The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention or TOYCON is a highly-anticipated annual event which celebrates the diversity of collecting as a hobby

which is highlighted by the launch of upcoming blockbuster movies, the latest games and gadgets, awesome advances in animation, comics, anime and manga

and the sensation of the latest releases in toys and collectibles. It is a gathering of collectors, cosplay enthusiasts, gamers, artists and musicians

all bonded by a common passion. It is simply put the biggest pop culture event in the country.

See you this June 8-June 10, 2018 at the SMX CONVENTION CENTER HALLS 1-4, SM MALL OF ASIA, Manila, Philippines

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Enchanted Kingdom : Spooky Halloween Gathering


Wizards and witches, monsters and elves, pirates and fairies! The gates of Enchanted Kingdom unlocks to let you in on loads of October Treats! On October 21, at 5:00 pm, rock on with today's hottest bands like Barbie Almalbis, Orange and Lemons, Sandwich, Urbandub, Pupil, Sponge Cola, Spaceflower Show, and Spoon, as Enchanted Kingdom and NU 107, the Home of Nu Rock bring you "Ticket-to-Ride Party Monsters on the Loose!"

Here's more! On October 28, wear your spookiest Halloween costume to get a free Carousel Special ticket that will entitle you to unlimited rides on the Grand Carousel, Boulderville Express, and Bumbling Boulders. Your Carousel Special tickets can also be upgraded to an Enchanted Kingdom Day Pass by simply paying P450 at the Park Relations Office of Enchanted Kingdom.

That's not all! If you're singled out as the best in Halloween costume, you can win cash prizes of up to P10,000! More gifts and prizes are in store like a three-day and two-night accommodation in Willy's Beach Club Resort in Boracay, and an overnight accommodation in Manila Pavilion, Discovery Suites Ortigas, Puerto del Sol, and Fort Ilocandia.

Tricks and treats are sure to give you thrills like face painting and balloon twisting, monster character shows, in-park contests, Halloween tales, and magic shows.

Finally, cap the night staring at the enchanting display of fireworks in the sky for Enchanted Kingdom's Spooktakular Fireworks Show.

So come on and troop down to Enchanted Kingdom to catch all these October Treats and let the magic stay with you!

Monster JAM

The whole day festivity to be held at the SM Storyland will revolve around the theme of “Monster Jam” and will have the kids discover the facts and fun about all sorts of monsters, whether they are the fantastic beasts of myths and legends, the intriguing creatures in real life eye-witness accounts, the amazing creations of movie magic, or the lovable, friendly bunch of beloved children’s shows.

The SM Storyland will be decorated with lifesize sculptures or standees of famous monsters, and the personnel and staff will be in costume or make-up as a recognizable movie monster (Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, etc.) Balloons, papercrafts and lighted projections, along with a fog machine effect will also add to the ambience of a monster theme park.

The activity area will be composed of interactive booths that will showcase these different types of monsters and allow the kids to see different exhibits and join in various games and activities.

      1. Monsters of Myth – This booth will exhibit the different mythological creatures of different cultures and legends like the Minotaur, the Sea Serpent, dragons, griffins, orcs, goblins and others. The booth will serve as a reading booth where various books and other reading material can be browsed through or bought. Story-telling sessions will be conducted all throughout the day and if possible classic monster movies like Clash of the Titans, DragonSlayer, Sinbad, etc. can be screened.

      1. Strange World – This booth will exhibit the true to life accounts of legendary monsters like Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti, the Chupacabra, Moth Man and other such legends. This will be the arts and science learning booth where kids can find out about geography through the localities of these monsters, scientific experiments in the verification of these monsters’ existence (sonar equipment, computer tracking, forensics, etc.) It can be an arts and crafts booth where they can paint plaster casts of their own footprints, monsters statues, and other Halloween themed sculptures.

      1. Reel Monsters – This booth will exhibit monsters made famous by their respective movies. These include King Kong, Godzilla, The Mummy, The Wolfman, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc. This booth will be highlighted by the face-painting and body tattoo art activities. Monster movies will also be screened in this booth.

      1. Monster Buddies – This booth will exhibit the cute and lovable monsters like Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and characters from Disney like Monsters Inc, the Beast, and Pokemon. The booth will be highlighted by carnival games and slot machines that will let kids win stuffed toys of their favorite monster buddies. This can also be the photo ops booth where kids can have their picture taken with monster mascots and where sponsors may sell their licensed monster products.

      1. Make Me a Monster – This booth will have kids join an all day art workshop where they can design monster costumes, masks, wigs and accessories for Halloween. They can also join in a Create-Your-Own Monster Art Contest where they can win prizes and have their entries exhibited during the day.

For the day’s program, there will be intermittent entertainment numbers done at the main stage by special guest performers, Storyland clubbie members, kiddie mascots, celebrity storytellers and games conducted by sponsor companies. The main highlight of the program will be a Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt which will have the kids win a grand prize by locating all the clues in a list given to them to have them locate a hidden treasure somewhere in Storyland. Throughout the Scavenger Hunt they will have to identify certain monsters and go on some of the rides to complete the tasks to find the treasure.

Throughout the program, there will be game portions that kids can pre-register to join. They may win instant prizes in winning the following:

      1. Build a Monster - Find or draw a picture of a Frankenstein type monster's body or head. Cut the body into pieces and lay out. What you want to do is blindfold each player, spin him or her around three times (like Pin The Nose on the Pumpkin) and have them pin a body part to your monster. They will build a very funny looking monster. Make enough body parts so each child has one to put up. When they are all done, take a look at your creation! It will probably look very funny and everyone will have a good laugh!
      2. Mummy Wrap - Divide the kids into smaller groups, four kids per group is usually good: one for the mummy, three to wrap.

      The object is for each group to wrap their mummy faster than the other groups but doing a good job. You can have a winner for the best mummy or a race for the fastest mummy wrapped, or no winner at all.

      To organize it a bit, try letting each group draw jobs, one child might pick the mummy slip of paper, one gets wrapper, etc. You can also break this down further to give each child a job like wrapping arms and legs, one wraps the torso, etc. Keep the eyes, mouth and nose uncovered, don't throw the toilet paper around the room. This game works better with older, more behaved kids.

      1. Pass The Monster Head – Pick teams of about six to eight people and have them stand in a line. You can go boy-girl or random. Each team gets a mini Monster head that the first person places under their chin. The mini monster head is passed down the line, person to person by holding it under their chin and passing it this way, no hands allowed! The person holding the mini monster head can stand in front of the next person for easier passing. All teams start at the same time, first team to get their pumpkin to the end of the row and back again to the starting person is the winner.

      1. Famous Monsters Trivia – This will be a basic trivia contest conducted as a “Family Feud” type format making competing team contestants answer particular trivia questions about famous monsters.


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Hard Rock Café Halloween Masquerade Party
presented by Hard Rock Café Makati and Home Radio,
in cooperation with Star Wars Philippines
31 October 2006, 6pm COSTUME CONTEST CRITERIA:
Mask creativity and Innovativeness - 50%
Presentation, eloquence, over-all effect - 35%
Attire - 10%
Audience impact - 5%

Mask designs should be INSPIRED by a character from a Hollywood movie. Any kind of mask may be used as a template, but should strictly follow these guidelines:
- Masks must be at least 75% custom-made.
- Masks may either be held up with a stick (like Victorian-style masks), or tied around the head. No other method for wearing the masks may be used.
- Masks must cover the face or part of the face ONLY. It must not cover the ears. Wigs, helmets, and other head coverings are prohibited.
- Make sure your attire matches your mask and reflects that character you are portraying.
- No scary, gory, messy, lewd or vulgar costumes.

The organizers reserve the right to refuse to admit people who do not follow the guidelines above from joining the contest.

Grand Prize - PhP10,000 + gift pack
1st runner-up - PhP3,000 + gift pack
2nd runner-up - PhP2,000 + gift pack

For inquiries, please e-mail: fanforce_philippines(at)
Home Radio Hard Rock Café Makati

Star Wars Philippines

A Heroes' Convention

October 29
1pm - 5pm
Rockwell Tent

A Superhero's Halloween Event

This Halloween, Rockwell invites its young superheroes to participate in A Heroes' Convention, at the Rockwell Tent this Halloween! A variety of fun activities and superhero games await the passport bearers, so hurry and get yours soon!

Tickets available for P350 (inclusive of 1 child and 1 adult) starting October 13 at the Customer Care Desk, Power Plant Mall.

For more information, call 898-1702.

Chuang Yi's Manga Bazaar

events in Singapore!

If you haven't already heard the news, we're in the midst of planning a warehouse bazaar this year end! With hard to find collections, massive discounts and lots more in store, this is one event you do not want to miss out on!

1st December (Friday) - 10th December (Sunday)

10am- 6pm

Location :
Alexandra Distripark

Shuttle bus services will be provided from 11am - 5pm *from harbour front MRT.

The Third Annual Animation, Role-playing, Comics & Hobbies Convention.

Hi, y'all!

On behalf of the Alternate Hobbies Club of the Sacred Heart School of the
Society of Jesus (SHS-J), the Sugbu League of Independent Comic-book Kickasses!
(SLICK!) wishes to invite everyone to attend the club's 2006 Animation,
Role-playing, Comics & Hobbies Convention (ARCHCon) on October 28, from 9am to

ARCHCon aims to provide an opportunity for hobbyists to engage in their hobbies
together and to stir up interest in such hobbies. The first convention was held
in Ayala Center two years ago; the second at SM. This year's event includes the

1. Hobbies Exhibition— Hobbies-related goods will be presented by sponsors.
2. Tournaments— Hobbyist tournaments will be held, like Magic: The Gathering,
Pokemon, VS Cards and Mageknights. Cash and trophies will be awarded.
3. Comics Exhibition— Local comics will be presented by creators.
4. Costume Contests— Cosplays— two age categories, two cash prizes per category
(for Male and for Female) —will be held.
5. Animes Exhibition— Current popular (and potentially popular) animes and
anime music videos will be shown.
6. PlayStation 2 Games— Fighting video console games, where everyone will take
turns challenging each other, will be provided.
7. Drawing Contests— Competitions in pencilling characters from comic-books or
animes will be held.
8. Raffle— Door prizes will be given.

There will be a small entrance fee (amount will not be stated here), which will
be used for charitable causes.

SLICK! will join the event, selling its comics at a discount (amount,
you guessed it).

Posters announcing the event and its details will be distributed to schools in
Metro Cebu soon.

SHS-J is located at Gen. Maxilom Ave. in Metro Cebu.

// From: Trixie Sante posted AT

Thursday, October 5, 2006

5th ToyCon Cosplay winners

check out FUDGE Magazine's October issue. Pupil and Barbie Almalbis cover.
5th ToyCon's cosplay winner photos are in there!!
the October Issue comes out with a FREE Juicy Fruit's ROCKOUSTIC MANIA Audio CD

and also check out Gerry's comics of Humanis Rex.

Price: P100 , now available

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Booth Exhibitors @ 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar

The 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar

Looking for Booth Table exhibitors
Recommended for comic, manga, anime, toys seller and merchants

available : 2 table booths
size : 6X2 feet
Booth rental fee : P2,000 (good for 2 days) (with 5 gate pass)
event : 10AM-8PM
audience : 500 people a day
seminar entrance fee: P1,000

for those who are interested you can contact the organizer, Azrael Coladilla at 09275340309 and

event floor layout

4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar on October 14-15

Calling all comics readers and enthusiast! Do you want to learn how to draw, color, edit and write like your favorite comics creator? Then grab this opportunity to become a comics creator yourself. Join the 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar an learn from the best local and international comic artists of Glass House Graphics like David Campiti, Jeffrey Huet, Jonathan Lau, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Harvey Tolibao, Wilson Tortosa, Tina Francisco, Jinky Coronado and others.

Many young Filipinos have tried creating their own comics yet some of them have very few readers. In this seminar, speakers will teach you not only how to draw the right way but also how to market your comics creations. Turn your comics from ordinary to marvelously extra-ordinary.

The Manila Comics Creation Seminar has been running even before comic-based movies and television shows became popular again. For three years, they've helped young comics creators further their knowledge and skills. This two-day seminar includes modules in anatomy, layout and story telling, perspective, manga styles, coloring, inking, penciling, and selling your comics to editors and publishers. History of comics and the do's and donts in this field plus many other topics will also be discussed.

The seminar will also have a forum discussion with guest artists who will share their experiences and give inspirational lectures for the young and upcoming comics creators. There will be comic booth selling of new and back issue copies of favorite popular titles, sponsors' booth exhibiting their comic related items, live modeling and drawing activity, raffle draws, comics-based film showings like Stan Lee's Who wants to be a Super Hero, comic art sharing and many other exciting activities for the two-day seminar.

The comics seminar will give recognition to the talents and artistry of two known comics creators who gave a significant contribution to the international comics industry. Nick Manabat and Alfredo Alcala Legacy Art Exhibit will stand at the event for two days.

Mr. David Campiti , international writer (Superman, Jade Warriors, Angel Heat, Exposure, etc . ), editor, publisher and global talent agent, will spearhead the instructional art convention and will conduct
a one-on-one portfolio review, and talent search. Campiti will choose lucky participants to join in their international team of professional comics artists. Glasshouse Graphics Inc., represents an impressive pool of talents of over 100 worldwide, led by Brazilian artists Mike Deodato ( penciler of Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman etc., ) and Luke Ross ( penciler of Uncanny X-Men, Lost in Space, etc .); and Filipino artists in the name of Wilson Tortosa ( penciler of Battle of the Planets, Tomb Raider, etc. ), Carlo Pagulayan ( penciler of Elektra, Emma Frost, Hulk, Fantastic Four etc .) and a many more artists known for their exceptional talents in the field of Arts and Comic Book illustration.

The 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar 2006 is Co-Presented by PSICOM Publishing, DC for Kids, DC Superheroes. It is sponsored by Neo Comics Fables, Neo Comics Epics, Enchanted Kingdom, Tales of the Enchanted Kingdom comics, Buy and Sell, Collectibles Unlimited, Comic Alley, Vtoyz Hobbyshop, FEU MatSoc. Media Partners are HERO TV, URGE Magazine, Fudge Magazine, FHM. Online Partners include,, WeAreAnime, and

The 4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar is set on October 14-15, 2006, 10AM-8PM at 5th Floor, Bldg. B, SM Megamall Megatrade Hall, Conference Center Function Room B. The seminar fee for two days is priced at Php 1,000 inclusive of meals, drawing materials, raffle giveaways, and a one on one portfolio review with the comic artists. For reservations and ticket purchase, contact Azrael Coladilla at 0927-5340309, email or call our office at 365-2974 and look for Michelle Calanog. You can also buy your ticket in advance in Comic Alley Megamall, Lower ground, Bldg B. and Vtoyz Hobbyshop, #80 Blue Lane, 3rd floor Shoppesville, Greenhills.

More information can be found at the event website .