24 November 2016 Thursday
241116 (Thu) Day -One
I managed to come down to Suntec City to recce the place today after my late lunch.
Currently, the level 3 concourse was quite empty with half of the area for the ticketing counters and there were three gundam models on display.
However, no guarantee that booths will be setup and the blinds closed for the 2016 Anime Festival Asia (AFA).
It will be a packed back to back cosplay events for this last few weeks of the year 2016 with the COSARENA Cosplay Competition at the Our Tampines Hub, The EOY at the Marina Barrage and I believe that many here will also make their way to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Comic Fiesta.
Event: 2016 Anime Festival Asia Singapore
Date: 25 (Fri) – 27 (Sun) November 2016
Time and Admission: Please see official website
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
]1[ 2016 Anime Festival Asia Singapore banner on the Suntec video wall.
]2[ Ticketing area at level 3 concourse.
]3[ Level 3 concourse with three gundam models.
]4[ One of the Gundam model.
]5[ 2016 Anime Festival Asia Singapore welcome billboard at level 4.
251116 (Fri) Day One
I came down to Suntec City at around 1500 hours as I had a dental appointment as I was having a toothache.
A lot of drama today with the Suntec City security guards telling the cosplayers that they could not cosplay with their weapons prop.
I also witness a near fight between a teenager and an uncle about taking photos of the cosplayers.
Not much crowd today for AFA.
Stayed around 1800 hours before going back home, I did not take a lot of photos today.
261116 (Sat) Day Two
I came down at around 1130 hours and the level 3 concourse was not really packed.
The makeshift studios near the glass panel were already in business taking photos of the cosplayers.
There were a few cosplayers doing the current en vogue mannequin challenge.
It started to rain around 1430 hours as I was heading out for my late lunch.
When I returned around 1600 hours, the level 3 concourse and hallways were packed to the gills and it was quite difficult to take photos of the cosplayers.
The place started to thin down around 1900 hours as most “close shop” for dinner and to rest for the last day tomorrow.
]16[ The crowd at the ticketing area.
]20[ Cosplay of Edward Scissorhands.
271116 (Sun) Day Three
After two days of AFA, it was taking a toll on my body with the walking and carrying heavy camera gears.
The level 3 concourse was not really packed when I reached Suntec at 1100 hours.
I have to say that there were lesser people on Sunday compared to Saturday.
This is the end for the biggest cosplay event for 2016 here in Singapore.
Many thanks to all the cosplayers that posed for the camera without fear or favour.
See you at the 2017 Anime Festival Asia Singapore.
Day Three photos are still being post processed.
][ Cosplayer Alexander Jameouson Tan cosplaying as Sephiroth from FFVII.
][ A song dedication, see you at the next event.
More photos in Flickristan.
]2016 NOV[ Anime Festival Asia Singapore, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
]2015 NOV[ Anime Festival Asia Singapore, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore