DaiCon Report

In a nutshell:

As a con-goer, I am extremely pleased. Food was nearby, there were lots of places to spend my money (I don’t care what people say, places that encourage me to spend money for official stuff is goooood), and more importantly, I had fun with friends.

I’m not sorry to say that I’m not that interested in the seiyuu, but I think her performance could have been handled MUCH better.

There were a few things I was surprised by. There were not that many things to do if you were not *that* into the subculture. A maid cafe was right next to Silvy sis’ booth which I never entered, despite my curiousity. It was not that compelling. Then there were the many board games, but the signboards there were a bit misleading. There were pictures of dice, but nothing that jumped out and said “BOARD GAMES HERE RAWR!”

Note to self: Pictures are not enough, one should always put a caption below the said picture, even if it’s something as simple as “Board Games here!” That said, thanks Yzlu for teaching me to play Go!

Then there is the mystery of the missing seiyuu exhibition. Being a newcomer to this scene (unlike SOME people on my reading list, I lack the ability to recognise voices UNLESS it’s Ishida Akira >3< ) I was interested in checking this out, and so I was on the lookout for it as I walked the halls, but no dice. I saw the Maid Cafe, I saw the Figurine Mall, I had a really nice airbrushed temporary tattoo, and I might just get a permanent one, but we will see.

But that missing seiyuu exhibit? Not happening.

Hanging out with friends, chatting and all, that was great. But in terms of events, not really. However, it was a good first-time event, and I congratulate the Committee of DaiCon for pulling it off. However, I get this feeling that the committee is stand-offish and not really in touch with the con-goers; I did not see anyone with a tag that explicitly said they were the Committee moving around. I heard some stories from a friend who was asked to MC and then turned away.

Oh yes, that brings me to a peeve.

PLEASE GET RID OF YOUR MC. Or make her take lessons. Screaming at people isn’t a way to get audience participation, and woman, I can hear the insincerity in your voice. You don’t sound like this is the most amazing thing to happen to you, you sound like you’re desperate to breathe life into the convention. Two different tones, needs lots of work.

That said, DaiCon @ MMU Cyberjaya was a pretty good event. For a first-timer they got a lot of things right, and now they just need to iron out the minor details.

3/5, mainly for easy access to food, having fun with friends, and yes, that free Nescafe on Day 1.

Quick PA

In case you haven’t heard, the Comic Fiesta.org site is down due to exceeding our bandwidth. Thanks for the support people!

To the especially active forumers who love to create threads, please try NOT to spam the boards so much when it comes back on New Year’s Day. Personally I understand that yes, you do have a lot of free time and you ARE looking for people to chat with, but if you are really THAT bored, instead of spamming the boards, why not drop into our IRC channel at irc.beyondirc.net #comicfiesta ?

Trust me, you won’t be bored for long. 🙂

Comic Fiesta 2008- Point form!

I’ll post the highlights here cause my brain is still trying to process everything:

For pre-event:

  • Hentian Duta is not the same as Jalan Duta
  • I hate KL signboards (Jin, you and me are the same)
  • I hope everyone enjoyed their goodie bags, cause there was a lot of things in them, to the point I forgot to take one for myself
  • DIABETUS AHOY!
  • Assembly lines are for the win!
  • Awesome president is awesome! WPA Wifi is not
  • Starbucks’ WiFi outside of the Lagoon is on 24 hours. @@

Then, for Day 1:

  • Awesome opening vid is awesome
  • Cold hall is cold hall
  • OMG DOUJINS! *_* And I didn’t have enough money to buy all that I wanted
  • ASDFGHJKL AWESOME ODIN SPHERE GROUP IS AWESOME MASAKO YOU LOOK DAMN SEXY WTF INGWAY <3 OSWALD AIEEE *fangirl scream* GWENDOLYN I WANNA PINCH CHEEKS CAN AND OMG OMG OMG MERCEDES !!!
  • Missed group cosplay, but it’s fun to be at ticketing
  • Thank you very much Luc for looking after my things. I’m sorry I left it with you for so long! 
  • Deru squeeing over her presents = Priceless
  • It was great meeting with friends
  • Fantastic top hat is fantastic
  • Moyan was there at CF! I got myself a cute lil tiger cub coming down the mountain from her!
  • OMG FUSHIGI YUUGI SUZAKU NO MIKO GROUP! AIEE
  • Comic Fiesta 2008 T-SHIRTS FOR SALE~ 😀
  • Final note for Day 1: NEVER EVER EAT THE SUSHI AT SUSHI KING’S! There are people who are getting food poisoning from them

Pictures for both setup and Day 1 are here . Pardon the blurriness.

Day 2:

  • Went late, so I missed some asshattery
  • Krauzer is epic!
  • OMG HIRO NAKAMURA! <3
  • Nemesis made a baby cry
  • Tsukino I finally met you! 😀
  • FANGIRL MODE ON! OMG SAYA VIETNAM MASSACRE COSPLAYER FOUND! AGAGAGAGA
  • 80s Baby Grins: COBRA COMMANDER!
  • Sailormoon cosplayers = Wow!
  • Stole [Edo]’s foxtail and ears. 😀 
  • I missed last year’s dancefest
  • CELEBRATION VIDEO IS HILARIOUS
  • IRC FAMILY PHOTO- GET! To random people who wanted to take pics with us: WE ARE IRC-FIESTANS! Please do not simply jump into a photo opp. It is rude (this especially applies to a certain blue-dressed cosplayer)
  • On the same IRC note: sad to see a lot of people missing
  • Mibbles! Caramelldansen! Elliptical Shadows! TEAMWORKS! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
  • Committee photos are fun!
  • Pictures for Day 2 are here.

To all our helpers, volunteers and participants, I’d like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ATTENDING AND HELPING US MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS! I look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Naoko Kensaku

Comic Fiesta 2008

Can be summed up in two three pictures (I’m waiting for the second pic to appear)

IRCFiesta 2008 Family Pic, missing some people

We’re missing a few people, but thank you for making the event fun! *Huggles her family*

EDIT: Pic was stolen from [Dustyhawk] who got it from Silencers.

Then there is this bunch of people who make Comic Fiesta happen EVERY YEAR!


And not forgetting THESE people who gave us their 101%!


Thank you all.