After the recent success of 4th PCC and Tamshii Con, summer is right around the corner. This is the time of the year that otakus, geeks, nerds, cosplayers, fan boys, fan girls, and the like are looking forward to. Yes, it’s convention after convention season again! So get your tickets early (don’t want to experience what happened in UP AME event again) and pack your bags, cameras, and or your costumes, because a lot is in store for us this year. I’m listing major events nationwide for the next couple of months. Click poster images to view their actual size.
Ozine Fest 2011
When: April 8-10, 2011
Where: SM Megamall Megatrade hall 2 & 3
You have to go if: You like anime, manga, jpop, cosplay, Maid Café and other kawaii stuffs. Lots of contests and shows. This is an event for otakus of all ages. Plus they have Horror Booth this year!
For more details on the event you can visit their page: http://www.ozinefest.com/
When: April 16, 2011
Where: Marikina Riverbanks Center (where else, duh?) Marikina, City
You have to go if: You want to see awesome group and individual cosplays. I think they are more on mechs, robots and armors. Gundams and Kamen Riders. Plus shows and others contests.
When: April 16, 2011
Where: Bayanihan Center, Pasig City
You have to go if: You are a comic book geek, artist, likes manga, toy collector. Want to meet and greet Filipino comic book artists. Join art and sketch contest. Learn the basics of comic books and the industry. See preview of new Filipino comic books.
Our kakabayan JC Villaverde (you can check out his deviantart page for more info) from Quezon is also presenting their new comic book in this event as well. He is the author of Bayan Knights (cover below, click the image for a larger view). I’m definitely going to get a signed copy, hopefully.
For more details on the 3rd Summer Komikon you can visit their page: komikon.org
When: April 30, 2011
Where: Baguio City
You have to go if: You like anime, manga, jpop, cosplay, other kawii stuffs. Video games, performances, and other competitions will also be expected.
For more details on the event you can visit their page: otaku.com.ph
2nd Mindanao Toy Convention
Info provided by miss Diane Oh (thanks so much! ^_^), who is also an otaku (mostly animes), cosplayer, and the model for this event (you can visit her fan page here).
When: May 2-8, 2011
Where: Gaisano Mall of Davao
You have to go if: You are a toy collector/enthusiast, otaku, cosplayer. Lots of toys, anime, and manga items being sold/traded. There are lots of activities also, such as bands and other performances. Again you are not mistaken it is a one-week convention! From May 2-8! How cool is that! I wish we had one-week events here in Manila.
When: May 7-8, 2011
Where: Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall
You have to go if: You are a comic book geek, artist, likes manga, toy collector. Want to meet and greet Filipino comic book artists. Join art and other sketch contests. Learn the basics of comic books and the industry. See preview of new Filipino comic books.
For more details on the event you can visit their page: metrocomiccon.com
There you go, these are some of the major events happening this summer season. Feel free to choose. Me? I wish I can attend all of the events. There are other events but I’m still not sure of the details, still checking with my contacts and organizer friends. I’ll try to update this as soon as I hear from them.