Disney XD Exciting Adventure and FUN on Cignal Television – Watch IT. LIVE It !

SM Megamall Activity Center, Mandaluyong City -Philippines

spider-man delighted the crowd

Everyone likes Walt Disney and Disney’s cartoon characters. Since childhood , we experience it by watching them on FREE television , DVD’s movies , Internet and in CABLE Television.

Cignal Cable station sales representatives

Cignal Television , one of the leading Direct -to Home ( DTH) pay television provider in the country , bring Disney XD first in High Definition ( HD) in the country .

Spider-man  power web spider cycle action figures on sale

 You can choose from plans ranging from Php490 to Php1590.  It is comparable to the ones being offered by other cable networks with fewer channel line-ups and sometimes there are cable companies that are only confined to a certain locality . We are a subscriber of the Php1590 plan and the signal is very clear and even at par with the other cable networks.

popular shows to be included in the line-up

Popular channels such as HBO, Starworld, Star Movies, Star World ,  NBA Premium  even Disney are included in the affordable Plan 630 (total monthly cost is Php780 including the monthly cable box maintenance fee).

all smiles from Walt Disney -Philippines staffs

Marvel’s web-slinging superhero the Ultimate Spider-Man took a break from fighting crime and swung by the SM Megamall Event Center to meet and greet his fans! There are also Marvel Super Heroes action figure that were on sale during the event.

Mr. Stanley Sy  emcee during the event , the Filipino-Chinese  correspondent for The Daily Bugle and NBA.com

Cignal TV and Disney kicked off their exciting collaboration by conducting a massive 12-leg nationwide mall tour which started last June where limited edition Disney XD  premium items were given to the first 100 new Cignal subscribers in each mall.

bloggers , freelance writers and their families were invited to the event

As an added treat, one lucky family was flown in to Singapore for a special meet and greet with the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy last July. The children were given a  red hand foam with the signature hand gesture of spiderman.

three children were randomly picked from the invited guests and joined the on the spot games

The three-day event held at the SM Mega-mall Event Center from August 22 to 24 also featured pre-show games and trivia for the fans and giveaways of exclusive Disney premium items to those who subscribed to Cignal TV Post-Paid Plan 490 and up.

smiling children which won tumblers

Cignal is the Philippine’s premier DTH satellite provider. Launched in 2009, Cignal broadcasts to households and commercial venues nationwide using DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) technology. Cignal transmits 96 channels to date, which includes free-to-air, SD, and HD.

  The company also offers on-demand service through its pay-per-view channel, and a varied mix of 10 audio channels. Cignal is owned and operated by Cignal TV Inc., a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, the media partner of the PLDT Group of Companies.

SM Megamall Activity Center is a beehive of people attending the very successful event

There are also a lot of interesting collectible items for sale during the event. The event is not just for the kids but also for the kids at heart .  The event extended past 5:00pm with a lot of fun-filled activities for the entire family.

I would like to ” Thank ” the organizers and Ms. Eleanor Leyco for the invitation extended to the author.

Website : http://www.cignal.tv/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CignalTV

 

Cosmic Con 2014

3rd Floor Festival Mall, Alabang , Muntinlupa City -Philippines

crowd

 Cosmic convention 2014 was held at the 3rd Floor Filinvest Mall in Alabang , Metro Manila. In fact the entrance fee is just Php 20 per head.

Filbar’s 50% off on books and comics

There were about 25 commercial booths selling toys, comics , pet supplies , pet accessories , foods, mugs and books.

Toys

There were on the spot raffles, some talks, cosplays, auction, comic illustrators and other contests. However the bulk of the participants and activities were held on May 10, 2014 .

t-shirts

cos-players

This is a unique way for these cos- players to help a lost dog !

free hug

This cos-player had a unique way to catch attention. FREE hugs and a ” Mother’s Day ”  greeting delighted every visitors at the convention site.

Pet Starz

Pet Starz is one of the sponsors of the event, The pet store is said to be owned by Mr. Richard Yap ( Sir Chief ) of the popular late morning series “Be Careful with My Heart “

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pet-Starz/291477994340690

cosplay event

Hopefully , There will be a much bigger event and participants  in the future .

Note : I would like to ” Thank” Mr. John Paraiso for his photos

 

Cosmic CON 2014 : The Biggest Comics, Cosplayer and Collectible Expo in Metro Manila

IEM in cooperation with Festival Supermall, HERO Tv, Inquirer.net,Paws & Tails, Suzuki, Naruto Cosplayer Philippines presents…. This will be the largest gathering of comic , cosplay and toy collectors in this part of Metro Manila .

COSMIC CON 2014 !!!!!!

Event Highlights:
1. Toys and Otaku Collectibles.
2. Life Size Statues
3. Comics
4. Cosplay/ Pet Cosplay
5. Sports Bike Displays
6. Special Guests Appearances!!!!
7. Chibi Cosplayer Debut!!!

Day 1
1.Pet Cosplay Open Category- Pet Only.

2.Cosmic Chibi Cosplay Contest- 3 y.o. to 12 y.o.

3. Toy and Cosplay Photography Contest (Human and Pets)

4. Special Appearance from Henshin PH Kamen Riders!

5. Special Segment from Naruto Cosplay Philippines’ Cosplay Idol WILDCARD!!!!

Day 2
1.Pet and Handler Cosplay.

2.Cosmic Cosplay Contest- Individual
3.13 y.o. and Above.
(Open Category)

4.Group Battle Royale- Minimum of 2 Maximum of 10 members.

5.Toy and Cosplay Photography Contest (Human and Pets)

6. Special Appearance Meet and Greet!!!
Power Rangers Cosplay PH and Panel Discussion with
The Philippine X-men Team!!!

7. Naruto Cosplay Philippines Special segment: OTAKUS Chioce Awards

8. Cosmic Awarding Ceremony!!!!

CONTEST PRE Registration Here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UwkcCL2XOErhVJJTQbYNVJd0P76_0B0VIwC9BvQxCUs/viewform

Note: Cosplayers will go through the preliminary catwalk. Should bring own BGM Back Ground Music or Back ground VIDEO with BGM in MP3 Format in a FLASH DRIVE. NO CDs please. This will be used on the final round. -Individual Adult Category only.

Locker Dressing Room Rate : Php 30.00 Whole day Per Person.
ENTRANCE IS NOT 200.00…not 100.00  , But 20.00Php only!!!! *

* Entrance fee is to maintain the security and fun within the venue.

Spread the word!!!

Contest Rules and Guidelines at www.facebook.com/iemcosmiccon

We are open for booth applications and sponsors. Please email icozplayph@gmail.com

 

The Best of Anime ( BOA) 2013 Highlights

2nd Floor , Function Hall F- SMX Convention Center, Pasay City -Philippines

entrance to the Best of Anime 2013 convention

Prime Trade Asia president Ms. Irene Lloren , together with Mr. Joe Inoue and Japan Foundation representatives

Sewashi Nobi and Doraemon

 Doraemon was awarded the  Japan Cartoonists Association award  for excellence in 1973. Doraemon was awarded the first  Shogakukan Manga Award for children’s manga in 1982  and the first Osamu Tezuka Culture award in 1997 . In March 2008 Japan’s Foreign Ministry , appointed Doraemon as the nation’s first “anime ambassador.”The Foreign Ministry action confirms that Doraemon has come to be considered a Japanese cultural icon.

Doraemon postage stamps issued by Japan Post

Doraemon is a popular character that , the Japan Post ( Anime Heroes) issued several postage stamps.  The latest set was released on June 4th, 2013. A sheet of ten 80 yen stamps is  Y800 yen ($8 USD).

Doremon notebooks

In 2002, the anime character was acclaimed as an “Asian Hero” in a special feature survey conducted by Time Asia Magazine.

Mr. Ace Irenea -first in line

Anime lovers, collectors, cosplayers, pop culture lovers among others troop to the convention center .

crowd

Throngs of crowd began their arrival at the convention center hours before its opening.

group picture

The Best of Anime(BOA) 2013  feature popular Japanese acts  the pop group STARMARIE and singer-songwriter Mr. Joe Inoue  to delight cosplay fans. Performing on Sept. 14 is STARMARIE, composed of Takamori Shino, Kishita Nozo- mi and Aoki Shior. The group is famous for intense dance tune lyrics with fairy tale and fantasy themes. Fans of the Lolita pop group are lovingly called Marists. STARMARIE recently released its second album, Fantasy World 2. Joe, who rose to fame with the song Closer, performs on Sept. 15. Growing up in a musi- cal environment has helped Joe establish his basics in music and with that, he started to create his own materials on a multi-track recorder. He is also a member of J-MELO, a television program by NHK that is being aired in 180 countries. Joe started his new project called TENGUBOY.

Fuji film cameras on display

Fuji Film and YKL group of company is a proud sponsor of the event.

camera mascots

There were two camera mascots walking around the convention center providing photo opportunities to the visitors and guests .

Fuji Film / YKL Photo Company

Eiwa Manga Booth

Eiwa Manga is  online store based in Manila with two people at the helm:  Ms. Jo, in Manila, takes care of having orders delivered and doing meet-ups (in Manila, of course); and Rizza, based in Zamboanga, handles most of responding to inquiries and maintaining the site .

The store focuses more in online selling rather than having a physical store .  Most of the items are sourced from Japan, USA and Taiwan.

Contact information: 0927-366-4349 (GLOBE) 0932-878-0991 (SUN)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eiwa-Manga-Store/171528632412

hodge podge booth

Ms. Gel Rodriguez ( 0917-525-2435)

The Hodge Podge booth  had a discount sale Everything’s 20%  at the Best of Anime convention.  Bottle cap accessories and it gives you the freedom to choose how you want your accessories to be. All supplies are imported from the US to assure our customers good quality in each Hodge Podge item . Bottle cap collectors is now enjoying a re-birth .

different kinds of bottle caps, they are used for bracelets, necklaces,mobile phone accessories , book marks, key chain holders, ID holders, pins

Established on March 2012, Hodge Podge is founded by two individuals who share the same passion for unique and kawaii goodies. They also accepts customized finish and bulk orders.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heyhodgepodge

Japan Foundation booth

Japan Foundation gave interesting advertisement postcards, FREE calligraphy inscriptions and brochure. The booth also serves as a mini-library of books for those who want to read anime and Japanese magazines.

Makati Office: 12/F Pacific Star Building, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City 1226

Japan Foundation: http://www.jfmo.org.ph/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jfmanila

Visit Japan Booth

Pocky

This booth is selling their Pocky at BUY 1 Take 1 promo with different kinds of flavors from chocolate, strawberry, banana -chocolate , milk chocolate

Pocky is a kind of biscuit .  It’s a stick-shaped biscuit, traditionally covered in chocolate. But these days there are many different kinds of Pocky. It is quite popular in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong , Korea and many Asian countries.

 Glico: http://www.glico.co.jp/en/corp/confectioneries.html

Mogu-mogu drink

Packed with beautifying nutrients, it’s a refreshing way to stay young and fit, even when you’re on the go!

Mogu Mogu Juice Drink with Nata De Coco Bits  ( coconut jelly) is manufactured by Sapanan a company based in Bangkok, Thailand. It is perhaps their most exported product since it also sold in the rest of Asia, Middle East, Europe and US. Mogu Mogu was first produced in 2003 but in the Philippines, it was launched in 2010.

The company had a sample of their latest product during the event. It seems that almost everybody likes the Mogu-Mogu drinks. My first encounter with this drink was way back in 2011 . When we bought them in a grocery store .

Website: http://mogumogumanila.com/

Mount Fuji Rice

The event is partnered by Primetime Asia,  Japan Information and Culture Center, Japan Foundation, Anime Alliance and Game Developers Association of the Philippines, sponsored by De La Salle — College of St. Benilde

Doujin No Mise booth

Friendster.ph, Wheatgrass C.A.N International, Cherry Credits, Bankee Trading, Inc., Ti- mezone, Sugarfree & Blue, YKL Fujifilm, Animation International (Doraemon), Mogu Mogu Manila, Mt. Fuji Rice, Voiceiyuu and The Brain Audio-Visual.

Prime Trade Asia: http://www.primetradeasia.com/

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