Comic Fiesta 2008 is coming soon!

That’s right, it’s almost time for Comic Fiesta 2008! This year I’ve been approached by the committee to stir up some promotion as well as reporting extra information directly from them regarding the new events that will be upcoming in this year’s CF.

Comic Fiesta

About Comic Fiesta

First off, let’s have a bit of a history lesson. Comic Fiesta (CF) is Malaysia’s longest running fan-organized Anime, Games and Comics (ACG) event here and it’s been held annually since it’s first iteration in 2002. CF is somewhat like Japan’s venerable Comiket (on a much more smaller scale of course) and like Comiket, it focuses on bringing ACG fans throughout the country together and it’s one of the main platforms for cosplayers and local doujinshi (fan works) groups to showcase their talents and/or art works (a lot do both).

Over the years, it has steadily grown in scale as well as fame and it’s now firmly marked on many local ACG fans calenders as one of the times everyone can get together and have a smashing fun time!

Comic Fiesta 2008

This year’s CF will be held at the Sunway Convention Center in Petaling Jaya (location map here, accomodation guide is here ) over two days on the 20th and the 21st of December, and it’s themed “Bridging the Creatives”, promising to be bigger and better than last year’s CF (quite a tall order, I assure you).

Aside from the customary doujin market, art competition (entries closing on the 6th of December), cosplay solo and group events as well as showcase galleries, this year’s CF will see the inclusion of a number of new events such as:

  • Portfolio Review Gallery
  • Educational workshops
  • Art Demonstrations
  • Game Corner

… so there’s more events for everyone to enjoy this year.

Tickets can now be purchased via preorders from the official site or from participating outlets (Suncomics, AnimeTech and ComicParadise) nationwide. Ticket prices are RM 15 per day on the spot or RM 25 for both days via preorders. Closing date for preorders is December 1.

More information about Comic Fiesta 2008 (rules, contests, event lists) can be found on their official site, http://comicfiesta.com and questions can be asked on their forums, http://forums.comicfiesta.org.

ComicFiesta is still looking for helpers/volunteers/slaves for their event, and you can sign up by registering on their forums. Aside from that, they are also looking for bloggers to cover the event (kinda like what AFA is doing), so anyone who is interested may contact me with your blog address and a bit of intro.

7 Comments

  1. tj han Said,

    November 4, 2008 @ 12:12 pm

    Haha do you think it’s worth it for me to go over for the two days? Also, all hail malaysia’s premier blogger!

  2. tiga88 Said,

    November 16, 2008 @ 9:12 pm

    hey kurogane, just wanna ask, after december is it possible for me to get any ticket? coz currently i am studying at singapore, and i wont be back until mid of december. thx in advance

  3. DrmChsr0 Said,

    November 23, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

    KURO.

    I may have a spare bit of time next year.

    To make up for our not meeting this year.

  4. Tommy Said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

    It seem interesting. I think I will have a visit there myself this December.
    Anyone here got went to the Animation Comic Fair 2008?

  5. AznCoffee Said,

    November 25, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

    I really hope they accound a sequal to Jump Ultimate Stars. xD
    but thanks for the heads up Kurogane.

    /offtopic
    I looked up “Everything is Heart” (for kicks) and voila, I found a code geass r2 ep 22 blog, and found you very entertaining to read xD *thumbs up*

  6. fuzzylogic Said,

    November 26, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

    aw man, my cousin’s getting married tt weekend and i’m gonna be kendarat-in for BOTH days.

    srsly sucks. :S

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    December 5, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

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