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MATA Expo 2017 Press Conference at Plantation Bar in Makati


Mata Expo will be coming back to the Philippines after three successful events in the country, the last one being in Cebu last year.  This unique event celebrates cultural diversity through a trade show with exciting features and attractions, and once again it will open its gates at One Esplanade SM Central Business Park this coming  weekend, February 4, 2017.  A press conference was held recently at The Plantation Bar in Makati to unveil the many great things in store for all attendees.

Halloween 2015




People would be surprised that just several years ago, Filipinos didn’t pay much attention to Halloween.   Now it’s near mandatory for offices, malls and other establishments to have some form of event or attraction or party for it. Now nearly everyone knows about Trick or Treat and Jack-o-lanterns as October 31 draws near.  Well, we guess that any occasion where kids (and adults of course) can get dressed up as scary or strange costumes and get free candy can’t be so bad.

Otaku Expo Reload 2015: Day 2


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On its second day as one of the most awaited events of the later half of the year, Otaku Expo Reload 2015 continued to draw in a huge crowd of cosplayers, enthusiasts and curious folk alike looking forward to meet and greet sessions with international guest cosplayers, contests, booths, games, bands, a cosplay competition and many other surprises for attendees.

Otaku Expo Reload 2015: Day 1


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As one of the most awaited events for the later half of the year, Otaku Expo Reload 2015 didn’t fail to draw in huge crowds last weekend, opening with an exciting Day 1 with meet and greet sessions with  international guest cosplayers, art contests, booths, games, Battle of the Bands, and other surprises for attendees.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner, and our Cosplay Models and Photographers Jillian, Keileen, Kami, Mikki, Nicolette, Yanna, Queenie and Deric were all there to help us cover the event.

Hero Faceoff 2015


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It was an exciting and competitive weekend for Philippine cosplay as Hero Faceoff 2015 showcased some of the best cosplayers from all over the country across different categories at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia. The stakes were high as not only the biggest cash prizes were up for grabs: the coveted invitation for the World Cosplay Summit to represent the country in Nagoya, Japan was waiting for the best team to perform in front of a huge crowd gathered that day.  The arkadymac.com team was of course there to bring you all the action and highlights for the event.

Lolita Fashion Show and Contest at MATA Expo 2015 Philippines

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The best in local Lolita fashion figured prominently in the spotlights of an international event as  MATA Expo 2015 Philippines featured the Lolita Fashion Show and Contest last weekend at One Esplanade SM Central Business Park.  Mata Expo has been a multicultural trade show that promotes many worthy causes, in particular, fostering awareness for issues regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing people and raising funds for breast cancer cure research. Mata Expo has toured all over the world, spreading the message of multiculturalism in the US and Canada, and now in the Philippines.  For our complete coverage of MATA Expo 2015  itself, click here.