Category Archives: Events

Cosplay Carnival 2017: Day 1

 

Come one, come all as Cosplay Carnival is back in town for its second straight year. Lots of activities, merchandise, contests, and special guests like Haoge and Alodia Gosiengfiao, were there for everyone to see.  This activity-filled event’s first day was held at SMX Convention Center, Function Room 5 last March 25.

Hear My Heartbeat: The YOICONPH2017 Pre-party

 

Yuri on Ice fans from all over the country definitely made history as a couple hundred of them converged at Hear My Heartbeat: The #YOICONPH2017 Pre-party last March 10, 2017 at the skating rink of SM Megamall.  Being one of the very first anime-themed events on an Olympic-sized skating rink in the Philippines, if not the world, fans got to skate and live out the experience from last year’s smash anime hit, with a terrific program and some nice prizes for attendees.

Mystic Messenger Fans Day RFA Party X Valentine Matsuri

 

A special gathering for fans organized by fellow fans brought their favorite game to life as Loving Rainbow Garden Events presented Mystic Messenger Fans Day: RFA Party X Valentine Matsuri just a while back.  Based on the wildly popular visual novel game Mystic Messenger from South Korea developed and published by Cheritz, this event was well attended as it gave fans an entire day to live out their fantasies and revel in the joy that the game has given them at the idyllic setting of Loving Rainbow Garden in Quezon City.

Moonlight Masquerade at Loving Rainbow Garden

 

An enchanting evening of mystery and grandeur marked the very first Moonlight Masquerade at Loving Rainbow Garden in Quezon City.  This intimate affair with offered something for everyone as attendees were treated like royalty with attractions that have never been seen in any event the cosplay community has ever seen before.

Mocha Uson Made into Playable Character in CrossFire with Project Mocha

 

As a tribute to the Filipinos passion for gaming, Smilegate of GBPlay/Gameclub presented Project Mocha to the press just recently at SMX Convention Center at SM Aura.  Project Mocha brings the likeness of popular dancer/model/blogger Mocha Uson into the phenomenal online first-person shooter online game CrossFire, and the new character skin will initially be made available exclusively to Filipino gamers, setting another milestone as Filipinos make their mark in the digital world.

Chinese New Year 2017 at Binondo

 

Already a yearly tradition for us, the arkadymac.com coverage team went to Binondo, Manila to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster amid frenetic dragon and lion dances, bright lanterns, loud firecrackers, spectacular fireworks, and, more importantly, Chinese delicacies you’d only get to enjoy on that particular day. So Happy New Year, everyone! 恭喜發財,身體健康!祝大家一個新年快樂。希望你們有一個很好的二0一六!  Please join us in our adventures as we took part in the festivities with our friends at what is thought to be the oldest Chinatown in the world.

Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2016: Day 2

 

It was the second straight exciting day for what is traditionally the last major event on the local anime and Japanese pop culture calendar.   Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special holds particular significance to enthusiasts, cosplayers, collectors,  and congoers everywhere as an affair to wrap up a busy year with friends and to indulge in the myriad hobbies and interests that make their lives fun and interesting and was already on its second day.  For our coverage of Day 1, please click here.

Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2016: Day 2

 

Toys of all kinds still appeal to both young and old as we got to find out as the arkadymac.com team got to drop by the first day of the Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall during a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’ has become a traditional toy convention and a Christmas party venue of sorts for all hobbyists, geeks and otakus.

Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2016: Day 1

 

Toys of all kinds still appeal to both young and old as we got to find out as the arkadymac.com team got to drop by the first day of the Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall during a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’ has become a traditional toy convention and a Christmas party venue of sorts for all hobbyists, geeks and otakus.

ESGS 2016: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, Day 3

 

An exciting weekend of local gaming  drew to a close as ESGS 2016 had its third triumphant day at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia (for our coverage of Day 1, click here, for Day 2, click here).  Already on its third straight revolutionary year with thousands of attendees and featuring an amazing lineup of exhibitors and attractions from all over the world, ESGS, E-Sports and Gaming Summit,  came back bigger than ever in 2016 with even more things to enjoy and love. As one of the biggest and most anticipated e-sports competitions and gaming conventions ever in the country, ESGS 2016 got to thrill game enthusiasts from all over at this exciting three-day event.