Upcoming ACG events in Sabah 2018
Last update: 21 June 2018
New year means another cycle of exciting events to look forward to, some new events are making their debut this year and that what makes this list even sweeter. Looking for ACG (Anime, Comic & Games) + Hobby related events to go in Sabah this year? Well look no further, below here is a list of upcoming events to guide you throughout year 2018.
1. Cosplay Competition 2018 @ Labuan
Date: 24 – 25 February 2018, 10AM – 5PM
Venue: Ujana Kewangan, W.P Labuan
Something happening at our neigbouring island, Labuan! Would love to include this because its first of its kind to be held in the Pearl of Borneo. Its part of a big event that ranged from photography, painting workshops and exhibitions.
2. Dragon Ball Fighter Z Mini Budokai 2018
Date & Time: 24 February 2018, 12PM – 3PM
Venue: Tiny Robot Retail Store, 3rd Floor, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.
Facebook info page: https://www.facebook.com/tinyrobotkk
Dragon Ball Fighter Z Mini Budokai 2018 is a collaboration event between TinyRobot & Kinabalu Button Mashers. Dragon Ball Fighter Z is a recently released game that gained popularity among DBZ fans, I really love its super intense fighting scenes that look similar to the original anime.
Participation is free of charge, however, only 32 slots available & are given to those first come first serve basis. While all participants will receive a complimentary keychain, prizes for the winners includes:
CHAMPION: RM300 TinyRobot Voucher as well as exclusive TinyRobot T-shirt, Keychain & Medal
1st RUNNER UP: RM200 TinyRobot Voucher as well as exclusive TinyRobot T-shirt & Medal
2nd RUNNER UP: RM100 TinyRobot Voucher as well as exclusive TinyRobot T-shirt & Medal
3. Fate Stay Night Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower Movie Screening, CityCineplex Citymall
Date & Time: 14 March 2018, 9PM – 11PM
Venue: CityCineplex, Citymall
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/381754432287537/
Fate series fans in Sabah was bummed when local cinema didn’t place a screening date for this movie some time ago. Now, GM Hobby Garage KK, with the support of Spring’s Subculture, Sabahan Anime Club group and City Cineplex brings you this movie for one night only! Check out the link above to participate the event.
4. Spring’s Subculture 2018: The Beginning
Date: 24 – 25 March 2018
Venue: Foochow Association Hall, Jalan Kolam, Bukit Padang, Kota Kinabalu.
Facebook page: Spring’s Subculture
Facebook Event page: https://web.facebook.com/events/177978392798252/
For the longest time we haven’t got any major ACG events that started out in the early quarter of the year, and Spring’s Subculture has now filled the gap. Making its debut this year, this event aims to bring people together from a wide range of hobbies and pop culture.
Various performances, competition and site event will be held during event day, as well as various merchandise and arts booth. Special guests for the event will be Misa Chiang, Chihiro-千尋 and 周荀/DenKa. Be sure to check out the Facebook/event page link for the latest updates.
5. Cosplay Competition @ Hanami Matsuri, Suria Sabah
Date & Time: 31 March 2018, 1PM – 4PM
Venue: Ground Floor, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Facebook Info page: https://www.facebook.com/otafuse/posts/2067155089969108
In conjunction with Hanami Matsuri event in Suria Sabah, a cosplay competition is held and its open to everyone! There are a total of 15 prizes to be won, that includes Best Costume, Best Performance & Best Cosplay. Do check out the link above for more info and to register yourself.
6. Sabah Open Yoyo Championship 2018
Date: 28 April 2018
Facebook page: Sabah Open Yoyo Championship
Organized by Team RevYo (Revolution Yoer), Sabah Open Yoyo Championship (SOYC) is a professional yoyo competition organized in Sabah. The competition is now open for entry, so please do check the Facebook page for more details.
6. Grand Merdeka Battlegrounds – eSports Festival 2018
Date/Time: 24 June 2018, 10AM – 9PM
Venue: Grand Merdeka Mall, Bandar Sierra Boulevard, Telipok
Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/2109431199336799
Gamers and eSports enthusiast is gonna love this! Bring your squad to take on the challenges and win the total prize pool of RM5000 in this event hosted by KITAMEN, Malaysian lifestyle eSport brand! If you are DOTA 2, FIFA 18 or Mobile Legends player,and this is the event you would not want to miss. Check out more details and how to register yourself/your squad in the Facebook event page above.
7. MYACON 2018
Date: 14 July 2018, 10AM – 5PM
Venue: SM Lok Yuk Hall, Likas
Ticket price: Early Bird: RM8 | Walk In: RM10
Facebook page: MYACON
Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/464274480680063/
Cosplays, artjams, hobby display, games and many more will be a part of the activities lined up for MYACON 2018. Purchase for Early Bird tickets will be open from 24th June to 1st July 2018, please refer to this Early Bird Ticket info post for more details. Keep updated with the latest info on activities and such via their Facebook page and event page via the links above.
8. Show Me Your Skills: FIFA & PES 2018 PS4 Tournament
Date: 14 – 15 July 2018
Venue: Concourse, Ground Floor, Harbour Mall, Sandakan.
Facebook info page: facebook.com/harbourmallsandakan
ImgAmeZ and Harbour Mall, Sandakan invites you to FIFA & PES 2018 single elimination tournament this July, in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup 2018. Tournament Registration is already open from 19 JUNE to 10 JULY 2018. Prize pool up to RM2,000.00 is up for grabs for the victor! DO check out Harbour Mall Sandakan page fore the latest info.
9. Grand Merdeka Cosplay Fiesta
Date: 18 – 19 August 2018
Venue: Grand Merdeka Mall, Bandar Sierra Boulevard, Telipok
Facebook page: HobbyCon
From the guys that brought you HobbyCon, here comes a new event coming up this August, Grand Merdeka Cosplay Fiesta! Cosplay Competition (Solo & Group category), Cosplay Photography Competition & Anime Singing Competition has been announced as part of the event, booths & contest registrations will be announced soon. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest info on the Facebook page.
10. OtaFuse 8 2018
Date & Time: 8 – 9 September 2018, 10AM – 8PM
Venue: 5th – 6th Floor Exhibition Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Theme: Galactic Space
Facebook page: OtaFuse
Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/210059982915834/
One of the prominent ACG events in Sabah. This year’s theme is Galactic Space! Joining BoiledCurry. カレーン for the OtaFuse guest cosplayer, we have Yosuke Sora! Do keep on the lookout on their Facebook page/event page for more event highlights and registrations announcements.
11. STAMAX 2018
Date: 15 – 16 September 2018, 9AM – 9PM
Venue: SRJK Chi Hwa Multi-Purpose Hall, Sandakan
Entry Fee: Free
Facebook page: STAMAX 2018 Hobby Exhibition
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2062328130711884/
STAMAX Stands for Sandakan Toys Anime Model kits Action figures eXpo, as you might have guessed it, will be happening in Sandakan. The event is founded by Jackie Liew and Jack Chong, both Hobby/Toys Enthusiast and Collectors who wishes to unite the local collectors alike for a major gathering event. Event will be consisting of hobby exhibitions, parent & child gunpla building live, cosplay performances, Q&A sessions and lucky draw. Check out their Facebook pages for the latest info.
12. HobbyCon 12 2018
Date: 8th – 9th December 2018
Venue: Exhibition Hall, 1st Floor, ITCC Penampang
Facebook page: HobbyCon
The date, as well as new designs for the mascots (by Rei Daiki) has been revealed today (20th April), New venue (yes,a new one!) will be announced in the future. The recent announcement revealed a new venue for HobbyCon, which is ITCC Penampang 1st Floor Exhibition Hall. Also joining Knitemaya as the guest cosplayer for Hobbycon 2018, Yuegene Fay!
I’ll do my very best to capture/record each and every ACG events, big or small that happening not only in KK area, but also in other districts. If you have any info, please do drop it in the comment section down below, thank you. 😉
As per last year listing, I also include events that are not entirely ACG (Anime Comic & Games) event, but lies in the line of hobby and popular culture events, for example Star Wars, KanColle, Touken Ranbu, Yo-Yo, Plastic Modelling (Plamo), Board Games. I believe these kind of events should be given more exposure, one of it would be this event listing. 😉
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