ICDS 2014 Heroes of the Storm presented by AsiaSoft
Credit: The Neo Tokyo Project
This past Sunday, our good friends from The Neo Tokyo Project presented the third annual edition of International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS), returning to last year’s venue *SCAPE in the heart of Orchard Road. A full-day event, lasting from 11am to 8pm, it boasted the presence of major sponsor AsiaSoft, the regional leader in online gaming and the distributors of Blizzard Entertainment’s online game Heroes of the Storm. AsiaSoft also sponsored the Singapore debut of internationally acclaimed, full-time cosplayer Svetlana Quindt, better known as Kamui, as one of the event’s guests-of-honour.
The main highlights of ICDS, of course, were the cosplay-related events that took place in the Ground Theatre, like the Cosplay Runway and Cosplay Chess stage show, and perhaps most importantly the Cosplay Talent Show. For the first time, this competition is also the Singapore Preliminary for Anime Festival Asia’s Regional Cosplay Championship (ARCC). This means the team that wins the Judges’ Choice award will represent Singapore in this year’s ARCC, which will be held during Anime Festival Asia in December.
Find out more about how the convention unfolded under the cut.
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The heart-stomping first day of Gen Con is always the craziest as everyone is ready to stampede through the doors and make that mad dash towards the most exclusive, sought-after games ever. You see, the major publishers often have limited copies of their latest games and also convention exclusive items for sale. So it’s no surprise that almost every self-respecting gamer would come armed with a list or plan to decide which booths to hit first, and then hoping for a +2 movement to get there first.
Well, we had our shopping lists too as we trooped down to join the hordes of fellow gamers that have gathered outside the main exhibit Hall H. We were like the hungry Uruk-hai camping at the gates of Helm’s Deep, trying to charge their way in! At 10am, the doors finally opened and it was every gamer for himself!
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The biggest and oldest gaming convention Gen Con 2014 has just ended its 47th annual event and Here Be Geeks was fortunate enough to be part of “The Best Four Days of Gaming” in Indianapolis from August 14 to August 17. For the uninitiated, it’s the number one annual destination to experience the latest in all types of gaming, from boardgames to computer games to tabletop miniatures and much more. A latest press release celebrated the recently concluded convention for breaking another attendance record of over 56,000 visitors and 370 exhibitors.
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Singapore celebrates International Cosplay Day this Aug 24 with our very own International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS), organised by the fine folk at Neo Tokyo Project. But this year’s installment comes with something more, well, epic: The launch of the EPIC lifestyle card.
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