[AFA11] Press Event
This is my third time visiting the Anime Festival Asia (AFA 11 for this year) in Singapore’s Suntec Center. I was one of those fortunate enough to attend the first one a few years back, and it is amazing how rapid the scale of this event have grown in just a short period. (Warning! Photo-heavy article coming up!)
As a little extra bonus, I was able to attend the press conference on Friday, November 11 with my blogger pal in Singapore. This happens to be a wonderful opportunity, so here are some of the photo to share with you guys out there.
Notice the special steps for media people (photographers, video crew, etc.) and a booth for the interpreters. Very professional setup – compared to those in Taiwan (well, consider the fact that the anime events in Taiwan had, for the majority, remained unchanged for over a decade).
The important part of the press event is introducing the stars of the I Love Anime concerts scheduled for the nights of Friday thru Sunday. Here’s a rundown of these guests (with the exception of the cosplayers, of course. They’re here for the main stage, not the concert):
I must say, it is a very impressive crew they have invited for this year. Of course, you’d probably notice that several of them are affiliated with Sony Music Entertainment (SME). Having good relations with these Japanese entertainment giants is definitely a big plus!
For those interested to know more about AFA 11, here’s a link to the official website.
Before I forget, here’s a extra photo of the all stars photo op – I got lucky when the members of FLOW looked in my direction, making this shot rather interesting.
Next up – the forum sessions (though I only attended three sessions out of the entire course scheduled for Friday afternoon… still, better than nothing).
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