Cebu’s Premier Cosplay Convention Celebrates 10th Year

Make way for yet another fun-packed day as Cebu’s premier cosplay and hobbies convention celebrates its 10th year with its eleventh season — Otakufest 2018!

This time around, fans and enthusiast of Eastern and Western pop culture and hobbies will be able to enjoy a wider variety of booths and activities as the convention moves to a bigger location this year: the Cebu Business Park Field, right behind CIC-Main campus! PLUS: convention lovers can be sure to get the most out of their money’s worth because the event is already from 9am to 10pm

Organized by Otakufest Events Management, Otakufest 2018 promises to deliver to its loyal attendees a memorable convention experience. Enjoy a variety of signature Otakufest activities, such as the Asian Pop Dance Competition, Japanese Singing Contest, Original Character Design Competition, and DOTA 2 Competition!

The event’s cosplay competition also brings to the Cebuano cosplay community the city’s first
ever World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Central & Eastern Visayas Regional Qualifiers. The competition’s Grand Champion will be sent to the WCS Philippines Finals in Manila for a chance to represent the country during the World Cosplay Summit 2018 in Nagoya, Japan!

Aside from these competitions, attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of food and merchandise booths and exhibits, as well as the most awaited Artist Alley, a venue for amateur Filipino artists to showcase their works inspired by anime, manga, and other popular culture. With these offerings, Otakufest 2018 strives to continue bringing a complete gakuensai (school festival) experience to its attendees, as it always has year after year.

Completing the highlights of the event is the opportunity to meet the event’s Special Guests. For the first time in Otakufest’s history, there will be a special live performance by 4-member Japanese vocal and dance group bless4.

Bless4 is a 4-member Japanese vocal and dance group. From L-R: Aiki, Kanasa, Akino, Akashi.

Composed of siblings Akashi, Kanasa, Akino and Aiki, bless4 is most known for having composed and created their own amazing songs. The younger sister, Akino, is also known in the anime world as she sang the opening themes of several popular animes: Sousei no Aquarion (Genesis of Aquarion), Amagi Brilliant Park and Kantai Collection.

There will also be guest appearances by renowned Thai cosplayer Yuegene Fay, Korean cosplayer Eki Holic, World Cosplay Summit 2017 PH representative Kaizoku Ellie, and master craftsman Vincent Estapon!

Tickets are available on the event day at P150 each. For more information on Otakufest, check out their official Facebook page: facebook.com/ofest

 

Otakufest 2018 is organized in partnership with Cebu Holdings, Inc., Ayala Center Cebu, LIVE TECH, Halo Halo Radio 105.1 Cebu, World Cosplay Summit Philippines, Seven Note’s Inc., Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu, Official Media Partner Cebu Daily News and Official Channel Partner Animax Asia.

The event is also presented to you by Jellyfish Education Consultancy, Slimmers World, and Avon Philippines. Special thanks as well to co-presentor Cebu Log. Otakufest is also grateful for the support of Major Sponsors: My Language Cafe, Nature’s Spring, and Virginia Food, Inc., and Minor Sponsors: Alliance Software Incorporated, Third Team Media, QueenCityCebu.Com, PayPerClick.ph and Teng’s Sisig Bar.

 

Third Team Media is proud to be a Minor Sponsor and media partner for Otakufest 2018. We love supporting this event made by geeks, especially for the geeks like us! 

Joanna Pearl Santos

Joanna Pearl Santos

Digital Project Manager at Third Team Media
Joanna is a KPop fangirl, Japanese otaku and social media lurker who lives and breathes Twitter. She also does event management and wonders how her sanity is still intact.

Fluent in English and fangirl-speak but is trying to conquer Japanese and Korean.
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Joanna Pearl Santos

Joanna is a KPop fangirl, Japanese otaku and social media lurker who lives and breathes Twitter. She also does event management and wonders how her sanity is still intact.

Fluent in English and fangirl-speak but is trying to conquer Japanese and Korean.