Tuesday, August 6, 2013

C2AGE 2013, HELP

So in June, I got to attend C2AGE 2013 by HELP University College, thanks to Tourism Selangor. The event was held at HELP's College of Arts and Technology campus on 8 and 9 June. I must admit if I had double-checked the location, I would have ended up at the Damansara Heights campus instead. I didn't know that HELP had another campus on the other side of the Kuala Lumpur.

We are here!
Anyway, Senri and I headed out in the late morning to the venue and quickly found it crowded. There was a line already building outside for tickets and there were even more people inside the multi-storey building. Armed with our wristbands sponsored by Tourism Selangor, we quickly found ourselves surrounded by excited otakus and cosplayers.

Thank you, TS!
Now I have been a regular patron of Malaysian anime, cosplay and game conventions for a few years now, Comic Fiesta being an annual event for me (you can read about CF 2013 here) but for Senri, it was a completely new experience. Seeing her amazed and bewildered expressions as we passed multicoloured cosplayers and stalls selling anime merchandises, I explained to her that this was only one tenth the size and crowd of Comic Fiesta but nevertheless, was a good way for her to dip her feet into the otaku world.

"What strange world this is!"
We snapped photos of cosplayers, abiding by the cardinal rules to always request their permission first and never disturb them while on their break and wandered through the rows of stalls of adorable and unique merchandise.

From here onward it will be photos of the event as I can't think of a better way of sharing my experience there.

Pretty cool doll collection.
Making thoughtful look provocative.

'I am Batman.'

Sweet and demure.

My favourite shot.

SAO Asuna doll.

I have no idea what is going on here but it's a huge group of cosplayers posing!

Here to serve you in any way possible!

And the yaoi fangirls go crazy over Naruto & Sasuke love.

The dream couple: Asuna and Kirito from SAO.

Elizabeth from Gintama saying goodbye!

Mirai in attendance.
Oh and even Danny Choo's Mirai made an appearance on a BWM all the way from Singapore!

If you are interested to attend the next anime, cosplay, games and manga convention, then note down the dates below:
  • 24 - 25 August: AniManGaki 2013 @ Sunway Pyramid convention centre. 
  • 17-18 August: Culture Japan Convention @ Penang. 
  • 31 August - 1 September: Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention @ Marina Bay Sands. 
  • 21 - 22 December: Comic Fiesta 2013 @ KLCC
You will be in for a whole new world of experiences and warning, you might get hooked on it too. I'll be attending AniManGaki and definitely Comic Fiesta 2013. See you there (I hope) Now I wonder what shall I cosplay as...hm...

 For even more photos of C2AGE, check out my facebook album here.

Have a happy week ahead! 

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