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Events List 2019

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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!!

Related: HYDE Acoustic Tour 2018 – Live in Kuala Lumpur

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.

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

Facebook: Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia
Twitter: PopCultureFunMY
YouTube: PopCultureFunMY
Instagram: PopCultureFunMY

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

*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!!:
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

nation counter jan 2019

 

UNMC Japanese Cultural Night 2019
Wednesday – 13 Feb
Great Hall, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Semenyih
https://www.facebook.com/events/350746695714285/

Arts, Cosplay & Etc (ACE) 2019
16 – 17 Feb
Exhibition Hall, The Starling Mall
https://www.facebook.com/events/230400410971576

OtaPlus 2019
23 – 24 February 
Berjaya Times Square, 2nd Floor, IT Centre, KL
https://www.facebook.com/OtaPlus-276840779612345

Anime Comics Games – ACG Fiesta 2019
9 – 10 March
UTAR Sg Long Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1988378788122747/

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2019
9 March
4pm – 11pm
Esplanade, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/479046882598179/

ComicCon Asia 2019 (Philippines)
TBA March
SMX Convention Centre, SM Mall of Asia
https://www.facebook.com/ComicConAsia

Cosplay Festival 4
23 – 24 March 2019
Grand Ballroom, Sunway Putra Hotel
https://www.facebook.com/events/688015588226664/

CosCon 2019
30 – 31 Mar
1st Flr, Boulevard Sunway Velocity
https://www.facebook.com/events/2213731075615654/

CTFKL Kampung Style (Collectors Toy Fair KL)
TBA April
Laman Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur
https://www.facebook.com/ctfkl/

J-Fest 2019
TBA April
Foyer Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam
https://www.facebook.com/JapaneseFestival2017/

Video Game Classics 2019
5 April
Esplanade Concert Hall, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/2187853051468253/

Season4Otaku 2019 Densetsu No Hito
6 – 7 April
Lightbox, Sungai Buloh KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/370319503526005/

Distant Worlds 2019
12 – 13 April
Dewan Philarmonic Malaysia
https://www.facebook.com/events/2177407482319182/

Garnidelia Stellacage Asia Tour 2019
13 April
Zepp@BIGBOX, Singapore
https://www.facebook.com/events/522787008235801/

https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia/

Crtl+Alt Gaming 2019
TBA April
Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College
https://www.facebook.com/GamesFusionMY/

Bangkok Comic Con x Thailand Comic Con 2019
TBA April
Royal Paragon Hall @Siam Paragon, BANGKOK
https://www.facebook.com/thailandcomiccon/
https://www.facebook.com/bangkokcomiccon/

Dollfest Malaysia 2019
4 May
RUANG, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/285732992283807/

DOUJINMA 2019 (SINGAPORE)
4 – 5 May
HALL 401 – 402, SUNTEC City
https://www.facebook.com/doujima.sg
http://www.doujimasg.com/

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra – World of Tres SINGAPORE
18 May 2019
Esplanade, Singapore
https://www.facebook.com/events/774848602872691/

Creators Super Fest 2019
TBA May
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA
https://www.facebook.com/creatorssuperfest

MY Idol Party Vol.2 2019
TBA May
KL Live, Kuala Lumpur
https://www.facebook.com/HibikiproEvents

Momiji Riken Mura 2019
TBA May
New Era University College, Kajang
https://www.facebook.com/ACCGJCS

AMG-Chan 2019
TBA May
Concourse area, South City Plaza (changed from IM4U Sentral)
https://www.facebook.com/animangaki

TAGCC (Toys Anime Games Comic Con) 2019
22 – 23 June
Putra World Trade Centre TBC
https://www.facebook.com/tagcc.my/

Gunpla Expo Malaysia 201
TBA June
East Atrium, MyTown KL
https://www.facebook.com/litttaksdnbhd

MOEPA 2019
TBA June
Dream Mansion, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/Toaruhobbypage

Asia Comic Con 2019
TBA June
Royal Paragon Hotel, BANGKOK (THAILAND)
https://www.facebook.com/AsiaComicCon/

Kaijucon (Table Top Hobby Convention) 2019
TBA June
KDU University College Glenmarie (campus) Shah Alam. https://www.facebook.com/kaijucon.my

Asia Game Festival 2019 (SINGAPORE)
TBA June
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
https://www.facebook.com/AsiaGAMEFest/

GAX (Game & Anime Expo) 2019
TBA June
Berjaya Times Square, KL
https://www.facebook.com/TheGamePlann

Japan Otaku Matsuri 2019
TBA July
Summit USJ, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/japanotakumatsuri

Comic Art Festival KL 6 (CAFKL5) 2019
TBA July
Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/cafkl

Penang Anime Matsuri 2019
TBA July
Setia SPICE Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/penanganimematsuri

C2AGE RELOADED 2019
6 – 7 July
Oasis Village, Ara Damansara
https://www.facebook.com/C2AGE

Star Supa Comic 2019
13 – 14 July
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
https://www.facebook.com/StarSupaComic/

Cosfest XVIII 2019
20 – 21 July
1 Pasir Ris Close, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/CosfestAsia
https://www.facebook.com/events/343518536465011/

Anime Saiko 2019 – KL
TBA July
Sunway Velocity, KL
https://www.facebook.com/animesaiko2018/

World Cosplay Summit – Malaysia Qualifier 2019
TBA July
Venue TBA
https://www.facebook.com/WCSummitMalaysia/

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2019
TBA July
Shah Alam Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/visualartsexpo

Bon Odori Shah Alam 2019
TBA July
7pm – 9:35pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam (Panasonic)
https://www.facebook.com/japanclubkl

Bon Odori Penang 2019
TBA July
6pm – 10:30pm
Esplanade

Japan Expo Malaysia 2019
TBA July
Fahrenheit 88 & Pavilion KL
https://www.facebook.com/japanexpomalaysiaa

AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2019
TBA July
SMX Convention Centre, Manila PHILIPPINES
https://www.facebook.com/apccmanila/

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2019
TBA July
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN
https://www.facebook.com/WorldCosplaySummit/

Comic Fiesta Mini (JOHOR) 2019
TBA August
Capital 21 Shopping Mall, JOHOR
https://www.facebook.com/ComicFiesta

OtaFair 2019 (OtaFuse Mini Event)
TBA August
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, SABAH
https://www.facebook.com/events/489119598185054/

Animagaki 2019
TBA August
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/animangaki

PlayStation Experience 2019 – SEA
TBA August
GMM Live Hourse, Bangkok THAILAND
https://www.facebook.com/PlayStationAsia/

YumeZone 2019
2 Sept
Asia Pacific University, Bukit Jalil
https://www.facebook.com/UCTiMaG

OtaFuse 2019
8 – 9 Sept
5th & 6th Flr, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
https://www.facebook.com/otafuse

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2019
soon to be Singapore Comic Con 2019
TBA Sept
TBA Marina Bay Sands
https://www.facebook.com/singaporetgcc/

Nowadays Anime Festival 2019
TBA Sept
Quill City Mall, KL
https://www.facebook.com/NAFMalaysiaACG

Cosplay Commuter 2019
TBA September
Kelana Jaya LRT Line
https://www.facebook.com/themagicrainmy

Comic Fiesta Mini (Penang) 2019
TBA September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/ComicFiesta

Pekan Kartun 2019
TBA Sept
Silveritage Ipoh
https://www.facebook.com/pekankartun/

StamaX (Sandakan, Toys, Anime, ModelKits, Action Figures Expo)
TBA September 2019
9am – 9pm
Dewan SRJK Chi Hwa
https://www.facebook.com/STAMAX2019

WESG SEA Malaysia Final 2019
TBA Sept
Quill City Mall,KL
https://www.facebook.com/WESGSEA

CTFKL Car Boot Toy Fair 2019
TBA Sept
Ara Damansara LRT Station
https://www.facebook.com/ctfkl/

Momiji Halloween 2019
TBA Sept
New Era University College, Kajang (SELANGOR)
https://www.facebook.com/ACCGJCS

Publika Bon Odori 2019
TBA Sept
The Square, Publika
https://www.facebook.com/PublikaGallery

Popcon Asia 2019
TBA Sept
Indonesia Convention Centre (ICE), INDONESIA
https://www.facebook.com/POPCON.Asia

Aki Fest 2019
TBA Sept
Taylor’s University Lakeside
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAkiFest

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]
Malaysia Hobby Expo 2019
TBA October
MAEPS, Serdang
https://www.facebook.com/myhobbyexpo

Mydoll 2019: Mydoll x Macaron Doll Tea Party
5 October
Dewan Serbaguna Pusat Komersial Bdr Tun Razak, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/368999007011416/

Asia Comic Con Malaysia 2019
26 – 27 October
Mid Valley Exhibition & Centre TBC
https://www.facebook.com/asiacomicconmalaysia/

The Banquet 2019
TBA Oct
Evolve Concept Mall
https://www.facebook.com/events/444798139330809/

RAGE 2019
TBA October
Elements Mall, MELAKA
https://www.facebook.com/ragendary

GameStart 2019 (SINGAPORE)
TBA October
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre,
https://www.facebook.com/GameStart.Asia/
http://gamestart.asia

MGACE 2019
TBA October
Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara
https://www.facebook.com/MGACE.MY/

UTAR Bunkasai 2019
TBA October
UTAR Sg Long Campus
https://www.facebook.com/utarbunkasai

Gunpla Builders World Cup (Malaysia) 2019
TBA October
IPC Shopping Centre
https://www.facebook.com/litttaksdnbhd

Level Up KL 2019
TBA October
CCEC Bangsar South,
https://www.facebook.com/lvlupkualalumpur/

KL Toon 2019
TBA October
Quill City Mall, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/242262073128298/

Cosmart 2019
TBA October
Da Men Mall, USJ 1
https://www.facebook.com/ComicFiesta

Junboku 03 2019
TBA Oct
Plaza Pelangi, JOHOR BAHRU
https://www.facebook.com/JCos.Club

Indonesia Comic Con 2019
TBA October
Jakarta Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/IndoComicCon/

Malaysia Esports Convention 2019
TBA November
ANSARA Esports
https://www.facebook.com/AESportsOfficial

KotaKomik Kajang 3.0
TBA November
Metro Point Complex Kajang
https://www.facebook.com/kotakomikmalaysia

DOTA 2 -The Kuala Lumpur Major 2019
TBA November
Axiata Arena, Bkt Jalil
https://www.facebook.com/eGGNetwork

ZOOM Kartun / CCX 2019
TBA November
The Summit USJ, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/anifestmalaysia

East Coast Collectors Toy Fair vol.3
TBA November 2019
Bukit Gambang Resort, Kuantan PAHANG
https://www.facebook.com/ECCTOYFAIR/

C3 AFA Singapore 2019
TBA November
SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre, SINGAPORE
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

KL Toys Festival 2019
TBA Dec
Institut Latihan DBKL, Bandar Tun Razak
https://www.facebook.com/kltoysfestival/

Otakyun! 2019
TBA December
Christian Ecumenical Centre, KUCHING
https://www.facebook.com/AnimeGathering

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2019
TBA December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)
https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooks/

MMU Cyberplay 2019
TBA December
MultiMedia University Cyberjaya, Dewan Tun Canselor
https://linktr.ee/mmucyberplay.upg

Costime III 2019 by JCosClub
TBA December
Sutera Mall, JOHOR BAHRU
https://www.facebook.com/JCos.Club

HobbyCon XIII
TBA December 2019
ITCC Penampang, 1st Flr Exhibition Hall,
https://www.facebook.com/hobbycon

Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club event 2019
TBA December
The School, Jaya One
https://www.facebook.com/starwarsmalaysiafc/

WESG Southeast Asia Grand Finals 2019
TBA December
Quill City Mall Convention Centre, KL
https://www.facebook.com/WESGSEA

GAX Evolution 2019
TBA December
Quill Convention Centre, KL
https://www.facebook.com/TheGamePlann

Harajuku Fashion Walk (SINGAPORE)
TBA Dec 2019
Merlion Park, Singapore
https://www.facebook.com/HarajukuFW.SG

ODEX Cosplay Carnival 2019
TBA December
Our Tampines Hub
https://www.facebook.com/ODEXanime

Cosplay Party 5.0
TBA December 2019
Klang Parade
https://www.facebook.com/myklangparade

Comic Fiesta 2019
TBA December
KL Convention Centre, KLCC
https://www.facebook.com/ComicFiesta

UMS Japanese Cultural Night Bon Odori 2019
TBA December
5pm
Padang Kawad, UMS
https://www.facebook.com/jcc.ums/

EOY J-Culture Festival 2019
TBA Dec
Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 403
https://www.facebook.com/theeoy

Japan Expo Asia 2019
TBA December
MyTown Shopping Centre
https://www.facebook.com/japanexpoasia

 

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

Japan Expo Thailand 2019
25 – 27 January
Central World, Bangkok
https://www.facebook.com/events/198024307464813/

Todak Fest 2019
26 – 27 Jan
Mid Valley, MVEC Hall 1
https://www.facebook.com/events/1953741998073348/

Pop-Con 2019 by Comic Con Malaysia
26 – 27 January
Mid Valley Exhibition & Convention Centre, Hall 3
https://www.facebook.com/events/360066177869057/

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Star Supa Comic 2018 – Announcement

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This is the title image from the Facebook page.

Boom! This is the current hot topic….. the buzz around town among the Anime community fans now!! Meme & 9Gag worthy images are also on the rise haha

So far nothing positive, the most I’ve seen was something neutral xD haha

Comments of “Wah! Wanna challenge CF?”, “Whachu know about Otakus?”. Too much corporate marketing lingo on the front page maybe. Who knows… the folks have not reached out to us yet, no proper media launch yet… no official launch either but it’s rolling forward.

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The screen shot of their website which is causing all this roar. LINK: https://sites.thestar.com.my/supacomic/

Since I am the one here suggesting that the possible negative or neutral response to the advert below (then again its common for most people response negative to new things or change) could be due to ‘corporate marketing lingo’, i should elaborate a bit more. Here is the text :

“BEHOLD! THE YEAR’S MOST EXCITING NEW ANIME, COSPLAY, E-GAMES & TOYS EXTRAVAGANZA IS AT HAND! A million sights & sounds as well as thousands of renowned cosplayers and enthusiasts from around the globe! Experience arguably the most anticipated comics event ever! OTAKUs UNITE!”

  1. “The year’s most exciting new ….. is at hand” – The event Facebook page want started in January Yes. However as of today, there are only 65 likes on the page (one of them me & another is us, Cosplay Fun Malaysia). And since I realist (doing my best to an optimist) I’m gonna say that the 65 of us would be the only quantifiable ones who truly know / is excited because we clicked LIKE and want to know all announcements… all news. Since I only saw the advert last week, for the first time…. I personally am not incline to say that it’s ‘this year’s more exciting new event!’ From January – September 2018, I didn’t know it existed.
  2. “A million sights & sounds as well as thousands of renowned cosplayers and enthusiasts from around the globe!” – I’m not so sure what this means or what the writer was trying to say other than it has a lot of adjectives. I don’t know how “a million sights & sounds” links to “thousands of renowned cosplayers & enthusiasts..”. Are they going to post a Guinness World Record of photos & videos of cosplayers from all over the world? Or are they anticipating thousands of cosplayers + enthusiasts from all over the world are going to come? If that’s what they mean, I’m excited and I wanna help promote 🙂
  3. “Experience arguably the most anticipated comics event ever!” – personally, I feel that’s going to be difficult to take this first-time event as ‘most anticipated …event ever’. Also great due to point 1, I just found out about it last year.
  4. OTAKUs UNITE! – I’ve read some comments taking this in a negative light. For me I’m neutral. But the general condenses from the origins, which is Japan, the term has a negative connotation. It’s like calling out NERDS UNITE! Some will be ok and some wouldn’t like this I guess haha. Oh well!

Ada apa dengan gaya in? From what I know, in writing there is a certain margin of flair & exaggeration that can be considered ‘style’. I view this ‘style’ as a marketing style lingo, as these words & visuals will also be used in materials (flyer, posters etc) during presentation to potential sponsors and clients 🙂 So sometimes if the words are not ‘gempak’ enough, it doesn’t excite the client… especially to those who do not know about ACG events.

Bottom line –  I just think the up roar is about poor copyrighting. It was more exaggeration-fantasy than factual-realistic-expectation. I am a realist (trying my best to be an optimist too) but not a language expert. So it’s just what I think… 2 cents 😀

Suggestion – Now I don’t wanna leave this with out a suggestion of a solution 🙂 In my opinion, they should dial back a bit on the adjaectives and announce more objectively 🙂 Alternatively, if they came out with a BIG BANG BANG BANG announcement like Hideo Kojima, Hayao Miyazaki and Yaya Han coming to Malaysia’s ABCDEF Event – BEHOLD! THE YEAR’S MOST EXCITING NEW ANIME, COSPLAY, E-GAMES & TOYS EXTRAVAGANZA IS AT HAND! Experience arguably the most anticipated comics event ever! OTAKUs UNITE! Straight away blow peoples with a BANG, and your tagline + benefit-of-the-doubt = ALL VALID hype hehe Honestly, i think with this kind of announcement, most off the community won’t care what you write xD hahaha Half will be excited and the other half going “Sure or not?”, “Who are these organisers?”, “Sure not scammers?” xD haha

In conclusion, I’m truly excited to hear of yet another ‘big scale’ event! The organisers are of the Star Media Group, they’re legit *thumbs up*. Being ‘legit’ and credible (Star Media Group) and not a brand new company / entity they would have a reputation to keep so all in all… I’m excited & looking forward to it 🙂

gif-website-2With already 2 brand new events this year, TAGCC (Toys Anime Games and Comic Con) and Asia Comic Con (Malaysia), I think this little announcement / surprise will be a nice finale for 2018… the cherry on the sundae… the last Event Of the Year! Singapore has that event called EOY… and ours was CF… until now.

Lots of Love to you all! Be safe and enjoy your events!!
– The Captain –

#StarSupaComic #StarSupaComic2018 #SCC2018 #TheCaptain #CosplayFunMY #PopCultureFunMY #EOY #TAGCC #AsiaComicCon #ACCMY #AsiaComicConMY #Malaysia #Singapore #Otaku #Anime #Cosplay #Egames #Omocha #MidValley #MVEC


KL Sci-Fi Convention 2017 Returns!

The KL Sci-Fi Convention is back and it’s earlier than expected. It is happening this weekend and is being hosted at an even bigger event called the National Innovation and Creative Economy Expo (NICE) 2017.

NICE Expo is the largest science, technology & innovation showcase in Malaysia. The NICE Expo will be held at Technology Park Malaysia and this is not the only place where the action is taking place. The MIMOS auditroium, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Pusat Sains Negara (just reopened) and also Planetarium Negara, which was the venue of last years KL Sci-Fi Convention.

This year we’re involved in organising the cosplay competition and we decided to introduce the cosplay runway format since we got a very nice looking stage huhu ^^

For those interested please register here! – https://goo.gl/forms/kp2e60cRfqlsJFG82

RM2,500 worth of cash and prizes to be won!

First 30 selected entries will receive a mystery gift + food + drink and token. Entrance to event, KL Sci-Fi Convention 2017 is free!!

KL Sci-Fi Convention – Cosplay Runway Competition
Sunday, 15 October 2017
2:30pm – Attendance Check In
3:00pm – Pre-judging
4:00pm – Cosplay Runway

https://www.facebook.com/events/1557845500925567

Cosplay Guest for the event are…. IMG-20171009-WA0013

And….

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Angie & Bao Bao will also be judging the Cosplay Runway Competition!

#Angie #BaoBao #KLSciFiCon #KLSciFi #KLSciFi2017

 


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)
https://www.facebook.com/mikuexpo2017mys/

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

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Here is the official press release:

MAKE A DATE WITH HATSUNE MIKU ON 16 DEC!

FIRST EVER VIRTUAL SINGER LIVE CONCERT IN MALAYSIA BY ASTRO & CRYPTON FUTURE MEDIA

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.

 

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2017 IN MALAYSIA TICKET PRICING

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.

Aikon Idol Fest – Performers Line Up

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

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

Some advice for all the performers & would be performers:

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

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

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

related article: Aikon Idol Fest – Debut event

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Aikon Idol Fest performer – REI

 

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Aikon Idol Fest performers – KR524 (Hime & Reina)

 

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

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Aikon Idol Fest performer – Enginomai

 

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

 

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

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


Captain America Shield Unboxed

Hi everyone,

Just posting a video because I was very excited to unboxing of my Marvel Legends Captain America shield by Hasbro aka ‘The Plastic’ version. This is shield  is 24″ or 60cm in diameter and is made of composite plastic.

As you may know I’ve been a big fan of Captain America since reading the comics in the 80’s. There never has been enough decent collectibles let alone affordable until the emergence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Captain America. *tears of joy* Finally they got it right! (mostly there) Compared to the others… the others didn’t exist lah! hehe

I’ve seen those Rubies & Disguise stuff… very affordable. Then I’ve seen the King Arts & custom made shield by TheRPF folks. All were good but of course you get what you pay for. So finally there is a mid range priced shield from the licensee who had the license to create it ALL THIS WHILE (but didn’t) till now. So I’m gonna check it out! Anyhow cheap was not “THAT” cheap any… I needed 2 installments to purchase this!

So here is a short review & comparison to other budget Captain America shields.

Hope you all like it. Thank you. #CaptainAmerica #Hasbro #Unboxing #MarvelLegends


Batman v Superman Run – Malaysia (Race Kit Collection)

Here are the scenes from this past weekend which was the official collection date of the Batman v Superman Run Malaysia it was pretty exciting as I got to see the hype & anticipation for this event when the participants came pouring in over 2 days to pick up their goodies! This is the first official DC Comics run event in the Klang Valley. Last year the folks in Penang got the first with the Justice League Run Penang.

We are expecting about 3,000 – 4,000 runners this Sunday and I think that is certainly an impressive number out. Much love for #TeamBatman and#TeamSuperman…. though secretly the Captain is for #TeamWonderWoman!

All are invited to the festival area which is located at Padang Merbok from 6am – 10am. I expect the merchandise to be on sale there too.

This event is organised by Pink Apple Events.

#BatmanVSuperman #Batman #Superman #WonderWoman#BatmanVSupermanRun #Malaysia #DCcomics #PinkAppleEvents