Doujima 2017 Announcement!

Doujima, the Singapore’s biggest self-publishing creator event is back again! Here’s some excerpt from the press release to give you an idea of what to expect.

Event Name: Doujin Market 2017
Date: 6th & 7th May 2017
Venue: Suntec City, Level 3, The Concourse
Admission: Free Entrance



“ Singapore - Creators who intend to make art a sustainable career need look no further than Doujin Market 2017.

This year, the show will host over a dozen key players and startups who aim to pave the way towards a more robust creative scene through seminars, portfolio reviews and
networking opportunities.

In its fifth iteration, Doujin Market will focus on preparing young creatives for the demands of the real world, equipping them with essential skills to survive in a competitive market
where talent needs to constantly differentiate itself while capitalizing on the latest trends and disruptive technologies. 

“Pop culture startups are uniquely placed to empower the local arts scene,” said Jason Koh, account director of Neo Tokyo Project and convention producer for Doujin Market.
“They’ve blazed a trail other fans can follow and we’re certain that their success stories can inspire those hoping to transition from creating content as a hobby to making it a full
time career.”

Below are the Show Highlights & Event Schedule.



World Doujin Day

Doujin Market inaugurates World Doujin Day this year, an international celebration of self-publishing
and creativity that takes placeon the first Saturday of May each year.

Creators are encouraged to use the #worlddoujin hashtag to connect with their peers and to tell their personal stories .

Singapore Doujin Archive
Singapore’s only Doujin Archive will be created as part of the celebrations,to chronicle the history of selfpublishing
and derivative fan content by youth here. Creators are invited to submit a sample of their work as well a original work depicting
their personal artistic journey, which will be placed in a time capsule. Works in the capsule will be exhibited 5 years
from now, at Doujin Market’s 10th Anniversary.





Gamestart 2017 Alyse Design Contest

Doujin Market 2017 kicks off the opening of submissions for GameStart 2017’s Alyse Design Contest.

Contestants must redesign Alyse, GameStart Asia’s android mascot, with a cool new ‘Cyberpunk’ theme. Winners walk away with cash prizes and a free booth at the GameStart x Doujin Market artist alley in October.






Below are the Event details and time table.


Opening Hours
Date Media & VIP Preview Entry for Public Last Entry for Public Doors Close
6 May 2017 11:00 am 12:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
7 May 2017 11:00 am 6.30 pm 7:00 pm


(Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis)


Day 1 (May 6 2017)

1300 hrs – 1345 hrs On Visual Novels and Kickstarter, presented by Afterthought Studios and Precatio

Afterthought Studios and Precatio, two local visual novel studios with projects published on both Kickstarter and Steam, will share knowledge of this brave, new medium as well as some tips and tricks for getting funding on Kickstarter.

1400 hrs – 1445 hrs Character Concept and Speed Painting for Special Effects, presented by Lionheart Studio

Dreadjim from Lionheart Studio will demonstrate techniques for painting over a photograph of an audience member and creating special effects like clouds, energy flashes and lightning in real time.

1500 hrs – 1545 hrs

Artist Journey of Rachta Lin

Rachta shares her experiences since becoming a full time artist, the adventures of her artist travels and insights on successfully publishing her first ever art book on Kickstarter.

1600 hrs – 1645 hrs Skills Seminar, presented by MAGES Institute of Excellence
1700 hrs – 1745 hrs Skills Seminar, presented by InkInk Collectibles

Day 2 (May 7 2017)

1300 hrs – 1345 hrs Art X Social Media: Utilizing social media to your advantage!, presented by Daiyaku

Jamie from Daiyaku will share tips and tricks on using social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help kickstart your circle’s online presence and to promote your art globally.

1400 hrs – 1445 hrs Publishing your Graphic Novel, presented by BooksActually
1500 hrs – 1545 hrs

You are worth it: The Art of Pricing, presented by Collateral Damage Studios

KC Ng, account manager of CDS, sheds light on strategies artists can use to better market, price and promote their art for both doujin and commercial audiences and to turn their hobbies into a sustainable career.

1600 hrs – 1645 hrs Panel: Art and the Video Games Industry
1700 hrs – 1745 hrs Skills Seminar, presented by InkInk Collectibles


Portfolio & Manuscript Reviews

Portfolio Reviews take place at specific times of day, and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Afterthought Studios  
Collateral Damage Studios  
InkInk Collectibles  
Lionheart Studio  



Remember to check out Doujima on their official facebook page to keep up with their announcements and updates .


It's nice to see you still active in the cosplay world :) Me, I try to get back to it every now and then.

♥ Chai Chen ♥ @chenmeicai

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