Here are some updates in the recent live discussion for the World Cosplay Summit Philippines (WCS PH) dated April 15, 2013.
In the discussion were WCS PH Project Manager Michael Ramas, WCS PH Asst. Project Manager Futomi Nomura, WCS PH Project Logistics Officer Patrick Cham, WCS PH Japanese Communications Officer Minori Nakamura, WCS PH Cosplay Relations Manager Khallane Enriquez, Marcel Madera of Ambox Davao and Lee of Anigumi Joukai.
WCS Philippines Hosts
- Ambox Events is the official host WCS PH Mindanao Conference to be incorporated in the Mindanao Cosplay Summit.
- Anigumi Joukai is the official host for WCS PH Visayas Conference. OTACU -Anime Alliance Tacloban will be the ground support for Anigumi Joukai in Tacloban.
WCS Philippines 2013 Updates
- First qualifying leg to be held in Subic, Zambales at the Subic Bay Convention Center this coming May.
- Subic leg is open to all cosplayers from any point in the Philippines. Top 5 performers will be picked.
- Anigumi Joukai to have a mini-event this May to introduce WCS PH in Visayas.
- Second leg to be held around Silver City, Frontera Verde in Pasig City more or less a week after the first leg.
- WCS Philippines National Finals to be held at the HERO FACE OFF 4.
WCS PH Rules and Regulations
- Anime Alliance Philippines will be loose in imposing some of the rules especially the cosplay documentations but will be strict with the weapons and props policies.
- Participants can use the skits that was previously used in the other events as long as it is within the rules.
- Winners in the National Preliminaries are not allowed to join again in the following year.
WCS Philippines 2014
- WCS PH Semi-finals should be ready in April or anytime before the Finals which is set in June or July.
- WCS PH 2014 will be region-locked.
- Possible Events for WCS Philippines Qualifiers 2014
- Mindanao Qualifiers – Davao Leg (October 26-27), one leg in the last week of September, General Santos Leg (Nov 30-December 1)
- Visayas Qualifiers – Iloilo Leg (October 26), Cebu Leg (still looking for possible events), Tacloban Leg (maybe in September)
- For Luzon – unfortunately, none as of writing.
- (Not in video but in post) NCR Qualifiers – Both for confirmation – Best of Anime 2013 (September 14-15), Toycon (June 14-16)
Here is the full discussion in Youtube.