Thursday, August 24, 2006

L'Arc~CON:PIECES of Yesterday ~an LPFC Anniversary Special~

L'Arc~CON:PIECES of Yesterday ~an LPFC
Anniversary Special~


September 16, 2006, UP Ang Bahay ng Alumni
12:00-10:00 pm
program officially starts 2:00 pm

L'Arc~en~Ciel Philippine Fan Club

presents



Activities are as follows:
· Exhibition Booth - An exhibition of the Organizer's Pride Collection of original L'Arc~en~Ciel stuff and merchandise (albums, singles, dvds, posters, magazines, etc.)

· Music/Listening, Karaoke and Film Showing Booth - Several music listening area will be provided for all the fans. Also a karaoke area wherein fans can sing Laruku karaoke tunes. Plus, a chance to view rare videos and the "latest" from the band.

· Bazaar - Different anime-, manga-, Laruku-, and other Japanese-related goods from different stores will be up for grab for all fans during the event at a very reasonable price.

· Organization/Institutions Booth - School organizations, clubs or institutions considered as an Affiliate for the event is encouraged to promote and exhibit their respective organizations.

· Fan Art Competition - A showcase of Filipino artists through original fan art and designs of L'Arc~en~Ciel and it's members.

· Cosplay Competition - Participants shall portray a certain character of their choice. There will be two (2) categories for the cosplay competition and are as follows:
o Laruku Idol Cosplay Competition - individual cosplayer shall portray any from the L'Arc~en~Ciel band members.

o Anime/Movie Laruku-related Cosplay Group Competition - group cosplayers to portray any from the L'Arc~en~Ciel-inspired anime and movie themes.

· Wall Graffiti and Commemoration Area - An area for Laruku fans to display their sincerest appreciation for the band. This section shall serve as our project for LPFC's Scrapbook activity.

· Auctions - Original pre-owned or new items of any Laruku or J-related items.

· Games - Fun-filled games to keep the camaraderie among Laruku fans.

· Laruku Concert - Five (5) hours of non-stop Japanese Music as the ten (10) performing Filipino J-Coverer bands play L'Arc~en~Ciel music.

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COSPLAY GUIDELINES
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1. The L'Arc~CON cosplaying contest is open to all event attendees.

2. The L'Arc~CON is divided to two (2) categories namely:
a. Laruku - Idol Individual Cosplay Competition - In this category, a cosplayer is required to portray ONE L'Arc~en~Ciel member
b. Group Cosplay Competition - In this category, there is a group of 4-15 cosplayers who will portray any of the anime or movie that is any way related to L'Arc~en~Ciel.

3. The L'Arc~CON cosplay event is a First - Come, First - Served basis.

4. The registration starts from 12:00 to 2:45 pm only at the Filcosplay Booth. The cosplayers will then receive their corresponding numbers. The call time for all the cosplay participants is 3:45 and they shall proceed at the Filcosplay Booth* (near the stage area).

5. All individual cosplayers are required to submit one (1) sample picture of their choice for cosplay for pre-judging purposes. For the group cosplayers, they are given five (5) minutes to perform their skit. If the group desires to have background music, they are asked to submit the needed materials with the proper label during their registration.

6. Total number of the cosplay participants:
a. A maximum of one hundred (100) participants only for the individual category
b. A maximum of eight (8) groups only for the group category

7. After the quota has been completed, the registration is automatically closed. However, those cosplayers who were unable to join the contest still have a chance. The organizer will pick one (1) lucky Special Award winner from their crowd.

8. All cosplayers must enter through the BACK ENTRANCE. The entrance fee for all the cosplayers is PHP 80.00. If they are accompanied by a family or a friend, their family or friend should enter from the MAIN ENTRANCE and pay for the corresponding ticket fee.

9. The lounging area for the cosplayers is provided by the organizers located at the back of the stage area. This is where they can place their costumes or props. All of the cosplayers are requested to label their belongings. Make sure that wallets, cell phones or other important things are in safe place. The organizers will not be held responsible for anything lost of their property.

10. If a cosplayer or any member of the cosplaying group commits any violations, the organizers have the rights to disqualify them.

11. The organizers, sponsors and/or the authorized press media may take picture and/or videos, which will be exclusively a property of the organizers, sponsors and/or press media and may be used for further publications or promotions.

12. There are no exceptions from the guidelines mentioned. The organizers' decision is FINAL.

*for follow-up

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CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
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30% - audience participation
20% - initial impression
40% - costume and resemblance of their model of choice
10% - over all impact

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AWARDS
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Best Hyde
Best Tetsu
Best Ken
Best Yuki
Special Award - Best Sakura [if there's any]

Best Group Cosplayer
Special Award - Organizer's Best Bet

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PRIZES*
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1. Individual Cosplayers - each winner shall receive:
a. One (1) original audio/video courtesy of Japan Foundation, Manila
b. One (1) special edition of Plushy Doll
c. Five Hundred Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
d. One (1) special L'Arc~en~Ciel poster
e. One (1) special Thought Factory item

2. Group Cosplayer - they shall receive:
a. Cash Prize [not yet confirmed]
b. One Thousand Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
c. One (1) L'Arc~en~Ciel poster each
d. One (1) Thought Factory item each

3. Special Awards/Consolation Prizes
a. Coupon voucher/s from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
b. L'Arc~en~Ciel poster/s
c. Thought Factory item/s

* additional prizes will be announced on the event proper

*****************************************End of Cosplay Guidelines****************************************

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FANART COMPETITION GUIDELINES
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1. L'Arc~CON fanart competition is OPEN to ALL (above 15 years old).

2. Entries must be in a ¼ size WHITE CARTOLINA and can be of any medium (e.g. color pencil, pencil, watercolor, paint, etc). It can be of original fan art, or not. If not original, submit sample photo of your model.

3. Registration is on a First-Come, First-Served basis, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm only at Devian Art's* booth. Entries will be numbered accordingly. Submitted works will be up for display at Devian Art's booth.

4. Entries should be submitted together with the following information:
Real Name:
Alias Name:
Description of Work:
Medium Used:

5. All entries submitted will become the sole property of the Organizers and will be used for LPFC's scrapbook project that will be sent to Japan within the year.

6. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify a Fan Art's entry in the event that any of the aforementioned guidelines and rules is violated.

7. No exception from the above guideline is allowed. The Organizers' decision is FINAL.

*for follow-up

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CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
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30% - audience participation
20% - initial impression
40% - originality, color and creativeness
10% - overall impact

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AWARDS
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Organizer's Best Choice Award - Grand Winner
Organizer's Best Choice Award - 2 consolation prizes (2nd and 3rd placers)

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PRIZES*
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Grand Winner
- cash prize
- One Thousand Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
- One (1) Thought Factory item
- Two (2) L'Arc~en~Ciel's posters

Consolation Prizes
- One (1) Thought Factory item each
- Coupon Voucher/s from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.

* additional prizes will be announced on the event proper

*****************************************End of FanArt Guidelines****************************************

Filipino J-Coverer Bands: "Laruku Concert"
Paradoxical Review
Borazuteru
Ethereal Anthem
Euphoria
tRANCE
Himitsu Heiki
Progeny
Rtschrk
Do'Ahou
Xeven:Thvrsday

for the temporary poster:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/larukuphilfansclub/LPFC%20Promotional%20Flyers/temp-poster1.jpg

Partners:
Japan Foundation, Manila
HD5
AsiaCom
FilCosplay*
Devian Art*

Sponsors:
Lipovitan
Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
Legend of MIR II
Aqua Soft
SanMig Foods
Thought Factory

Media Sponsor:
GMA Network
... more sponsors coming up

for more updates, email us at larukuphilfansclub@yahoo.com

ticket price is P100.00
cosplayer's entrance fee is P80.00 (entrance at the back door of BnA)

pre-selling of tickets is on September 2, 2006 @ SM Megamall Foodcourt, near the Kiddie Ride (right side)
10% discount for bulk orders (15 tickets and up)

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