Gear up, otakus!
On February 24, 2017 (SATURDAY), fans and enthusiasts of various hobbies, East Asian and
Western pop culture are in for a BIG treat as Cebu’s premier cosplay and hobbies convention
celebrates its 10th year with its eleventh season — Otakufest 2018.
Organized by Otakufest Events Management, Otakufest 2018 promises to deliver to its loyal
attendees a memorable convention experience at its new venue, the Cebu Business Park Field
behind Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion – Main Campus. From 9am to 10pm on February 24, attendees will enjoy a variety of signature Otakufest activities, such as the Asian Pop Dance Competition, Japanese Singing Contest, Original Character Design Competition, and DOTA 2 Competition.
The event’s cosplay competition brings to the Cebuano cosplay community the city’s first
ever World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Central & Eastern Visayas Regional Qualifiers. The competition’s Grand Champion will be sent to the WCS Philippines Finals in Manila for a chance to represent the country during the World Cosplay Summit 2018 in Nagoya, Japan!
Aside from these competitions, attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of food and merchandise booths and exhibits, as well as the most awaited Artist Alley, a venue for amateur Filipino artists to showcase their works inspired by anime, manga, and other popular culture. With these offerings, Otakufest 2018 strives to continue bringing a complete gakuensai (school festival) experience to its attendees, as it always has year after year.
Completing the highlights of the event is the opportunity to meet the event’s Special Guests. For the first time in Otakufest’s history, there will be a special live performance by Japanese vocal and dance group bless4. There will also be guest appearances by renowned cosplayers Yuegene Fay, Eki Holic, Kaizoku Ellie, and Vincent Estapon!
Tickets are available on the event day at P150 each. For more information on Otakufest, check out facebook.com/ofest.
Otakufest 2018 is organized in partnership with Cebu Holdings, Inc., Ayala Center Cebu, LIVE TECH, Halo Halo Radio 105.1 Cebu, World Cosplay Summit Philippines, Seven Note’s Inc., Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu, Official Media Partner Cebu Daily News and Official Channel Partner Animax Asia.
The event is also presented to you by Jellyfish Education Consultancy, Slimmers World and Avon Philippines and co-presented by Cebu Log.
Otakufest is also grateful for the support of Major Sponsors: My Language Cafe, Nature’s Spring, and Virginia Food, Inc., and Minor Sponsors: Alliance Software Incorporated, Third Team Media, QueenCityCebu.Com, PayPerClick.ph and Teng’s Sisig Bar.