SMASH 2012 Date Announced!

This year SMASH Con went from a small convention to a mammoth sized convention, with A-List guest to boot. Following such an overwhelming amount of positive feedback regarding the Sydney Convention Centre venue, it looks like SMASH Con will be returning there for round two in 2012. That’s not all though, SMASH have officially confirmed the date of the event for SMASH 2012. We can now officia...

SMASH! 2011: Capsule Computers Cosplay Hunt!

SMASH! 2011: Capsule Computers Cosplay Hunt! It sucks to miss out on an awesome event, isn’t it? Well have no fear, Capsule Computers is here! Sure, video games are our passion, but video games are a major aspect of pop culture which we also love to cover. So we decided this year to bring SMASH! 2011 to everyone at home who couldn’t make it, by covering as much as we could of the entir...

SMASH! 2011 Vendors

SMASH! Con has always been home to a great number of vendors, selling all sorts of bits and bobs, however this year we saw an unprecendented amount of vendors. This year held so many great vendors, it was difficult to keep track of them all. For interest of time I will highlight some particularly awesome vendors at the event this year, as well as provide a list of who was present with a booth or s...

SMASH! Impressions – Luke Halliday

Boy, oh boy, now this was a big one. This was the biggest SMASH! Convention thus far and needless to say it blew me away, there was so much amazing things going on and the guests all were brilliant. The convention as a whole was easily the best Australian con this year and perhaps in the past few years. For those who are unaware, us crazy blokes and bladies (bladies = blokes +ladies) here at Capsu...

How was Smash 2011? The Fans Let Us Know

So those who did go should know how it was already but if you were just wondering how others felt or maybe if you didn’t go and are wondering what is there and if it’s worth going to next year you should really read below. I loved Smash, especially with all the new space but let’s just not take my own word for it. Here is what other people had to say: 1. What did you come to Smash for? • To ...

SMASH! 2011 What I loved

I have to say that my experience with SMASH! this year was much better than my experience with SMASH! last year. I don’t mean that negatively either, last years Sydney Manga and Anime SHow (intentional caps) was easily my favorite convention of my entire convention going life (since 2004! missing only 2009). There was something about this year, and I’m not too sure of what it was, that...

SMASH! 2011 Little Kuriboh Panel

Little Kuriboh, one of the biggest names in not only the Yu-Gi-Oh! fandom but also the Anime fandom at large, was a guest speaker at SMASH! 2011. His panel was largely entertaining and was filled with all kinds of interesting tid-bits. Not only was the panel informative, but it also had a special advanced screening of the newest episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, which was incredibly entert...

SMASH! 2011 Cosplay Contest!

Cosplayers! They’re easily one of the most exciting things about any convention, and SMASH! was no different. While most cosplayers are happy enough to just to walk around the convention centre getting photos and being in general attendance, some of them opt for the more fun and amazing cosplay contest. The cosplay contest was amazing to observe from the superior seating, but the shots in th...

SMASH! 2011 Photos

SMASH! Con may be over but the aftermath is not. For the Capsule Computers crew the job would not be done without bringing you all the news, interviews and pictures of the event. Us crazy folk who make up the Capsule Computers crew made our presence felt in the event and managed to snap a truck-load of pictures of our exploits and of all the awesome cosplayers we met along the way. Whether you cou...

Little Kuriboh Interview SMASH 2011

Little Kuriboh, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series and of other parody spoofs (like the one with Naruto), was nice enough to give us guys at Capsule Computers an opportunity to interview with him during the SMASH! Convention this past weekend. In this interview we discuss various aspects of Little Kurbohs gaming habits as well as the show that he is famous for. As anyone in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Fa...

Find MasterAbbott at SMASH this weekend and WIN!

So who’s making their way down to SMASH this weekend ?  The Capsule Computers Crew will be there in full force to cover everything we can, from the cos play characters to the beautiful maids in the maid cafe.  Oh yeah and of course we’ll be checking out all the cool new anime and manga stuff to.  This years show has quite an impressive line up of special guests like Little Kuriboh (Yu-...

SMASH! AMV Competition – Vote Now!

Love anime? Love music? Then maybe Anime Music Videos (AMVs) are for you! SMASH! has been running a competition to find the best AMV’s Sydney Anime and Manga fans have to offer. The competition was split into several categories: Drama/Romance Action/Upbeat Comedy/Parody Judge’s Choice People’s Choice Voting for the People’s Choice award has now opened and you can now vote right here. O...

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