Mel’s Muses: Gen Con 2014: Costume Party

There’s more to Gen Con than just playing games. Now everybody here knows no geek convention is complete without cosplayers and Gen Con 2014 has some of the best, coolest costumes I have seen in a long time.

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There were just so many amazing, eye-catching costumes and I really didn’t have time to snap all their pix. Being a comic book fan, I naturally had my eye out for familiar Marvel and DC Comics characters. As expected I wasn’t disappointed at all with what I saw.


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Fandom Level Up! An Interview with cosplayer Drefan

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Drefan’s Thor cosplay
Credit: Drefan Cosplay

If you’ve ever attended pop culture events like Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC), Anime Festival Asia or CosFest, you’d probably not have missed Drefan, whose costume talent, mighty physique, and engaging charisma have brought life to dozens of superheroes and villains over the past several years.

Hot on the heels of International Cosplay Day Singapore, and in the lead up to STGCC, HereBeGeeks.com got a chance to engage this impressive cosplayer in an email interview.

All photos courtesy of Drefan Cosplay.


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Mel’s Muses: Gen Con 2014: Let The Games Begin

Gen Con isn’t always buying the latest boardgames and exclusives, it’s also about winning tourneys, championships and gaining bragging rights at your next boardgame session with the guys, and that’s all happening in the massive event Hall E.

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Just as huge if not bigger than exhibit Hall H, Hall E is where one can be crowned the X-Wing miniatures world champ or win any of the Fantasy Flight Games’ highly competitive LCGs like Netrunner or Star Wars.


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International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) 2014

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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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Mel’s Muses: Gen Con 2014: Ready, Set, Go

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.

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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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