Cosplay Re:Connect “A Year to Remember”

While our website has covered more than 500 events in ten years, we all appreciate events organized by the community itself. This is why we really admire the feelings behind Cosplay Re:Connect A Year to Remember”, held last January 15, 2023, 1pm-7pm, at Jackman Emporium in Caloocan City. As a cozy and friendly event that invited fans of cosplay, anime, J-music and pop culture to reconnect this new year, this event by YoUnite Production was a welcome change of pace for the community.

Japanese Film Festival 2023 Opens on January 20

The grand return of on-site screenings of award-winning and highly regarded films begins this weekend at the opening night of the Japanese Film Festival. Avid fans of Japanese cinema and culture will finally get to celebrate as The Japan Foundation, Manila brings 10 incredible must-see full-length films from January 20 to February 2022 at various venues in the Philippines.

Anime Fair and Out of the Box Pop Convention at Ayala Malls Manila Bay

Making its mark on the cosplay and hobby community with its successful initial run November last year, Anime Fair was back even bigger than before as part of the Out of the Box Pop Convention last January 13-15, 2023 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay. The event got to open another exciting year for the community, with many attractions, games, contests, and entertainment, including crowd favorites such as Anime Singing Contest and the Cosplay Competition. Thousands of cosplayers and anime enthusiasts once again got to enjoy the fun, lively and festive mood and the amazing locations at Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

Sticky Expo Pop-up

On the heels of their successful event last year, Sticky Expo welcomed 2023 and their fans to a very special pop-up event last January 13-15 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay as part of their Out of the Box Pop Convention along with Anime Fair. This was their follow-up to the biggest sticker event of last year as Sticky Expo once again drew everyone with a discerning eye for pop art or was just plain crazy about stickers. Best of all, admission was free.

Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2023

Celebrating its live, on-site return for its sixth sensational year, Manila Hobbies and Collectibles Convention once again welcomed the hobby, geek and collector community at Megatrade Hall 3 of SM Megamall last January 14-15, 2023.  With over 60 booths by toy sellers, retailers and exhibitors, the event once again got to showcase the best in collectibles, toys and comics from here and beyond, with fun attractions and side events adding to the fun and festive atmosphere of this two-day affair.

GeForce Days

2023 opened up with an event that called on everyone to gear up and enhance their gaming experience at GEFORCE DAYS, held last January 13 to 15 at SM North Cyberzone Activity Center. With quality items at big discounts of up to 30% off on participating NVIDIA GeForce, techies and gamers everywhere had a bonanza of products and upgrades. Not only that, attendees were treated to many attractions like gaming booths, displays, freebies, contests, and even an exciting cosplay competition. is a media partner for the event, and helping us cover the event was our Correspondent Sabthulhu as Zero Two from  DARLING in the FRANXX.