While overseas, I managed to attend C2AGE (Cosplay, Comics, Anime & Games Exhibition) 2013, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. This would be my second event outside of North America. I was excited to attend and unexpectedly I met Alodia Gosiengfiao. Overall, I had a great time and would attend C2AGE again.
Unexpectedly, while attending C2AGE, I was asked to be at a press conference with Reika Arikawa, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Alodia Gosiengfiao and VIPs of the event. At the press conference. We were briefed on how C2AGE became what it is today, and the goals set out for the event. After the briefing, the press were allowed to ask questions to the guests and VIPs.
After the end of the press conference and meeting Alodia and Ashley. I decided to focus on enjoying C2AGE while doing the usual photography.
During the press conference. We were told of the goals set for C2AGE. One of those goals; To help the local tourism economy. By being recognized as an international event such as Anime Expo (Los Angeles, United States of America), Japan Expo (Paris, France) AFA (Anime Festival Asia in South East Asia) and San Diego Comic Con (San Diego, USA). To attract tourists who are interested in Japanese culture, anime, cosplay, comics, and gaming.
Many thanks to Tourism of Selangor (http://www.tourismselangor.my/) for allowing me to be a member of the press in the press conference. Along with that the various people and models I met at the event. For allowing me to take their photos.
Mecha Cosplay 101 panel by Chive Lee (Chive Lee’s Cosplay)