Ozine Fest 2015 adjust prices for the Meet and Greet for the first day

With three guests available only, the organizer of the Ozine Fest 2015 adjusted the Meet and Greet prices for the first day only. The three guests available were Angie, Ying Tze and Tuna.

Here were the meet and greet prices for the first day only.

The organizers are already discussing the adjustments for the rest of Ozine Fest 2015 as Misa and Shiraga arrives tomorrow.

DMYO, Tsubasa and Luffy will not come to Ozine Fest 2015

In a press conference held today at SM Megatrade Hall Function Room B, Dennis Uy, one of the organizers of Ozine Fest 2015, announces that famous illustration Shirahane Nao (a.k.a. DMYO) and Hong Kong cosplayer Tsubasa won’t be coming to the three-day event.

DMYO will not attend due to the same issues as photographer Shiro Ang.

Tsubasa, in his latest Facebook, said that he was denied boarding from Malaysia. According to Uy, Tsubasa’s passport will expire less than six months from the time of exit. With Tsubasa not coming, so does his partner Luffy.

Despite her earlier visa problem, Taiwanese cosplayer Misa will be available for the meet and greet on the second day with another cosplayer Shiraga. Their flight will arrive early morning.

With that, five out of the nine guests are available for the meet and greet until Sunday. The organizers are already discussing the next steps regarding the meet and greet sessions for Day 2 and 3.

Foreign guests reveal cosplay plans for Ozine Fest 2015

Some of the international guest cosplayers of Ozine Fest 2015 has revealed in their social networking sites their cosplay plans for the three-day event.

Taiwan MISA
World Cosplay profile
Facebook page

Hong Kong TSUBASA
World Cosplay profile
Facebook page

South Korea TUNA
World cosplay profile
Facebook page

Malaysia YING TZE
World Cosplay profile
Facebook page

Malaysia’s ANGIE, Taiwan’s SHIRAGA and Hong Kong’s LUFFY have yet to reveal their plans for the event. Meet and Greet session swill take place at Functions Room A and B at SM Megatrade Halls in Mandaluyong City.

Ozine Fest 2015 will be held on April 24, 25 and 26 at Megatrade Hall 1, 2, 3, Function Room 1 and 2, SM Megamall.

animePHproject is a media partner of the event.

FIRST LOOK: Ozine Fest 2015 Floor layout during ingress

We had an opportunity to see the actual floor layout of Ozine Fest 2015 during the ingress yesterday. It was almost the same with the layout released by Play@park but there were little changes made since Shiro Ang’s visit to the event was cancelled.

Dressing booths and package counters were still not visible during the photos were taken. We may check again this morning as they continue to setup the remaining booths.

Ozine Fest 2015, as per the organizers will start at 10AM sharp.

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Floor layout during the ingress

Ozine Fest 2015 will not implement “No Ticket, No Cosplay” rule

The organizers will not implement the “No Ticket, No Cosplay” rule in the upcoming Ozine Fest 2015 according to their meeting with the sponsors, booth concessionaires and the press at the Megatrade Function Room A last Friday.

However, the organizers and the Megatrade Management reiterate that they will still be enforcing stricter “house rules” for the attendees, cosplayers and photographers of the event.

SECURITY RULES

  • Cosplayers will be not allowed to use the public restrooms for dressing up makeup, body paint, etc. The organizers will be providing dressing booths located at the Megatrade hall 3.
  • There will be a designated package counters for registered cosplayers only. Cosplayers, competing and non-competing must register to avail the services of the package counters. Any unattended bags will be brought to the Megatrade office.
  • Cosplayers and photographers will be prohibited to loiter or hang-out at the Mega Fashion Hall. SM Management will be designating security personnel at the areas concern.
  • Cosplayers with bulky costumes such mecha are only allowed to wear their costumes inside the venue. The cosplayer will be not allowed to wear the whole costume outside.
  • Photography is still allowed, however, “pop-up studios” and mini-studios are prohibited, parking area included.

TICKETS

  • The organizer will open the event at exactly 10 AM.
  • Purchase of ticket will be done at the event itself. There is no online selling. Entrance ticket is worth Php200 per day.
  • The organizers has setup three ticket booths at Megatrade Hall 1 and 3. For those who availed the meet-and-greet passes, you can claim it at Hall 2.
  • Attendees can purchase tickets in advance for the next two days.
  • The ticket price for the meet-and-greet ranges from Php900 for half of the guests and Php1,700 for all the guests. According to the organizers, the meet-and-greet slots are almost full. There will be an onsite selling of meet-and-greet tickets but limited only.
  • Meet-and-greet tickets does not entitle a holder for a free entrance of the event. You will still need to purchase an entrance ticket.
  • In case of overcrowding, the organizers will have to stop selling tickets.

animephproject is a media partner of Ozine Fest 2015. Ozine Fest 2015 will take place on April 24, 25, 26 at Megatrade Halls 1, 2, 3, Function Room A and B, SM Megamall.

Ozine Fest 2015 entrance ticket price increases, now at Php 200

Otakuzine Anime Magazine, organizer of Ozine Fest, has announced the ticket price for their biggest anime event this year.

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According to the latest poster at the official Facebook page, the entrance ticket for Ozine Fest 2015 is now priced at Php 200 for each day, an increase of Php 50 from last year’s Ozine Fest.

It was also announced that ticket will be only available at the day of the event.

This is aside from the earlier announced meet and greet tickets for Culture Japan artist Shirahane Nao a.k.a. DMYO priced at  Php 150 and for the guest cosplayers at Php 1, 700.

Furthermore, Otakuzine General Manager Dennis Uy has told us that attendees can purchase tickets in advance for the next day. Regarding to the security policy, Uy will be announcing the details soon.

animephproject is a media partner of Ozine Fest 2015. Ozine Fest 2015 will take on April 24, 25, 26 at Megatrade Hall 1, 2, 3, Function Rooms A & B, SM Megamall.

Ozine Fest returns to SM Megatrade Halls

One year after holding their events at the SMX Convention Center, Otakuzine Anime Magazine is returning to SM Megatrade Halls to hold their premiere anime event, Ozine Fest 2015.

The tarp at Otaku Expo 2015 has announced that Ozine Fest 2015 will take place on April 24, 25 and 26. Special guests are also announced.

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SPECIAL GUESTS

Returning as guests are cosplayers Ying Tze (Malaysia), Misa (Taiwan), Luffy and Tsubasa. The organizer has also invited Tuna from Korea, Angie from Malaysia and Shiraga from Taiwan to the event. Illustrator from Japan DMYO is also coming to Ozine Fest 2015 as one of the event’s guests.

Otakuzine Anime Magazine General Manager Dennis Uy has told us that Korean cosplayer Aza Miyuko will not attend Ozine Fest 2015 due to other commitments, however, she may come this August in time for another Ozine event.

BACK TO MEGATRADE HALL

Uy also told us that all halls and meeting room of Megatrade Halls are going to use. Hall 1 will have the main stage while Hall 2 is set for the merchandise booths. Megatrade Hall 3 will feature a mini-stage for activities. Meeting Rooms are set for the meet and greets.

TICKETS

The organizers has decided to raise the prices of the tickets due to rising cost of operating event. Final ticket prices will be announced on a later date.

Aside from the regular tickets, there is also a “bundled” ticket which include entrance, meet and greet/photo session with all the cosplayer guests and freebies from sponsors.

The organizers is also considering tying up with SM Tickets for the distribution of the tickets. Tickets may become available in February.

SECURITY

Uy has told us that they are also talk with people who will help them with the security. So expect more marshals will be deployed during the three-day event.

More information about Ozine Fest 2015 to be announced on a later date.