Day two in KL started quite early.. at least much earlier than my days in Manila. I woke up at 9 and took a shower, then Aian and I got ready for Comic Fiesta, the biggest and most-anticipated ACG event in Malaysia. With high-profile guests such as redjuice, VOFAN, stayxxxx, Yuegene, etc.. It's no wonder that even non-Malaysians such as Aian and myself would travel all the way to KL just to attend! Because it was my first ever convention outside of the Philippines, I felt like I was going to my first ever con! It was 2007 all over again for me, haha! Since not a lot of people from the PH knew about Comic Fiesta, I made sure I took a lot of photos for everyone to see! Enjoy! (~￣▽￣)~
To get to the venue, we had to walk to the LRT station (a two-minute walk away), ride the train to KLCC, then walk to the Convention Center. It was pretty easy! We felt a bit lost a couple of times, but all we had to do was ask the cosplayers / anyone who looked like they were going to the event for directions and such, lol. The con-goers we talked to were all very nice and helpful, too. I think it was because there were a lot of people who came to Malaysia just for the event. We eventually got to the venue, and because we were able to get early bird passes (c/o Mie), we didn't have to line up or anything! We just went straight through the entrance, then into the event hall.
I forgot to get the booth name though, since I was too focused on the good-looking one with the eye patch orz ;;;
After going around the artist booths once, we headed straight to the panel room for Creative Factor. Since we knew that redjuice was first on the list of speakers, I figured that we should go early since I knew a looot of people were going for his live demo. No pictures during this time, as they weren't allowed. The talk was really informative! Even though I wasn't an illustrator, I learned a lot just by listening. Aian got to ask redjuice a question during the session, too. And redjuice was actually quite funny! And the translator was quite smart with her translating and such. The session was about an hour and a half (or was it two hours?) long, but I felt like it wasn't enough. I really enjoyed it, heh. After this was VOFAN's live demo, but there was a looong line outside when we got out of the room, so I lined up while Aian got us sandwiches. VOFAN's talk was also very informative, but we had to leave in the middle of it because I was soooooo sleepy. The translator wasn't doing a very good job.. only the factual parts were being translated and some parts were being left out. We knew because VOFAN was making some jokes and such to lighten the mood, but as he was speaking in Chinese only the people who could understand Chinese were laughing.. which was quite unfair because there were a lot of people who came from different countries (I could tell from their accent when speaking in English) just to attend his panel.. including us! Hopefully next time the translators would be a bit more considerate regarding this u w u );; As I wasn't an official blogger, I wasn't allowed to take any photos, but you can read the panels coverage by one of CF's official bloggers here.
Thank you, Kusuriuri-cosplayer-san Kee Huey Ying for making my CF Day 1 end on a very high note _(:3 」∠)_
After leaving KLCC, we took a train back to KL Sentral, then walked back to our hotel. I had to change out of my dress cos I didn't want to eat dinner looking like I was going to a funeral, especially since there were crows all over the place lol. (Speaking of which, WHY are there so many crows in KL?? I could hear crows cawing while I was in the shower!) For dinner, Aian thought we should explore a little bit and look for a different place to eat, so we did. We found another place that served Chinese food and we decided to eat there.
Aaand that was day two in KL! The main purpose of our trip to Malaysia was to attend Comic Fiesta, so we made sure we didn't miss a single thing. We were there from 12PM to around 7PM, I think! We looked at all the artist booths, basic and premium. I think the only booth we didn't check out was Danny Choo's, but only because it was always so crowded ;; We were so tired by the time we left that we weren't able to visit Kinokuniya, which was in Suria, which was just a few feet away from the convention center. (We were able to visit the next day though!) My only regret for that day, I think, was not being able to meet Yuegene. I wanted to line up for her meet-and-greet but you need at least one item of hers that you want signed.. like photocards and such. They were only selling posters at CF, and I couldn't buy those because I wouldn't know how to bring them home to Manila.. so I decided to skip it. And she was cosplaying Suoh Mikoto, too! ;_____; I also regret not taking more cosplay photos ;; Overall though, Aian and I had a great time! Sooooo muuuuuuch fuuuuun. CF went above and beyond our expectations * A *
Sorry this got a bit rambly! So much stuff I wanted to talk about, lol! CF Day 2 is next! Thank you for reading~! ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ