, it’s that time of the year again to visit the Bon Odori Matsuri held at the Esplanade on my island. =w=

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Arriving a couple of hours earlier in order to avoid heavy traffic, I’ve instead paid a visit to a Theme Cafe located just close-by, as there’s an Anime Cosplay Gathering happened since the morning on the same day.

Never actually enter this Toys Café before since its opening years back, I’m extremely curious of what decorates the interior of this café, while showing up my face and mingle with the attendees of the gathering…

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Cosplays of PAM16

Concluding the Penang Anime Matsuri 2016 Magical Summer post event report are these random shots of various attending cosplayers during the course of 2 days.

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While I still knowingly recognising many of the origin of the chara they were cosplaying, I can’t seem to actually recall the actual names of the said charas on the spot. \

I guess I’m getting rusty nowadays… orz

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Stage and Guests of PAM16

Moving into the Auditorium of Dewan Sri Pinang where it has a stage filled with seats for its audience, this is where all the guests of Penang Anime Matsuri 2016 Magical Summer performed their interviews and appearances…

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It is also the coolest place of the venue thanks to its flow of air conditioning, thus making this a major resting place for many visitors during the course of the two-day event as anywhere else (Especially the main hall) were very humid and sweat-encouraging…

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Display Booths of PAM16

Continuing from the previous post, today let’s have a closer look at them booths and displays during Penang Anime Matsuri 2016 Magical Summer, without the massive crowd in between. XDc

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Gundam seem to have taken a centre stage this year, with a fully poseable 1/12 RX-78 Gundam and a statue of Build Burning Gundam displayed at either end of the centre stairs of the main hall.

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