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The Japan Foundation Manila Announces Publication of Art Archive 01

Another milestone in culture and the arts in the country has been achieved as The Japan Foundation, Manila is excited to announce the publication of Art Archive 01: A Collection of Essays on Filipino Contemporary Visual & Performing Arts.  It is the first book in a series that explores current trends and concerns in Philippine contemporary arts and culture. Art Archive 01 features essays by contemporary artists, performers, art writers, curators, journalists, and experts in the field of Philippine contemporary art, dance, and theater.

Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival (TMJAF) Workshops and Concert

 

Music and art lovers are in for a rare treat this November as The Japan Foundation, Manila presents the Tokyo-Manila Jazz & Arts Festival Workshops and Concert at UP-Diliman and UST.

Multi-awarded Filipino and Japan-based jazz singer Charito together with renowned Japanese jazz musicians are coming to Manila to conduct workshops and perform with workshop participants!

Upcoming Event: FANDOM FEST Cosplay Competition at MIBF

 

The Manila International Book Fair or MIBF has been one of the biggest and the longest running fairs in the country, with about 120,000 visitors over the five-day event.  This year the organizers will be holding its first-ever FANDOM FEST Cosplay Competition, making it one of the major highlights of the children’s section in the Book Fair. FANDOM FEST  will cater to the many western geek culture and fandoms in the country.  The event aims foster camaraderie among different fandoms and share their interests and knowledge with others. It will be held at the Stage Area, Function Room 1, on Sept. 16 for the Pinoy Cosplay, and Sept. 17 for the Western Cosplay.

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2017 Press Conference

 

Giving everyone a glimpse of the many exciting things in store for fans of pop culture this weekend, AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2017 held its press conference at the C Lounge of Conrad Hotel at the Mall of Asia Complex.  Presented to the media were stunning American cosplayer Haiden Hazard, our very own outstanding cosplayer Jin Joson, exceptional visual artist Quiccs, American comic book writer, artist and teacher Carl Potts, revered Filipino comic book artist Whilce Portacio, and creative director and co-founder of tokidoki, Simone Legno.  All of them were thrilled to meet fans and enthusiasts from all over this weekend.

APCC Manila 2017 Event Guide and Details

 

The biggest pop culture gathering in Asia is back as your favorite celebrities, cosplayers, artists and personalities come to AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2017, happening this August 25-27 at the SMX Convention Center.  All the activity listings, dates, times, venues, and all other important details here to help you fix your schedule and make the most out of this awesome weekend, so feel free to copy, save, print and share.

Wargods Shares Love for Gaming at Rampage 2017

Sharing the love of gaming at the biggest one-day one-game event in the Philippines, Wargods Pro Gaming Arena made another successful return to Rampage 2017 and having avid League of Legends from all over country flock over to their booth from start to finish. arkadymac.com is privileged to have been asked to cover this occasion for the gaming and cosplay community for Wargods, the most awarded internet cafe franchises in the industry.

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

$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.

 

SM Cyberzone Cosplay Craze 2.0 Launch at SM City BF Paranaque

 

Setting a record last year for being the biggest  nationwide series of cosplay competitions ever with 12 legs all over the country and giving away more than 20,000 pesos in cash at each leg,  Cosplay Craze comes back even bigger and better than before, with even bigger cash prizes and more attractions in store for everyone as it had its official launch at upscale SM City BF Parañaque.  With competitors and casual cosplayers making their way to the venue from all over the metro, the first of many legs of Cosplay Craze events all around the country turned out to be an exciting, fun and competitive afternoon for the cosplay community.  And best of all, every Cosplay Craze event is FREE.

30,000 Pesos Top Prize at Cyberzone Cosplay Craze 2.0: The Biggest Nationwide Cosplay Competition

 

Setting a record last year for being the biggest  nationwide series of cosplay competitions ever with 12 legs all over the country and giving away more than 20,000 pesos in cash each leg,  Cosplay Craze comes back even bigger and better than before, with even bigger cash prizes and more attractions in store for everyone.  Just imagine, at every event, the cosplayer in 3rd Place receiving P8,000 cash, 2nd Place winning P15,000 cash and the grand prize winner taking home a staggering P30,000 cash and securing a slot in the Cosplay Mania Cup 2017, may just give you an idea how huge Cosplay Craze 2.0 will be.