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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Detective Conan : Dimensional Sniper

Detective Conan Fan Rejoice Cathay Cineplex will be screening the Detective Conan : Dimensional Sniper movie!

Detective Conan : Dimensional Sniper will be opening at Cathay Cineplexes starting 07 August 2014.


Please note that Advance booking sales has already begun:*Detective+Conan+Dimensional+Sniper

Shuichi Akai is targeted by a mysterious sniper and Masumi Sera is shot. Tokyo is in panic, citizens are taken in the shooting of a sniper. Nothing is known about him.
Why was Sera targeted? Will Akai survive from this?  Jodie Starling and Subaru Okiya are also in this one. Will Conan be able to find and apprehend the culprit?

Some screenshots from the movie:

Movie Premiums with tickets purchase:

Week 1: Detective Conan movie commemorative badge
(7 Aug - 13 Aug)

Week 2: Detective Conan movie fan
(14 Aug - 20 Aug)

Week 3: Detective Conan movie A2 sized poster.
(21 Aug - 27 Aug)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

EOY 2014: What to expect

We are less then a month away from Events Of the Year 2014, one of the largest cosplay event in Singapore. This year due to the fact that Marina Barrage will be closed for renovations works the event is being push forward to the 2nd & 3rd of August. Also for this year, EOY will be a 2 days event instead of the 1 day event.
We are also proud to be the official media for the Festival this year.

Guest Nico Nico Dancers

マリス (Marisu), who also goes by the stage name Marice,  has performed at the popular Nico Nico Cho Party & Nico Nico Dance Masters in Japan. She does frequent collaborations with other Niconico dancers, namely Norakura (のらくら), Penta (足太ぺんた) and Kozue (愛川こずえ). She released her first solo dance “galaxias!” on 22 December 2011. The dance was choreographed by Yumiko, and first performed by Danceroid.

Marisu Twitter Account:

足太ぺんた (Asibuto Penta), better known as Penta, is the second guest artiste at EOY 2014!

Despite her young age, Penta has racked up an impressive portfolio of dances. At the tender age of 13, she uploaded her first dance, a dance cover for “Hare Hare Yukai” in 2009 and has continued to garner many fans as she continues to showcase her talent on her video channels. One of the most popular and well-known Odorite (dancers who upload their dance videos on Nico Nico Douga), she has appeared at various live performances and dance events such as Nico Nago, Nico Nico Cho Party, Nico Nico Dance Masters, No Odottemita No Life, FM360°, GEEK P@RK and T-Flow.

EOY Cosplay Festival 2014 will be her first overseas event


Penta Asibuto and Marisu (Marice) will be performing on 2-3 August in EOY Cosplay Festival 2014, presented by ST Classifieds.

They have two sets of performances on both days, at approximately 2:30pm and 4:20pm. Look forward to both solo and duet performances, and a surprise!

Penta has also released the merchandise that will be on sale during EOY! She will be bringing over wristbands, badges, towels and shirts. Cheki will also be available during event!

Autograph / Meet and Greet sessions take place after the first set of performance on both days, at the info counter beside the stage. Official merchandise will also be on sale on event days.

Doki Doki Hearts Cafe 2014 x Wacom

Stated prices are pre-order prices.

For more info visit this Official Blog post about the cafe 

  • Wacom

WACOM will be displaying some of their newest hottest products at Doki Doki Hearts Cafe, do come and check them out! (no purchase required)
Discounts of up to 55% when you use their promo codes to purchase from their eStore

If you want to try out their bamboo stylus, order a set meal or 2 from Doki Doki Hearts Cafe! Stylus pens are incorporated in the cafe games so you can get some hands-on experience with it!

Featured Booths & Exhibitors

  • Catch Japan

Not to forget, over hundreds of Japanese snacks and desserts will be selling in bundle discounts during the event to satisfy your sweet tooth.

PAssion Card holder get to buy 5 packs of gummies at $10 (U.P. $3.50 per pack).

  • Happy Ice

Promotions at EOY Cosplay Festival 2014:

Get FREE ice cream from Happy Ice Booth at EOY Cosplay Festival when you do these steps

1) Go to our Facebook page and LIKE us:

2)Snap a photo with us, post and tag on our Facebook page

3)Speak out Happy Ice’s slogan: Oriental, Flavourful, Less Sweet

  • Pan-in-the-box

Pan-In-The-Box is Singapore’s first cosplay costume shop since 2003. Our shop is located conveniently at The Central Clarke Quay #02-51. We ensure cosplay devotees and otaku lovers all around the world happy with costumes, props, wigs and accessories bought from us. Pan-In-The-Box also has wide collections of party props such as masks, hats, kids costumes, wooden swords suitable for different themes such as Halloween, Chinese New Years or Christmas.

Visit our website at

Promotion for EOY Cosplay Festival 2014:
Show PASSION Card or Pan-In-The-Box Member Card and get 10% discount (T&Cs apply)

  • Garena – League of Legends

Join the champions at the EOY Cosplay Festival and stand to win yourself some premium gaming peripherals! Simply snap a photo against the League of Legends backdrop, and tag it #EOY14LOL on Instagram to qualify.

Competitive, fast-paced and filled with intense action, League of Legends is the world’s most-played PC online game and a major E-Sports title worldwide. With millions of players online, this is where legends are born.

  • ACS Comics

ACS Comics sells Original Animation Merchandises imported from Taiwan and Japan. Get a FREE file holder with every $50 spent!

They will also have 2 food and drinks stalls selling mostly soft drinks and finger food at EOY Cosplay Festival to fulfill your thirst and hunger needs!

PAssion Card members enjoy the following privileges when you show your card:

• 10% off food and beverage products at ACS Comics’ drink booths
• 5% off all anime merchandise at ACS Comics’ booth.

  • La Novella

La Novella offers a myriad of services to provide clients with a one-stop service center that will be able to solve all of your creative woes.

Our services include but is not limited to: Fashion Photography, Studio Rental, Commercial Rebranding, Event Photobooths, Product Photography, Event Planning, Graphic Designing, Videography, Website Designing and Instagram Booths.

Want to make any event you are holding more personal and fun? We specialize in Photobooths. We provide a wide selection of backdrops as well as customized props and costumes as well as unlimited high quality fast prints that is set to satisfy any guests! Professional studio quality equipments is also used to ensure only the highest quality photos.

La Novella will have a Photobooth at EOY Cosplay Festival 2014 for both days, and it is free for event attendees!

La Novella is located at 60 Kaki Bukit Place (Eunos Techpark) #07-16 Singapore (415979)

For more information about their services and bookings, visit their website

All event attendees: Take a photo at the La Novella photobooth at EOY Cosplay Festival 2014 and redeem an exclusive Studio Photography voucher as well. The voucher offers a complimentary 30 minutes of photography with every 2 hours of studio rental/photography booked with La Novella.

PAssion Card members: Show your card when you take a photo at La Novella photobooth and redeem a voucher for special rate of S$600 for basic 2 hours photobooth service (UP: $780).

  • PAssion Card Privileges at EOY Cosplay Festival 2014

If you are a PAssion card member, do bring your card as it will entitle you to these privileges!

• Wacom eStore Promotion. Up to 55% off selected models for online purchase only, redeemable at Doki Doki Hearts Café”

• 5% off all set meals at Doki Doki Hearts Café

• La Novella vouchers for special rate of S$600 for basic 2 hours photobooth service (UP: $780), to be redeemed at La Novella’s photo booth

• 10% off food and beverage products at ACS Comics’ drink booths

• 5% off all anime merchandise at ACS Comics’ booth

• 10% off all products at Happy Ice

• 10% off all products at Pan-in-the-Box

• 5 packs of gummies at $10 (U.P. $3.50 per pack) at Catch Japan

Terms & Conditions:
• PAssion Card must be presented upon payment
• May not be valid with other on-going discounts, promotions or privileges
• All promotions are applicable / redeemable on both event days
• The management reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

  • Purchase ICDS tickets @ EOY

ICDS is one of Singapore’s most well-known fan-driven cosplay & pop-culture convention. In its third year, it is held at *SCAPE in Orchard Road on 24 August 2014.

It features internationally acclaimed guest of honors Kamui, one of the world’s few professional cosplayers and costume makers, Dat-Baka Cosplay, an Australian-based cosplayer best known for portraying characters from iconic fandoms and critically acclaimed photographer Jay Tablante who has collaborated with D.C. and Marvel to produce some of the most iconic and daring images in comic book cosplay of all time.

Other regular attractions include  a scavenger hunt ConQuest, Cosplay Talent Showcase, Cosplay Runway and the long-time favourite Cosplay Chess. More details can be found on ICDS’ official website.

Basic admission to ICDS is free, but to enjoy a comprehensive experience of the whole event, you might want to go for some of their paid tickets. There are different tiers to suit everyone! ICDS will have a booth at EOY Cosplay Festival 2014 and you can get your tickets from them! Checkout thier Rare tier tickets giveaway here!

  • “Wonderland” A Theme Park Doll display booth

Enjoy “Wonderland” A Theme Park Doll display booth, consisting of a 4.8m long exhibition with detailed props and gorgeous dolls! Brought to you by and various local artists.
This miniature carnival features:
- A 2.4meter (stand hight 3.2meters) tall Ferris Wheel by Fujiwara Yukino
- A Carousel collaboration project by Kazuki TZW, Leon Gremory and 天使の日常
- Milk Shake stall by K.W. Design
- Hat stand by Dream Particle
- Cotton Candy stand by ShowsDoll
- Balloon pit by Tangerinepops
- Acrobatic display by Team of Dolls
- Ducky Shoot Game by 天使の日常 and more…..
Come join us and party!! Bring your cameras and / or your dolls to celebrate at EOY Cosplay Festival 2014!

  • Doujin/Exhibition Booths

  • Daiyaku

We will be holding a Love Live Badge Kuji as well as a Lucky Draw at the EOY~!
3 Lucky Winners will stand a chance to walk away with a Honoka Kousaka T-shirt as part of her Birthday on 3rd Aug~!

3 Badge draws @ $10 (Entitled to 1 redraw and 1 Lucky Draw Tix)
1 Badge draw @ $4 (Entitled to 1 redraw and 1 Lucky Draw Tix)

The Lucky Draw will be held on August 3rd(Sunday) at 5pm. All participants are advised to gather at least 5 minutes before the start of the Lucky Draw!

Guides and Tips for the event!

Download EOY's app for a handy guide and event map on the go, important announcements, promotions from exhibitors, and the stage performance schedule for both days! Set the alarm for your favourite performers so you don't miss them!

For iOs:

For Android:

For those who have downloaded the app last year, please update it. You should see your app icon updated to this year's EOY logo, as well as a brand new splash page! If your app still shows last year's highlights, go to settings, clear your data and it should show.

Visit this link for more EOY 2014 Festival Guides & Tips 

Developing Article.... Do check back for more! Last Update 29/07/2014 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Terror in Resonance On Aniplus HD starting tonight.

An highly anticipated suspense anime Directed by the legendary Shinichiro Watanabe and renown music  composer Yoko Kanno . Terror in Resonance takes place in an alternate iteration of the present. Tokyo has been hit by a terrorist attack that has decimated the city, spreading paranoia in its wake. The only evidence of the culprits is a mysterious video uploaded to the Internet by terrorist group, Sphinx. Unbeknownst to the authorities, Sphinx are two teenage boys, who go by the names, “Nine” and “Twelve”. They have decided to wake the world up with their heinous plans of death and destruction with their fingers on the trigger.

video sourced from AFAchannel

Starting tonight,Terror in Resonance will be Screen at
every monday 11 PM exclusively on ANIPLUS HD:

  • Singtel Mio TV 

       Aniplus HD (Ch340)
       Aniplus HD on demand (Ch341)

  • Toggle.SG 

Check out the coverage of preview of the anime:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

STGCC 2014 Artist Alley Hits A Home Run

For the first time at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC), Artist Alley – a space dedicated to showcase the works of up-and-coming artists – has been completely snapped up three months prior to the show in September. This edition of STGCC will see more than 160 participants at Artist Alley filling the show with colourful pop culture offerings, with 33 new booths making their STGCC Artist Alley debut. Ms. Rita Magnus, Senior Manager of the Pop Culture Cluster at Reed Exhibitions, organiser of STGCC, said: “The sold-out status and the number of newcomers at Artist Alley are very encouraging for us, and we are thrilled by the increasing number of people who recognise our show as an effective conduit that reaches out to the pop culture-loving crowd. This definitely serves as a strong testament to our show’s quality and reputation among the pop culture fraternity.”

Artist Alley is the crucible of creativity, a staple for comic conventions all over the world like San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con. With participants
from countries like Singapore, Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines, visitors can expect to see a kaleidoscope of art forms at the STGCC Artist Alley –
from works of independent artists brimming with their individualistic styles, to
cross-country collaborations that bring exciting products from collisions of
creativity to the table.

STGCC plays host to Singapore’s Pop Culture Superheroes 
Check out these home-grown artists and locally-inspired creations fostered from
Singapore’s reservoir of creativity!

STGCC will witness the launch of Singapore’s first superheroes in full force – SupaCross, the brainchild of  The Association of Comic Artists (Singapore). The SupaCross Universe consists of teenage villains who reside in Hougang, superheroes named Singapore Sling (a 15-year-old Chinese schoolgirl capable of slicing steel) and D-Temasek (a Malay Lassale art student with para-strength).

Chicago-based creative artist Alex Solis collaborates with Mighty Jaxx, a Singapore-based toy producer, to create the very first designer toy based on THE
CHUNKIES! series. 100 pieces of The Chunky Knight (aka Batman with an eating disorder) will chomp their way to the show as one of the heavyweights at Artist Alley. Catch sight of Alex Solis in action at STGCC as he will be present with a host of pop culture personalities lined up this year!

Founded in Singapore by Jake Lee, Pobber made a name for itself at international comic conventions with an array of unique offerings, working with artists such as Jeremy Madl on cult toys of the Mork family. This year, Pobber breaks its streak and exhibits on home ground for the first time, starring its celebrated creation of robotic ape war machine Mecha amidst other exciting toys.

XM Studios, Singapore’s very own producer of limited edition premium statue collectibles, unveils the first femme fatale of their Marvel Premium Collectibles
statue series – Black Widow. The legendary member of Avengers (superhero team) and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D (an espionage and law-enforcement agency) is crafted in highly detailed 1:4 scale and hand-painted with quality finish.
Stay tuned to STGCC as XM Studios reveals the restof their Marvel Premium Collectibles statue series!

Booth of Lost Things presents “100,000 Horsepower”, a resin bust that resembles an emo version of the pop icon Astro Boy (a robot superhero from a classic
Japanese manga series). The bust is a joint collaboration by Sonny Liew, an Eisner-nominated (Comics industry’s equivalent of the Oscar Awards) comic artist who now resides in Singapore, local sculptor Gary Choo and Singapore-based toy producer Mighty Jaxx.

PBK and Daniel Yu are two Singaporean forces joined by their shared passion for sculpting and DIY toy production. PBK comprises three artists working as one mind, creating designs based on their backgrounds in street art and tattoo culture,
while Daniel Yu is a self-taught sculptor whose works provide a whimsical escapism from reality. Together, they will bring quirky and unique toys to the table at STGCC.

Creative craft overload with cuteness at STGCC
Animals come alive in the pop culture world under the skillful hands of talented
toy makers, with pandas and frogs under the spotlight.

It is a panda fiesta as Cacooca unleashes its pandas at STGCC! The
store has been working on numerous diversified creations under the settings of PANDA, producing the black and white mammal clad in spacesuit and miner get-ups, and even riding a hippo!

Firestarter Design introduces Noodles, the Dim
Sum Panda. The first in the series of Dim Sum Panda, Noodles (staying true to its name) feasts on all types of noodles, from Japanese ramen to local delights like laksa and mee pok. And he loves having his noodles in a red bowl!

Meet APO FROGS (short for apocalypse frogs), specially brought to STGCC by TWELVEDOT studio from Korea. Unlike the common frogs, APO FROGS stand on their hind legs, and appear to have a very different opinion about rain from most frogs as they enjoy being in their raincoats.

Grab the chance to meet all these amazing artists at the STGCC Artist Alley!
Priced at $19 for a one-day pass and $25 for a two-day pass, tickets are
available for sale at selected authorised retail outlets and at the event itself. Visit for more ticketing details.

Check out for the latest STGCC news!