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Cosplay at History Con 2017

 

We at arkadymac.com are grateful that History Con gave cosplay a bigger role this year as they have vowed to be bigger, better and bolder than ever.  In just two years, History Con has established itself as Manila’s biggest entertainment convention ever, and as conventions go, cosplay has become a colorful and fascinating part of the festivities.  History Con 217 has been very receptive and appreciative of cosplay, being very generous with prizes, privileges and benefits to attending cosplayers through all four days of the event.

History Con 2017: Manila Makes History for 2nd Straight Year

 

Promising to be even bigger, better and bolder than its historic first year in the Philippines, History Con captured everyone’s attention and imagination over the course of four days, laying rightful claim as Manila’s biggest entertainment convention.  With its bewildering array of distinguished guests, incredible attractions and a multitude of booths, activities, and exhibits, History Con 2017 had something for everyone and more as one of the most anticipated events of the year.

History Con 2017: Opening Day and Press Conference

 

After indeed making history on its very first year last 2016, History Con came back bigger than ever this year and has laid rightful claim as Manila’s biggest entertainment convention, even better, and bolder than before.  Kicking off this grand affair was its opening day and press conference where their fabled guests were presented to the media and the public.

AME Fair X 2014: Day 2

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arkadymac.com is glad to be a media partner for AME Fair X at the World Trade Center held last weekend, December 13-14, 2014.  For many years AME Fair has been a much-anticipated event, and this year it has continued to be a favored destination for fans of Japanese pop culture, gaming and hobbies as they gathered for an experience like no other.  AME Fair X is organized by Worldbex Services International in cooperation with UP AME.

 

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Our new photographer and meganekko Kami-kun was there to cover Day 2 of AME Fair X.  She had fun along the way of course, as she got to meet cosplayer and photographer friends excited about the event as well.

 

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The action took place at the East Wing of the World Trade Center.  The venue was huge and spacious and rather cold, so it was quite a departure from the usual conventions or events held recently.  A large assortment of food and drinks was available at the World Bazaar next door, and the AME Fair X ticket gave holders access there too.

 

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And because we were sponsors for the event, we were given a complimentary booth.  Made us really happy to see it of course as it made me realize arkadymac.com has come a long way since we started two years ago.  Besides our tarp, we didn’t have anything else to offer yet, but hopefully one of these days we can give our readers and those curious about cosplay a reason to visit our booth at events.  But still we were glad to have cosplayer friends join us for a few shots at the booth.

 

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Great bands rocked the World Trade Center and entertained the crowd with exciting performances.  Shinkan, Yui for President, Zoryl, Asian Chicken Fest, Asterysk, and Moonspeak gave the audience reasons to pump their fists, head bang, and sing along as they performed songs close to otaku’s hearts.

 

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One of the highlights of the fair was the cosplay competition, where great cosplayers battled it out for an amazing grand prize: a replica sword of Saber’s Excalibur from the Geisha’s Blade booth.  Judges for the competition included prominent cosplayer Jin Joson, Dolldelight’s Cyril, and Robert Wong.

 

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All of them gave wonderful performances in front of an appreciative crowd.  In the end, Robert Sta Ana as Daimos won as champion, winning Saber’s Excalibur replica from Geisha’s Blade.  First Runner Up went to Christian Umali as War Machine while Second Runner Up went to Rb Cheng as King Gojulas.

 

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And we were there for the cosplayers of course, and there were a lot of them.

 

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We would like to thank UP AME for organizing this wonderful event and for inviting us as a media partner.  The arkadymac.com team enjoyed our coverage.  Hope to see you guys again next year.

 

Thank you for dropping by, and visit us again for more features here at arkadymac.com.

 

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AME Fair X 2014: Day 1

 

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arkadymac.com is glad to be a media partner for AME Fair X at the World Trade Center this weekend, December 13-14, 2014.  For many years AME Fair has been a much-anticipated event, and this year promises to be an even bigger spectacle as fans of  pop culture, gaming and hobbies gather for an experience like no other.  AME Fair X is brought to you by Worldbex Services International in cooperation with UP AME.

 

The action takes place at the East Wing of the World Trade Center, and our lead photographer Bryan was there to cover the first day of AME Fair X.  Tickets are priced at Php 100 and available at the entrance.

 

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The venue is huge and spacious and rather cold, so it won’t hurt to bring warm clothes along.
A large assortment of food and drinks are available at World Bazaar next door, and the AME Fair X ticket gives you access there too.
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Our latest member, Kami-kun, is our new photographer and resident meganekko, and we were thrilled to have her join our coverage for her first assignment for arkadymac.com.  We made sure she got to enjoy herself too at AME Fair X.

 

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And because we were sponsors for the event, we were given a complimentary booth.  Made me really happy to see it of course as it made me realize arkadymac.com has come a long way since we started two years ago.  Besides our tarp, we don’t have anything else to offer yet, but hopefully one of these days we can give our readers and those curious about cosplay a reason to visit our booth at events.  For now, we hope you can just pass by and say hi.

 

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Event games included “Name that Tune” which had contestant guess the titles of songs from anime.
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Various Bands rocked the World Trade Center and entertained the crowd with exciting performances.
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Then there was the Dolldelight runway show where they showcased the latest delightfully kawaii fashion. We were glad to see our friend Wynona being part of it too.

 

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There were plenty of game tournaments going on simultaneously around the venue as well.

 

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We also got to meet our media friends from Otaku Asia, magnetic-rose.net, and Deremoe.
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We got to see fabulous replica swords at the Geisha’s Blade booth.  They’ll be sponsoring Saber’s Excalibur as the grand prize for the cosplay competition.
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We also got to see our friends from Perry In Disguise with great anime- and game-inspired hoodies, so do drop by and have a look.

 

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We were there to catch the cosplayers in action too.

 

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These and more at AME Fair X.  Video Montage to follow soon.  There’s still Day 2 this Sunday, so do drop by the World Trade Center for the best fun this season, with bigger contests, more performances, and great cosplays. Do visit again for our coverage of AME Fair X 2014: Day 2.

 

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Upcoming Event: AME Fair X at the World Trade Center

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arkadymac.com is excited to be a media partner for AME Fair X at the World Trade Center this coming weekend, December 13-14, 2014.  For many years AME Fair has been a much-anticipated event, and this year promises to be an even bigger spectacle as fans of popular pop culture, gaming and hobbies gather for an experience like no other.

 

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It’s that time of year again!  Prepare for something Xtraordinary as UP AME makes their much-awaited comeback! Join them in celebrating their 14th anniversary with the Xciting 10th AME Fair!
AME Fair X will be the latest installment in a long line of great events, coming this December 13-14, 2014 at the World Trade Center East Pavilion Hall.  AME Fair X is brought to you by Worldbex Services International in cooperation with UP AME!

 

Tickets will be priced at Php 100.  Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! Get your AME Fair X tickets ASAP by answering this form:

http://goo.gl/forms/FC0JYeZcZR

For further inquiries, please contact the following:

Fzai (09174778442)
Benj (09771666504)
Toni (09195107755)

 

Follow them on Twitter (@up_ame) for more ‪#‎FANTASTIC‬ updates! ‪#‎AMEFairX‬

 

It’s that time of year again! See you at ‪#‎AMEFairX‬!

 

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Upcoming Event: AME Fair X at the World Trade Center

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It’s that time of year again!  Prepare for something Xtraordinary as UP AME makes their much-awaited comeback! Join them in celebrating their 14th anniversary with the Xciting 10th AME Fair!
AME Fair X will be the latest installment in a long line of great events, coming this December 13-14, 2014 at the World Trade Center East Pavilion Hall.  AME Fair X is brought to you by Worldbex Services International in cooperation with UP AME!

 

Tickets will be priced at Php 100.  Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! Get your AME Fair X tickets ASAP by answering this form:

http://goo.gl/forms/FC0JYeZcZR

For further inquiries, please contact the following:

Fzai (09174778442)
Benj (09771666504)
Toni (09195107755)

 

Follow them on Twitter (@up_ame) for more ‪#‎FANTASTIC‬ updates! ‪#‎AMEFairX‬

 

It’s that time of year again! See you at ‪#‎AMEFairX‬!