The third annual Slash Only #3 event too place today in Beijing China! So as always it was another perfect excuse for the Capsule Computers Crew to attend and cover the event. As always Slash Only #3 event was open to the public with 1000 tickets being sold online and also at the door (after 1pm – only 100 tickets made available). Ticket prices were set at 40RMB (approx $5USD/AU) per person, so it certainly was a very affordable price if you’re a Dojinshi/comic book fan eager to pick up the latest Dojinshi’s and merchandise from popular TV Shows, Movies and games from the US and UK “Only” Yes you heard that right. Slash Only, only focuses on US and UK stuff and this time around absolutely NO Japanese Anime, Shows, games or movies were allowed.
Slash Only #3 was held at a different venue from the first two events which were at Beijing Workers Indoor Arena, also known as the Beijing Worker’s Gymnasium which hosted the 2008 boxing events for the Summer Olympics. This time Slash Only 3 took place at Beijing Garden of World’s Flowers (an exhibition centre for plants and flowers) The size of the hall was slightly larger than Beijing Workers Indoor Arena but still much smaller than other Dojinshi conventions we’ve covered in the past. A total of 1000 tickets were made available to the public via online purchasing. As we’ve come to expect from Slash Only events, the organization was fantastic and the staff were very helpful. The event started a little earlier than usual due to massive heatwave with temperatures reaching as high as 38 degrees Celsius at 9:30am in the morning so fans were allowed in half an hour earlier. And as always the mad rush to buy thier Doujinshi and merchandise was on for young and old!
What the event organizers also did to entice the fans was offer everyone attending a chance to pick up and collect the Slash Only trading card game cards. (similar to other card games like Magic The Gathering) These cards were not for sale at the beginning of the event, and initially were given away to the fans once they purchased merchandise from any of the vendor booths. However, at the end of day the entire collection comprising of 24 cards went on sale and massive lines were quickly formed and anyone interested in picking up the entire set were able to do so for only 20RMB ($3US/AU). This was certainly a great little incentive cooked up by the organizers (GA EXPO) for the fans which everyone really enjoyed.
Today’s event drew an impressive amount of Cos-Play characters dressed up from US and UK TV Shows, Movies and Games. Check out the pictures below in the gallery (we also have a link to our full gallery images hosted on Facebook) a lot of effort and time was certainly spent into some of these outfits which I must say were very interesting and amazingly well designed. All in all Slash Only #3 event was a great day out for the fans with a fun and enjoyable Doujinshi event! Click on the link below to be taken to our Facebook gallery page for Slash Only #3 Event or Deadpool with give you kick you in the face!
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