Event Name: SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2012
Location: Sydney Convention Centre
Date: 14th July 2012
Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm
Admission: $29/ $35
“ SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show is a Japanese pop culture convention that is devoted to artists, creators and fans alike.Yes! SMASH is back again and with an awesome line up of guests!
The primary focus is to allow fans to meet and interact with other like-minded people, show off creative talents, buy anime and manga-related goods and celebrate their fandom in a social environment. SMASH! encourages all forms of anime fandom through a variety of activities such as cosplay, panels, games, and other special popular culture events.
SMASH! is run by SMASH Inc, a non-profit organisation created by fans for fans which aims to create an open and affordable avenue that serves as a meeting point for fans and encourages art, creativity and community involvement. “
“ SMASH! has always been dedicated to bringing top international talent to Sydney, and this year is no exception, with a strong line-up of internationally-renowned guests. In addition to Japanese voice actresses Yuko Miyamura (Evangelion, Berserk and Outlaw Star) and Sakura Tange (Cardcaptor Sakura, Dead or Alive), SMASH! welcomes prolific voice actor Shin-ichiro Miki (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach, Gundam 00, and Initial D) in his first ever international appearance. ”
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: © Khara
Yuko Miyamura will also be having a Voice Acting Workshop with a few selected participants! Learn how you can take part here!
CARDCAPTOR SAKURA: © 1998-1999 CLAMP•KODANSHA•NHK•NEP
BLEACH: © Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot
Shin-ichiro MikiNot only does SMASH! boast a line of Japanese guests to wow the fans, the event schedule is also filled to the brim with something for everyone!
If you are an Artist, there’s 3 competition for you to take part in! If you’re a Cosplayer there’s the Cosplay Competition, Cosplay Chess, Photobooth and Cosplay Panels to look out for. If you’re a Gundam builder, there’s the Gunpla Builders Cup ! There’s something for almost every facet of the fandom!
Click here for more information about the event!
And there is also a Maid Cafe!!!!!
If you’re around Sydney that weekend, remember to check out SMASH! Book your tickets early to avoid getting shelved out! I was told by my friend who went last year that the queue in the morning was a daunting challenge D:
And if you’re there, remember to say hi to me ^_^! Yes, I’ll be going Sydney for SMASH! See you guys!