Launching today August 26th at Ngee Ann Polytechnic is International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS), and here are a few highlights for the event, including a cosplay
panel by U.S. based cosplay celebrities Ms. Yaya Han and Ms. Jerry Polence, a Cosplay Catwalk, a Cosplay Competition featuring entries from both Eastern & Western genres, as well as Singapore’s 2nd Annual Cosplay Chess stage show (cast posted below).
Photography enthusiasts can also look forward to a Cosplay Photography Contest. Visitors will also be treated to a post-event party featuring local ani-song singer Melanie Joanne, anisong chorus group ‘Guts, Courage, Joy’ and a full hour of non-stop anime and game music remixes by DJ Rainyrhy.
Fans of Ms. Yaya Han can also purchase a convention exclusive print (shown below-left), produced in collaboration with local illustrator Shawn Yap (13 Wishes) at her booth. She will also be selling limited edition Yaya Han calendars and creations, as well as holding signings at the event.
Internationally acclaimed cosplay photographer Mr. Jay Tablante will also be exhibiting his latest works at ICDS, as well as his photo book Geekology 101, featuring cosplayers he has photographed around the world. Don't forget the charity-prints from Alodia we previous posted about HERE!
Schedule Stage Activities:
10:00 Opening Ceremony
10:30 Cosplay Panel featuring Yaya Han & Jerry Polence
11:15 anibee Ani-Song Competition Finals (Stage Area)
Jay Tablante Shooting Seminar (West Wing)
12:15 Break for Lunch
12:45 Set-up for Cosplay Catwalk
13:00 Cosplay Catwalk
13:45 Set-up for Cosplay Competition
14:00 Cosplay Competition
15:00 Autograph Session by Guests-of-Honor
15:30 Autograph Session continues, Set-up for Cosplay Chess
16:00 Introduction of COSPLAY: The Series
16:15 Opening of Singapore's 2nd Annual Cosplay Chess
18:15 Closing of Singapore's 2nd Annual Cosplay Chess
18:30 Closing Ceremony
19:00 Set-up for Post-Event Party
19:30 Post-Event Party, Free and Easy
22:00 Venue Closes
Fringe Activities + Schedule Activity Location:
All Day anibee Ambassador Hunt 2012 Front-of-House
All Day Paradigm Infinitum Product Demos Front-of-House
All Day Artists' Alley + Creator's Corner* Show floor
All Day Cosplay Portraiture by Stillz & Motion Photography West Wing
11:15 - 12:15 Jay Tablante's Shooting Seminar West Wing
15:00 - 16:00 Signings by Guests-of-Honor VIP Booths
Tickets are priced at $5 (with an additional $1 booking fee), and all profits from ticket sales will go towards an educational bursary for students from the School of Film & Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. ICDS is organized by The Neo Tokyo Project. Look for further updates on their Facebook page! *Have Fun Everyone*