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AFA and GameStart UNITE!

AFA x GSIt’s an announcement of SUPERHERO proportions!! Just days after I wrote a short piece about the 3 events, that I go to Singapore to get a professionally organised event experience that is well themed and immersive – GameStart 2018 Announcement – and now comes this major announcement!

The two organisers of South East Asia’s PREMIERE Anime event and Gaming event are joining forces!!

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – it’s called “Avengers Assemble”!

In the DC Expanded Universe (DCEU) – Come together! – “Unite the League!”

In the DC TV Universe – it’s call “Team Up”.

In the official press release below – Anime Festival Asia organisers, SOZO and GameStart Asia organisers, Eliphant will move into a ALL-NEW strategic alliance, partnership and a spiffy new office in Paya Lebar iPark in Singapore.

Can you imagine what they now can achieve with their “powers combined”? (*Captain Planet reference* haha) The regions Best of Japanese Pop Culture + The Best of Gaming beefing up each others events… into new / newer territories? #OHMY

We can’t stop imagining so we’ll just leave it be till official announcements are released! Till then this is the official press release! -The Captain-


SINGAPORE, 1 MARCH 2018: The producers of Anime Festival Asia and GameStart Asia team up to further develop ACG (Anime, Cosplay, Gaming) contents in SE Asia.
Organisers expect new expansion of events in Asia together
Singapore, 28 February 2017 – SOZO, organiser of Southeast Asia’s largest Japanese pop culture event Anime Festival Asia (AFA), and Eliphant, organiser of Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention GameStart, have announced that both entities will form a strategic alliance to further strengthen existing events, and to create and develop new events in Asia.

The SOZO and Eliphant alliance aims to be the first step to roll out an integrated support system to further strengthen the community. By leveraging their strengths as IP innovators and event trailblazers, SOZO and Eliphant hope to provide new and inspiring ways for fans to enjoy their hobbies in gaming, animation and beyond.

With the support of SOZO, who has already established their presence in Indonesia, 2018 will mark the very first regional expansion of GameStart as they launch their very first: GameStart Indonesia. AFA will continue hosting its key events in both Indonesia and Singapore and hope to introduce more gaming content as part of their content offerings.

“Southeast Asia emerges as one of the fastest growing markets for gaming and content, we recognised that both AFA and GameStart audiences have diverse interests in both gaming and anime. With our partnership, we hope to work closely to bring even more exhilarating content and holistic experiences to both fanbases across the regions,” said Shawn Chin, Managing Director of SOZO and founder of Anime Festival Asia.

“We are extremely excited to be able to bring our event to various regions, with the support of our partners. We are determined to support the regional gaming industry, especially in esports and game development. We are positive that our partnership will provide more events and enable us to bring awesome content to both gamers and anime fans, ” said Elicia Lee, founder of GameStart Asia and CEO of Eliphant Pte Ltd.

As of 1st March 2018, both SOZO and Eliphant have moved to a new office premise together to further strengthen their alliance. Organisers expect an exciting year ahead and look forward to announcing more about 2018 calendar of events in the upcoming weeks.


About AFA – Anime Festival Asia (​animefestival.asia​)

AFA is a specialised business unit of SOZO. Started in 2008, AFA is the largest and most followed J-pop culture event in Southeast Asia. AFA has become a household name to J-Pop Culture lovers in the Southeast Asia region and is the leading and most effective content delivery platform, centring around allthings Japanese Pop Culture. In 2017, AFA partnered SOTSU to create C3AFA and has brought the event to Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

C3AFA 2017 Visitor Tracking:
Singapore: 96,000
Thailand: 30,000
Indonesia: 50,080
Japan: 100,000
Hong Kong: 200,000

About SOZO (​sozo.sg​)
Tapping on Japan’s diverse wealth of entertainment content, SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to South East Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.

Established in 2009, SOZO entertainment platforms include Anime Festival Asia, I Love Anisong, Japan Music Festival, and Anisong Fantasy Live. Previous projects by SOZO includes solo concerts for J-Pop artistes such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, May’n, SCANDAL, LiSA, and RADWIMPS, as well as festivals including Funan Anime Matsuri, Penang Anime Matsuri, and Creators Super Fest Jakarta.

SOZO is a Sony Music Japan group company.

About GameStart Asia (​gamestart.asia​)

GameStart is Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention and Eliphant’s flagship event. Organised by industry veterans who are themselves gamers, GameStart seeks to bring the latest and greatest games across all genres and platforms – from PC, console and mobile to VR and tabletop – to audiences in Asia. GameStart Asia welcomed over 24,000 visitors from Singapore and the region in 2017.

About Eliphant (​eliphant.co​)
Eliphant is the organiser of GameStart Asia, Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention, and since inception in 2014, has expanded its scope and operations to include its esports and live production arm, BEast of the East, SEA Major, one of the largest fighting game tournaments in Asia, and talent management agency VERSUS Talent.The company continues to play an active role in growing and supporting the gaming industry across multiple genres, including game development, knowledge-sharing, marketing, esports,
community building and event management.

Eliphant is the official organiser for the Capcom Pro Tour in Asia Pacific.

#Eliphant #Sozo #GameStartAsia #AFA #AFASG #AnimeFestivalAsia #C3AFA #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #CosplayFunMY #SonyMusicJapan #SOTSU #Singapore #Indonesia #Malaysia #Thailand


GameStart 2018 Date Announced, Expansion Into Indonesia

Original article here: GameStart 2018 Date Announced, Expansion Into Indonesia.

Travels of A Captain
Most of you may know that I only travel abroad to 2 events and only events in Singapore. Reasons being:

a) Because I can’t get this kind of event experience (immersive) here in Malaysia.
b) Because I can’t get this kind of event experience – professionally organised & run.
c) Because of financial constraints (coz I have to pay for all my own expenses).

And what events in Singapore might you ask? Singapore, Toys, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC), GameStart Asia and occasionally Anime Festival Asia. It’s very straight forward:
a) STGCC – The current & international comic (not manga) artist guest.
b) GameStart – VIDEO GAMES… the betas, demos, simulators, VR
c) AFA – the one stop Japan Pop Culture Experience.

Fan, Friend, Follower
Now I have been following GameStart since it’s debut in 2014 and there fore it is one of the events that really close to my heart because of it’s content, the organising team and the fact that you grow together with it.

And with that, it brings me great excitement to announce that South East Asia’s PREMIERE Gaming event is back and is extending it’s reach to Indonesia too! GAMER FANS in INDONESIA… HOLLER!! It’s gonna be fun guys. I am so excited for you all!


Last year GameStart started adding an event theme which made evident in their logo style. Last years theme was ‘Cyber Punk’… which I wondered if it had anything to do with the LONG AWAITED movie sequel release – BLADE RUNNER 2049? Apparently its just coincidental hehe Can you all guest what’s this year theme?

============ Official Press Release ============

SINGAPORE: Eliphant, the organiser of Singapore’s largest gaming convention, GameStart Asia, is pleased to announce the date and venue for the 5th edition of the event, which welcomed 24,000 gamers and esports enthusiasts in 2017.

Visitors can look forward to a weekend of fun and games across multiple platforms, from PC to mobile, console and tabletop, which saw big success and positive feedback. Esports, cosplay and Founders Base, which provides discounted booths for startups, artists and indie developers to showcase their products, will continue to be a staple of the event.
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SEA Major, the top fighting game tournament in Southeast Asia, will also return to GameStart, with a game line up that includes Street Fighter V and Tekken 7, and more titles will be announced in the coming months at www.beastapac.com
We are also very excited to announce that GameStart will be expanding beyond Singapore shores, and plan to bring the GameStart experience to gamers in Indonesia later this year. More details will be announced in the coming weeks on our official channels.
GameStart 2018 Singapore
Date: 13 & 14 October 2018
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore
GameStart Indonesia 2018 – To Be Announced

#GameStart #GameStartAsia #GS2018 #GameStartSG #GameStartID #GameStartSingapore #GameStartIndonesia #STGCC #SingaporeTGCC #AFA #AFASG #AnimeFestivalAsia #TheCaptain #PopCultureFunMY #CosplayFunMY #Singapore #Indonesia


Malaysia COMIC CON just announced!

Original article here: Malaysia COMIC CON just announced!

KUALA LUMPUR, 20th February 2018 – As the all the Lunar Celebrations….visitations and feasting is starting to subside. I just caught wind that a legit “Comic Con” is gonna make it’s debut in Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre to be exact, 13 – 15 July 2018. (http://www.asiacomiccon.com/)

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The Origins
Not to be confused with ComicCon Asia (https://comiccon.asia/), the Manila SUPER event that Stan ‘The Man’ Lee is  headlining, Asia Comic seems to be hailing from Thailand… which in the past has a been another source for pop culture fans to rejoice – *WINK Thank you* Japan Expo Malaysia 2017 and *WINK Thank You* Japan Expo Thailand 2018 (which featured AKB48… fans went nuts). Despite Thailand having 2 existing ‘Comic Cons’ – Thailand Comic Con and Bangkok Comic Con, only the former has managed to survive since it’s debut in 2014 . Bangkok Comic Con ran from 2015 and stopped at 2016. In 2018… Bangkok Comic Con returns with a twist… they are joining forces with Thailand Comic Con for a mega event on 21 – 23 April!

So despite these 2 existing Comic Cons hailing from Thailand, this Asia Comic Con that’s being held in Bangkok and in KL is NOT organised by the initial two folks haha I mean that’s from what I can gather anyway. Anyone know more?

Which brings me to my first question? So who are these guys? And then my second question – how can I help them? The latter is kinda impossible since I don’t have the answer to the first question haha

Great Expectations
Anyhow from what it reads, the event is promising a “WORLD CLASS Comic Con” experience. For my expectations? I am expecting quite a bit!! Haha I am expecting (hoping rather) that missing element that even Singapore’s STGCC doesn’t have – Hollywood Star power guest! This elusive element is really what I think makes a legit “Comic Con”… especially if you are referring to San Diego Comic-Con aka Comic-Con International…. the longest running comic convention in the world.

Can’t Hardly Wait
With the event just 5 months away, I SO looking forward to the guest announcements in the days to come! Fellow friends and fans will be holding on to the dream of a legit Comic Con in Malaysia, REJOICE… and again I say rejoice! And to the organisers, whoever you are – THANK YOU!!

– The Captain –

Dear Asia Comic Con organiers – if you’re reading this please reach out to us. We would love to hear from you 🙂 We are fans, we are excited & we want to help. Thank you! 😀 = popculturefun.my@gmail.com

#AsiaComicCon #ComicCon #TheCaptain #PopCultureFunMY #ThailandComicCon #BangkokComicCon #SunwayPyramid #SunwayPyramidConventionCentre #Thailand #Malaysia #ComicConMalaysia #MalaysiaComicCon

Marvel Legends Black Panther series arrives

r8Kuala Lumpur, 1st February 2018: A fortunate stroll thru Toys R Us let to this discovery!

THE 2018  VALENTINE MOVIE: With the movie coming soon… I was wondering when was the new Marvel Legends series will hit shelves. I’m sure the specialty stores would have already got them but that’s not what I post about here anyways xD Of course if any of your speciality stores wanna work together with us, do let us know! Our email is PopCultureFun.MY@gmail.com

“..get this man a shield!”
We’ve already got friends posting photos of the Avengers: Infinity War ML figures from Australia… with the greatest reveal being, besides what characters / version, Captain America’s new shield …aka the Wakanda shield… aka “get this man a shield!”. *Honestly, as a Captain America fan I am guessing that this shield included in the Avengers: Infinity War ML figure is the shield that Cap initially uses to fan off wave 1 of the baddies… then later in the movie T’Challa will say “…and get this man a shield” – which will end up with the reveal (which MCU boss Kevin Fiege is saving for us) Caps new shield!! I am guessing it will be Caps Energy Shield or Caps ‘The Captain’ Shield (black, red, white)… or a bit of both… being Caps energy shield with ‘The Captain’ design or colours!! I think bossman Kevin Fiege is too intelligent to let something like Caps shield leak via Hasbro Toys / Lego!! After 10 years and 15 movies… their are very sneaky… very sneaky indeed! Haha Fun trivia. So you heard it first here as The Captain is calling it!!

Anyways… again, our post here at Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia is about a) What toys we can find straight on the retail store shelves b) Right here in Malaysia. 😊

r9So again, I was fortunate enough to walk into a Toys R Us only to see the new Marvel Legends Black Panther series about to be put on the racks!! Woo hoo! If you’ve seen the ML Civil War series Black Panther then you’re probably not all that curious to know what this figure looks like. And again since only 3 of the 6 new figures in this wave are actually from the upcoming Black Panther movie… the Hasbro guys are gonna split the ‘movie’ selection into two as they did with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 figures.

One of the happy feels to be present and actually see what’s in the box / case / carton is to know for sure what’s there. Knowing the methods of the Hasbro folks, they might do a switcheroo in the packing! The Americana reviews or intel could be different from the Asian markets… just as how pricing and selection can be different between Malaysia & Singapore. – see article: Star Wars Toys Malaysia Doesn’t Get!!

In the box are 2x Black Panther, 2x Erik Killmonger, 1x Nakia, 1x Black Bolt, 1x Invincible Iron Man, 1x Sub-Mariner. The Build A Figure (BAF) is Okoye. r7

Looking at the Black Panther in the box, it looks pretty similar to the Civil War series version but if you put them side by side… then the details, patterns and ingrained textures become more evident. Surprisingly eve the silver lining on the helmet / mask is significantly different. The ‘movie’ version comes with an extra pair of hands (fists) and a unmasked head sculpt with beard / goatee… compared to the ‘civil war’ clean shaven head with no extra hands. r4

From what I have briefly read online, fans have said that the newer version has better pose-ability compared to the ‘civil war’ version. This will be a crucial point for the collector fans… those who leave them in the box & those who take the figures out of the box 😀 I am the former, so it most likely means I won’t  be getting this version or any of the characters from the movie.THE OTHERS IN THE SERIES
With that said, the other non-movie figures are looking very VERY nice! After revisiting the comics & watching the entire 8 episodes of the TV series INHUMANS… this is the Black Bolt, I know… and this this the Black Bolt I remember! Worthy to carry the title KING of the Inhumans!! r2

Inhumans Fantastic Four 83
Some Jack Kirby art from Fantastic Four #83

Also, that Sub-Mariner figure! Fuyo! I think he might the least clothed Marvel Legends figure of the Hasbro era… and he is totally pulling of the buff bod compared to DC’s King of the Seas! Again, the Sub-Mariner is a of some royalty being the Prince of Atlantis.


Just like this figure, he doesn’t need some fancy shiny armour to make him look badass. It’s just naturally present! John Buscema and Sol Brodsky did a great job setting this precedence, SALUTE!

Sub-Mariner #1

Some trivia for non-fans… as a Captain America fan, I read a lot about Namor The Sub-Mariner because he was very tied with the rediscovery of Captain America in the ice. Later, he also teams up with Cap as a member of The Invaders against the axis powers! Then I also read the Fantastic Four whom also had a lot of encounters with the Sub-Mariner too… most notably kidnaping Sue Storm twice in attempts to court her. DUDE! What chu doing lah? Haha

The Invaders #1

Here at Pop Culture Fun MY, we don’t just want to post news of what the world is getting and what Malaysia is NOT getting -__- so as the titled says – this is the stuff that has LANDED here in Malaysia retail outlets… and we’re not talking about specialty toy stores either. They would have their own FB page website.

This article is not sponsored by store, supplier or even Hasbro themselves. However if any of you guys are interested to collaborate, do email us at popculturefun.my@gmail.com

Thanks for reading! Please LIKE and SHARE! 😊 Have a good week!

#BlackPanther #Hasbro #HasbroMalaysia #HasbroMY #MarvelLegends #BlackBolt #SubMariner #Namor #PrinceNamor #InvincibleIronMan #IronMan #Okoye #ErikKillmonger #Malaysia #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #TheInvaders #FantasticFour

Events List 2018


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Hey everybody, it’s The Captain here. Just like last year, the 2018 events has started rolling out since October 2017! So here you go, this is the EVENTS LIST 2018 by us at Cosplay-Fun Malaysia. Don’t forget to check out the POP Watch Events List 2018 here!


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.

Facebook: Cosplay-Fun Malaysia
Twitter: CosplayFunMY
YouTube: CosplayFunMY

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!

We added a version on Facebook too on our sister site Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia. This list however, only includes events that have been announced in full as in it the event has a name, date, venue and a FB link to direct the fan enquiries to!
Here is the link: Cosplay-FUN Malaysia events list on FACEBOOK

A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks from all over the world for visiting & re-visiting our page. Holler out to the top 12 Visiting countries:
1. Malaysia.
2. USA.
3. Singapore.
4. Japan.
5. Indonesia
6. Philippines.
7. Australia
8. Thailand
9. Great Britain
10. France
11. Hong Kong
12. Germany
Visitors as of end 2017
We wish you all a very prosperous & blessed 2018 to you all!!

Lots of Geek Love!
– The Captain –

#MalaysiaACGEventsList2018 #EventsList2018 #CosplayEvents2018 #MalaysiaCosplay #PopCultureEvents #MalaysiaAnimeEvents #MalaysiaACGEvents #PopCultureFunMY #PopCultureFun #TheCaptain #AnimeEvents


Gunpla Expo Malaysia 2018
1 – 10 June
East Atrium, MyTown KL

MOEPA 2018
9 – 10 June
Dream Mansion, PENANG


Asia Comic Con
8 – 10 June
Royal Paragon Hotel, BANGKOK (THAILAND)

Kaijucon (Table Top Hobby Convention) 2018
9 – 10 June (postponed from 5 – 6 May)
KDU University College Glenmarie (campus) Shah Alam. https://www.facebook.com/events/2106591246292258/

Asia Game Festival 2018 (SINGAPORE)
9 – 10 June
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

JMP Natsu Rock 2018 in Singapore
22 June
Siloso Beach, SENTOSA Island

Natsu Matsuri 2018
22 – 24 June
Klang Parade

Kikasai 2018
23 – 24 June
USCI University (KL Campus)

Cosplay Festival 3
23 – 24 June
The Rift, Mid Valley Megamall

GAX (Game & Anime Expo) 2018 
23 – 24 June
Berjaya Times Square, KL

Japan Otaku Matsuri 2018
30 June – 1 July
Summit USJ, Subang Jaya

Comic Art Festival KL 5 (CAFKL5) 2018
30 June – 1 July
Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya

Cosplay Junction 2018
30 June – 1 July
Cititel, PENANG

Natsu Bunkasai 2018
TBA June
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar PERAK

C3 AFA Bangkok 2018 Due to recent announcement  I ❤ Anisong at Asia Comic Con, this is redundant.
TBA June
Royal Paragon Hall – Siam Paragon, Bangkok THAILAND
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

Penang Anime Matsuri 2018
7 – 8 July
Setia SPICE Convention Centre, PENANG

Cosfest 2018 Reunite
7 – 8 July
1 Pasir Ris Clos, SINGAPORE

Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore #27
7 July 2018
4pm – 6:30pm
Merlion Park


Asia Comic Con Malaysia 2018
13 – 15 July
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Anime Saiko 2018 – KL
14 – 15 July
Sunway Velocity, KL

World Cosplay Summit – Malaysia Qualifier 2018
14 – 15 July
Venue: SOMEWHERE in Malaysia

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2018
21 – 22 July
Shah Alam Convention Centre

Bon Odori Shah Alam 2018
21 July
7pm – 9:35pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam (Panasonic)

Bon Odori Penang
21 July 2018
6pm – 10:30pm

LiSA Live is Smile Always – Asia Tour 2018
21 July
Siloso Beach, SENTOSA Island

Japan Expo Malaysia 2018
27 – 29 July
Fahrenheit 88 & Pavilion KL

AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2018
27 – 29 July
SMX Convention Centre, Manila PHILIPPINES

Cosplay Commuter 2018
TBA July
1pm – 8pm
Evolve Concept Mall LRT Station

HMM: Secret Garden
TBA July
1pm – 8pm
Avenue K

JCos Cosplay Gathering 2018
TBA July
12pm – 5pm
Plaza Pelangi, JOHOR BAHRU


C2AGE 2018
TBA July
HELP University (HU), Subang 2, Subang Bestari

Hotshotz Asia 2018 (eSports Festival Main Event)
TBA July
10am – 8pm
KDU Glenmarie Campus

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2018
28 July –  5 August
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN

MARI Cosplay Event II (NCE II) 2018
4 – 5 August
Angsana Ipohn Theme Space Park

Comic Fiesta Mini (JOHOR) 2018
11 – 12 August
Capital 21 Shopping Mall, JOHOR

Radwimps Asia Live Tour 2018 (SINGAPORE)
13 August
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

Animagaki 2018
18 – 19 August
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

C3AFA x GameStart Jakarta 2018
31 Aug – 2 Sept
Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE)

History Con MALAYSIA 2018
TBA August
MAEPS, Serdang

Taylor’s Bunkasai 2018
TBA August
Taylor’s College (SS15 Campus), Subang Jaya

Nowadays Anime Festival 2018
TBA August
Quill City Mall, KL

OtaFair (OtaFuse Mini Event) 2018
TBA August
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Selangor Cyber Games 2018
TBA August
Paradigm Mall

CosManiac (SABAH) 2018
TBA August
Palm Square, Centre Point (Kota Kinabalu)

Anifest 4
TBA August 2018
Summit USJ, Subang Jaya

Ani Carnival 2018
TBA August
Han Jian College

TBA September
5 & 6 Flr, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Comic Fiesta Mini 2018
TBA September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG

Carmina In Nocté 2018
TBA September
5:30pm – 11pm
Level 4, Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College

Bon Odori 2018 PUBLIKA
TBA September
5pm – 10pm
The Square, Publika

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2018
8 – 9 Sept
TBA Marina Bay Sands

Vocaloid Cafe 2018
8 September
10am – 4pm
Happ Cafe

Comic Fiesta Mini (Penang)2018
15 – 16 September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG

StamaX (Sandakan, Toys, Anime, ModelKits, Action Figures Expo)
15 – 16 September 2018
9am – 9pm
Dewan SRJK Chi Hwa

COSFEST SEA: The Majestic Voyage of Dreams
16 – 19 Sept 2018
Singapore – Phuket

Chara Expo 2018 (SINGAPORE)
TBA Sept
Suntec City

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 by Japan Foundation KL
TBA September
Klang Valley, PENANG, Kuching, SARAWAK, Kota Kinabalu, SABAH

Doll Furiimarket by DollFest MY
TBA September
RUANG, Subang Jaya

KotaKomik 2018
TBA September
Level 1, Metropoint Complex, Kajang (SELANGOR)

Japan x Malaysia Friendship Concert 2018
TBA September
Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach

Anime & Cosplay Event (ACE) 2018
TBA October
HELP College of Arts & Technology (CAT)

Aki Festival
6 – 7 October 2017
Taylor’s University – Lakeside Campus

Ballare – Suit Up & Dance
7 Oct 2017
Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya

KL Sci-Fi Convention 2018
TBA October
Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil

Game Square 2018
KDU Glenmarie Campus

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2018
6 – 7 October
MAEPS, Serdang

13 – 14 October 
10.00am to 8.00pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 – 403

UTAR Bunkasai 2018
20 – 21 October
UTAR Sg Long Campus

MGACE 2018
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ

KL Comic Week Mini 2018
Midsummer Night Cafe, Taman OUG, KL

Radical Anime Games Expo (RAGE) 2018
TBA October
10am – 6pm
Ballroom, The Pines Hotel (MELAKA)

Japan Manga Otaku Exhibition (JMOE) by TARUC
TBA October 2018
Tunku Abdul Rahman Uni College, KL

Cosmart 2018
TBA October
MyTOWN Shopping Centre, KL

Indonesia Comic Con 2018
TBA October
Jakarta Convention Centre, INDONESIA

Level Up KL 2018
TBA November
Venue: Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Bangsar South, KL
Link: https://www.facebook.com/lvlupkualalumpur/

CXM (Cosplay Exhibition Miri), SARAWAK 2018
TBA November
Venue: Bintang Megamall, Miri

OHARA Cosplay Competition by Citta Mall 2018
TBA November
1 – 5pm
CITTA Mall, Petaling Jaya

Western Assemble 2018
TBA November
KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), KL

Comic Play at Publika 2018
Publika, KL

UniKL Cosplay Day 2018
TBA November
9am – 5pm
Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2018
TBA November
Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan Malaysia (ASWARA)

J-Fest 2018
TBA November
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Foyer Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam

CyberFest 2018
Empire City, Damansara KL

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2018
TBA November
10am – 10pm
Hall A, MAEPS Serdang

East Coast Collectors Toy Fair (KUANTAN) 2018
TBA November
8am – 7pm
Caribbean Room, Bukit Gambang Resort City KUANTAN

C3 AFA Singapore 2018
30 November – 2 December
SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre SINGAPORE
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

Gunpla Expo 2018 Malaysia
Gunpla Builders World Cup
TBA December
10am – 9pm
MyTown Shopping Centre, KL

Anime Saiko Johor
TBA December 2018
Forest City, JOHOR BAHRU

Otakyun! 2018
TBA December
City One Convention Centre, City One Megamall

Cosplay Party 4.0 by Klang Parade 2018
TBA December
1pm – 5pm
Klang Parade, KLANG

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2018
TBA December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)

HobbyCon XII
8 – 9 December 2018
Likas Sports Complex

EOY Cosplay Festival 2018
TBA  December
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE

UMS Japanese Cultural Night Bon Odori 2018
TBA December
Padang Kawad, UMS

Comic Fiesta 2018
22 – 23 December
KL Convention Centre, KLCC

Bounenkai 2018
TBA December
The Whiteaways Arcade


=================Past Events===============

Marvel Fan Assemble Day by Cosfest Asia
13 January
Madame Tussauds, SINGAPORE

Malaysia Cyber Games 2018
13 – 14 January
Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, PWTC KL

Otaku-Con 2018
20 January
Level 4, Summit USJ, Subang Jaya

ESL One Genting 2018
26 – 28 January
Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting

Japan Expo Thailand 2018
26 – 28 January
Central World, Bangkok

Miyamoto Saki 2nd KL Fan Meet 2018
27 January
Isetan The Japan Store KL

Anime Majime Cosplay Gathering 2018
27 January
11am – 7pm
Level 1, Era Square Terminal 2 (SEREMBAN)

Pokemon Run Carnival Carnival SINGAPORE 2018
27 January
2pm – 8pm
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE

Featheronium 2018
4 February
MPH, Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

24th Harajuku Fashion Walk 2018 (SINGAPORE)
10 February
4 – 530pm
Merlion Park, SINGAPORE

C3 AFA Hong Kong 2018
9 – 11 Feb
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Kartun dan Hobi (KEDAH)
1 – 5 March
Ruang Legar, Star Parade (Alor Setar)

VBG Japanese Animation Merchandise Fair
2 – 11 March 2018
Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya

UNMC Bunkasai 2018
3 March
11am – 6pm
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Semenyih

Cosplay Festival 2 (Selayang Mall)
10 – 11 March
Selayang Mall, Batu Caves

Animuzic Night 2018
10 March
7pm – 1030pm
Skyark Event Spaces, KL

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2018
10 March
4pm – 11pm
Esplanade, PENANG

Coswalk Convention SAIKO 2018 (C2S)
17 – 18 March
Straits Quay, PENANG

Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden
17 – 18 March
Gardens by the Bay,, SINGAPORE

HY Live in Singapore 2018
17 March
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

Dataran Pahlawan Anime Fest 2018
24 – 25 March
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

Spring’s Subcultures 2017 (SABAH)
24 – 25 March
Dewan Foo Chow, Kota Kinabalu

ComicCon Asia
24 – 25 March
SMX Convention Centre, SM Mall of Asia

CTFKL 4 (Collectors Toy Fair KL)
31 March
Menara TM Convention Centre, KL

Crtl+Alt Gaming 2018
31 March – 1 April
Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College

Amazarashi x Aimer Asia Tour 2018
31 March
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

MIYAVI “DAY 2” World Tour Singapore 2018
1 April
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

TAGCC (Toys Anime Games Comic Con) 2018
7 – 8 April
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre

HaruFest 2018 by GACC 2.0 (MELAKA)
15 April
10am – 7pm
Exam Hall, Multimedia University Melaka Campus

Dollfest Malaysia 2018
28 April
11:30am – 5pm
RUANG, Subang Jaya

JL Fest 2018
28 – 29 April
SJKC Lai Meng, Bukit Jalil

Bangkok Comic Con x Thailand Comic Con 2018
27 – 29 April
Royal Paragon Hall @Siam Paragon, BANGKOK

OMG – Otakus, Makers & Gamers (SABAH) 2018
TBA April
10am onwards
Exhibition Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Season4Otaku 2018 – Summer Party
5 – 6 May
10:30am – 6pm
Grand Pacific event hall, Evolve Concept Mall, PJ

Star Wars Run SINGAPORE 2018
5 May
F1 Pit Building

5 – 6 May

Anifest 2018
12 – 13 May
Summit USJ, Subang

Call of Duty: World War II – 2018 Asia Championship
12 May
11am – 6:30pm
Battle Arena Malaysia, Jaya Shopping Centre PJ

PlayStation League Asia 2018
(FIFA 18 Global Series Qualifiers)
13 May
Battle Arena Malaysia, Jaya Shopping Centre PJ

HYDE Acoustic Concert Tour 2018 – Live in Kuala Lumpur
12 May
MCA Hall, Jalan Ampang

Creators Super Fest by AFA
12 – 13 May
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA

MY Idol Party Vol.1
13 May 2018
KL Live, Kuala Lumpur

Momiji Riken Mura
19 – 20 May
New Era University College, Kajang

AMG-Chan 2018
26 – 27 May (postponed from 12 – 13 May)
Concourse area, South City Plaza (changed from IM4U Sentral)

Baozi & Hana Fan Meeting in Malaysia
26 May 2018
10:30am – 5pm
MyPrivateSpace.Asia, Kuala Lumpur

Linked Horizon Live Tour
(Shingeki No Kiseki Memoirs)
Mini Live Show in Singapore
26 May 2018
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

NAFA x Cos-A-Fair
26 May 2018
NAFA Campus 1, Foyer SINGAPORE

World Cosplay Summit SINGAPORE Prelims 2018
27 May
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore


Star Wars Toys Malaysia Doesn’t Get! – 2017

Original article from Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia = HERE

Kuala Lumpur: 31 August is known to Malaysians as a…. PUBLIC HOLIDAY first haha What’s the occasion? Hari Merdeka… Independance Day for folks in Malaysia! This year, 2017, it had another cause for celebration – Force Friday II!

What is Force Friday?
Basically Force Friday is an event where Star Wars licensees launch all the new series / season of  Star Wars merchandise / toys / collectibles. It is a globally synchronized event organised by selected toy retailers (the big named ones), who use a ‘stroke of midnight unveiling’ style event aka ‘midnight launch’. The festivities on the list include crowd interaction fun games, activities,  trivia quiz, costume contest, which is held through the time of 10pm – 11:59pm. This can be very testing because the mall / shops close at 10pm, which means air-conditioning is shut down. Woe to the costumers!

So Malaysia’s Force Friday II took place in Mid Valley’s Toys R Us outlet. The gathering was a much anticipated one as it gave friends & fans  yet a another date on the calender to geek out!! The others are May 4th (May The FOuRth) or May 6th (revenge of the SIxTH), Star Wars READS, The Road to [Next Star Wars Movie]… and now Force Friday and other Star Wars movie anniversary. This year was a grand year as 2017 marked the 40th anniversary release of Star Wars: A New Hope.

_DSC7894Coincidentally, Tourism Singapore & Disney worked out a 3 year deal that will place Star Wars attractions at various locations in Singapore, launched on Force Friday II. This event is called Experience the Force SINGAPORE. Famous vehicles (and other displays like character statues) from the Star Wars universe, from miniature models to full sized 1:1 scale, will be build and placed at selected locations thru out Singapore and will be moved from location to location as time goes by.

So I was fortunately that Experience the Force SG, also ran through STGCC, which I was making my trip to. STGCC is Singapore Toys Games Comic Convention aka Singapore’s Comic Con.

Force Friday II Singapore was held in ION Orchard and the Experience the Force SG were held there itself within the mall as well as the whole entire street walk way on ION Orchard and the cross section of Orchard Road & Scott’s Road.

RELATED ARTICLE: Have fun with the AR elements of Experience the Force SG, even without going there! #FindTheForce 

Now that the back ground is set, back to the topic above.

I’ve heard friends & fans say before, that here in Malaysia we don’t get certain items / certain models of collectibles. Dollar for dollar, items in Malaysia were cheaper after conversion. Example a Hasbro 3.75″ figure would cost RM40, the same figure would cost S$20. So if you convert by some 2.85 Ringgit to the S$ dollar… it would be cheaper for Singaporean collectors to cross the border & buy in Malaysia. So in this light I think it’s a fair trade off for Malaysians. We don’t get everything, but for what we get (basic stuff), it’s slightly cheaper.

Regional Price Change
Then from 2015 I started noticing a big change at the pricing, the regional pricing and of course the weak Ringgit getting weaker. Now it seems that basic figures in Malaysia have gotten a price hike almost twice in a year which was 2016. Example Marvel Legends 6″ figures from RM79.95… jumped to RM99.95 and then to RM139.95. From 99.95 to RM139.95 within the same year, from one Marvel movie to another. Ridiculous.

Mean while, in Singapore Marvel Legends 6″ are priced at S$39.90 which converting at 3.12 still equals about RM 124.80. The difference is still about RM15 at the high of 3.12. This goes the same for the beloved Star Wars Black Series 6″ figures. And at the end of the day we still don’t get those special triple pack, or two pack or collectors edition. This really has Malaysia friends & fans angered.

The Stuff Malaysia Doesn’t Get
At least for Marvel fans, we can still get most of the Marvel stuff released by Hasbro but our Star Wars friends & fans are not so fortunate. Most of it is Hasbro stuff, though not all of it are. So here are the items that we spotted at Force Friday Singapore that Malaysia didn’t get…. nor do we know if we’ll ever get. #DamnTheMan

  1. The Black Series: Centerpiece – Darth Vader.
    FANS PISSED OFF – HIGH – [Level 10 of 10]
  2. The Black Series: Centerpiece – Luke Skywalker (Hoth Snow Speeder Pilot).
    FANS PISSED OFF – HIGH – [Level 10 of 10] IMG_20170908_120705 - Copy
  3. The Black Series: Luke Skywalker X-34 Land Speeder
    FANS PISSED OFF – HIGH – [Level 8 of 10] Possibly because they might already have the SDCC 2017 Limited Edition version!
  4. The Black Series: Rey’s Speeder (Jakku)
    FANS PISSED OFF – HIGH – [Level 8 of 10]
  5. Electronic PORG.
    FANS PISSED OFF – MID – [Level 7 of 10] Either you love them or hate them. Time will tell.
  6. NERF Rey’s Blaster (Island Journey)
    FANS PISSED OFF – HIGH – [Level 8 of 10] Because it’s remembered as a the last souvenir handed personally by the great General & Smuggler Han Solo
  7. BB-8 2 in 1 Mega Playset
    FANS PISSED OFF – MID – [Level 6 of 10] Old skool fans love these big play sets as they were one of the more innovative evolution of the era of just figures and vehicles, back in the 90s.
  8. Nerf Poe Dameron Blaster
    FANS PISSED OFF – MID – [Level 6 of 10] Not so hyped as Poe has yet to use his blaster as of Ep7. Who knows in Ep8
  9. Forces of Destiny (Dolls) – Princess Leia (Endor Adventure with Wicket, Hoth with R2-D2)
    FANS PISSED OFF – Uncertain- [Level Unknown] Sentiment & nostalgia because she was the fans first Princess of the galaxy! On the other hand, doll figures don’t usually sells so well.
  10. Forces of Destiny (Dolls) all the other LADIES! – Rey (Jakku / BB-8), Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Ahsoka Tano, Hera Syndulla, Padme Amidala.
    FANS PISSED OFF – Uncertain – [Level Unknown]


    Only managed to see Rey (Jakku) with BB-8 at the time.

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The Justice League Movie Menu is here!

PCF Logo Final B (300 dpi)Original post from Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia [https://popculturefunmy.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/the-justice-league-movie-menu-is-here/]

22770476_1946666322323994_6655683736378339289_oFor a limited time – the DC Superheroes Cafe (Malaysia) will be having their movie tie in menu!! Come check it out before it’s too late #JoinTheLeagueMY #JusticeLeagueMY #DCComics #TheCaptain

Glorious thick juicy beef patty with melted cheese and special homemade sauce topped off with golden deep friend onion rings, gherkin pickles, tomato slices and green coral. All sandwiched between the a supreme brioche bun and served together with a generous serving of friends and cheese sauce.


MAN OF STEEL: The burger pate looked small but it was a solid piece of meat!


Specially prepared golden deep fried dory fish filler sandwiched between 2 wholesome panini bread slices, homemade salsa and tartar sauce combo with green coral, sliced tomatoes and cucumber for that amazing crunch, served with fries and sides of cheese sauce and chili sauce.


Juicy chicken ballotine with turkey ham, celery and carrot sticks layered with smoked barbeque sauce on top of mash potatoes and sauteed vegetables, served with nanchos and cheese sauce.


AMAZONIAN POWER WRAP: It called to me because it was a Cordon Bleu look alike with the aroma of BBQ sauce!


Specially made charcoal pizza base for this amazingly made Hawaiian pizza with smoked duck breast, sliced black olives, diced onions, cheery tomatoes, pineapple cubes, green capsicums sandwiched between mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.


THE DARK KNIGHT: It looks more like the Bat-signal but the mix aroma of the toppings, garnishing & cheese will definitely ‘summon’ your saliva!


Delicious bite sized fusilli pasta with diced sausages, cheery tomatoes, black olives, mixed capsicums, broccoli, cauliflower with special spicy homemade aglio olio powder.


Amazingly made durian cheese cake sandwiched between homemade pancake mix and delightful vanilla ice cream topped with crushed almond nuts, mixed fruit cocktail, M&M’s and finished off with a sprinkle of chocolate powder.

Set comes with choice of 1 Ice Lemon Mint tea OR 1 Ice Lychee


The Iced Mint Tea… fit for an Atlantean!!


This is the WONDERFUL Iced Lychee…. so refreshing despite being in chilly Genting!

Full photo album (higher resolution photos): The Justice League Movie Menu!

Here is a video tour of the DC Superheroes Cafe & Justice League Road show at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting!

Here is a 360 view inside the DC Superheroes Cafe at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting.