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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

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


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.

Great Wall iGame Malaysia – Launch


The local mobile gaming scene just took another step forward with the unveiling of Great Wall iGame Sdn. Bhd. to the public. In short, yes… they will be introducing more games to the Malaysia market… but the more significant portion of their contribution will be their new proprietary integrated e-pay system called UMU Wallet. _DSC8693

Their first game is an straight forwardly called Tembak Ikan! It’s like the 4 player arcade fishing game except instead of throwing a fishing line… you’re just shooting the many varieties of sea creatures with a ‘canon’. It’s like Galaga under the sea! haha _DSC8735

It’s simple and quite addictive. Each shot uses up credits so shoot when it counts. When you start of you have 2 types of guns a ‘canon’ like machine gun that shoot s quite rapidly and the electricity focus gun that can track targets but is less powerful. I’d call it the Ghostbusters gun haha since it was introduced way back in 1984 😀

Anyways, look out for it. It’s available now on Android (Google PLAY) & iOS (App Store).

Full Photo album here: Great Wall iGame Malaysia – Launch

#GreatWalliGame #TembakIkan #UMUwallet #ARCPLAY  #Galaga #Gamer4Life #Malaysia #MobileGaming


Here is the official press release:

8th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Today Malaysia’s latest mobile gaming company, Great Wall iGame Sdn. Bhd. (GWi) was officially launched adding a new viable contender in the local gaming industry. Established on September 21st 2016, GWi was created to partake primarily in mobile games and devices platform providing innovative content to Malaysia and beyond. The launch today also saw the introduction of UMU Wallet, a proprietary platform created by GWi that will allow players and business builders to effectively communicate and transact. _DSC8694

GWi’s core business activity covers two key areas: mobile gaming and multimedia technology and development. The ability and opportunity to provide creative and innovative solutions is supported through partnerships with world top game manufacturers. By leveraging on the strengths and capability of these manufacturers couple with their local and regional know-hows and experience, GWi is able to offer products that is both relevant and needed by the markets.

“The inception of GWi was spurred by the Malaysian governments’s ambition to become he regional leader in the gaming market and its export of gaming content capabilities.We are proud to be part of this digital revolution in providing the best product for global use and enjoyment,” commented Dato’ Sri Wong Ing Soon, Founder of Great Wall iGame Sdn. Bhd.

_DSC8716Currently operating in Malaysia, GWi is planning to extend its regional footprint across ASEAN and Middle-East countries. In addition to establishing partnerships with the best game manufacturers globally, GWi’ market development strategy will also include a solid licensing and agent programmer, which will see the active participation of numerous parties including payment gateway operators, sales agents, web developers and even telecommunication companies especially through its UMU Wallet platform.

“What the UMU Wallet offers is truly an integrated gaming solution.From the diversity of its unique games to cutting-edge payment mechanism, the platform created ease of use and communication between all parties involved. The innovative convenience sets it apart from other products in the market and we are proud to be working with ARC PLAY Ltd. Co. from Taiwan to bring it to Malaysia,” explained Dato’ Joseph Foo, Director of Great Wall iGame Sdn. Bhd.

With the UMU Wallet, players are able to reload credits, play games and P2P transfer credits; offering a complete, seamless and safe gaming experience.

The introduction of GWi and UMU Wallet today also included the unveiling of the company’s first mobile game Tembak Ikan. Created in partnership with ARC PLAY Ltd. Co. it is a re imagined point-and-shoot ocean adventure set within several interactive game rooms such as Gold Dragon, Anglerfish, Sarcosuchus and Kraken.

More information on Gwi, UMU Wallet and Tembak Ikan can be found at http://www.greatwalligame.com or Facebook: Great Wall iGame Sdn Bhd


Miku Expo in Malaysia 2017 – Press Launch

A month ago, Comic Fiesta dropped the Earthbound Papas bomb on us and the fans went nuts. Then a MikuPa page was made for Miku Expo in Malaysia 2017… on the same date of 16 December 2017 with no additional information till this date – the date of the press launch!!

It was a busy weekend & week but I managed to get my Magical Mirai Yokohama 2013 ready… and I am all set! So excited! 

I already had a few questions on my mind and upon arriving at TGV 1 Utama… a few were already answered. The Q & A session with the media was good as fellow Geek writers The Hyped Geek, started of with the mother of all questions – WHY WAS THIS DATE CHOSEN FOR MIKUEXPOMY? One of the most spicy Q&A sessions at a press conference I have ever attended 😀 On another note… come one the organisers are pros & corporate giants… the questions we’rent spicy enough to say it was spicy!! haha

Anyhow, here are the sights and info gathered, followed by the official press release!

On stage was the 3 most important people of the day! Mr. Kimitaka Nishio, CEO Office Manager of Crypton Future Media, Mr. Henry Tan COO of Astro Holdings Berhad and Mr. Ng Yubin, from the eGG Network, in which I believe with be a driving & promoting force for the pre-concert activities and promotions.

So Nishio-san started off by introducing Hatsune Miku everyone.

Followed by Mr. Henry Tan & Mr. Ng.

Next the opening acts were unveiled, which were chosen by the folks at Astro. They are YouTube Sensation Ms. Chaleeda Gilbert featuring Thai Rapper Dandee and the hottest star in Malaysia Mr. Zizan Razak aka. Abang Long Fadil!

Chaleeda Gilbert, of Thai and British descent, the first international act to be signed to Rocketfuel Entertainment, Malaysia’s #1 Indie Music label. Zizan is no stranger to the average Malaysian. Accomplished comedian, actor, singer, rapper, host, TV personality and a favourite in the hearts of Malaysians.

He will be singing a duet with Miku… for the concert and we’re speculating it’s gonna be a malay song or maybe it would be Zizan’s own single “Chentaku” produced with SonaOne… that will feature Miku!! Who knows at this point 😀 haha

Tickets are priced as follows. The tickets go on sale Sunday, 8 October 2017 at 10am on http://www.myticket.asia

Details on what other pre-concert activities will be announce as time progresses.

Check out our full photo album on Facebook here!

So there you have it:
Hatsune Miku Live in Malaysia 2017
16 December
Axiata Arena , Bukit Jalil (formerly Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium)

I wanted to end with this joke! For all the friends & fans out there who call Miku their WAIFU, take a good look at Nishio-san, because he could be the closest you get to a LEGIT ‘uncle’ in this sense xD haha I had a great time.

Thanks to Astro and Crypton Future Media for having us and for making Miku’s concert in Malaysia a reality! – The Captain –

#MikuExpoMY #MikuPa #HatsuneMiku #MikuExpo2017 #Malaysia #CosplayFunMY #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #Astro #AstroMY #AstroMalaysia #CryptonFutureMedia #HenryTan #KimitakaNishio

Here is the official press release:



KUALA LUMPUR, – Fans of global sensation Hatsune Miku can now meet their virtual idol “live in person”! Astro in partnership with Crypton Future Media, INC is bringing the highly anticipated, Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 – to Malaysia (#MikuExpoMY). This first of its kind concert performance is for one night only on 16 December at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil.

The teal-haired 16-year-old cyber celebrity from Japan has over 2.5 million fans globally and 80,000 loyalists in Malaysia. Hatsune Miku has collaborated with Pharrell Williams, supported Lady Gaga on her ArtRave tour and has a repertoire of hundreds of thousands of songs in multiple languages.

Henry Tan, Astro Chief Operating Officer said, “Astro is excited to bring the first ever Hatsune Miku live concert to Malaysia. This ground-breaking concert is the only performance in Southeast Asia this year, so be sure not to miss this sensational experience. As the voice of the future, Hatsune Miku brings forth a new and novel experience where her songs and performances are crowd sourced from millions of fans globally.

The Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 in Malaysia, has already caught the interest of many fans since it was announced at the Hatsune Miku event “Magical Mirai 2017” on 31st August 2017, coinciding with her 10th anniversary celebration in Japan. On concert day, fans can expect official merchandise booths, cosplayers, and other fun activities at the venue before Hatsune Miku takes the centre stage.”

Hatsune Miku is a unique content that has a strong following internationally as she transcends culture, language and borders.

Kimitaka Nishio, CEO Office Manager at Crypton Future Media, said “Three years ago, Hatsune Miku Expo kicked off in South-East Asia with a historic live performance and exhibition in Jakarta that set the foundations of this fan-centred event celebrating collaborative creativity.

This year, after 48 performances in 7 countries around the world, we are happy to be back in the region for Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 in Malaysia. We know Hatsune Miku already has a strong fanbase in the country, but we also hope to introduce her and the culture around her to many more people in the area.”

YouTube sensation, Chaleeda Gilbert and Malaysian superstar, Zizan Razak will open the concert for Hatsune Miku.

The Hatsune Miku Expo 2017, will be held at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil on 16th December 2017 at 8PM. Ticket Prices are RM169, RM269, RM339 and RM439 (excluding ticket fee and GST). Ticket sales will commence on Sunday, 8 October at 10AM online through www.myticket.asia. Get the latest news via mikuexpo.com and fb.com/mikuexpo2017mys.



Category Ticket Prices (RM)*exclude ticket fee & GST
VIP Rockzone (Free Standing) RM 439
Rockzone (Free Standing) RM 339
Category 1 (Free Seating) RM 269
Category 2 (Free Seating) RM 169

Tickets can be purchased from: www.myticket.asia (starting Sunday, 8 October at 10AM)

10 Fun Facts about Hatsune Miku


  1. Hatsune Miku was released on 31 August 2007 and her voice was sampled from Japanese voice actress, Saki Fujita.
  2. Miku’s name comes from putting together the words: First(Hatsu), Sound(Ne), and Future (Miku).
  3. Hatsune Miku isn’t a digital persona for a real singer. She’s actually a synthesised character, called a Vocaloid. Not only is her image on stage generated by computer, but her singing voice is totally synthesised, too.
  4. As her voice can be synthesised, Hatsune Miku sings in multiple languages and has hundreds of thousands of songs available to date!
  5. None of the songs that Hatsune Miku sings and performs actually come straight from Crypton Future Media. Instead, creating her songs is a widespread fan effort, with devotees around the world using her program to write and orchestrate songs for her.
  6. Miku’s outfit design is partly based on a very popular synthesiser keyboard. The colours, and some of the motifs on her clothes are inspired by that instrument.
  7. For a “vocaloid-opera” performance called “The End”, famous Louis Vuitton designer, Marc Jacobs has created a dress specifically for Hatsune Miku.
  8. Hatsune Miku has worked with the biggest acts in the world, from opening for Lady Gaga, to appearing in Pharrell’s music video and singing alongside Japanese artists like Bump of Chicken and Namie Amuro.
  9. Hatsune Miku made television history when she was the very first virtual singer to appear on a major U.S. late night talk show, The Late Show with David Letterman on Oct. 7, 2014, as the musical guest.
  10. There are other characters similar to Hatsune Miku from Crypton Future Media such as Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, KAITO and MEIKO. However, Hatsune Miku remains the most popular in the market and became the world’s first virtual idol.