Comic Fiesta 2007

This year’s CF was like, 9001% more awesome than the last year’s one, mainly because they finally chose a good venue to hold it, which was at Berjaya Times Square 6th floor, 9001 times more accessible than the old venue of Sri Sedaya (ugh).

Comic Fiesta 2007

The event venue was much more wider and it had a really cool feature to boot, windows to let natural light in, and damn, that really made the place look real nice as well. Also, thanks to the natural light, I saved a lot of my camera’s battery, because I didn’t really need to use the flash.

Booths wise, there was a way lot more variety this year. KomikFactory, Ben’s new company was there to promote his new magazine, Powder. HP, this year’s major sponsor, showcased their workstations, along with 30 inch LCD’s to boot. Damn, really want one of those babies. Doujin group participations increased as well, and there were quite a number of groups there this year, including Collateral Damage from Singapore, which sold their Superscenic Artbook + OST, quite a first over here, and the OST by Tera is a pretty good one too. The Figure Mall, a local online figurine shop, did a mini figurine display as well, and man I really spent hours on their booth, admiring and taking photos of the figurine.

Cosplay-wise, saw quite a variety of cosplays done, and I’m thankful there’s not so many Naruto/Bleach/whatever-mainstream-shounen-anime character cosplays overwhelmingly being the majority of the cosplayers. I saw some from Trinity Blood, Rozen Maiden, one Tsukasa cosplayer and even a really nice Yuko Ichihara + Tomoyo-hime. My personal best cosplay of all has to go to Jac’Kee, who cosplayed as Mitsuru-senpai from Persona 3. Why? She’s also the Vice President of the event committee, XD. The cosplay competition was a bit disappointing though, since the really good ones never entered it. At the end of the day, Hellboy cosplayer won Best Cosplayer while a Seth cosplayer won Best Craftsmanship.

Comic Fiesta 2007

Stage perfomances included a male version Hare Hare dance on the first day, while the second day had another mass Hare Hare dance and later on, singing performances by Sky and one more performer, whose name I didn’t get. Not bad vocals from both of them. Emcee Alfred was quite a riot for both days… but he has an unhealthy fetish for double cheeseburgers. I hope it’s not too much LOLCAT.

Some of the negative things to say, were the lack of stage performances the first day, which made it really boring after you’re done with the booths and cosplayers. Also the usual overcrowdedness applied, but for being the first time having the event there, getting the event overcrowded was really awesome. The cosplay chess thing was also rather boring… since they didn’t really utilize fully the special boxes where you get asked to do some ridiculous things. Also, they could’ve labelled the doujin booths as so to allow people to look for their favourites more easily. Some time confusion also happened on the last day, with the results for the competitions announced one hour earlier than announced.

Overall, CF’07 was a really good event, and I really did enjoy myself for both the days (now you know where I’ve disappeared). Hope the CF committee keeps up their good work for next year’s event. More pictures after the jump.

Comic Fiesta 2007

Comic Fiesta 2007

Comic Fiesta 2007

Comic Fiesta 2007

Comic Fiesta 2007

Comic Fiesta 2007

15 Comments

  1. Cipher Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

    Just wondering, do you know the name of the group which offered to do copic coloured comissions during the event? I was pretty impressed with their work but didn’t remember to check up their name..

  2. Shin Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

    Zechti was my favorite ^^

  3. Alien Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 7:56 pm

    It’s better than last year that is for sure

  4. Shin Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

    Might I add that the traps this year are hotter too :O

  5. Serene Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 8:15 pm

    Yupz.. SuperScenic ost is quite nice to the ears ^^ They promoted it nicely, many ppl bought it :P All the stuff sold there are very beautiful, just tat not enuf $$ o.O went there late, ended early, 2nd day can’t go.. T.T I still wanna buy as I think bek ^^” yea, like wat the 1st person asked, do you know the booth’s name which sells the b/w bookmark like “SIR DUKE BARON RACOON” or “MONSIEUR KURO NEKO” dunno their names, oso with b/w badges :P may wanna buy from them again hehe.. hope tis post is not too long o.O
    Overall, I love CF 07 ^^ will be looking forward to nxt year’s ;)

  6. LilKeV84 Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 8:27 pm

    u came to our figure booth, should have looked for me for a chat ^^;;

    anyway, glad u liked our booth :P i’m glad it turned out great too

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

    Ahaha, I was too busy taking photos of the figurines. I did come over to chat with one of your friends there, Valiant Ho, after the event ended.

    Well, really loved that you guys brought on so many figurines to display that day.

  8. LilKeV84 Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

    oh, valho, was it when we were packing up?
    i saw him chatting with someone, but not sure if its u ^^;;

    thanks! now have to think of the next event to display ^^

  9. meganeshounen Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

    That is one nice Mitsuru-sempai cosplay if I ever saw one. :D

  10. Omg That’s My Head! O_O « Mystical Illusions Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

    […] at that time, that’s why my headdress could be seen. I happen to come across this picture in Kurogane’s Anime Blog that I was browsing randomly for Comic Fiesta 2007 pictures. Sorry I “stole” and edited […]

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 18, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    Oh meganeshounen, you should’ve seen her walking around the event area, making sure everything ran fine, like a real student council president. That’s why I felt her cosplay was the best that day, even though there were others that were visually impressive.

    @LilKev: That was me, yeah. Please do inform me if you guys are going for any other events :D.

    Also, someone seems to have uploaded the Superscenic CD up on Tokyotosho, lol.

  12. MistaYoH Said,

    December 18, 2007 @ 1:19 am

    Kuro: GREAT event. HUGE turnout. Had a blast for both days

    Thanks for all the support for Superscenic OST and Artbook. We’re planning some new stuff coming up for future events. Look out for them!

  13. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 18, 2007 @ 9:10 am

    When I went to San Francisco this year, I lost the chance to go to the SJ Conv on May 26th & 27th… what a waste. This one looked great…

  14. valho Said,

    December 18, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

    stupid of me, I didn’t even get the name of the person I chatted with :P. great event, hopefully we can do it again next year :)

  15. Cho Hakkai Said,

    December 18, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    Not just the event that is great. The venue is also great as we will not have shortage of food.

    BTW, CF07 also have booth that sell English manga that is cheap. I repeat, cheap English manga from Singapore. That is the first time the manag is sold in Malaysia. It’s a pity they only sell Chuang Yi comic and not Asianpac comic. Looks like I had to go to Singapore to buy “Celestial Zone 21”.

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