The year just started and it’s never too early, as geek and otaku fans shouts animo! The New Year kicks off with the first DLSU Comic Convention and Cosplay Competion. The event will be held on January 18, 2012 at the Yuchengco Lobby of the De LaSalle University campus, Taft Ave. Manila. I’m not only promoting this event, but also encouraging you guys to come and join since my team, The Philippine X-Men is one of the guests for the event (Thanks Student Media Office of DLSU and Malate Literary Folio)! How cool it is that? This would be a great way to start our awesome geeky year! I’ll be going as Charles Xavier (First Class Movie version) and as Cyclops as well.
The main event that includes the comic con would be annual Lasallian Media Week with the theme “Reaching All the Senses Through Media”, were in various talents of different student media groups from the university (DLSU) are highlighted. The Malate Literary Folio will be the group who will spearhead this comic con.
From their event page:
One of the activities slated to happen during the celebration is the first Comic Convention that Malate Literary Folio will organize in partnership with the Student Media Office. The event, which will carry the theme “Sense of Sight”, will include comic book exhibits, forums with established guest artists, and merchandise and display booths.
We are also pleased to announce the University’s very first Cosplay Competition. The competition will showcase various cosplayers from all De La Salle Schools and other universities in the Philippines and will be judged by credible artists and professional cosplayers.
Our very own X-Men teammate Kia Keary (Jean Grey/Phoenix) will be one of the guest judges along with notable comic book artists. The cosplay competition is open to all undergraduates from any college or university in Metro Manila.
Cosplay Criteria for Judging:
Performance – 45%
Costume – 40%
Audience impact – 10%
Relevance to the theme – 5%
First Prize: Php 10,000.00
Second Prize: Php 7,000.00
Third Prize: Php 5,000.00
The registration is good until January 4 (according to the guidelines), but I think they extended it to January 7, you could still check it out just to make sure. Huge prizes at stake! You can email email@example.com for your inquiries and you can view or download the guidelines (pdf) HERE.
Everyone can come to the event! Geeks/Nerds/Otakus (I love my people), costrips, even outsiders/non-cosplayers can come, provided that they register. I’m just not sure how it will work, if there are tickets and how much they would cost. I’ll verify and update my post.
Source: Phil X-Men Facebook Page