SMASH! to host Australian Preliminary Competition for World Cosplay Summit 2015

The good people over at “SMASH!” (Sydney Manga and Anime Show) are extremely excited to announce that they have been “sworn in” as the new host of the seventh Australian Preliminary Competitions for the World Cosplay Summit 2015! This particular competition allows for cosplay partners to team up to beat the rest and win themselves a ticket to head straight over to the World...

SMASH! 2014 Details Revealed

After last year’s 8,000 strong attendance at the Sydney Exhibition Centre for the Sydney Manga and Anime Show, more commonly known as SMASH!, the event is set to aim even higher in 2014 with a massive two day event. The two day long SMASH! will take place across the weekend of August 9th-10th. Unlike the past three years, the event will not emanate from the Sydney Exhibition Centre, rather i...

Mindscape Art Tournament – SMASH! 2013!

At this years SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show! Mindscape were holding a competition for fan-art of the conventions mascots. The artwork was submitted by fans to Mindscape and then put on display at the convention to eventually be judged and have a winner chosen. What made this competition interesting is that it was themed after a Zombie Apocolypse and was also open to entrants that may not be a...

SMASH! 2013 – A Delightful Maid Cafe

This year at SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show, much like the last few years, there was a maid cafe set up to service attendees that made bookings. At the cafe, participants were served by both maids and butlers some fine treats and other kinds of delectables. The maid cafe is well known as an event based on the Japanese maid cafes that are favourited by otaku types. Typically the staff are dress...

Armour Making Panel – SMASH! 2013

At the SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show this year there was a panel on armour making held upstairs in the Siren Visual panel room. The panel was presented by a Matthew Klimenko, who is an expert in the armour making process. The panel was a discussion on the armour making process and also included a live demonstration of a cold casting session. Cold Casting is the process of making plastic feel ...

Vocaloid Night 2013 Pre-Sale Ends Soon

People looking to attend the Vocaloid Night event over in Sydney, hosted by SMASH!, might need to get a move on with the purchasing of their tickets online. Event pre-sale tickets close soon, meaning that they will no longer be able to purchase tickets online to the event. The pre-sale ends on the 5th of August, which is a Monday. What’s interesting is that anyone that purchases a pre-sale t...

The countdown to SMASH 2013 has begun!

In a month’s time, Sydney’s Darling Harbour will once again become host to the wild world of manga and anime culture as it invades the Sydney Convention Centre when the Sydney Manga and Anime Show takes place on August 10th, 2013. This year may just very well be the biggest year in SMASH! convention history, with a plethora of major anime guests heading down under for the show. Attende...

WIN – A Ticket To Vocaloid Night 2013

We have 1 ticket to give away for the upcoming Vocaloid Night 2013 dance party hosted by SMASH! The party is being held at the Pontoon Bar in Darling Harbour in Sydney on the 10th of August 2013. To win simply leave a comment below answering the following question and we’ll pick a lucky winner for each title: Which is your favourite Vocaloid song and why? We’ll pick our lucky winners on the 14th o...

Vocaloid Night 2013 New Teaser Image Released

A short while ago, the Vocaloid Night team have shared a new teaser image for their upcoming event hosted by SMASH! on their official Facebook Page. This image is similar to the previously released images of the show, but is a lot more condensed and is straight to the point on what people can expect from the Vocaloid themed dance party. Vocaloid Night 2013 is a dance party themed on the Vocaloid p...

Vocaloid Night 2013 – Presented by SMASH! Announced

Moments ago, one of the bigger Anime conventions here in Australia, SMASH! announced that they will be hosting an Anime dance party themed on the popular Vocaloid music selection inside of Japan. This party will be held in Sydney and is open to all Anime (and non) fans aged 18 and over. The dance party itself will be host to a wide variety of music from the immensely popular virtual Vocaloid popst...

SMASH! Con 2013 Tickets Now On Sale

Sydney’s Manga and Anime Show, more commonly known as SMASH!, now has tickets on sale for this year’s event. This year’s SMASH! convention is slated to take place on August 10th, 2013 running from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from the official SMASH! website here. Advanced tickets will cost $29 dollars, whereas it will cost $35 dollars at the door on the day. SMASH!...

CC Weekly News Recap – 23rd-29th July 2012

Welcome to this past week in gaming, anime, pop culture and whatever else happened. We travelled to THQ’s Darksiders II event at Sun Studios and got to preview several new titles such a South Park: The Stick of Truth, WWE 13 (is it as glitchy as WWE 12?) and of course Darksiders II. We also headed to EA’s offices in Sydney for some hands on time with Medal of Honor: Warfighter. On the ...

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