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Animax Carnival Malaysia 2017

animaxcarnivalHey everyone, This is the Captain and I just wanted to write a short message… in which most of you already know the answer too.

IS THERE ANIMAX CARNIVAL MALAYSIA 2017?

  1. I think most of you have already seen the buzz on Facebook 2 weeks ago about Animax Carnival Malaysia 2017. At least 3 different people have PM the official FB page (https://www.facebook.com/animaxasiatv) and have gotten replies that there will no Animax Carnival this year.  Yes, the people running the page are just moderators / admin blah blah… but still they can’t reply with permission from Animax Asia themselves… so again – I think this is a firm NOT Animax Carnival Malaysia 2017.
  2. Despite having Animax Carnival Malaysia from 2012 – 2016, their announcement always came fairly late (compared to other conventions) which is around end of February, for an event which usually takes place on the last weekend of March. So as time passes… end of Feb… and now – the beginning of March… it is safe to say (together with point 1. ) that there will be no Animax Carnival Malaysia 2017.

Now, whether there will be an Animax Carnival Malaysia 2018 or whether there will never be another one? We really don’t know. However, if we Animax gets in touch with us… or their official spokes person, we will be sure to let you all know by announcing it on our FB page or here on our blog.

For those of you still waiting for an official announcement / statement from Animax regarding the Carnival not happening… you guys might be waiting a long time xD Personally I don’t think they ‘owe’ us any announcement or any explanation on the “why”s of this & that. If I was the boss, I would but then again, I am not.

So everyone, just set your eyes on the next event closes to your location and prepare for that. The list of events in Malaysia just keeps on growing & growing so don’t worry on that part 🙂 The reach of these cosplay events also keep growing! It’s already a staple for (outside the Klang Valley) states Penang, Kuantan, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Kluang, Ipoh, Seremban, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and as of last year even Miri!! 🙂 So till the next event, have fun everyone!

#AnimaxCarnival #AnimaxCarnivalMalaysia #AnimaxAsia #Inuyasha #InuyashaTheFinalAct #PopCultureFunMY #PopCultureFun

 

NOTE – *The Captain started collaborating with Animax Asia at the Inuyasha: The Final Act event at Berjaya Times Square in 2009. Later, he was hired to run the cosplay competition of the first ever Animax Carnival Malaysia 2012.*


Aikon Idol Fest – Performers Line Up

Here are the official photos of the performers for this inaugural IDOL event!! We still don’t know the order of the line up or what songs they are going to perform but I guess you would have to buy a ticket to check it out? haha

Well if you still haven’t got your tickets don’t forget to get them from the special Comic Fiesta link for promo prices! Here is the link http://bit.ly/2kx8qyG Currently all the Upper Arena & VIP tickets have been sold out… so only the Normal (Lower Arena) tickets are left 🙂 So if you still want to get tickets… it’s now!!

Some advice for all the performers & would be performers:

  1. On becoming a star – it could happen to anyone, so why not you 🙂
  2. But it’s not going to be easy, it’s hard work & perseverance in your craft
  3. And even if you do become a star, it’s still hard work & perseverance in your craft
  4. Haters will always be there regardless if you’re a star or not.
  5. It’s never a bad thing to be courteous, polite & humble… even when you become a star!

“A life lived in fear, is a life half lived” – Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom.

So keep doing what you love and keep perspective of your priorities in life!

related article: Aikon Idol Fest – Debut event

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Aikon Idol Fest performer – REI

 

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Aikon Idol Fest performers – KR524 (Hime & Reina)

 

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Aikon Idol Fest performers – Project NA = Aslene, Helen, Jia Wen (Chan), Jiawen (Lee), Kelly, Jing Yee & Liling

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Aikon Idol Fest performer – Enginomai

 

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Aikon Idol Fest performers – SIGMA = Aya, Amira, Suzuya

 

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Aikon Idol Fest performers – Deltarhythm = Ristelle, Kanami, Cili Padi, No Name & Rina Hime

#AikonIdolFest #AikonEntertainment #KR524 #DeltaRhythm #ProjectNA
#Enginomai #Sigma #Rei


Aikon Idol Fest 2017 – Debut Event

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It’s already February & what we are looking forward to is the first ever IDOL Festival! No, it’s not Japanese Idol girl groups performing but rather our own home grown talented performers! I think having 5 teams performing can be given the right to be called = “Festival” 😀 haha.

As fellow event organisers, we are excited that a new entity has taken the initiative to create a genre specific platform where these IDOL hopefuls can show case their talent. Yes, some groups do perform at ACG events, that’s correct. However to truly harness & nurture the potential in our local talent, there should be more focus on & into the genre, not to mention the investment of time, money & resources. So right now The Captain is excited for the organisers Aikon Entertainment & is more than happy to support the up coming Aikon Idol Fest – 愛コン

15977801_1022675647837771_7487358923623541507_nGet your tickets soon because the Upper Arena category tickets are already SOLD OUT. You want to see Japanese Idols? Well if this event continues to do well by your support, you all may very well get to see the Japanese idols you want. So in the mean time lets invest our support in Malaysia’s Got IDOL Talent!!

*ALWAYS REMEMBER the group named Sea*A and their origin story*

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#AikonIdolFest #AikonEntertainment #KR524 #DeltaRhythm #ProjectNA
#Enginomai #Sigma #Rei

Aikon Idol Festival
25 February 2017
7pm – 10pm
The Gardens Theatre (TGT), Kuala Lumpur
Tickets from RM50 (Normal), RM65 (VIP)
https://www.facebook.com/events/574587829392725


Pop Watch List 2017

As the new year starts to set in & we start to go about our business-as-usual… I have put together a Pop-Culture Watch – Movie List for 2017. This is something we always wanted to do as movie fans since back in the day, when the most of us chilled out at the MySciFiFan Outpost Cafe in the mid 2000’s located at the former Cineleisure Damansara… now know as e@Curve. Nowadays, it’s not only the movies that we are looking forward too. TV / Cable channels like Astro, Hypp TV, Iflix and Netflix also have many of our pop culture icons like Marvel & DC Comic characters! So here is my Pop Culture picks or to watch list 2017 in the CINEMA & on CABLE! I present to you The Pop Watch List 2017!!

JANUARY

12 Jan – Arrival*
19 Jan – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
26 Jan – xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage

*Whats ‘Arrival‘? Well in short, this is a Sci-Fi movie directed by Mr. Denis Villeneuve previously known for his gritty hardcore drama Sicario (2015), starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin. He did so well here & the above mentioned Arrival that the trustees of Sci-Fi icon movie Blade Runner (1982) have given him the Director duties for the up coming sequel Blade Runner 2049. Hollywood already has rumours that Mr. Denis is also being considered to take on yet another Sci-Fi movie icon – Dune (1984). Sicario (2015) was a really gripping, intense & brutal take on a common theme – “US border war on drugs”. Arrival was released in the USA on 11 November and think it was a definitive movie in which convinced the powers that be to hand him Blade Runner 2049. So The Captain is really looking forward to watching this!! 😀

FEBRUARY

9 Feb – Lego Batman Movie
9 Feb – John Wick 2: Chapter Two**
9 Feb, 9pm FOX HD [Astro Channel 724] – Legion (8 Episode TV Series)*
18 Feb – Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale
23 Feb – Guardians (Zashchitniki)#

*What is Legion? Legion is the FOX (2oth Century Fox) mutant entry into the TV series genre. This is a mile stone achievement as this is show will be the first collaboration between Marvel & FOX! So far it’s the closest Marvel will get to their mutants on an screen! So the story follows a guy named David Haller… aka Legion, who has many different powers, commanded by different personalities. In the comics he is also know as Professor Charles Xavier’s son and a member of the the X-Men. Legion is an Omega Level mutant, who can bend time & space at will if made whole with all his powers!

**What is John Wick 2? Have you not seen the first one? To quote http://www.imdb.com – John Wick is a story about an ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Sounds familiar, common and “we’ve seen it before”??? But wait…. it’s much more about how he dispatches his enemies and the cinematography it was caught in that is the highlight. The director is a highly aclaimed stuntman, Chad Stahelski, which makes him have a different eye for fight scenes! And the irony of Keanu Reeves… who performed the all new ultra stylistic fighting sequences from the Matrix Trilogy movies is now in this role! Class act! I have not seen such cool fighting gun play since the ‘Cleric gun kata’ style from the movie Equilibrium (2002). Enjoy!!

#What is Guardians? No this is not related to Guardians of the Galaxy in any way. Guardians is a Russian movie called Zashchitniki. Basically it’s a story of the Russian government putting together a team combatants… enhancing them to super hero levels… to battle super villains! Sound familiar? Well I like to call it Russian Super Soldiers which also sounds like the Marvel’s Soviet Super Soldiers consisting of the Red Guardian, Darkstar, Vanguard, Ursa Major & Crimson Dynamo. There were the equivalent of the Russian Avengers haha Well, this one is totally original… though I’m sure there will be a lot of borrowed ideas but I’m still looking forward to it. That character that is a mix of Ursa Major & King (Tekken) sold me! So typical Russian liking towards bears huhu! Also I enjoyed Night Watch (2004) & Day Watch (2006) so why not this movie!

MARCH

2 Mar – Logan
9 Mar – Kong: Skull Island
17 Mar on Netflix – Marvel’s Iron Fist (13 Episode Series)
23 Mar – Power Rangers
30 Mar – Ghost in the Shell

APRIL

13 Apr – The Fate of the Furious (Fast 8)
27 Apr – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

MAY

10 May – Alien: Covenant
10 May – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
25 May – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
27 May – Resident Evil Vendetta

 

*What is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword? Well in short it’s Mr. Guy Ritchie doing a medival tale of England’s greatest knight movie! Mr. Ritchie is the Englishman Writer / Director famous for producing great crime genre stories from Locked, Stocked and 2 Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2 (soon to be 3) then did a 50’s spy style Man from U.N.C.L.E and now this! All in all I like his directorial style, his cast & his story telling so I’m in!!

JUNE

1 Jun – Wonder Woman
1 June – Baywatch*
8 Jun – The Mummy
15 Jun – Kingsman: The Golden Circle
22 Jun – Transformers: The Last Knight

*What is Baywatch? Well seriously if you don’t know what this is then you may not be at the legal age to watch those 18 above movies xD hahaha Baywatch is a TV cult classic… ICON! It opened the eyes of guys all around the world to what really was THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. If it’s today… it would be Ryan Seacrest job! hehe pun (he often confesses this about his job). Anyways, this movie will attempt to reboot that TV series that ran from 1989 – 2001 in a movie format. Let’s see how it goes!

JULY

6 Jul – Spider-Man: Homecoming
13 Jul – War for the Planet of the Apes
20 Jul – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets*

*What is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets? Well in short, this is Mr. Luc Besson’s return to directing a Sci-Fi genre movie. This movie is based on the iconic French anthology comic Valérian and Laureline  that later became the landmark in European comics / pop culture. This graphic novel has influenced many elements & alien designs in the Star Wars saga & The Fifth Element. The Frenchman is famous for writing (occasionally directing) some great crime action movies with exciting car chases… with the occasional Sci-Fi movie. His previous works you may have heard of are Taxi 1 – 3, The Transporter 1 – 3, Taken 1 – 3, Lucy and his most famous Sci-Fi outing The Fifth Element (1997) staring Bruce Willis & Milla Jovovich. With all said above we have a good feeling going! With the primary roles being Mr. Green Goblin (Amazing Spiderman 2) & Ms. Enchantress (Suicide Squad), I think they have the range to deliver a good one here! Am looking forward!

AUGUST

24 Aug – Gintama (Japanese Live Action of the popular anime)

SEPTEMBER

TBA on Netflix – Marvel’s The Defenders
TBA Sept in selected IMAX – Marvel’s Inhumans (and on ABC America) [We hope to get it on FOX HD Astro Channel 724]

OCTOBER

5 Oct – Blade Runner 2049

NOVEMBER

2 Nov – Thor: Ragnarok
16 Nov – Justice League

DECEMBER

15 Dec – Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Thanks for reading! If you like it please share! More details or titles could be added to the list as time goes by. Having list like this in front of us, definitely gives us something to look forward to in the days to come. Have a good time in the CINEMA & on the COUCH watching your CABLE series!! This is The Captain signing off!!

#ThePopWatchList #PopWatchList #PopWatchList2017 #MovieList2017 #TheCaptain #CosplayFunMY #Malaysia #MalaysiaMovies #Cinema #Cable #PopCultureFun #PopCultureFUNMY #PopCulture #MovieList


Events List 2017

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A little promo for The Captain trying to clear collectibles – http://www.facebook.com/DadsStuffToGo

It was certainly a long but exciting 2016 and even before the year is over, much news of 2017 events were already popping up! The Ultraman Returns show was the first sign for us to consider putting up the 2017 events list early since it really runs till the turn of the new year! Then next “SIGN” involved Genting again!! Resorts World Genting got involve to host ESL One on the first weekend of the new year!! Oh wow! So here is a very early start of the 2017 Malaysia ACG / Pop Culture Events List!

You can BOOKMARK this page, as we will not be changing the URL this year. Please come back to visit as the list will be updated from time to time. Please support & ‘LIKE’ our FB page to get more frequent updates and interesting reads.

As usual the events listed in GREY are NOT YET CONFIRMED or TO BE ANNOUNCED but we are hoping they will have them again this year 🙂 Do feel free to contact us [cosplayfun.my@gmail.com] if you would like your event to be listed or unlisted. We want to give the community something to look forward to!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks from all over the world for visiting & re-visiting our page. We wish you a very prosperous & blessed 2017 to you all!!

Lots of Geek Love!
– The Captain –

#MalaysiaACGEventsList2017 #EventsList2017 #CosplayEvents2017 #MalaysiaCosplay #PopCultureEvents #MalaysiaAnimeEvents #MalaysiaACGEvents #PopCultureFunMY #PopCultureFun

 

Radwimps 2017 Asia Live Tour – Singapore
4 June
7pm
Megabox Event Hall @Bigbox
https://www.facebook.com/events/1664600367176238

A.G.E. (Artistic Gaming Entertainment) Convention 2017
– Sibu Cosplay Matsuri –
9 – 11 June
Sibu Indoor Stadium, SARAWAK
https://www.facebook.com/events/240028346459075

MOEPA 2017
10 – 11 June
11am – 7pm
The Whiteways Arcade, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/741912192638756/

C3 AFA Bangkok 2017
10 – 11 June
Royal Paragon Hall – Siam Paragon, Bangkok THAILAND
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

UTAR (Sg Long) Bunkasai 2017
12 June
10am – 6pm
University Tunku Abdul Rahman (Sungai Long Campus)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1657566497881442/

Tampines PowerUp 2017
18 June
Tampines Central CC Multipurpose Hall – SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/916404171834695
https://www.facebook.com/tamppowerup17

FUNAN SG Mall Anime Matsuri (SINGAPORE) – Mall is closed for renovation till 2019
TBA June 2017
Funan Digital Life Mall, SG
https://www.facebook.com/FunanDigitalifeMall
http://funananimematsuri.com/

Penang Anime Matsuri 2017
1 – 2 July
Setia SPICE Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/penanganimematsuri

Anime Saiko 2017
7 – 9 July
Xspace, AEON Tebrau City Mall, JOHOR BAHRU
https://www.facebook.com/events/1793439470971231

Bon Odori 2017 PENANG
15 July *pending confirmation* 
6pm – 11pm
Esplanade, PENANG
http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/

C2AGE (by HELP University) X-Treme 
15 – 16 July 2017
HELP University (HU), Subang 2, Subang Bestari
https://www.facebook.com/events/1497595780282339

Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone in Concert
15 – 16 July
Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/282661938838161/
http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/concert/2083772-Harry-Potter-And-The-Philosophers-Stone-In-Concert-2017.html

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2017
22 – 23 July
Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)
http://www.vax.asia
https://www.facebook.com/events/1537846169563237

Bon Odori 2017 (by Japan Club KL)
22 July 
4:30pm – 9:30pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara, Shah Alam, Seksyen 21
(formerly Matsushita Sports Complex)
http://www.jckl.org.my/content.php?module=menu&id=166
https://www.facebook.com/japanclubkl

Comic Art Festival 4
29 – 30 July 2017
Dewan Bunga Raya, Campbell Complex
https://www.facebook.com/events/708060736021840/

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2017
29 July – 6 August
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN
https://www.facebook.com/WorldCosplaySummit/

Jakarta Comic Con
July TBA

Plaza Sentosa – Cosplay Time! by JCos Club
TBA July
Plaza Sentosa,JOHOR BAHRU
LINK

VBG ANIME FIESTA 2017
TBA July
11:30am-5pm
Anime Merchandise Fair: TBA July
Concourse, Sungei Wang Plaza
LINK

Malaysia Cosplay Show by SG Cosplay Club
TBA July 2017
VENUE: 
LINK

Anime & Cosplay Expo 2017 (ACE)
TBA July
HELP College of Arts & Technology (CAT) Campus
LINK

Cosplay Corner 2017 
TBA August
10am – 6pm
KDU College Damansara Jaya Campus
Entrance Fee: RM10 per day
LINK

Taylor’s Bunkasai 2017
5 August
Taylor’s College (SS15 Campus), Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/287424111691577

History Con 2017
4 – 6 August
MAEPS, Serdang
http://www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-malaysia

C3 AFA Jakarta 2017
18 – 20 August
JIEXPO, Jakarta INDONESIA
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

ANIMANGAKI (AMG) 2017 – Magic & Elements
19 – 20 August 
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, SPCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1863197970614152/

AsiaPop Comic Con Manila 2017
25 – 27 August
SMX Convention Centre, PHILIPPINES
https://www.facebook.com/events/535928456794663

International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) – still on hiatus 2017
August 2017 TBA
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ICD.SG
http://www.icdsg.com

OTAFUSE 2017 – RPG Adventure
2 – 3 September
5 & 6 Flr, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
https://www.facebook.com/events/425628914495601

Comic Fiesta Mini 2017
9 – 10 September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/1265909470172454/

Carmina In Nocté 2017
9 September
5:30pm – 11pm
Level 4, Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College
https://www.facebook.com/events/1342234529199322

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017
9 – 10 Sept
Level B2, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Hall E & F)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1841670842744171/

Chara Expo 2017
9 – 10 Sept
Suntec
https://www.facebook.com/charaexpo/
http://www.chara-expo.com/2017chara-expo

Game Plan #3 – Game Anime Expo (GAX) 2017
23 – 24 September
Berjaya Times Square, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/639377662890258

Cospar 6 – 2017
TBA September
11am – 7pm
Penang Times Square
LINK

Wrestle Con VII 2017
TBA Sept
10am – 7pm
Chin Woo Stadium, KL
LINK

Bon Odori 2017 PUBLIKA
TBA September 
5pm – 10pm
The Square, Publika
LINK

Batman Day 2017 by Batcave Malaysia
TBA Sept
2pm – 8pm
Comic Corner, Damansara Jaya
LINK

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 by Japan Foundation KL
Klang Valley
TBA Sept
GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1Utama, GSC Pavilion KL, GSC NU Sentral
LINK

Penang
TBA Sept
GSC Gurney Plaza
LINK

Sarawak, Kuching
TBA Sept
GSC Cineplex, CityOne Megamall
LINK

Sabah, Kota Kinabalu
TBA Oct
GSC Suria Sabah
LINK

Cosfair 2017
TBA September
10am – 6pm
Elove Concept Mall
LINK

Carmina in Nocte 2017 (Cosplay Ball)
TBA Sept 
Sunway University College
LINK

Dattebayo Naruto Only 2017
TBA Oct
11am – 6pm
HELP College of Arts & Technology
LINK

CXM (Collection Exhibition Miri), SARAWAK
TBA October 2017
Bintang Megamall Shopping Complex, Miri
https://www.facebook.com/cxmiri/

Costime! at AEON Tebrau (JOHOR)
TBA Oct 2017
AEON Mall Tebrau City
LINK

GAME START 2017 (SINGAPORE)
14 – 15 October 
10.00am to 8.00pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 403 & 404
LINK
http://gamestart.asia

Distant Worlds: Singapore – Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
21 Oct 2017
7:30pm
The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/700193393499528/

MGACE 2017
TBA October
Makespace, Quill City Mall
LINK

Game Plan 2017 – Game Anime Expo
TBA October
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
LINK

RAGE (Radical Anime Games Expo) 2017
TBA October 
The Shore Shopping Gallery, MELAKA
LINK

Cosmart 2017
TBA October
Level 5, Sunway Putra Mall
LINK

吉隆坡漫畫週 Kl Comic Week 2017
TBA Nov
Sungei Wang Plaza, KL
LINK

Level Up KL 2017 by MDEC
A Gaming Industry Conferance
TBA November
Intercontinental Hotel, KL
http://www.levelupkl.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lvlupkualalumpur

JCos Cosplay Party 2017
November TBA
Plaza Sentosa, Taman Sentosa JOHOR BAHRU
LINK

J-Fest 2017
TBA November
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Foyer Engineering UiTM Shah Alam
LINK

Manga Festival in Malaysia
TBA November
Kinokuniya Books, KLCC
LINK

Malaysia Ninty Gathering 2017
TBA November
10am – 9pm
LG Flr, Berjaya Times Square
LINK

JPOP Signature in KL 2017
TBA November
6:30pm
Zouk Club KL
Addmission: FREE upon Sign Up!
https://www.facebook.com/JPOPsignature/
http://jpopsig.com/

CRE.aRT Expo 2017
TBA November
Evolve Concept Mall
LINK

GUNPLA Expo 2017
Gunpla Builders World Championship Malaysia
TBA Nov
Atrium, DA MEN USJ
LINK

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2017
25 – 26 November 
10am – 10pm
Hall A, MAEPS Serdang
https://www.facebook.com/myhobbyexpo/

C3 AFA Singapore 2017
24 – 26 November
SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

Cosplay Coswalk at World Chinese Book Fair 2017
TBA December
1 – 3pm
Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC)
LINK

Klang Parade Cosplay Party 2017
TBA December
Klang Parade
LINK

Otakyun! 2017
TBA December
Event Hall, Viva City Megamall – Kuching, SARAWAK
LINK

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2017
TBA December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)
https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooks

HobbyCon XI 
9 – 10 December 2017
10am – 8pm
Venue
LINK

Comic Fiesta 2017
16 – 17 December
KL Convention Centre (KLCC)
https://www.facebook.com/events/193301444510007/

EOY Cosplay Festival 2017
TBA December
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE
LINK

KL Sci-Fi Convention 2017
December TBA
VENUE
LINK

Kotakcon 2017 – A Malaysian Boardgames Convention
TBA December
Pubilka
LINK

===========PAST EVENTS==========

Ultraman Returns: Revenge of the Baltans
5 Nov 2016 – 2 January 2017
Genting International Showroom, Resorts World Genting
Tickets from RM58
https://www.facebook.com/events/545386048978540/

ESL One Genting 2017
6 – 8 January
Arena of Stars, Genting
https://www.facebook.com/events/159066887834792
https://www.facebook.com/events/1675330019457403/

Japanese Cultural Night 2017
19 Jan
6pm
MMU Cyberjaya
Tickets: RM7 member / RM10 non-member
https://www.facebook.com/events/1322340747839388/

Love Live! Pile – Live in KL
21 January 2016
HGH Hall
Concert time = 7:30pm
Concert Tickets = RM300, RM230, RM180
Meet & Greet time = 2pm – 4pm
Meet & Greet Tickets = RM100
https://www.facebook.com/imeasia/posts/1236853039708851

ACG Fiesta 2017 (Anime Comic Games Fiesta)
21 – 22 January
10am – 6pm
UTAR Sungai Long Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/749107845191539/

COSFEST SEA 2017
17 – 20 February
SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/COSFESTASIA
http://www.cosfestsea.com

Season4Otaku 2017
25 – 26 February
10am – 6pm
Makespace, Quill City Mall, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1794204614182249

Aikon Idol Festival
25 Feb 2017
7pm – 10pm
The Gardens Theatre, Kuala Lumpur
Tickets from RM25 (Early Bird)
https://www.facebook.com/events/574587829392725

UNMC Bunkasai 2017 (University of Nottingham Malaysia)
4 March
10am – 6pm
Venue: H1 Building
https://www.facebook.com/events/1952272568340255/

CTFKL Kampong Toyfair
5 March
8am – 3pm
Laman Santai – Istana Budaya KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/395322830831656/

Kurate Gakuen Cosplay Gathering
5 March 2017
From 1pm
*SCAPE Hub Quarters, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia/photos/a.104576466021.104377.91683256

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2017
11 March
4pm – 10pm
Esplanade, Padang Kota Lama, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/659680300878215/

Aoharu Matsuri 2017
18 – 19 Mar
10am – 6:30pm
International Medical University (IMU), Bukit Jalil Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/613041138882062/

Spring Cosplay Festival (Cosplay Invasion) 2017
18 – 19 March
11am – 7pm
Hanjiang College Sport Stadium, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/1728125737447552/

Anisong Fantasy Live SINGAPORE
18 Mar
6pm
Megabox Event Hall,Big Box, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/397394663984654/

AniBeats vol.2
18 March 2017
11pm
VLV, Clarke Quay, SINGAPORE
Tickets: S$25 / 35
http://anisongfantasy.com/anibeatsvol2/

Kuantan Coswalk
19 March
11am – 5:30pm
Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan (PAHANG)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1038873326239622/

Universal Cosplay Convention 2017 (UCC) – looks like not happening
TBA March – 
10am – 11pm
The Place @One City Sky Park
LINK

Animax Carnival Malaysia 2017
TBA March – via various PM replies, this is not happening. Don’t expect them make ‘Public Statement’!
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2017 – on HOLD
TBA March
ASWARA – Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan
LINK

Geek Con Malaysia 2017 Hand Over HIATUS
TBA March
10am – 6pm
Venue
LINK

Collectors Toy Fair KL 4 (CTFKL) on HIATUS for 2017
TBA April 2017
10am – 6pm
Dewan Perdana Keramat Mall, KL

Super Heroes Comic Art Fair 2017
6 – 26 March
Sungei Wang Plaza, KL
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Superheroes-1804546679806696

Bangkok Comic Con 2017 – the info has suddenly gone missing
31 March – 2 April
Hall 100, BITEC Bangna
https://www.facebook.com/events/1828422094094093

Cosplay Festival by Cosplay Corner
1 – 2 April
Selayang Mall, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1056707761102161/

Tou*Hon – Touken Ranbu Cafe
1 April
11am – 9pm
Uhon Food Cabin, Kota Damansara
https://www.facebook.com/events/372408709812934

OMG – Otakus, Makers & Gamers (SABAH)
1 – 2 April
10am onwards
5th & 6th Exhibition Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
https://www.facebook.com/borneoomg

Cosplay Party by Harvey Norman (SINGAPORE)
1 April 2017
Millenia Walk (Flagship Store)
https://www.facebook.com/HarveyNormanSGP/videos/vb.273682082702166/1552321764838185/?type=2&theater

AnimeXover
8 – 9 April 2017
10am – 6pm
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/animexover

Pekan Kartun 4: The Reborn 2017
8 – 9 April
Venue: Zoo Taiping & Night Safari, Taiping, PERAK
https://www.facebook.com/events/666156990230909

SEGi Carnival Cosplay Competition 2017
8 April
SEGi College, Kuching, SARAWAK
https://www.facebook.com/events/657438911129934/

Atria Comic Festival by VBG Animation Merchandise
8 – 23 April
Cosplay Gathering + Competition
15 – 16 April
Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/1376211675751306/

Malaysia Gundam Art Festival (MGAF) 2017
15 – 16 April
10am – 6pm
Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/1846257535633394

Thailand Comic Con 2017
21 – 23 April
Royal Paragon Hall @Siam Paragon, BANGKOK
https://www.facebook.com/events/404184349926219/

Vocaloid Cafe 2017
23 April
11am – 6pm
KopicatCafe, SS15 Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/205225979958533

Avenue K – Collectors Festival 2017
25 April – 10 May
Cosplay Competition – 7 May 2017 (2:30pm – 4:30pm)
Avenue K shopping mall
https://www.facebook.com/events/117915935423693

Japan Otaku Matsuri 2017 #jomhijab
29 – 30 April
Makespace, Quil City Mall The Summit USJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/224662871309338/

Dollfest Malaysia 2017
30 April
11:30am – 5pm
RUANG, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/569288809934579/

Creators Super Fest by AFA
29 – 30 April
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA
https://www.facebook.com/creatorssuperfest

AMG-chan 2017 by Animangaki
6 – 7 May
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/1721800957835666/

Doujin Market – DOUJINMA 2017 (SINGAPORE)
6 – 7 May
Suntec City, The Concourse (Lv 3)
https://www.facebook.com/doujima.sg
http://www.doujimasg.com/

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour
13 May 2017
KLCC Plenary Hall
https://www.facebook.com/events/315855628801862
TICKETS: http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/family/disney/2011038-KINGDOM-HEARTS-Orchestra-World-Tour.html

Cosfest XVI -HOPE-
13 – 14 May 2017
D’Marquee, Downtown East, Pasir Ris
https://www.facebook.com/COSFESTASIA

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Fan Celebration – Malaysia
15 – 21 May 2017
Blue & Orange Atrium, Sunway Pyramid
https://www.facebook.com/events/296357764109864/

Onmyoji Only Event
20 May
11:30am – 5:30pm
Moe Space, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/256255464818018/

Anime Carnival 2017
20 – 21 May
11am – 9pm
Setia Walk, Puchong
https://www.facebook.com/events/593230947552612/

Kelantan ACG Fiesta
19 – 20 May
Parkson Kota Bahru, KELANTAN
https://www.facebook.com/events/176253719559122

J-Obsession 2017 by Cathay DISCONTINUED
TBA May
The Cathay, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/JObsession2010/photos/a.1515072998766364.1073741835.1398535857086746/1779880912285570/?type=3&theater

Anifest 2017
TBA May – done in January
The Summit USJ, Subang
https://www.facebook.com/anifestmalaysia/

Super Japan Matsuri 2017 (SINGAPORE) – maybe a one-off event last year
TBA May 
Esplanade – Theatre on the Bay, Singapore
LINK


Final Fantasy XV Launch 2016 – Malaysia

_dsc6565-2The started out with video game event revival with the Street Fighter V launch in January for the PS4 at Bangsar APW. Then following the course of the year we had the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End mid night launch in Sunway Pyramid then Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare midnight launch in Galactic Laser, Sunway Pyramid_dsc6568-2

After an already exciting year for PlayStation Asia console fans… came the even bigger event! A worthy finale for 2016… in which we can celebrate the return of console events! _dsc6581-2

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Fun and relevant freebies xD

huhu We heard that only us, in Malaysia, got this event launch!! Oh yea! Yet even more to thank Mr. Wan Hazmer for… besides teh tarik + roti canai in the back streets of FFXV 😀 img_20161128_212612-2

Yes, he is the home town hero… the man of the hour… ‘home boy’ does country proud in Japan!! It was great to see him in person at the event talking to friends & fans. He was certainly the man of the hour and it was great to see him mingling with attendees.

Not only has he put Malaysia on the map in the gaming world, he now has even introduced the gaming world to our culture… food & drink… which is SO Malaysia xD A really Malaysian past time!! Hahaha “Jalan-jalan cari makan”, “In Malaysia we only have 1 meal… with short breaks in between!” haha Keep up the good work Mr. Wan Hazmer! It was a very nice community touch to have this event in Malaysia & have our local hero in attendance – Thank you Sony PlayStation.

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Familiar faces in the crowd! It’s the Comic Fiesta Team!

Now this is not just a random place to have the event. These specific places were selected because 1. It had to be a place that could stay open after 10pm because it’s a midnight launch… so the crowd has to be there till past the stroke of midnight. So the selected venues must be able to sustain the air-con for the entire duration of the event. 2. location selected had to have thematic significance or content significance! i.e. Call of Duty midnight launch was held at Galactic Laser!

So with the selection of GSC Maxx aka the ORIGINAL (first) IMAX cinema in Malaysia… we knew it was going to be some extra SPECIAL content install for us. What’s the hype with this being the first / original IMAX hall? Well firstly, because it was built with an optimal IMAX blueprint spec and not built on an improvised space . This screen is a 3 storeys high (yes, as in a house with 3 levels high), and it has a large seating capacity, in this case 488pax and the screen + seat tilt in an angle that allows more ‘sweet-spot’ viewing… with less distortion (yes I am a hard core movie buff haha).

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488 seating capacity at the GSC Maxx hall at Berjaya Times Square!! Gigantous!!

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Now that it is a GSC Maxx hall, I am not so sure about the quality of projection but I know that the view angle is great & the sound system should be great, if still maintained properly 🙂

Anyways, back to the event haha at the right time, all the attendees were ushered into this gigantous hall where the PlayStation, the game creators and Mr. Wan Hazmer has lotsa goodies for us!! The first glimpses to welcome us was the glorious 4K game trailers and footage!! You really had to be there to see it!! img_20161128_213606-2

So here are the sights from the very very special FFXV launch at GSC Maxx, Berjaya Times Square, 28 Nov 2016! For the full album check out our FB page: FFXV Launch 2016 – Malaysia

 

#FinalFantasyXV #FFXVMalaysia #SonyPlaystation #PS4 #WanHazmer #StreetFighterV #Uncharted4 #FFXVLaunchMalaysia #IMAX #GSCMaxx #Malaysia #PopCultureFunMY

img_20161128_210717-2*Finally just wanted to acknowledge & honour one of the big influences from inside PlayStation SEA regional office who always vouches for Malaysia, Mr. Teoh. He has come a long way since the Malaysia office in late 2000s. He continues to strive to have events for the gaming community here in Malaysia. If you remember the Street Fighter IV competition at E-Curve back in 2008, then you have an idea of where his heart is 🙂 If you’re a PlayStation gamer and you see him at an event, do go up & thank him 🙂

Looking forward to more gaming events in 2017!!


Japan Weekend 2016 – Press Conference

15123088_1311690218875660_8371289623152427206_oHere are the sights from the JAPAN WEEKEND PC.

_dsc6394-2The BIG GUNS are here & working together to make this event happen despite a bit of 11th hour stuff… which we all know is NOT their style. Who are the ‘big guns’? Who is ‘in da house’ today?? Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Foundation for Promotion of Music Industry and Culture (PROMIC), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), MANGA Festival Executive Committee, Tourism Authority, Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO). Now I feel like calling this team “the powers that be” that can green light any JPOP concert, Manga artist Appearance, mascot appearance etc. Very powerful, they are… so Yoda would say.

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Doing stuff in a rush or at the last minute is really not the trend fancied by the Japanese folks so I am stoked they went ahead and still did this event. We get an amazing MANGA artist meet & greet with current popular titles + publishers, we get a MANGA exhibition… we get a free J POP Signature artist concert!! DAMN!!

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A big thanks to SOZO too the same folks who brought us AFA – ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA. Looking forward to 2017.. hopefully it will happen at a better time!

Full album photos here on our FB page: Japan Weekend 2016 – PC

#JapanWeekend #JETRO #PROMIC #METI #JNTO #MANGAFestival #JPOPsignature #SOZO #ToyboxProjects #PopCultureFunMY #Japan