DENKI MEGATECH CONVENTION- MECHA, GAMING, AND TECHNOLOGY CONVENTION

Denki Megatech Convention is a Technology, Gaming and Hobby Convention in the Philippines. The said event will be held on the 11th and 12th of February, 2017 at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City.

The event focuses what the Philippines scene has to show in terms of technology development, gaming, game development, art and even cosplay. One of the convention’s main goals is to showcase and allow attendees to participate, see and test out the different developments from a wide range of growing industries here in the Philippines.

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Another goal is for the attendees to experience gaming in more ways than one, from the creativity and patience of game development, to the diligence, excitement and celebration of our local gaming scene.

To top it all off, we’ll be having a cosplay competition, a hobby where creativity and innovation strive and grow, judged by a group of the best cosplayers the Philippines has seen.

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Hollywood Child Star Millie Bobby Brown to Bring ‘Stranger Things’ Phenomenon to AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016

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Things take a turn for the stranger as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 (APCC Manila) confirmed Hollywood child actress Millie Bobby Brown as the latest celebrity guest of the biggest pop culture gathering happening from August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

 Brown is most known for her current role in the ongoing sci-fi thriller series Stranger Things, in which she stars opposite Winona Ryder and David Harbour. Her portrayal of the enigmatic Eleven earned her high praises, including that of Variety.com chief TV critic Maureen Ryan.

 She wrote, “Millie Bobby Brown is about to be cast in a lot of projects. With a very small number of lines, Brown gave an indelible performance as Eleven; the ways she subtly yet movingly conveyed fear, sadness, doubt, love and a yearning for connection will stay with me for a long time.”

 Previously, Brown was cast after an extensive search as a lead in the series Intruders, opposite Oscar winner Mira Sorvino and John Simm.  Brown also took on a recurring role in the series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, as Young Alice. She has also guested in a number of cult favorites such as Modern Family, NCIS, and Grey’s Anatomy.

For the fans of the Stranger Things star, APCC Manila is offering Autograph and Photograph session tickets with the adorable child actress, which will be available soon for purchase on SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, or at all SM Tickets outlets. Autograph and Photograph tickets will also be available for purchase on event days.

 APCC Manila 2016 tickets are now available via SM Tickets with ticket prices PhP550 (one-day pass), PhP850 (two-day pass), and PhP1,050 (three-day pass). All these will give the ticketholder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. The event is free for children aged five years and below for all days, but a valid identification is required for verification purposes before entering the show floor.

A special Geek Bundle is also available at PhP3500 for the FIRST 100 customers which includes an event lanyard, tote bag, cape, a 3-day pass, and a 1/12 Iron Man Mark XL “Shotgun” collectible figure from Comicave Studios.

 For more information and event updates, please visit asiapopcomicon.com/manila and official Facebook Page facebook.com/apccmanila.

‘Teen Wolf’ Star Holland Roden to Fly to Manila for AsiaPOP Comicon 2016

Things are looking to be monsterrific as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 (APCC Manila) revealed Hollywood actress Holland Roden, as the latest celebrity guest to invade the biggest pop culture gathering slated on August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Roden is best known for playing the smart and beautiful Lydia Martin on the MTV series Teen Wolf. She has also played supporting roles in other popular series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Lost, Community, Criminal Minds, and Grey’s Anatomy. She is also a host for MTV, doing various fashion and entertainment segments for the channel, MTV.com, and the brand MTVStyle.

For the fans of Roden, APCC Manila is offering Autograph and Photograph session tickets with the stunning celebrity, which will be available soon for purchase on SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, or at all SM Tickets outlets. Autograph and Photograph tickets will also be available for purchase on event days.

APCC Manila 2016 tickets are now available via SM Tickets with ticket prices PhP550 (one-day pass), PhP850 (two-day pass), and PhP1,050 (three-day pass). All these will give the ticketholder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. The event is free for children aged five years and below for all days, but a valid identification is required for verification purposes before entering the show floor.

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A special Geek Bundle is also available at PhP3500 for the FIRST 100 customers which includes an event lanyard, tote bag, cape, a 3-day pass, and a 1/12 Iron Man Mark XL “Shotgun” collectible figure from Comicave Studios.

For more information and event updates, please visit asiapopcomicon.com/manila  and official Facebook Page facebook.com/apccmanila.

ABOUT ASIAPOP COMICON

AsiaPOP Comicon  (APCC)  will be an international pop culture convention themed around comics, film, toys and collectibles, animation, games, cosplay, superheroes and everything pop culture. The event will attract several internationally renowned artists, celebrities and pop-culture icons to various pockets of Asia, starting with Manila in the Philippines, and draw the attention of ardent fans. APCC will feature exhibitors from genres of pop culture and top studios from the across the globe, to bring popular brands and exclusive content for the show.  Focusing on delivering the ultimate fan experience, APCC aspires to bring geek culture mainstream and stand tall as a perfect launch pad to unveil new products and first look of movies for the Asia Pacific region providing a galore of potential opportunities for SMEs in the entertainment business to reach out to big brands and the vibrant creative talent pool from APAC. While the event will serve as a mega licensing avenue for studios to establish a direct access to potential clients through B2B networking, the larger purpose of the event will remain the outreach  and communication for celebrities and brands with their fans and engage with them on a one-on-one basis.

ABOUT UNIVERSAL EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Universal Events & Entertainment (UEE), a subsidiary of Al Ahli Holding Group is a premier and dynamic international events management company, headquartered in Singapore committed to be the forefront of pop culture/comic con events globally. The passionate and dedicated team combined has over 4 decades of event management experience in the area of pop culture.    Universal Events & Entertainment prides itself in bringing world class celebrations of pop culture globally that delivers the ultimate fan experience whilst assisting brands to tap into the pulse of pop culture. We aim to build and engage communities and fans at our comic cons worldwide. UEE will kick off a series of comic cons events globally in Manila, UAE, Korea and USA in the near future.

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila is Back!

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila is Back with Wider Unique Content, First Announcement of Hollywood Headliner to Start Next Week

Get ready for another round of pop culture epicness as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila is back—bigger and better, geekier than ever!

Impressed by the sheer amount of fan response and to the country’s infectious enthusiasm for pop culture, Universal Events & Entertainment—a subsidiary of the Al Ahli Holding Group—is staging the second installment of AsiaPOP Comicon Manila (APCC Manila) on August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The event has expanded from being more than a comic con as it will incorporate more elements of pop culture by integrating the existing comic con format with pop culture lifestyle trends, where beauty makeup artists, fashion influencers, unique children play zone, sporting section, digital and social media activation will tap into various segments of consumers to make it one great experience under the same roof.

“The energy of fans from the Philippines and in Asia is nothing like we’ve seen before. It’s these sorts of things that excite us to bring the best pop culture experiences in the world to this colorful country, This year we shall be bringing unique content where we can go beyond the usual movies, music, animation, gaming, toys and cosplay and offer fun elements within beauty, fashion, sports, lifestyle, digital activation and F&B; making it truly a pop culture carnival not witnessed before in the country” said Abdulla Mahmood, Director – Marketing and Business Development of Al Ahli Holding Group.

During its first run last year, APCC Manila featured a powerhouse Hollywood guest lineup that included Avengers star Paul Bettany, Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel, Arrow heartthrob Colton Haynes, and Adventure Time voiceover genius Jeremy Shada, along with a roster of internationally-acclaimed cosplayers and artists.

For three days, visitors from all over the world dropped by to see the latest and greatest offerings in pop culture: exclusive merchandise, memorabilia exhibitions, even a life-sized Hulkbuster armor and an exclusive never before seen footage from Captain America: Civil War.

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The second year of AsiaPOP Comicon Manila promises to boast another stellar set of celebrity guests and artists this 2016. First announcement of Hollywood headliner will happen on June 15, 2016.

With revelations on the way to this epic roster, APCC Manila 2016 also revealed its initial lineup of Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (The CAGE) cosplayers: including Ani Mia, Lindze Merritt, Riddle, and Yugana Senshi Uon. They are joined by artist Simone Legno of tokidoki, who is all set to bring the brand’s crazy-kawaii cool style to the event.

Legno is the world-famous artist and graphic illustrator best known for being one of the brains behind art giant tokidoki, through which he has collaborated with names such as Karl Lagerfeld, LeSportsac, Onitsuka Tiger, Marvel, and Hello Kitty, among others.

For the cosplayers, Mia currently writes for Otaku USA magazine, covering topics relevant to the cosplay hobby, in addition to travelling all over the world to judge costume contests and appear in different media. Merritt, for her part, combines her degrees in fashion, business, and aesthetics with her hobby. She has been featured in numerous magazines through the years.

A reality TV star, Riki LeCotey, aka Riddle, was one of the most popular characters in reality TV series Heroes of Cosplay, as well as the creator of Cosplay for a Cause, a charity outfit; while Yugana Senshi Uon is one of the newest rising stars in the cosplay scene, having started just a few years ago. Despite this, she has gained recognition all over Southeast Asia for her creative costume renditions, appearing in magazines and conventions.

Cosplay Competition

For the second time too, APCC Manila is proud to partner with The CAGE, the world’s biggest and first-of-its-kind cosplay competition. It aims to promote the spirit and craftsmanship of cosplay through costume and prop-making workshops, as well as provide a platform for cosplay enthusiasts and fans to compete on an international level.

It is currently inviting the best cosplay talents around the region to join the competition. The grand champion of the Open category will be determined by an impressive panel of expert judges from various areas of cosplay and will receive a record-breaking payout of up to USD$10,000. The CAGE also has a Kids category to cater to the younger audience.

“We were off to a good start last year with AsiaPOP Comicon and The CAGE competition. Now that we’ve seen just how hungry the Philippines and the entire region is for pop culture, we’re going to come back, even bigger and grander this time around. Watch out for more surprises,” Abdulla Mahmood added.

Tickets to APCC Manila 2016 will be announced soon. For more information and event updates, please visit http://www.asiapopcomiccon.com/manila and official Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/apccmanila

O-kun Fiesta 2

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After the success of their first ever event held last year with thousands of Japanese enthusiasts gathered and magazine supporters and readers, Otaku Asia Anime Magazine brings O-kun Fiesta 2, with the Japanese lantern festival as its theme.This year they  have even more tutorials, panel discussions, magazine signings and contests that will be happening in the two (2) day event that will be held on June 4-5, 2016 at Function Room 3 (not 1) of the SMX Convention Center.

Last chance of summer fun is at O-kun Fiesta! Otaku Asia’s annual event is back with more to offer. Now held on two exciting days, the event is something to look forward to before school starts.

O-kun Fiesta 2, is Otaku Asia’s way to reach out to their readers and give back for the support with a fun, informative and interactive fiesta of activities. Ticket price is at P150 sold on site and on Eventbrite (http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/ticketing/ ). PSICOM Publishing Inc. is holding a pre-selling offer for only P120 at their office until May 30.

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O-kun Fiesta 2’s program includes a series of lectures, demonstrations and tutorials that are related to being an Otaku. The event features a cosplay competition in the unique form of Cosplay Parade (http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/blog-post/be-part-of-the-cosplay-parade/) also announced is their Toy Photography Contest (http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/blog-post/point-shoot-win-the-toyphotography-contest/) in partnership with Hubbyte Toy Store and with special participation of internationally aclaimed toy photographer, Kixkillradio.

While off-stage, guests can participate in the magazine signing, tanzaku wall and event photobooth set up by Moonstruck Creatives.

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Also get your magazines signed at O-kun Fiesta 2!

Otaku Asia is firstly an annual magazine that has interviews, features and articles of the local cosplay and otaku scene in the metro.

In our O-kun Fiesta Special Issue, we feature all our guests, Ivyree Rosario of Little Things PH, Sheng Gonzales of Kixkillradio and Romeo Encisa Jr. of Moonstruck Creatives. Of course we will not forget to include our partners, Pixitato Artworks and Cosplay Medics PH. Inside are articles and posters of gender based cosplay groups, Bishounen Society and Tonari no Tsuns. This issue will have a 35-page student planner with pages for semestral schedules or anime streaming schedules!

Our event schedule: http://goo.gl/CsWF22

Our guests: http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/guests-and-lecturers/

Contests: http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/contests/

Ticketing: https://goo.gl/SBcdj5

See you at the event!

About O-kun Fiesta

O-kun is the doughnut-shaped fruit “O” on the logo of Otaku Asia, while Fiesta is because of our Filipino culture of celebration and festivities. Otaku Asia celebrates Japanese sub-culture appreciation with a touch of Filipino traits .

About Otaku Asia

Started as Otaku Asia Anime Magazine in 2013, Otaku Asia has transformed itself to be Philippine’s otaku lifestyle magazine. Based in Quezon City, the OA team has published several 96-page issues with various sections for cosplay, art, food, music, games, lifestyle, communities, tutorials and Japanese pop culture.

ONE OK ROCK Pulp Royalty package already sold-out

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Pulp Live World Productions has released an advisory that the Royalty Packages for the upcoming ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila were already sold out, three days from their announcement of the ticket prices on their Facebook page.

Pulp Royalty is a super VIP program under PULP LIVE World Productions. It usually includes: the highest tier ticket of the show (depends on show), a souvenir ID / card for entrance to the M&G Event / After Party, Meet & Greet Opportunity, signed Poster / Magazine / CD (depends on show), Free PULP Magazine, Free Poster, free Souvenir T-shirt (depends on show), Free Artist CD (depends on show), First Priority for special packages / promos of future events, priority Lane during the show for no-hassle entrance, safekeeping of valuable items during show and show Day Personal Assistant.

The first ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila concert will take place on January 19, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

WCS Philippines 2016 National Finals to be held in Davao

2015_08_wcsph_2015World Cosplay Summit Philippines committee, in a statement made on their official Facebook page, has announced that the 2016 national qualifiers will be held in Davao City.

Furthermore, schedules for the regional finals will be announced soon.

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The WCSPH committee has previously announced that the NCR Qualifier for the competition will take place during the Best of Anime 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia on September 20. The winning pair will be going to the National Qualifiers to determine who will become the Philippine representative to the 2016 World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan.

WCS 2015 Philippine representative Sarah Jane de Ocampo and Jennifer Ong were also winners of a qualifier in Davao before making it to the WCS Philippines Mindanao Qualifiers, then to the Nationals.

Philippine release of “Love Live! The School Idol Project” movie sets on October 7

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SM Cinema through its official Facebook page has announced the premiere date for the upcoming “Love Live! The School Idol Project” anime movie.

The movie will open on October 7, exclusively at SM Cinema and is distributed by Odex, Pte. Ltd.

The 102-minute movie was released in Japanese theatres on June 13, 2015. Aside from the Philippines, the movie will also debut in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei and Indonesia this October.

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Although μ’s, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? ~official website

LiSA ~ANOTHER GREAT DAY in Manila~ Rules and Guidelines released

The organizers of the upcoming LiSA ~ANOTHER GREAT DAY in Manila~ Fan Meet and Mini-concert has released its rules and guidelines for those who will be attending the first performance of Anisong singer LiSA in the Philippines.

Here’s a summarized version of the rules and guidelines.

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Plans for the entrance lobby of the venue were also released.

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LiSA ~ANOTHER GREAT DAY in Manila~ Fan Meet and Mini-concert will be held this June 27 at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier in Taguig City. For more information, you can check the official website http://www.japanmusicfestival.asia/lisaph2015.

animephproject is a media partner of the event.

“Stand By Me Doraemon” movie premieres in local cinemas on June 17

The official Facebook page for SM Cinema has announced that last year’s CG movie “Stand By Me Doraemon” will premiere this June 17.

SM Cinema also announced that the movie is going to be released in English-dubbed. The movie is locally distributed by VIVA International Pictures and it will also be released in other local cinemas nationwide.

The movie was first released in Japan last August 8, 2014.

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ANIMAX brings ANIMAX Carnival back to the Philippines (Update#3)

UPDATE#3  22:52H 05/04: TICKET PRICE STILL TENTATIVE

Event page for ANIMAX Carnival Philippines 2015 in SM Tickets website already unavailable. We were also informed by a person close to Animax that the earlier announced ticket price is still tentative.

We will update this article once there are official announcements from ANIMAX.

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ANIMAX Philippines on their Facebook page teased that they are bringing something “big” this May in Philippines. The teaser features various Japan-related stuff while OO-kun, ANIMAX mascot is holding the Philippine flag.

Furthermore, an updated event list recently posted from the Facebook page of famous cosplayer and artist Alodia Gosiengfiao has revealed that she is going to ANIMAX Carnival Philippines this May 30-31 as a guest. Specific venue has yet to announced.

Gosiengfiao will also make a guest appearance at the 14th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention this June.

The first ANIMAX Carnival Philippines was held in 2004. The “Carnival” returned last December 9, 2012 at Robinson Place Manila. The event highlighted the ANIMAX Ani-mate search Grand Finals which was won by Rhianna Floresca.

Japanese singer May’n was supposedly to come in the second ANIMAX Carnival in 2013 but the event was cancelled due Typhoon Yolanda.

Correction on information on first ANIMAX Carnival

Update#1 1258H 05/2/2015: VENUE AND TICKET PRICE ANNOUNCED

Details on the venue and ticket price of  ANIMAX Carnival Philippines 2015 revealed. According to the official website of SM Tickets, the event will take place on MAY 30-31 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier in Taguig. Tickets are worth Php200 each, but not yet available online.

UPDATE#2 21:20H 05/04: TECHNICAL ERROR ON THE VENUE

ANIMAX CARNIVAL Philippines 2015 will take place at SMX Mall of Asia HALL 4, not SMX Aura as earlier revealed by SM Tickets. According to a representative of SM Tickets, this was a technical error. SM tickets website was also updated.

New date for STARMARIE Asian Tour 2015 in Manila announced

The official Facebook page for Japanese idol group STARMARIE has announced the new date for their STARMARIE ASIA TOUR 2015 FANTASTIC in MANILA and the Tokyo Cosplay Battle.

The new date is June 7 (Sunday), still at Movie Star Cafe, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Tickets are priced at Php200 each.

The group’s  first concert was supposedly scheduled last May 2 but the date was also the day of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight.

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“Love Live! The School Idol Movie” premieres in the Philippines on October

The official website for the Love Live! School Idol Project anime has announced that the upcoming movie is set to release in theaters outside of Japan starting August 2015.

Love Live! The School Idol Movie will premiere in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, United States, Australia New Zealand, Malaysia, , Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, and The Philippines.

According to the website, the movie will premiere on October 1, subject to change, in the Philippines. The distribution will be handled by Odex Pte. Ltd, a Singapore-based company that licenses and releases anime for local and regional Southeast Asian consumption.

Movie will premiere on June 13 in Japan.

Anison singer LiSA holds first concert in Manila

The official website for Japan Music Festival has announced that Anison artist LiSA is set to hold a mini-concert and fan meet for her fans in the Philippines this coming June.

The LiSA ~ANOTHER GREAT DAY in Manila~ will take place this June 27 at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. This will be her first visit in the Philippines.

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Tickets are priced at Php 2,998 which includes an autographed poster and it will be sold via SM Tickets starting April 20. Event gates will open at 5PM and concert starts at 6PM.

The official website has also stated some rules during the concert proper. The concert will use a free seating system, first-come-first-served. There will be no photography, videography and audio recording allowed before, during and after the concert. Bringing of food and drinks except purchased within the venue are strictly prohibited.

LiSA is also set to perform in Singapore on July 18.

LiSA or Oribe Risa real life debuted as one of the vocalist for the fictional band “Girls Dead Monster” from the anime TV series Angel Beats in 2010. From thereon, she is already performing theme songs for various anime such as Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online, Day Break Illusion, and The Irregular at Magic High School.

She already performed live concerts, not only in Japan, but also in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mexico, Boston, Los Angeles and now in Manila.

The LiSA ~ANOTHER GREAT DAY in Manila~ is produced and organized by SOZO in partnership with Cosplay.ph.

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Team Philippines bags Runner-up place in AFA RCC Championships 2014

Team Philippines bagged second place in the recent AFA Regional Cosplay Championships (ARCC) 2014 held in Singapore.

Team Kanor Cubes is composed of Abraham Cruz and Louise G. Betita and they performed at the AFA stage as characters from classic anime series Bt’X. TThe team competed against Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and the defending champions, Indonesia.

Team Indonesia again took the championship this year while Singapore bagged second runner-up place.

Source: Youtube