There are so many things going on in the month of December. I really don’t know which one that I should write about first. I had to clear my memory sticks a few times as it was filled with photos.
- Some of them I already uploaded in my instagram.
- Do check it out!
- The rest will be either posted here or deleted from my collection.
For now, let’s start with HOBBYCON 2014. HOBBYCON is a youth, culture & lifestyle event. It is an ACG (Art, Costume & Games) exhibition held every year at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
The objective of this event is to gather hobbyists around Sabah, Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur and Brunei and act as a platform for young people to showcase their talent, passion and most importantly, to share and spread their hobbies.
HOBBYCON 2014: Retro Vs. New
I was at the event yesterday accompanying my son and his friend. Obviously much has changed since I was a boy. I grew idolising real people like football stars, musicians, etc.
Today, kids idolize digital and comic book characters such as the Punisher, The Jokers, Naruto, Super Sentai, Vocaloid, etc.
- I feel kind of strange inside the exhibition hall.
- I thought I was in another planet or inside my TV 😀
Nonetheless, my son and his friend seem to enjoy every moment spent there. No harm done. In fact, we should admire their creativities.
Plus, it might be a good hobby for the lads, too.
The HOBBYCON 2014 is currently being held at Likas Sport Complex from 13th to 14the December 2014.
So, today’s the last day if you wish to go there.
- I will try to upload more pictures to my instagram to those who missed the event.
- Those who can come, meet us at the event.
- It will be fun.
While accompanying my son and taking pictures during the event, I managed to observe a couple of things that I feel worth sharing in this blog.
- First of all, the event provided an opportunity for the youth to feel like a celebrity at least for two days.
- Sort of like a ‘pengantin‘ becomes ‘raja sehari‘.
- If you think you want to be a celebrity one day, here’s a chance to taste a glimmer of what may come in the future.
- Just dress up nicely for the event.
- The more creative and outstanding you are among the crowd, the more people will come to you and ask to take pictures and sign autograph.
Just like these two below:
Secondly, like many other events in this world, you make money just by being creative.
I saw a guy make money with his drawing skills while others were selling cosplay-related merchandise items, toys and even yoyo. My daughter who came later for the event, asked me if I could buy her a doll [see the picture below].
It was a “YES” from me at first until the seller told me that it cost RM2,500. Arghhh…
Lastly but not least, I was astound by the spirit and bravery of some of the participants especially those joining the contest. It wasn’t easy to perform in front of such a huge and noisy crowd but they really tried hard to put on a good show. Bravo.
Well, that’s all folks. If you wish to check out more photos of the event, just visit my instagram account HERE.