Upcoming ACG events in Sabah 2015
Looking for ACG (Anime, Comic & Games) + Hobby related events to go in Sabah this year? Well look no further, below here is a list of upcoming events to guide you throughout year 2015.
Four Season Toys Fair 2015
Date: 27th February – 1st March 2015, 10AM to 8PM
Venue: Star City Complex, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/417815328383868
Added Four Season Toy Fair in the list here because it will showcase some hobby collections, I might want to check out what these collections are. The event also work together with HobbyCon for cosplayer appearance and cosplay competitions. The event is organized by Eleventh Avenue Marketing.
Cosplay Competition in Collaboration with WA Venue & Otafuse
In conjunction with WA-Venue Japanese Event this August, WA-Venue is collaborating with Otafuse for a Cosplay Competition with details below;
Date: 23 August 2015, starting 2:30PM (start of competition)
Venue: WA-Venue (in front of Shiki Japan Store)
Cosplayers can a chance to win Special Course for 2 person at SAKAGURA Japanese Restaurant, Beauty & Skincare producst from Creare Hokkaido, Guardaroba KK vouchers and OTAFUSE 2015 2-days passes and goodies. You can check out more info from Otafuse FB page or WA-Venue FB page.
1st Roadshow X Cosplay 2015
Date: 30th & 31th August 2015, Starting 10AM
Venue: Main Atrium,Ground Floor, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/939672912720866/
*Admission is free
I learned about this new event on Facebook. This 2 day event is organized by Aragaya Automobil Sdn Bhd, with the theme Synchronise. The Roadshow a.k.a automobile showcase is the main focus of the event, as the Cosplay related activities are happening on Day 1 only.
Here are some of the activities listed for the Cosplay portion of the event;
- Star Match
- Cosplay Solo Competition
- Cosplay Group Competition
- Merchandise & Hobby Craft Goods
- Live Band Performance
- The Best Photoshoot contest
This event in Kota Kinabalu coincides with another one happening in Sandakan…
2nd HobbyFusion 2015
Date & Time: 30th August 2015, 10AM to 8PM
Venue: Indah Jaya Recreational Club, Bandar Indah, Jalan Lintas Selatan, 90000 Sandakan.
Organizer’s page: https://www.facebook.com/Hobbyfusion.net
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/731218136992803
*Admission is free
This became the first ever Hobby + ACG event organized in Sandakan district last year, and the date for 2015 have been confirmed. Expect showcase of collection, ranging from Gunpla, military models, action figures, nendoroid and dolls. Also not forgetting cosplay activities, you can check out the link given for more latest updates.
The 5th Otafuse 2015
Date & Time: 19th – 20th September 2015, 10AM to 9PM
Venue: 6th Floor Exhibition Hall, Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu
Theme: Magical, also celebrates 5th Anniversary of Otafuse
Link: http://www.otafuse.com/, https://www.facebook.com/otafuse
Ticket price: Early Bird Pass – RM15, OtaFuse Fan Pack – RM35, OtaFuse Magical Pack – RM70. Check out this link to pre-order.
OtaFuse is in its 5th year now! This 2 Days event focuses on Anime, Games, Comic & Cosplay and Japan culture in general. The venue this year will be at Suria Sabah!
Among highlights are cosplay competitions, TCG (Trading Card Game) activities, merchandise & artworks for sale and much more. The guest cosplayer for this year will be Ying Tze and Angie!
*Update: I’ve bought the Magical Pack (Tickets for 2 days and other merchandises) already. So I’m looking forward for the event. 🙂
9th HobbyCon 2015
Date: 12 – 13 December 2015
Venue: Badminton Hall, Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu
Theme: Worlds Collide
Link: http://www.hobbycon.my, https://www.facebook.com/hobbycon
*Require ticket purchase for admission
Most anticipated year end ACG + Hobby convention in Borneo! This event that spans for 2 Days gathers not only cosplayers from Sabah and Sarawak, but also cosplayers from Brunei and West Malaysia. Among the highlights of the event are All Stars March, special guests (like cosplayer Team Tokusatsu Malaysia, Onnies and Yugana last year), table top gaming, arcade & PS4 gaming, big showcase of ACG related merchandise and not forgetting the Fuwa Fuwa Maid Cafe.
Please check the official website and Facebook page from time to time for the latest updates.
OtaFuse and HobbyCon is a must go event for me. I will try to make it for Hobby Fusion and MYACon (if confirmed to happen) too.
These list are tentative and information may change in time, if you know of any ACG related event but not listed here, please share it with me in the comment section. 🙂
Gonna bust my wallet with lots of merchandise purchase!