Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
live acoustic performance by Brian Josef this Saturday at 3pm.
at the International Christmas Fair 2007 and 2nd Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair.
event will be on Megatrade Hall 3, stage area.
Let loose and get in the groove
Songwriter-singer Brian Josef is a fresh whiff of air. He is fun and unpredictable. His narrative is both frank and playful. He captures the vibe of the generation that celebrates individuality perfectly. He mimics life in the city through his sounds and stories, and expresses his own uniqueness with his music. Brian fuses elements from various musical styles and recording technology to create the overall effect of his music. He is forward-looking yet grounded on the traditions of excellent musicianship. The result, a perfect blend that is sophisticated and exciting. It is a whole new sound that is crazy but incredible.
He believes that there is no bad or good in music. For artists like himself, the music is a way to express one's self and that honesty makes any form of music resistant to criticism.
This philosophy must have taken its roots from his childhood. "When I listen to a song, my parents did not comment on whether the song was good or not. If I like what I heard, I ask them for the title. They were only happy to oblige," he says.
Yet this philosophy feeds on his desire to insist on distinguishing good music from the truly beautiful ones. And it has encouraged him to improve his craft further.
Crazy but Incredible is a two-feat achievement for the young artist, first as an excellent song writer and musician who can whip up interesting stories and concoct riveting imagery against the rollercoaster twists and turns of his melodies. Words and music of all 12 songs in the album are by Brian. Second as a compelling singer blessed with a distinct singing voice that convincingly delivers the songs with an alternative and pop flair.
Another thing of note is the exquisite production of the album. All tracks were recorded with live instrumentation by a distinguished group of musicians. It's slick, tight, and rearing to soar.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Dig Deep Entertainment and Glass House Graphics will be having a portfolio review and also a talent search.
Dig Deep Entertainment will have a talent search for artists who are hobby painters, sculptors, illustrators, graphic designers, and cartoonists.
Glass House Graphics will also have a talent search for comic artists, inkers, pencilers, illustrators. with any style from western style, anime, manhwa, and mecha.
just bring your portfolio and your best samples at the event.
Remember that a powerful portfolio can get you a job, so put your best and latest artworks and show it to these two big international companies.
They will be there for the 3 days to conduct this once a year talent search.
The talent search will be held on December 21-23, 2007 from 10am-10pm inside the event of 2nd Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair, inside Megatrade Hall 2.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Lights! Camera! Catwalk! the Christmas Cosplay Show @ 2nd Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2007
Join as we celebrate Christmas with our Cosplay friends at the 2nd Toy and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2007.
This will be on December 23, 2007 Sunday at the Megatrade Hall 2, 5th floor, Building B of SM Megamall.
Be in your best Cosplay with a blend of Christmas. Anyone can join! This is open to all categories. No
limitations in number of participants. It can be individual, group or whatever.
Be there at 12NN for the registration. Cosplay presentation will start at 3PM up to 4PM only (no extensions).
Special gifts will be given to the very attractive costume by our Santa Claus.
For inquiries and registration, email at firstname.lastname@example.org
for photos of last year event
The 2nd Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair is located inside the International Christmas Fair 2007 will
run December 21-23, 2007 at the Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall.
Friday, December 14, 2007
see you all next week!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Comic character statues
Rise of the statue figures
Audience for the PS3 Video Game demo
more photos at 1st Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2006
more photos at Lights, Camera, Catwalk! - The Anime Catwalk show at the 1st Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2006
Christmas time is definitely the time of the year for Toys. As the demand for gifts and toys rise during this season, people look all around town for the best bargains, the best finds and the most sought after toys of the year.
That is why Collectibles Unlimited in partnership with the SM Megatrade Hall proudly bring you the “2ND Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair” in line with the SM Megamall’s “International Christmas Festival 2007”. Now on its second year, the Christmas Toyfair features the best selection of kiddie toys, dolls, action figures, die cast cars, licensed merchandising and high end collectibles this side of town.
The event will also be highlighted by toy exhibits and an art gallery of the best local comicbook artists, raffles and games. Another highly anticipated activity is the live auction where kids and collectors bid for highly sought-after items and win them for way below their actual value. Toy collectors will have a 3 day toy show of their collections featuring the rarest and vintage toy collection like G.I. Joe, Transformers, Zoids and comic action figures, and also they will feature the upcoming toys for 2008. There will also be a Christmas theme Cosplay fashion show on the 2nd day feat. the best and cool anime costume and Japanese fashion.
Sponsored by MaxiCollector and 2rats, this year’s Christmas Toyfair will be held at the SM Megatrade Hall 2, from Dec 21 to 23, 10: 00 Am to 10:00 Pm. For inquiries, please call the Megatrade Hall at 634-7617 or 633-1697. Visit the event website at http://www.toycon.co.cc or http://toyconph.multiply.com
Sunday, December 2, 2007
TOYCON YEAR 7
7th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2008
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Saturday, December 1, 2007
photos by : http://chamcham44.multiply.com
What: Doll Meet
When: December 9, 2007, 1 PM
Where: Almond Marina, Mall of Asia
Who: Doll Owners
Rules and Regulations of Almond Marina:
1) First come first serve, so as much as possible some of us should arrive early to reserve seats and order lunch/snacks (KKB). We should at least try to arrive on time so that there won't be any conflict (with other customers) with the reserved seats.
2) Most Doll Meet participants must at least order something, because Almond Marina prioritizes customers.
3) As much as possible let us not make table connections or change the positions of the tables and chairs.
4) We can stay for 2 hours, if we stay for more than 2 hours there will be a fee of at least 1000 php.
5) There is no limit of to the number of participants however if you are bringing company kindly inform Kat so that we can add them in the head count (of people participating in the doll meet).
info from : http://chamcham44.multiply.com/journal/item/29/Doll_Meet
Friday, November 16, 2007
The 2nd Annual Toys & Collectibles Christmas Fair 2007
December 21-23, 2007
Megatrade Hall 2
5th Level The Summit Mega B, SM Megamall
EDSA cor. Julia Vargas, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
event starts at 10:00AM to 9:00PM
From the organizers of the Annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention brings you a grand collectibles sale and bargains happening this December 21-23, 2007. Great items like Anime, Comics, Toys, Cards, Games, Dolls, Action Figures, Cars, Collectible items and Memorabilias will be put in display for sale by people from various hobby shop and collectors.
For booth inquiries just proceed to:
Vtoyz Hobby Shop
Stall no.80 Blue Lane, Shoppesville, Greenhills.
look for Vic Yap or Tina
or you may contact us at 0917 9802643
or email us at email@example.com
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
checked out the animatics here and see if it reaches your taste.
but for me... it will be awesome to have another live action movie. throwing a lot of CGI and great SFX. check out on Skeletor's line at the end.. cool di ba ?
I hope you don't mind this little plug I have for our event in November, it is called the IPMS Philippines Bert Anido National Scale Model Competition.
The event started in 2002, was revived in 2004 and has been around since then.
Now on its 5th year, we have been fortunate enough that it has slowly become one of the events being looked forward to by the scale model world of the country today.
This year, the categories are as follows:
A. Fixed-Wing Aircraft
A.1 1/32 scale and larger Open
A.2 1/48 scale Out of the Box
A.3 1/48 scale Modified
A.4 1/72 scale Out of the Box
A.5 1/72 scale Modified
A.6. 1/100 scale and smaller Open
B.1 1/35 and 1/48 scale OOB (Tracked)
B.2. 1/35 and 1/48 scale OOB (Wheeled)
B.3 1/35 and 1/48 scale Modified (Tracked)
B.4. 1/35 and 1/48 scale Modified (Wheeled)
B.5. 1/72 & 1/76 Open
C.1 1/599 and larger all types
C.2 1/600 and smaller full hull
C.3 1/600 and smaller waterline
D. Helicopters/Rotary Wing
D.1 1/32 & 1/35 scale Open
D.2 1/48 scale Open
D.3 1/72 scale Open
*Note: 1/100 and smaller Helicopters
shall be included in Category A.6
E.1 1/16 (120mm) scale Non-Fiction
E.2 1/35 (54mm) scale Non-Fiction
G.1 1/20, 1/24 and 1/25 Out-of-the-Box
G.2 1/20, 1/24 and 1/25 Modified
H.1 Competition, all scales
H.2 Street, all scales
I. Fiction/Science Fiction
I.1 Fiction/sci-fi figures, all scales Open
I.2 Fiction/sci-fi vehicles, all scales Open
I.3 Mechas, all scales Open
I.4 AI’s, all scales Open
The competition will be on Nov. 26 to Nov. 29, 2007 at the Atrium of SM Megamall in Ortigas. Entry Forms are now downloadable from the site.
To know more about the event and the coordinating club, please drop by http://www.ipmsphilippines.com
or click on this banner:
We would be looking forward to your entries, especially in the sci-fi category.
Thank you so much to the admin of the board for the permission of this plug, and thank you for those who are going to join.
by the way, ladies and gentlemen,
It’s exactly a month to go before our 5th Nationals. For those who are interested, please be advised that entries are to be submitted on Sunday, the 25th. The location will be just beside the backstage of the Atrium. This is basically in front of McDonalds.
The Nationals schedule is summarized as follows:
|November 25, Sunday||Mall Hours||Confirmation of Registration and Submission of Entries|
|10 pm to 2 am||Ingress and set up|
|November 26, Monday||Mall Hours||Opening, Contest Proper and start of judging|
|November 27, Tuesday||Mall Hours||Contest Proper, continuation of judging|
|November 28, Wednesday||Mall Hours||Contest Proper, contiunation of judging|
|November 29, Thursday||5 or 6 pm||Announcement of Winners and Awarding|
|10 pm to 2 am||Egress|
Also, please note that claiming of entries can only be done after mall hours. SM Management mandate.
Monday, October 29, 2007
FULLY BOOKED invites you to meet BEN TEMPLESMITH, the visual genius behind
the up-coming, much-awaited horror film, "30 Days of Night."
Australian commercial artist Ben Templesmith is best known for his
horror-themed artwork in "Fell" (Image Comics) and "30 Days of Night" (IDW
Publishing). He has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards for his
groundbreaking comic work.
Ben has an instantly recognizable signature style, a great departure from
the clean linework in most mainstream comic books. In "30 Days" he
established a modern definitive vampire look that has been frequently
Sign up for the exclusive artists' workshops and talks!
Meet and Greet Ben Templesmith, 6PM at the Forum, 4/F Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
Artists' Den Forum with Ben Templesmith and Art Jam, 2-5PM at the Forum, 4/F Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
Book signing, 5-7PM at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
Limited Portfolio Review (Limited slots available. Deadline of registration
is October25, 2007)
11AM -12 noon
2 - 4 PM
5 - 7 PM
at the Forum, 4/F Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
From Concept to Film: An Exclusive Artist Workshop with Ben Templesmith, 2-5
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
School of Design and Arts Campus
950 P. Ocampo St., Malate Manila
(Open to all and free of charge. Limited slots available, deadline of
registration is October 19, 2007)
To register, please call Fully Booked Customer Service at 858-7000 or email
post from : Ben's LJ
and at Fullybooked's website
see you all later !!!!!!!!!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Review by : Mark Cerbo
|TransFormers The Movie DVD|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure|
The biggest movie to hit on DVD was a subject of speculations. There where a lot of hang ups and lose ends that was never explained. But at the end of the day the movie had thrilled a lot of people in the big screen. Now being released on DVD format there was disappointments as I watch both discs. As read in previous reports Michael Bay had to rush the release of the DVD. There was no time to correct Devastator as oppose to Decepticon Brawl in the toy.
There was no extended cut scenes that people expect to see, where it was shown in IMAX in the US. Though it was marketed with a transforming DVD turning into Optimus Prime reactions can be like a knee jerk. The release itself here in the Philippine was little clouded with controversy being a day late, but honestly there where unanswered questions for the delay.
A few comments where quite a surprise how the DVDs look like, they used a well known CD-R brand due to the color of the surface. It was too simple unlike if you compare it to other well known movie it looked a bit cheap.
The US version of the transforming DVD had a Target Exclusive comics, that was released only through the internet unreleased here. Though it was great to see it again this time in the small screen there was something missing. Something that the big screen had to offer what people expect about this DVD.
In the end it attracted buyers to get the heavy marketed transforming DVD but fell a little flat out not having those extras Bay had included in the US released editions.
Same quality that was retained from the big screen plus added Michael Bay's commentary.
The second disc featured some interesting stuff. Interviews by the director, executive producers, actors, Hasbro, and what not...
The Story Sparks - The beginning and making it in live film.
Human Allies - The humans and people behind it.
I Fight Giant Robots - The actors fight for there lives.
Background - Filming on locations.
Rise of the robots - Talks about Transformers from G1 to present.
Autobots Roll Out - Featuring our robot heroes.
Decepticon Strike - The evil `con on spotlight.
Inside The Allspark - Blending them in the real world.
More Than Meets The Eye
From The Script To Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack - Filming the familiar scene.
Concepts - Artwork.
Theatrical Trailer - Contains Trailer 1, 2 & 4.
If your just going to add this to your DVD collection I suggest you get the steel case. For serious fans the transforming DVD, but as of now due to its sold as limited quantities. Overall I'm still optimistic that they will release a four disc edition that has everything. For now a transforming DVD will do for a TransFan like me, but in the end they could have done better.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
New Worlds 5 to proceed as planned
In light of the recent explosion at Glorietta 2, the New Worlds
would like to announce that New Worlds 5: The 5th Philippine Science
and Fantasy Convention is proceeding as scheduled on October 27,
the Glorietta Activity Center.
Ayala Malls assures all attendees that security will be tighter and
safety of all mall patrons is their highest priority. As a result,
warned that all bags will be inspected. Please be ready to dismantle
unwrap all costumes, props, gadgets and toys for inspection upon
Please leave all weapons and props which may be misconstrued as
home. All props which may be misconstrued as a weapon will be marked
peace-bonded for everyone's safety and peace of mind. All such props
remain in the activity area at all times.
The New Worlds Alliance requests all people who intend to attend the
to comply with with these security regulations for a safe convention
everyone will enjoy.
New Worlds Website Overlord
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New Worlds 5!
October 27, 2007
Glorietta Activity Center
// I cant go there, and im at my own event at the comic seminar.
now all i need is a power of jamie madrox... huhuuhuhuh
it seems that OCTOBER is really for COMICS MONTH.
Comic Odyssey will be celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary with a signing event with John Beatty, Leinil Francis Yu, Edgar Tadeo, Mico Suayan and myself.
The event will be held on October 27, 2007, Saturday, at the 3rd Floor, Pedro Gil Wing of Robinson’s Place along Pedro Gil in Malate, Manila from 1pm to 5pm. Raffles will be held every half hour.
This is John’s second visit to the Philippines, and as many comic book fans would know, John is the legendary inker for many comic books for Marvel and DC including the very first Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman, Superman, The Nam, Spiderman, Avengers, GI Joe, Green Lantern, Justice League, Magneto, New Mutants, The Punisher, and so many more.
Leinil Francis Yu is my one time pencilling partner on many titles including Superman: Birthright, High Roads, New X-Men Annual 2001, Fantastic Four Annual 2001, Wolverine, and Silent Dragon. He’s since worked on Ultimate Hulk and Wolverine and New Avengers.
Edgar Tadeo is a very talented curly guy who has either colored or inked titles like Spawn, Iron Man, Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and High Roads.
Mico Suayan has recently knocked people dead with his debut on Marvel’s Moon Knight.
FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CALL: 536-8070, or email Sandy Sansolis at nixshop (at) gmail.com
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
ElectroLychee, the dynamic cutesy design duo recently released their new Ninja Plushies retailing at 350 pesos each. There are only 50 made in the entire run, so try to grab one of ‘em as soon as you can at select stores! Making the world cuter, one plushie at a time. We recommend you get both of them now because knowing plushie collectors, it may be hard to look for them once they’re gone!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
panel moderator Az boy bato
It was a big success for the Comics and Manga Day 2007, and even that there is no such event or day celebration for comics, we had just started a new beginning to have focus about creating comics and the joys of reading it. In line with the Arts and Literature of the month at Powerbooks, Glass House Graphics and Studio Sakka gives a wonderful panel discussion, art show, exhibit and drawing demo to all. As the people says in the event, it was more on an inspirational and motivation panel talks with the artist. Discussing from the life of an artists, from the discipline and values up to the challenges and success from doing a job that they truly love.
There was also a hot topic about Manga and Japanese comics, and still many people are interested in the topic, I opened the topic about hentai, doujinshi comics, the market, about being part of the pop culture, and american style manga. and many more.
The forum was great, I learned a lot from the pros. It was an open forum, so there was interaction between the audience and the speakers. It had also been a while since I talked in front of a large crowd, this time, as a member of the audience. - razekiel.deviantart.com (art professor)
People stayed from 1PM up to 7PM, and they didnt leave even we did a 30 minute break.
total of 60 people attended the event, plus walk in visitors. There were also Koreans who participated in the panels and also big comics readers, fans, artist and collectors who went at the event after attending a toy launch.
then at the end we raffle off Wilson's artwork and also free tickets of the comics seminar
Another round of applause to our pinoy comic artists.
During the event, I promised to them all that next year will be a big Comics and manga Day.
see you all on 2008 :)
Deviant Art people in front row seat
Harvey Tolibao on pencils
interaction with the artists
full house venue
more panel discussions with Julius Gopez, Bonkz Seriosa, Wilson Tortosa, Dan, Ernest Jocson and Raymund Bermudez (not on pic)
1st batch panel with Bong Dazo, Wilson Tortosa, Jay David Ramos.
Harvey Tolibao, Jeff Huet (both not on pic)
more photos at Comics and Manga Day @ Powerbooks, SM Megamall
For more information about the Comics and Manga Day 2007
email : azrael at gmail dot com
Glass House Graphics website
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
now im making our tv ad and i woke up early in the morning so excited to do video editing again. i just installed an old adobe premiere, but im a little rusty in editing and my last video edit was 4 yrs ago, it seems that im having a hard time familiaring all this tools hehhheee..