Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Get Creative: AsiaPOP Comicon Manila Announces First Batch of International Artists

 

From international artists’ Stanley Lau aka artgerm, Quiccs, Alan Quah, Simone Legno, to Jason Freeny, these creative geniuses are set to share their talents and insights to thousands of pop culture fans from all over the region who will converge at the country’s biggest pop culture convention.  And joining the first roster of guests are Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (CAGE) stalwarts Haiden Hazard, Philip Odango, Pion Kim, and Jin “behindinfinity”, to share their passion for bringing their favorite characters to life. The CAGE is one of the biggest cosplay competitions of its kind in the region.

Upcoming Event: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2017

Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events?  Get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends as Anime and Cosplay Expo 2017 is ready for its second year! Anime and Cosplay Expo 2017 is a unique event that brings together concepts launched during the Cosplay Carnival earlier in the year and sets the line-up of events at Cosplay Mania 2017 in October. In this way, it bridges the two events and creates a continuity between the events. Anime and Cosplay Expo 2017 will be on July 29-30, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Tickets now available via SM Tickets​ for only P119!

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2017 will be Asia’s Biggest Pop Culture Convention

 

Filipinos are once again excited as August heralds the coming of one of the biggest pop culture experiences in the whole world happening right here in Manila.  After staging two successful events with impressive response from thousands of fans from all over the region, the Universal Events & Entertainment—a subsidiary of the Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG)—recently confirmed that it is bringing a bigger and geekier AsiaPOP Comicon Manila (APCC Manila) for the third time, partnering with Marvel and Netflix to elevate Filipinos’ pop culture experience

Manga Hokusai Manga: Free Manga Exhibition at Ateneo Art Gallery from June 17-July 28

Get to know more about Japanese manga through exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, and a manga reading corner at the Ateneo Art Gallery  from June 17 to July 28 with Manga Hokusai Manga.  All of these are for free, so make sure to take this rare opportunity to experience an art form that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Upcoming Event: Playpark All-Stars 2017 Finals on July 2 at Skydome

 

Providing the most popular and most engaging games for millions of players all around the globe, Playpark wishes to share to its Filipino  followers the joy and excitement of gaming as they present Playpark All-Stars 2017  Finals on July 2, 2017 (Sunday) at SKYDOME SM City North EDSA.  arkadymac.com is their official media partner, so catch our team as we make our special coverage.

Upcoming Event: Wonder Woman Special Screening at Trinoma Cinema 1

 

Enjoy the hottest new superhero movie of the season while helping out for a good cause with a Special Block Screening of Wonder Woman on June 1, 2017 at Trinoma Cinema 1, 7:30 pm.  The screening will be a fundraiser for indigent women’s livelihood, children’s feeding and gifting charity events for several beneficiaries.  Tickets are priced at 500 pesos each and come with free food and drinks, freebies and giveaways, plus the chance to win at an extravagant raffle where rare Wonder Woman items and memorabilia await. Wonder Woman and Justice League cosplayers will also be there to join in the festivities so you can have great selfies and groupies with your favorite heroes.  For inquiries, do text 09155977716 or send a message at https://www.facebook.com/Otakus.Playground.

Upcoming Event: Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2017 – Danketsu

 

Already on its fourth successful year of bringing our local flavor of love for Japanese pop culture,  Pinoy Otaku Festival will be bring a lot of fun and surprises at Fairview Terraces in Quezon City over two straight days, May 20-21, 2017.  With the theme “DANKETSU,” the Japanese term for “unity,” its organizers will be bringing together together everyone who loves Otaku culture in the Philippines which includes cosplay, manga, music, games and more. Through the many planned activities, features and competitions, Pinoy Otaku Fest 2017 invites  individuals and organizations to collaborate with them and show a message of unity towards achieving positive endeavors.

$250,000 at Stake as ESL and Mineski Bring Manila Masters this May

 

Manila will once again be the center for esports in Southeast Asia as ESL and Mineski-Events Team with PLDT and SMART bring Manila Masters this May at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.  With a hefty $250,000 prize pool, eight of the best teams from all over the world  will be battling it out for supremacy over three days of grueling DotA 2 action.  As the spiritual successor of last year’s successful ESL One Manila, Manila Masters is shaping up to be another defining moment for esports in the country as well as for the region.

 

Upcoming Event: O-kun Fiesta 3

 

After two successful runs over two years with thousands of Japanese pop culture enthusiasts from all over, Otaku Asia Anime Magazine brings O-kun Fiesta 3, with the Japanese Hina Festival (Doll Festival) as its theme.  This year brings exciting activities and a formidable lineup of guests for all the people who have supported Otaku Asia Magazine throughout the years, and it will happen on May 14, Sunday at SM Megatrade Hall 3, 5th Level, Mega B, SM Megamall.  arkadymac.com has been O-kun Fiesta’s official media partner since the very beginning, so we hope to see you there as we do our coverage of this fascinating event.

Upcoming Event: Bataan Anime Convention 2017

 

An exciting and promising event up north  is just waiting this coming May 7, 2017 at Bataan Anime Convention 2017 at the Pilar Convention Center (LTO), Ala-uli, Pilar in Bataan.  As an interactive convention where con-goers and guests are free to get to know each other, and with special guest cosplayers Eiri Mina, SUZUME, Irumi, Gibs and Saber Reinana headlining the event, Bataan Anime Convention 2017 promises to be a fun and engaging event for everyone in the north who love anime, cosplay, and Japanese pop culture.  arkadymac.com is Bataan Anime Convention 2017’s official media partner, so we hope to catch you there for our special coverage.