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STGCC 2014: Tomokazu Sugita, Kedouin Makoto & Nao Shirahane

Popular Japanese Seiyuu; Tomokazu Sugita, Horror Game Writer , Makoto Kedouin and Game Illustrator Nao Shirahane were in Singapore 2 weekends before for the Singapore Toy Games and Comics Convention. The 3 of them had a Creator’s Panel on the saturday of the event and shared their experiences about creating games and voice acting.

 

Photography, and Videography were strictly not allowed so I’m sorry, there’s no media to share here =( Also, I would like to apologies in advance for the horrible transcribe below and lacking of the correct character/ series name. As an audience who is Japanese illiterate, it was very hard to follow the interview. To make it worse, the sound system was a little muffled and not everything was faithfully translated out. So take what I transcribe with a pinch of salt haha!

 

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STGCC 2014 (Day 1)

With over 200 exhibitors, 160 Artist Alley participants, 119 product launches and 27 pop culture personalities from all over the world gracing the event; the Singapore Toy Games and Comics Convention this year is set to be known as the coolest event of the year.

 

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Here’s my event report from Day 1!

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Interview with Jay Tablante

I interviewed professional Photographer Jay Tablante when he was in Singapore for the International Cosplay Day 2014! Jay Tablante is a Professional Photographer from Philippines and he is best known in our community as the “pro guy” who shot Cosplays. He is the person behind the famous Morrigan cosplay by Alodia Gosiengfiao and has shot numerous Superhero characters.

Web: http://www.jaytablantephotography.com

 

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In this interview he shared about going professional in photography, shooting gravure models and Cosplay Dramas.

 

International Cosplay Day 2014 (Photo Pimps!)

Anyone feeling the post event syndrome? Not sure if that’s what I had but I’ve been feeling like it’s Friday ever since Monday! Oh gosh imagine the dread!

 

The International Cosplay Day Singapore 2014 took place last Sunday at *SCAPE. According to the organisers, there were more than 5000 attendees from all areas of the community. I couldn't make it in the morning so i arrived at SCAPE around 2pm, which means i have very limited time ><||.

 

As i was interviewing Kamui and dat-baka that day, i wanted to show them our Singaporean hospitality by giving them some local snacks! So i gathered together a goodie bag comprising of Moon cake,  Piglet moon cake, Muruku (Indian fried dough & nuts snack) and a bottle of Chinese Herbal Tea. Reckoned it'd be fun to let them have a taste of Singapore haha. The Herbal tea can sooth their (presumably) tired throats and bodies too. I gathered 3 goodie bags for all the guests (Kamui's had double portions so her partner can taste the snacks too!) and they were super heavy.

 

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What to expect @ International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) 2014

I’m happy to inform TCC’s readers that the event for Cosplayers is back again! International Cosplay Day Singapore organised by The Neo Tokyo Project and Co-presented by SCAPE is happening this weekend!

 

Event Name: International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS)
Date : 24th August 2014
Venue: *SCAPE, Level 2, 4 & 5
Admission: FREE, $10 (Rare), $50 (Epic) & $100 (Legendary)
Website:
http://neotokyoproject.com/icds/

 

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The event this year is  supported by a huge range of partners and sponsors and that can only mean good things for the attendees :D Here’s a quick run down of the highlights to get you all psyched up!

 

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Merchandise

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the classic Magical girls series; SailorMoon!

The popularity and pervasiveness of the series is unparalleled in the world of Magical Girls Anime. It having been one of the first Shoujo series Anime fans of our generation was exposed to, this "first love" is both unforgettable and impactful.

Needless to say, many young girls found courage and enjoyment from the series and regarded the Sailor Senshis as their friends while growing up. With the celebration of Sailor Moon's 20th anniversary,  a slew of merchandise and even a new anime has been produced to rekindle the flame in every Sailormoon fan!

I have gathered some newly released Sailormoon merchandise in this post for all the sailormoon fans out there. Enjoy! Because seriously, who doesn't love consumerism xD ?

 

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Sailormoon makeup! A range of eyeliners and eye shimmer pens. The price of the product ranges from 900 yen to 1200yen. Pretty average price tag.

Comifest 2014 (Day 2)

I went down to Suntec to check out Comifest today ^_^. Enjoy the photographs!

Event Name: Comifest
Location: Suntec
Website:
http://www.sgcomifest.com

 

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“ ComiFest is an Animation, Comics and Games (ACG) event that focuses on fun and interactive communication between exhibitors and the public.

It is the only event of its kind in Singapore that features all original creators.
Key focus is given to original content, and seleceted Comixmag artists
and participating artists will be showcasing their original comics and merchandises!


Highlights include:
- “Artist ShowTime” Live art demos
- Stage Performances and Cosplay competition
- Carnival style games developed from local comics titles ”

 

I arrived very late at the event so I apologise if my photos does not fully portray the event in it’s entirety.

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An evening at Akihabara (Autumn 2014)

Recently, a weird and unexplainable ache for the air in Japan is making me miss the country a lot. So I went back to my archive of Japan Travel photos (which I must say is staggeringly much , trigger happy Vlogger yes -_-;; ) and decided to get back on track with blogging about them.

 

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