Welcome to Comic Fiesta where we are famous for ‘everything’
Welcome to Comic Fiesta (CF for short) 2011 in Malaysia. I will be your reporter and lousy cameraman for this fantastic convention post. CF is Malaysia’s largest and famous ACG (Anime, Comics, Games) Convention. This year will be their 10th year organizing such an awesome event. This is also my first year attending an ani-con so please forgive me as I spent a lot of my time buying stuff and missing cosplay and event photos. I will be covering the two-day happenings using timeline accompanied by details and pictures or this post will get messy. Anyway let us begin!
Day 1 (17 Dec)
0800 (+8GMT): Pre-ordered tickets are given out. I pre-ordered my own tickets and got lots of time snapping away.
I am so cool
0900: Public tickets start selling. These tickets are walk-in tickets for those who did not pre-order them.
On the left, when the tickets sale began. And then 30 minutes later…
1000: The main entrance opens and the first thing I saw at the entrance
I roamed around a little while taking more photos of booths of local anime stores.
1100: Opening Ceremony. The head-honcho of CF, Nerv, gave a ‘very short’ speech. Literally.
“Thank you for coming”
Next the MCs gave out goodies (posters and candies). I’m not joking…?
1130: Band Performance by local bands. First was a group called ‘Desu!’ who performed a song called “Time Machine” which was a compilation of 16 anime OP&ED chorus (Dragon Ball, Shaman King, Durarara, Bakemonogatari, K-ON,…)
Believe me, she CAN sing
Next, was our local K-ON band called ‘Marshmallow Panic’ who sang “Fuwa Fuwa Taimu~”. The singer (Yui cosplay) seriously sang like Aki Toyosaki.
1230: Group Cosplay time. Each group had to perform a short drama/sing as a challenge to be judged.
Final Fantasy XIII
Nurarihyon no Mago
1400: Special Guest Artist Performance. This year CF invited Ceui and Shimokawa Mikuni. Photos were not allowed but I managed to take some using human-cover. First, Ceui performed Legend of Legendary Heroes OP&ED and Sola ED, “Mellow Melody”, and a few more.
Mikuni called Ceui back up the stage and they duo’d “Sousei no Aquarion”.
1530: Local Comic Artist Autograph Session. My battery died out during this time so I took a break to charge them while grabbing stuff from CF doujin booths.
This is only a small part of them
1600: One True Pairing Cosplay. Each pair is challenged to do a drama/sing. I got to the stage late so my shots are quite bad because I had to lift up my camera over people heads.
The World Only God Knows
1700: Special Guest Artist Autograph. Throughout the time after their performance, their CD and DVD as well as posters were sold. Those who bought could get their autographs.
I left CF after this but I’ll tell you what happened. But 1800 onwards, more local band performance, while around 2000: scheduled the Makoto Shinkai’s latest movie screening, “Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo”. (But, I heard they failed to screen it that night)
Day 2 (18 Dec)
I missed lots of good happenings as I had to go to church first but here’s a schedule on what happened:
- 1130: Lolita fashion Runway by Malaysia’s local Lolita Club.
- 1200: Solo Cosplay. I arrived when it just ended.
- 1500: Local Comic Artist Autograph Session. Ran around and bought more stuff.
- 1600: Culture Japan. Instead of Danny Choo, his spokesman, Solomon, came up the stage and introduced Culture Japan because Danny had to show up in his latest episode recording. But Danny broadcasted directly from his office to apologize to us.
Then we were shown a Mirai Suenaga Solar Uniform Cosplay.
1630: Solo singing by local singers. First was a singer called Shiomaru. She sang two songs from her latest album sold at CF. Then she asked two other singers, Bing Yun and Freya, to sing together the Ano Hana ED, “Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~”.
From left: Bing Yun, Shiomaru, Freya
Second was Sakurazaka Minori. She sang Gundam Seed ED, “Reason”, FMA: Brotherhood OP and “Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~” again solo. No offense but she really messed up a lot. Third was Rociel. She sang some song that she wrote but again no offense, her singing was boring. Finally was Huei Chan. She sang Final Fantasy X-2 Insert, “Yasashisa no Kotoba” with an edited MV from FFX. When she ended, a Tidus cosplayer came up the stage and hugged her.
1730: DOTA 2 Finals. DOTA 2 tournament was on throughout CF before this and now the finals was screened on the stage screen.
Orange (Malaysia) VS MiTH (Thailand) – MiTH won Orange at late game but Orange put up a good defense fight before losing.
1830: Marvel VS Capcom 3 Finals. The tournament was also held during CF as well and the finals is also screened for us.
Let the fight begin
1930: Prize Giving. Prizes were given to DOTA and Marvel VS Capcom winners. They also announced the cosplay winners.
One True Pairing Cosplay Winner
(Remember the one pair which I didn’t know the name?)
Group Cosplay Winner
Most ‘LOL’ Cosplay winner
2000: Some J-Pop remixed songs were played by DJ Nataka. A remix of Lucky Star OP and Touhou “Bad Apple” were the main highlights among the songs played. The crowd danced together cheerfully.
Party Rock is IN THE HOUSE!!!
2100: End of CF. I stayed around for some snaps and left about 15 minutes later.
“Thank You for joining Comic Fiesta 2011!!!”
Photos of a Cosplayer Stalker: My only regret is that I failed to snap an Inga, Inori and Tiger and Bunny Hero Team cosplayers. But I still have tons of cosplay pics to be shared, especially for Metanorn Team. Enjoy.
Stuff I bought:
End note: First, I would like to apologize for writing such a long post but CF is awesome and I want to share every single bits of it to you people. I had a lot of fun during CF. I stalked a Black Rock Shooter group, took lots of pictures, bought lots of stuff and enjoyed the events. Danny Choo, Ceui and Shimokawa Mikuni said that they will come to CF again next year. I can’t wait to see what CF 2012 have in store for us. To those who like doujin artworks, CF is a place for you to be around, they have tons of it.
This is Toori reporting (not live) from my couch Comic Fiesta 2011. Jia ne~
(For more information and artworks from Comic Fiesta, visit their website. For my complete set of photos, visit my PhotoBucket)
About the Guest Writer: Toori-chan
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