COMIC FIESTA 2016

17-18 December 2016

Hall 1 & 2, Putra World Trade Center

COMIC FIESTA 2016

17-18 December 2016

Hall 1 & 2, Putra World Trade Center

WHAT IS COMIC FIESTA?

The Comic Fiesta is the largest anime, comics and games (ACG) event in South-East Asia. Organized by the SAYS Youth Society, Comic Fiesta has come a long way: the first Comic Fiesta held in 2002 was a small exhibition in the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur which managed to attract about 500 visitors.

Since then, it has grown massively, turning into something that is seen as a must-visit event by many local illustrators, artists, cosplayers and fans. Last year, the Comic Fiesta 2015 reported that over 45,000 people had visited its venue over two days.

Visitors over two days

doujinshi

Among the many attractions is the Creative Arts Market, a place where local artists showcase their best works. From simple illustrations all the way to actual doujinshi (fan-made manga), you can find all kinds of art pieces here. And that’s just the drawn art! Many stalls also sell things like posters, T-shirts, dolls, and so on, meaning that there’s something for everyone if you take the time to look around.

Cosplay

Another major draw is the many, many cosplayers who take the chance to dress in their finest. There are special events and competitions for cosplayers, not to mention a chance for local enthusiasts to meet with other cosplayers from all across Asia.

Meet celebrity guests!

In addition, the organizers of Comic Fiesta have made it a point to invite celebrity guests to their convention. In the past few years they have brought in famous cosplayers, musicians, game designers, and other such people for special shows or interviews, most of which have been wildly popular among the attendees. Past celebrity guests have included Smart Doll inventor Danny Choo, J-pop band FLOW and Lead Designer of Final Fantasy XV Wan Hazmer.

Game on!

Comic Fiesta is also popular for holding a number of gaming competitions. There are usually special areas set up so that fans of video games can watch or even compete in anything from Pokemon tournaments to League of Legends championships.

Superheroes, assemble!

Those attending Comic Fiesta 2016 should be aware that this year’s’ theme is “superheroes”. So prepare to suit up and swing right into the action!

This year’s Comic Fiesta has been scheduled for 17th and 18th December 2016 and will be held in Hall 1 and 2 of the Putra World Trade Center in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. The Fiesta will run from 10am to 7pm, though anyone interested in attending should arrive as early as possible to avoid the crowds. The early bird tickets have already become available for purchase, and normal tickets can be bought at the walk-in counter once the event begins.

Zameen Datta

Zameen Datta

Intern, Malaysiakini

A young writer living in PJ, Zameen is pleasantly surprised at how exciting his internship at Malaysiakini has been. He enjoys reading, RPG games, and cooking." 

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