It’s always a rare treat to have one of these authentic Japanese Idol Group come to KL or any part of Malaysia. So with this said, we all should feel pretty gifted with this announcement and that DEAR KISS will be performing twice this coming weekend in Kuala Lumpur. We hope for more to come… here are the details. -TheCaptain-
MALAYSIA, JUNE 2019 – Say Hello to Dear Kiss! One of the famous Japanese Girl’s Dance & Vocal groups- Dear Kiss will be having a “Media Meet & Greet” session at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur on 21st June 2019. Dear Kiss is an all-girl group consists of Saki, Miiwa, Rikako, Nonoko and Maho. This is the first time they visit Malaysia and wish to introduce themselves to the Malaysia media as well as their fans.
At the same time, they will be performing a couple of their songs during the “Media Meet & Greet” session. On 22nd and 23th June, they will be having a “Fans Meet and Greet session” as well. For more information, kindly check via this link:
Introducing the DEAR KISS
DEAR KISS is a powerful dance and vocal girls unit which is consist of 5 members, “Saki “,”Miiwa”, “Rikako”,”Nonoko and “Maho”.
In April 2016, DEAR KISS has officially started. It has then decided they would be appeared in TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL known as one of the biggest idol events, after only 4 months from their debut.
Their first mini album reached 1st place in J-POP charts ‘Oricon Daily’, and they held the first live concert at Shinjuku BLAZE on 20th August 2016.
On that stage, they incorporated Saki Shishima’s ideas and which enabled them to introduce many kinds of directions such as the stage mixing dance and projected image, debuted 3 songs, focusing on singing without dancing and so on. Despite the fact that they are still newly recognised, they managed to attract audiences with very challenging performance. As a result, the solo live performance ended successfully. During last 6 months, DEAR KISS has appeared in a number of events in Singapore and Hong Kong.
On 13th and 14th July, DEAR KISS has been invited to perform the main opening act at SMASH 2019 (one of the biggest Anime festival) in Sydney, Australia.
Now DEAR KISS is making efforts to expand their activities at respective countries in Asia and Pacific.
Still interested in the Malaysia Fan Meet & Greet? By this time, you can only get thru via this link: https://bit.ly/2wzTQgK
We thank you for your support because by support them, there is a chance they will be back again, and maybe come back with friends too? 😀 -TheCaptain-
#DEARKISS #LIPS #TheCaptain #CosplayFunMalaysia #CosplayFunMY #LiveFact #JapaneseIdolGroup #AFASingapore #AFASG #AnimeFestivalAsia
We are so excited to announce we are bringing back popular J-ROCK band from Japan, [ALEXANDROS]for the SECOND time to Kuala Lumpur!The popularly in-demand band will also be touring other Asia countries, including Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Bangkok and Jakarta.Theirconcertin Kuala Lumpur will be held on19 July 2019 (Friday) at Bentley Music Auditorium,at 8.30pm.
For more information, please visit our website:https://www.toyboxprojects.com/alexandros-2019https://www.facebook.com/ToyboxProjects
Hey everybody, it’s The Captain here. It was a great 2018. Aside from the historical May 9th 2018…. (for the nations benefit) we had some new events join the calendar… some were amazing, (TAGCC _ Toys Anime Games Comic Con, Asia Comic Con) and some were promising (Crtl-Alt Gaming, DOTA 2 – KL Major) . Then at the eleventh hour…. December, two additional events unveiled themselves, The Star media groups Star Supa Comic event… that takes place a week after Comic Fiesta… and then MyTown the shopping mall tries to go big again to end the year by merging a Japan Expo Asia event with their New Year celebration. Good luck to them both.
2018 also saw it’s biggest J-ROCK star yet to come to Malaysian shores… the man, the myth, the mystery…. The voice behind bands L’Arc En Ciel and Vamps -HYDE! His concert at the Wisma MCA hall was impressively decorated to his specification of this Acoustic Concert tour. It was beautiful! What was also cool was that Malaysia was his only stop in Southeast Asia!!
However, year end 2018 came with much grief too. Every comic fans worst fears came to reality with the passing of the Legendary Comic Book ICON Mr. Stan Lee on 12 Nov 2018. At the age of 95, every passing day and month was a bonus for us and the fans. We all knew this day would come… and it has arrived. For those of us who never got the chance to meet him at these comic cons… now we will never that chance… ☹ EVER. It was very sad news.
Anyways, here that famous EVENTS LIST 2019 by The Captain for Cosplay-Fun Malaysia and Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia.
Don’t forget to check out the POP Watch Events List 2019 here to what geek dates to remember or take note off!
We wish you all a very prosperous & blessed 2018 to you all!!
Lots of Geek Love!
– The Captain –
#MalaysiaACGEventsList2019 #EventsList2019 #CosplayEvents2019 #MalaysiaCosplay #PopCultureEvents #MalaysiaAnimeEvents #MalaysiaACGEvents #PopCultureFunMY #PopCultureFun #TheCaptain #AnimeEvents #CosplayFunMY
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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
*If you are going to cut and past our event list & post it on your website, could you please have the courtesy to at least put a little acknowledgement /credit mention to us, for our years of effort?
Thank you 🙂 And bless you regardless*
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. We surely notice you and appreciate ALL of you!!:
9. Great Britain
11. Hong Kong
TAGCC (Toys Anime Games Comic Con) 2019
22 – 23 June
Putra World Trade Centre TBC
DEAR KISS Fan Meet & Greet 2019
22 – 23 June
Live Fact, The Strand Mall, Kota Damansara
MARVEL Studios 10 Years Exhibition – KUALA LUMPUR 2019
28 June – 10 August
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
World Cosplay Summit 2019 Malaysia Prelim at GEEK SUMMIT
29 – 30 June
Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC), Shah Alam
C2AGE RELOADED 2019 – POSTPONED till further notice
– – – – – – –
Oasis Village, Ara Damansara
Comic Art Festival KL (CAFKL) 2019
6 – 7 July
The Hall, Upper ground, KL Gateway Mall
Kajang Toys Fest 2019
5 – 7 July
Metro Point, Kajang
Kokaijucon N9 2019
Star Supa Comic 2019
13 – 14 July
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
Vocaloid x Penang Bon Odori Festival 2019
Queensbay Mall, Penang
Cosmic Wave Kuantan 2019
Kuantan Parade, Kuantan PAHANG
Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2019
TBA July – going on hiatus / https://www.facebook.com/visualartsexpo/photos/a.1569702246611590/2261659624082512/?type=3&theater
Shah Alam Convention Centre
Bon Odori Penang 2019
6pm – 10:30pm
Japan Expo Malaysia 2019
26 – 28 July
Comic Fiesta Mini JOHOR 2019
27 – 28 July
Capital City Mall, JOHOR
ANIME @ North West 2019 SINGAPORE
27 – 28 July
Nee Soon Central Community Club, Northpoint City
World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2019
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN
AsiaPop Comic Con MANILA 2019
2 – 4 August
SMX Convention Center
METP League of Legends Cosplay Competition
10 – 11 August
Battle Arena, PJ
Japan Otaku Matsuri 2019
17 – 18 August
Lvl 2 & 3, Jaya Shopping Centre
Summer Subcultures 2019 – SABAH
17 – 18 August
Foo Chow Association Hall, Kota Kinabalu
31 Aug – 1 Sept
Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC)
7 – 8 September
Karamunsing Exhibition Hall. KK SABAH
Penang ESports Festival 2019
7 – 8 September
Setia SPICE Arena, PENANG
Comic Fiesta Mini PENANG 2019
14 – 15 Sept
1st Avenue Mall, PENANG
Aki Fest 2019
27 – 28 Sept
Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus
PlayStation Experience 2019 – SEA
GMM Live Hourse, Bangkok THAILAND
Crtl+Alt Gaming 2019
Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College
Asia Pacific University, Bukit Jalil
Nowadays Anime Festival 2019
Quill City Mall, KL
Cosplay Commuter 2019
Kelana Jaya LRT Line
Comic Fiesta Mini (Penang) 2019
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG
Pekan Kartun 2019
StamaX (Sandakan, Toys, Anime, ModelKits, Action Figures Expo)
TBA September 2019
9am – 9pm
Dewan SRJK Chi Hwa
WESG SEA Malaysia Final 2019
Quill City Mall,KL
CTFKL Car Boot Toy Fair 2019
Ara Damansara LRT Station
Momiji Halloween 2019
New Era University College, Kajang (SELANGOR)
Publika Bon Odori 2019
The Square, Publika
Popcon Asia 2019
Indonesia Convention Centre (ICE), INDONESIA
Aki Fest 2019
Taylor’s University Lakeside
JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 by Japan Foundation KL at Golden Screen Cinemas.
Klang Valley: TBA Sept [Mid Valley, Pavilion, 1 Utama, Nu Sentral]
PENANG: TBA Sept [GSC Gurney Plaza]
JOHOR: TBA Sept [GSC Paradigm JB]
Kuching, SARAWAK: TBA Oct [GSC CityONE Megamall]
Kota Kinabalu, SABAH: TBA Oct [GSC Suria Sabah]
Mydoll 2019: Mydoll x Macaron Doll Tea Party
Dewan Serbaguna Pusat Komersial Bdr Tun Razak, KL
Ballare 2019 by Chateau
HXC Grand Ballroom – Pudu
Malaysia Hobby Expo 2019
5 – 6 October
Hall A, MAEPS Serdang,
Costime III – 2019
5 – 6 October
Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru
Tasek Cosplay Gathering IV 2019
Tasek Central, JOHOR BAHRU
Asia Comic Con Malaysia 2019
26 – 27 October
Mid Valley Exhibition & Centre TBC
The Banquet 2019
Evolve Concept Mall
Elements Mall, MELAKA
Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara
UTAR Bunkasai 2019
UTAR Sg Long Campus
Gunpla Builders World Cup (Malaysia) 2019
IPC Shopping Centre
Level Up KL 2019
CCEC Bangsar South,
KL Toon 2019
Quill City Mall, KL
Da Men Mall, USJ 1
Junboku 03 2019
Plaza Pelangi, JOHOR BAHRU
Indonesia Comic Con 2019
Jakarta Convention Centre
Malaysia Esports Convention 2019
KotaKomik Kajang 3.0
Metro Point Complex Kajang
DOTA 2 -The Kuala Lumpur Major 2019
Axiata Arena, Bkt Jalil
ZOOM Kartun / CCX 2019
The Summit USJ, Subang Jaya
East Coast Collectors Toy Fair vol.3
TBA November 2019
Bukit Gambang Resort, Kuantan PAHANG
C3AFA Singapore 2019
29 November – 1 December
SUNTEC Convention & Exhibition Centre
Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) 2019
7 – 8 December
Level 1 Hall A – C, Marina Bay Sands
KL Toys Festival 2019
Institut Latihan DBKL, Bandar Tun Razak
Christian Ecumenical Centre, KUCHING
Big Bad Wolf Sale 2019
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)
MMU Cyberplay 2019
MultiMedia University Cyberjaya, Dewan Tun Canselor
Costime III 2019 by JCosClub
Sutera Mall, JOHOR BAHRU
TBA December 2019
ITCC Penampang, 1st Flr Exhibition Hall,
Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club event 2019
The School, Jaya One
WESG Southeast Asia Grand Finals 2019
Quill City Mall Convention Centre, KL
GAX Evolution 2019
Quill Convention Centre, KL
Harajuku Fashion Walk (SINGAPORE)
TBA Dec 2019
Merlion Park, Singapore
ODEX Cosplay Carnival 2019
Our Tampines Hub
Cosplay Party 5.0
TBA December 2019
Comic Fiesta 2019
21 – 22 December
KL Convention Centre, KLCC
UMS Japanese Cultural Night Bon Odori 2019
Padang Kawad, UMS
EOY J-Culture Festival 2019
28 – 29 Dec
SUNTEC Convention & Exhibition Centre
Japan Expo Asia 2019
MyTown Shopping Centre
========= PAST EVENTS ========
Japan Expo Thailand 2019
25 – 27 January
Central World, Bangkok
Todak Fest 2019
26 – 27 Jan
Mid Valley, MVEC Hall 1
Pop-Con 2019 by Comic Con Malaysia
26 – 27 January
Mid Valley Exhibition & Convention Centre, Hall 3
UNMC Japanese Cultural Night 2019
Wednesday – 13 Feb
Great Hall, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Semenyih
Arts, Cosplay & Etc (ACE) 2019
16 – 17 Feb
Exhibition Hall, The Starling Mall
23 – 24 February
Berjaya Times Square, 2nd Floor, IT Centre, KL
Atria Cosplay Competition 2019
G flr, Atria Shopping Gallery
Anime Comics Games – ACG Fiesta 2019
9 – 10 March
UTAR Sg Long Campus
Penang Yosakoi Parade 2019
4pm – 11pm
ComicCon Asia 2019 (Philippines) Feels like not gonna happen xD
SMX Convention Centre, SM Mall of Asia
Jakarta 15th Toys & Comics Fair 2019
16 – 17 March
Kartika Expo Balai Kartini, Jakarta,INDONESIA
Animacrest 2019 (SABAH)
Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Kota Kinabalu SABAH
Cosplay Festival 4
23 – 24 March 2019
Grand Ballroom, Sunway Putra Hotel
30 – 31 Mar
1st Flr, Boulevard Sunway Velocity
Anime Garden 2019 (SINGAPORE)
30 – 31 March
The Meadow, Gardens at the Bay
3:30pm – 11:30pm
Foyer Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam
Video Game Classics 2019
Esplanade Concert Hall, SINGAPORE
Season4Otaku 2019 Densetsu No Hito
6 – 7 April
Lightbox, Sungai Buloh KL
Bedok Mall Anime Matsuri 2019
10 – 16 April
11am – 9pm
Bedok Mall B2 Atrium, SINGAPORE
Cosplay Stories 2019
13 – 14 April
Star Parade, Alor Setar KEDAH
Distant Worlds 2019
12 – 13 April
Dewan Philarmonic Malaysia
CTFKL Kampong 80s Geng Mainan 2019
8am – 5pm
Dewan Perdana Keramat Mall,
Cosplay Party by Ipoh Parade 2019
Ipoh Parade, Ipoh PERAK
Anime Jinsei 2019
1pm – 9pm
Cheras Sentral Mall
Mirai Matsuri – Komtar Carnival 2019
3 – 5 May
The TOP, Level 5 KOMTAR, PENANG
Star Wars Day Malaysia 2019
Meow The Fourth
12pm – 8pm
The Square, JAYA One, Petaling Jaya
Dollfest Malaysia 2019
RUANG, Subang Jaya
11 – 12 May
Quill Convention Centre, Quill City Mall
Kingdom Hearts Orchestra – World of Tres SINGAPORE
18 May 2019
Creators Super Fest 2019
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA
MY Idol Party Vol.2 2019
KL Live, Kuala Lumpur
Momiji Riken Mura 2019
New Era University College, Kajang
Gunpla Expo Malaysia 2019
24 May – 2 June
ACG: Millennium of Reveries 2019
8 – 9 Jun
Heriatage Hall (Block A), UTAR Kampar Campus (PERAK
I Love Anisong Matsuri Malaysia 2019
8 – 9 June
Quill City Mall, KL
Natsu Matsuri 2019
14 – 16 June
Original article at Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia
“Beauty is in the Details”
I got the call that a new Malaysian licensee will be launching their very own limited edition Justice League & Batman products. Then the next thing that entered my mind was – “I wonder who these folks are?”. Followed by – “Wow! I wonder what kinda products they gonna make?” OMG thoughts running wild haha
It’s ARCH Collection, but who are they?
Oh I have never heard of them till now. Well basically they’re a Malaysia company that designs & manufactures unique veneer (wood) based gifts, souvenirs & collectibles depicting culture & heritage! Wood / Timber! SO VERY Malaysian next to Pewter, Rubber and Palm Oil 😀 haha
ARCH Collection is founded by Mr. Andrew Lee, who has a passion for architecture & Kuala Lumpur. They own the award winning tourist attraction, KL City Gallery which is located at Dataran Merdeka and housed in a 120 year old heritage building beside the KL Library. This place is so packed with historical documents, facts, photos of KL past, present & future per square foot This is also the location for the very famous ‘I LOVE KL’ signage.
So what’s so special about these wood gifts?
1) The art pieces are layered to create a 2-D effect. The layering technique gives depth to the art piece while the use of different species of veneer and etching techniques create tones and hues.
2) These are pieces are made with multiple species of natural wood veneer, i.e. cherry, oak, maple, beech, makore, anegre, walnut. The wood frames are mainly solid durian wood harvested from durian trees that are past the fruit bearing age. hence no 2 pieces are the same.
3) MADE IN MALAYSIA – all these art pieces are cut here and hand assembled by our local master craftsmen. This truly makes for a born in KL item!!
This will be the only Justice League & Batman collection in the world, to have the Kuala Lumpur city buildings incorporated in them! Batman gliding of the KL’s famous buildings with the Batsignal hovering over the city skyline… TAKE MY MONEY!
Another pleasant surprise was the announcement of the special guest of honour to officiate this event, Yang Berhormat Tony Pua, Member of Parliament Damansara. What does he have to do with this event, we might ask? Well he answered that in his short speech. Usually he skips ALL invitations to ‘product launches’ but on this very special occasion he decided to attend.
WHY? Basically he made it clear that for this event, he would attend & support on a personal level because of 2 alphabets he saw on the invite… DC… as in DC Comics! Yes folks, you read it here in out blog – YB Tony Pua is a comic fan & comic reader!! He is currently following Batman series, but didn’t specify! Also on a personal note, he is friends with ARCH Collection founder Mr. Andrew Lee as well and is a firm supporter of what they are doing for tourism in Kuala Lumpur which ultimately means promoting Malaysia to the tourist 🙂
Keep up the good work folks!
Here is the official press release!
Click here to see the more photos as well as the products on Facebook: ARCH Collection Launch of Justice League & Batman Merchandise
Kuala Lumpur, 4 October 2018: In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, ARCH unveiled a first-of-its-kind collection on 4th of October 2018, as the DC Super Heroes unleash their powers, encompassing the towering skyline of Kuala Lumpur.
Officially Launched by the honourable Member of Parliament Yang Berhormat Tony Pua, The Justice League and Batman Collection is exquisitely represented by a stylish range of collectibles, from fashionable accessories to functional items, not to be missed by fans. All designed and created with the finest detailing ever in all of ARCH’s collections.
Each item is a limited-edition work of art and an original born-in-Kuala Lumpur masterpiece. Inspired by the characteristics of each Super Hero, ARCH Master-craftsmen meticulously hand-assembled the range to perfection. The finished product is an authentic masterpiece that combines tradition, fine workmanship and innovation.
ARCH was founded in 1989 by Kuala Lumpur-based Award Winner Andrew Lee, who has more than 30 years’ experience in Architecture Model Making. Andrew moulds his stories of the city into ARCH range of products, instilling a greater appreciation meant to be shared with the world. Driven by his passion, Andrew established Kuala Lumpur City Gallery at Merdeka Square, an Award-Winning Attraction that glorifies Kuala Lumpur’s Past, Present and Future through miniatures.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Warner Media. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English language publishers of comics in the world.
#ARCH #ARCHCollection #JusticeLeague #Batman #Batsignal #KualaLumpur #KLCityGallery #Malaysia #DC #DCcomics #WarnerBros #Superman #WonderWoman #Flash
Original article here at PopCultureFunMY
Ding ding ding ding ding ding… the count down has already started. No Darkseid is not coming because the DCEU has been scraped. No it’s not the Doomsday clock or the Doomsday countdown from the WATCHMEN… Nor is it ‘2 Minutes to Midnight’ hahaha just had to throw in some Iron Maiden trivia as it’s what I’m listening to as I write this.
Its the count down to the debut of Malaysia Comic Con…. or is it Comic Con Malaysia? Well the registry says its Comic Con Malaysia Sdn Bhd, however I’ve always read the logo as Malaysia Comic Con since it debut early this year with the tagline suggesting it is the most legit use of the ‘comic con’ name, possibly because they sort covering or permission or endorsement from the ‘comic con’ originators or trademark (TM) holders… which can only mean the SDCC folks aka San Diego Comic-Con aka Comic-Con International! This is just my 2 cent guess because no official information has been released to anyone and their event is just 3 months away. Well I guess if you’re friends with any of the 5 employees or the boss, you would probably know more than me 😀
Anyways, I guess 90+ days is still pretty far for Malaysia standards so the excitement continues to maintain at a benefit-of-the-doubt level. With that said there’s always that ‘Fear of the Dark’ feel…. (Maiden pun again)… or that “I have a bad feeling about this” (Star Wars pun). Personally out of about 7 promises of Comic Con events only has one has delivery a BOOM + post-BOOM effect after the event has passed. Best part was this event was so chill & humble that I thought it was SOOO BLOODY UNDER SOLD compared to all the over-hype* these days – supa exaggerated copy writing, or comic style funky graphics, uninformed claims / tag lines etc. The event in mention was this one called Malaysia Games & Comic Convention (MGCCon) held in 2012. This event had 4 Marvel / DC level artist guest and the most popular cosplayer in the world! You had to be there to experience it and then later experience life without it. Comics fans can testify 😀 At least I think they can. Please, go look it up!
Just some recent examples of over-hype* I mentioned above:
1) In 2015 – a new event used the tagline “Malaysia’s FIRST EVER” comic con. Good hyped tagline but what about Comic Fiesta? Around since 2002 – present. So did you mean western comics? What about MGCCon in 2012?? Recently I learnt that there were comic strip / newspaper comic strip events in KL held back in the 80s, so that was pretty cool to learn about 🙂
2) January 2018 – event boasting headline announcing “a World Class Comic Con experience”. Then later it mellowed down a bit to “The Unforgettable Pop Culture Experience”.
3) August 2017 – new event to highlight toys, games, anime, comics – with all this in the event name… later adopts the tagline – Malaysia’s premiere toys & collectibles… just redirecting emphasis to toys + collectible and not games, anime, comics.
4) October 2018 – debut events caption says it’s “the most exciting new event of the year” with just 65 Likes on their FB page since January 2018.
Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m not writing to slam copy writing or condemn events but rather to highlight some awareness. All the 4 case events (name withheld because that’s not the point) mentioned above were great and achieved commendable things individually. So for the organisers & con goers:
a) Most of us who have been around, are sorta immune to big claims, hot air… ‘Holy Smoke’ even (Maiden pun). Yes, there is a role for all this stylo writing. I call it the ‘marketing lingo’ which is much needed to be presented to corporate sponsors etc. So everyone should chill and not react at the first announcement of a new event. Give these folks a chance. They are choosing to make a difference by not just being a Convention Goer but now a Convention Organiser. And it’s no small task. The thought to organise a convention is like asking ‘Can I play with MADNESS’ and being firm you won’t have a mental breakdown while doing it. (Maiden pun again)
b) Our focus determines our reality – if you want to learn from events… when you go to an event you will learn some. If you want to compile facts to condemn an event… you will go there & come back with a list. We can learn much from each other.
So with this I’m looking forward at what cool things Pop-Con 2019 brings at a time of the year which is vacant of much events. Currently I am particularly interested for them to reveal who they’re 3 guest are going to be. The only hints are: Game Director, International Voice Actor and Comic Illustrator. I have a cynical guess but I’ll keep that to myself as I m doing my best to stay positive. BECAUSE… my 2 cents thinks that this announcement will be a major decider for the con-goers perception of the event.
LASTLY, some free wisdom thru the years I’ve been around the community… the pop culture community, be it Anime or ACG or Western Comics or Gaming, has progressed much thru the years… and it has also has not. However it’s not necessarily ‘Wasted Years’ (Maiden pun, last one) but I wanna put this new wisdom out there to those willing to hear – I think it’s time for the “FOR FANS, BY FANS” motto to end (speaks with a Kylo Ren voice). I have watched many groups, friends & entities achieve some… under achieve.. and very rarely – SCORE BIG TIME… and continue to take it to the next level!
It takes more than “For Fans, By Fans” for the event to be successful. Before let share wha I believe defines event-success = in my opinion true event success is:
- The event has a true SOUL of what it’s suppose to be
- Financially viable to continue (survive)
- Have room to grow / expand.
No doubt, in the (Dream) TEAM you need people who are fans aka Subject Matter Experts, however you do also need a few more key skilled folks! You also need the Events experts (build up / logistics / lay out), then also the Marketing, Promotions & Sales TEAM. Don’t forget the master of the numbers. After that then it’s down to planning, like-minded+tested core support and EXECUTION. This is the super simplified peaNUT shell version. Further elaboration for another time…
Thanks for reading. Enjoy your events 🙂 Do write to us or comment below if you want to 🙂Cheers!
#PopCon2019 #MalaysiaComicCon #ComicConMalaysia #Malaysia #TheCaptain #PopCultureFunMY #CosplayFunMY #PopCulture #GeekCulture #GeekEvents #IronMaiden #EventOrganising #MGCCon #MalaysiaGamesComicCon
Till then will be looking forward to the ‘New Kid on the Block’ event to begin 2019:
Pop-Con 2019 by Comic Con Malaysia
26 – 27 January
Putra World Trade Centre, KL
Original article from Pop Culture Fun Malaysia 🙂
Previously I would start the narrative with “Blast from the Past” but now I will go with – the legendary home console ICON with the Legacy of Firsts, has been Rebirth-ed! (DC pun)
On 29 May 2018, it was announced that gaming industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, had acquired the rights to Intellivision from Mattel and will now head the console as CEO, just 7 months shy of the consoles 40th Birthday!
Here is the official press release and trailer video! It’s looks great. Personally I think it is coming out at a right time where retro gaming is on a rise! The response has be very exciting for the re-packaged release of the 8-bit Nintendo (NES) and also the 16-bit Super Nintendo (Super Famicon). Then followed by the SEGA Megadrive Neo-Geo has started working on theirs too with the trend setter PlayStation 1 aka PSX aka PS One repack named ‘PlayStation Classic’ arriving in Malaysia this December.
So looking forward to this AMICO… which means ‘friend’ in Italian. ‘AMIGO’ is Spanish for friend, just in case you wanted to ask 😀 GAME ON EVERYONE!
#Intellivision #TommyTallarico #Amico #IntellivisionAmico #Nintendo #Atari #SEGA #SEGAmegadrive #SuperNintendo #SuperFamicom #NeoGeo #PlayStation #PSX #PSone #LegacyOfFirsts #TheCaptain #PopCultureFunMY #CosplayFunMY #Malaysia #PlayStationClassic #Gamer4Life #GAMEON #VideoGames #RetroGaming #VideoGameConsole
INTELLIVISION® REVEALS INITIAL DETAILS FOR THE UPCOMING AMICO™ HOME VIDEO GAME CONSOLE!
GROUNDBREAKING CONSOLE APPROACHES GAMING AND THE ENTIRE GAME INDUSTRY IN A COMPLETELY UNIQUE WAY
IRVINE, CA, October 22, 2018 – Almost 40 years after the release of the original Intellivision® home video game system which helped to redefine the video game industry, Intellivision® Entertainment is proud to carry on its “Legacy of Firsts” by announcing the brand new revolutionary family home video game console named Amico™ to be released on October 10th, 2020 (1010 2020). Amico is the Italian word for “friend” or “buddy” and encapsulates an element of the approach and dynamics for what makes the new console so unique and an exciting addition to everyone’s family.
“We are creating a console that parents WANT to buy, not that they were asked to buy,” stated Intellivision president and 30 year industry veteran Tommy Tallarico during his keynote address over the weekend at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. Tallarico went on to say, “Most every game being made for the home consoles these days is created with only the hardcore gamer in mind. We see a world where everyone is interested in playing at home and with friends, but this isn’t currently possible because the barrier to entry is nearly impossible for a non-gamer due to the complexity of the controllers, intricacy of gameplay, expense of the hardware and software and steep learning curve with an unbalanced fun factor for the beginner. Our goal was to create a console that both gamers and non-gamers are able to have fun with and play together. The Intellivision Amico is our answer to this gaping hole we see within the current video game industry.”
Intellivision Entertainment continues to build upon its gaming legacy with support and expertise from industry veterans and superstars, including longtime product manager/producer/marketer Jason Enos (involved in over 100 products launches, including the Metal Gear Solid®, Castlevania®, Contra®, Dance Dance Revolution®, Silent Hill®, TEKKEN™, Ace Combat®, Dragon Ball Z®, Monopoly® and PAC-MAN™ franchises), Perrin Kaplan (Zebra Partners, former Nintendo VP of Marketing & Corporate Affairs; launched the Nintendo Wii®, Nintendo DS®, Super Nintendo®, Nintendo Gamecube®, N64®), Beth Llewlyn (Zebra Partners, former Nintendo PR; launched the Nintendo Wii®, Nintendo DS®, Pokemon™), Scott Tsumura (Tozai Games, formerly co-founder and President of Nintendo Software Technology Corporation, and a pioneer in the early days of arcade game production, including Moon Patrol, Kung Fu Master, 10 Yard Fight, etc.), Phil Adam (Founder of Spectrum Holobyte, President & VP of Interplay Productions, helped introduce Tetris® to the world), André LaMothe (Hardware Evangelist, programmer, designer, author, over 750 products to market, artificial intelligence design for NASA) and advisor David Perry (Earthworm Jim™, Disney’s Aladdin™, founder of Shiny Entertainment and co-founder of Gaikai cloud gaming utilized in the Sony PlayStation®4).
Game industry analyst and Wedbush Securities Managing Director of Equity Research Michael Pachter commented, “I think it’s about time somebody focused on families with kid-friendly games. Intellivision has a long history of delivering content that everybody can enjoy, and with the revived console priced right, I expect it to be immensely successful. The company has the right leadership and is positioned in an underserved niche, I think the re-launch will be a home run.”
“Intellivision Entertainment is also proud to announce that it joins console manufacturers Sony®, Microsoft® and Nintendo® as the fourth game console company to be an active member of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The ESA’s mission is dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the video game industry as well as owning and operating the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3).”
Experience the Intellivision® Amico™ Reveal Trailer HERE:https://youtu.be/xokUnn1lBGA
INTELLIVISION AMICO™ FEATURES AND INFORMATION:
PRICE RANGE (RETAIL)
• US $149 – $179
NORTH AMERICAN, UNITED KINGDOM AND EUROPEAN RELEASE DATE
• October 10, 2020 (1010 2020)
• All games are family friendly and rated “E for Everyone” or “E10+”.
• Every game version on the console is EXCLUSIVE.
• Quality over quantity! All games must past a strict quality control seal of approval.
• Balanced gameplay and design for Equal Opportunity Gaming™ for all.
• All games are downloadable and between US $2.99 – $7.99.
• No costly DLC (Downloadable Content) add-on’s or “In-App Purchases”.
• Launch to include several built-in reimagined Intellivision Classics (pre-installed in every console) and over 20 games including both reimagined industry classics and brand new exclusive titles via the Intellivision Online Store.
• 2 wireless Bluetooth controllers (up to 8 player compatible and connectivity).
• 3 ½ inch (2:3 aspect ratio) Color Touchscreen.
• Pioneering tilting positional disc with surrounding interactive LED border.
• 4 arcade-style tactile feedback buttons.
• Gyroscope & Accelerometer.
• Force feedback.
• Controller to be used horizontally or vertically including dominant left or right hand usage.
• Qi (pronounced “CHEE”) wireless onboard charging.
• Free downloadable app enables mobile phones as additional controllers (up to 8 players).
HARDWARE & TECHNOLOGY
• State of the Art 21st Century 2D Image Processing and Graphics Capability
• Intellivision Prism™ Onboard Interactive Lighting Technology.
• WiFi/BT & Ethernet Connectivity.
• HDMI Video Output.
• Multiple USB Ports
• System Expansion Interface.
• Intellivision Online Store for the ability to purchase additional software.
• Multi-player online gaming and structured multi-tiered tournament play.
• Time & Space Leaderboard System™ which includes high scores by locations and calendar.
• Trophy/Achievement rewards system which awards unique accomplishments to each player.
• Includes updated graphics, modernized audio, additional levels, multi-player modes (local and online), tournament modes AND MORE!
• Intellivision Classics REIMAGINED and REMADE EXCLUSIVELY for the Intellivision Amico™:
Astrosmash™, Shark! Shark!™, Baseball, Night Stalker™, Skiing, Math Fun™, SNAFU™, Utopia™, Frog Bog™, Boxing, Bowling, Triple Action™, Tron Deadly Discs™, Cloudy Mountain: Crown of Kings, Star Strike™, Horse Racing, Auto Racing, B-17 Bomber™ AND MORE!
• Atari Classics REIMAGINED and REMADE EXCLUSIVELY for the Intellivision Amico™:
Pong™, Asteroids™, Centipede™, Tempest™, Adventure™, Missile Command™, Yar’s Revenge™, Breakout™, Lunar Lander™, Night Driver™, Sky Diver™, Warlords™
• Imagic Classics REIMAGINED and REMADE EXCLUSIVELY for the Intellivision Amico™:
Microsurgeon™, Atlantis™, Demon Attack™, Dracula™, Beauty and the Beast™, Ice Trek™, Swords & Serpents™, Dragonfire™, Truckin’™ AND MORE!
Other Games REIMAGINED and REMADE EXCLUSIVELY for the Intellivision Amico™:
• Miner 2049er™
• Super Burgertime™
• Bad Dudes™
• Caveman Ninja™
• Moon Patrol™
• 10 Yard Fight™
• Lode Runner™
• Kung-Fu Master™
• MotoRace USA™
• Tropical Angel™
• ToeJam & Earl™
Not only will the Intellivision Amico™ bring the fun and simplicity of classic gaming to modern day, but an entire plethora of completely brand new games and franchises are currently being created by game developers and game publishers around the world using the same core principles of sensible, simple and fun.
“The average age of a gamer today is 34 years old, and the market reflects that with a broad array of games for people of all ages. Of course, some parents may find that many of those games are not age-appropriate for their children,” said ESRB president, Patricia Vance. “Intellivision’s policy to only offer games rated E for Everyone and E10+ for Everyone 10 and up on its new system makes finding the right games easier for busy families, especially those with young gamers.”
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INTELLIVISION® History & Facts – “A LEGACY OF FIRSTS”:
• Intellivision was the first 16-bit game console, a full 2 generations before it became the industry standard.
• The original Intellivision system was so popular that it sold across 3 decades (1979 – 1990).
• The Intellivision control disc was the first game console to offer a directional thumb pad which was the predecessor to what later became the industry standard directional pad (D-Pad). It was also the first game console to allow for 16 directions while offering 4 action buttons and a 12-button keypad, which opened up greater game play options and control.
• The Intellivision was the first video game console that had a built-in PAUSE feature on the controller.
• The first console to have built-in screen burn-in protection by blacking out the TV after a few minutes of game inactivity. This vision and idea was the precursor to the entire “screen saver” concept.
• The very first video game to have speech/voice was the 1979 Intellivision release of Major League Baseball.
• Intellivision was the first console which incorporated professional sports licensing for its sports games, the boxes were emblazoned with official logos from Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), North American Soccer League (NASL), Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), American Backgammon Players Association (ABPA), the United States Chess Federation (USCF) and the U.S. Ski Team.
• Intellivision had the largest home console software library in the world with the release of their cross-platform “System Changer” device that allowed Atari® 2600 games to be played on the Intellivision system.
• 30 years ahead of its time, the Intellivision was the very first game console to offer digital distribution of video games through the PlayCable service. The PlayCable adapter connected to the Intellivision cartridge port and allowed the downloading of games through a cable TV subscription. New York Yankee legend and Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle was the TV and print ad spokesmen for the product which was released in 1981.
• With the release of the Keyboard Component, Intellivision was one of the first video game systems that was able to be used and turned into a home computer.
• The Intellivision Music Synthesizer was the first game console or home computer to offer a musical synthesizer keyboard. This allowed people to play and create music using technology.
• The first home console and video games to use a tile based playfield which allowed for the display of detailed graphics and color with very little RAM.
• Intellivision was the first game console to have a complete built-in character font. Intellivision’s system font had complete upper and lowercase alphabets, numerals, and almost all of the punctuation and symbols found on standard computer keyboards.
• The Intellivision game Utopia™ was the very first “real time strategy” and city building/god game.
• Intellivision was responsible for the first “Console War” when it launched a national ad campaign against then rival Atari®, by using side-by-side comparisons with journalist George Plimpton as its spokesman.