Monday, November 30, 2015

Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2015

Anime Festival Asia 2015 (AFA15) was a blast! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It was going to be hard to top last year's mega edition but organisers SOZO I felt did just that. Occupying the entire fourth level once again and also the concourse level, this year's event featured close to 200 booths and had numerous activities and events, some of which were new elements such as the comedy segment. There was something for everyone. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2015 - Two Recommendations

I caught a couple of acts on Day 1 of AFA 2015 which I thought were fun and cool. The first of which was a special performance by Real Akiba Boyz. They are a b-boy group who dance to anime theme songs. They danced to music from Love Live! and Shingeki no Kyojin yesterday just to name a few. Their performance was fun, energetic and at times comical. They will make another appearance on Saturday, 28 November 2015 at 3.15pm at the mini-stage. I'm not sure if they will be performing though. If that is the case you can check them out on Youtube. More info can be found on the AFA guest page

Friday, November 27, 2015

Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2015 Begins

The region’s biggest premier festival for Japanese Popular Culture and anime sees strong response and support for refreshed 
I Love Anisong Concerts

SINGAPORE, 27 November 2015 – Anime Festival Asia 2015 (AFASG15), the region’s biggest premier festival for Japanese Popular Culture and anime, returns to Singapore starting today till 29 November, offering the latest content and action-packed activities. Held at Suntec City Convention Centre, Anime Festival Asia saw over 90,000 local and international visitors last year. This year it seeks to break new ground with the introduction of an almost all-new artiste line-up in its signature I Love Anisong concerts. VIP Tickets for the I Love Anisong REBOOT concerts have sold out on Sunday, while tickets for the remaining nights are selling fast.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

UPCOMING: Transformers Combiner Challenge

Image courtesy of Hasbro Singapore

Think you have the fastest fingers? Take the Transformers Combiner Challenge and prove it! Achieve the fastest time and you might win some prizes and Transformers premiums. The event is happening this weekend on 28 and 29 November 2015, 1pm to 6pm at the Takashimaya Shopping Centre Toys Department on Level 4. More details within.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

DC Collectibles DC Comics Icons Batman "Last Rites"

The first wave of DC Icons from DC Collectibles has arrived ushering in a new era of 6" scale DC Comics figures. Here's a look at the first figure, Batman.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GameStart 2015 Wraps Up Its Second Edition

GameStart Mascot Alyse

Singapore, 16 November 2015 – The second chapter of Southeast Asia’s premier game convention closed on Sunday evening after seeing over 17,000 visitors pass through the doors of Suntec City Convention Centre Hall 401 and 402. This year, the event was larger and held over three days instead of two, with the addition of a Business Conference and VIP Day on Friday 13 November. The halls were then opened to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, November 16, 2015

GameStart 2015: Weekend Recap

Gamestart 2015 has concluded. The event saw a fantastic turnout over the weekend. I'm not sure of the numbers but I think at least a thousand were in queue Saturday morning before the event start time. According to social media, quite a number even queued overnight. Unsurprising considering last year's events.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

GameStart 2015: Game On!

GameStart 2015 has officially started! Those who are going over the weekend I hope you are ready. Expect to be wowed!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Star Wars X-Wing & TIE Fighter Exhibits Launch at Changi Airport

Crazy morning today. I went to Changi Airport to catch the launch parade for the life-size exhibits of the X-Wing and TIE Fighter. The place was packed! I was there early enough to get a good spot but unfortunately the area in front of the exhibits was reserved. 

Royal Selangor: Star Wars Collection Launched in Singapore

Royal Selangor has officially launched their Star Wars Collection in Singapore. A pop-up store has been set up at the Suntec City West Atrium (near Uniqlo) where you can view and purchase them from now till 22 November 2015. On display is their current line-up of Star Wars merchandise which consists of limited edition 8" figures, 4" figures, tumblers, mugs, flash drives and more.  

Monday, November 9, 2015

UPCOMING: Anime Festival Asia 2015

Anime Festival Asia Set to Bring Japanese Popular Culture Fever to the Next Chapter

Region’s biggest Japanese Popular Culture Festival Refreshes Celebrity Line-up and Opens New Area to showcase diverse facets

Singapore, 9 November 2015 – Anime Festival Asia 2015 (AFASG15), the region’s biggest premier festival for Japanese Popular Culture and anime, will offer fans a refreshing line-up of celebrity performances as well as a new area for cosplayers. Held from 27 to 29 November 2015 at Suntec City Convention Centre, the updates to the experiential festival is in line with its objectives to provide a regional stage beyond Japan for high quality talent and performances and introduce the best of J-pop and anime to Singapore. Visitors can look forward to new additions to the I Love Anisong concert line-up, new cosplay personalities, a new zone for cosplayers, alongside crowd favourites such as the latest merchandise and day stage activities.