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...

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...

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!...

Pokemon Battle Arena Details – SMASH! 2012

At SMASH! 2012, Beyond Home Entertainment teamed up with SMASH! in order to bring Pokemon fans an arena in which they could battle one another and go into the running to win Pokemon prize packs provided by Beyond Home Entertainment themselves. Hundreds of Pokemon fans congregated for the Battle Arena and competed in many battles throughout the day at the SMASH! Gaming Area. When all was said and d...

CC Weekly News Recap – 9th-15th July 2012

This week in history, we travelled to SMASH! Con 2012 and raised all manner of hell. As Nigel Thornberry would say, it was ‘SMASHING!’ That’s not all though, there was also the San Deigo Comic-Con on and we have a bunch of podcasts for you to feed your ears with. Here what made headlines this week: Gaming News: – The 3DS passes 5 million sales in the US – Why Resident...

Anime Say! Episode 15 – SMASH! 2012

Welcome to Capsule Computers’ weekly anime segment, Anime Say!  This week, I teamed up with that crazy little imp known as Benjamin ‘LinkageAX’ Webb as we headed the Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH!) for a very special episode of Anime Say! Got any questions for Anime Say? You can send me a tweet on my official twitter or alternatively drop me an email at anime@capsulecomputer...

Sakura Tange Panel – SMASH! 2012

At SMASH! Con 2012 international guest star Sakura Tange took to the stage for her celebrity panel. Sakura is a voice actress most famous for voicing the titular character in Cardcaptor Sakura, Sakura Kinomoto. Now that’s a lot of Sakura! She opened up her panel with her adorably broken English, which caused the English speaking host to visibly swoon at her very presence. The host informed u...

Madman SMASH! 2012 Acquisitions

Madman Entertainment held an industry panel during SMASH! Con 2012 which bore news of several title acquisitions for the company. They previously announced several title acquisitions at both Supanova Perth 2012 and Supanova Sydney 2012, however one could argue that it was their SMASH! announcements that were most impressive. The following titles have been acquired by Madman Entertainment: Mahoroma...

Hanabee Panel and Announcements – SMASH 2012

During SMASH! Con 2012, new start-up Australian anime company Hanabee held their inaugural industry panel and finally put speculation to rest on a number of mysteries surrounding the new company that had got anime fans thinking. The panel began with CEO and founder Eric Cherry (formerly of Siren Visual) addressing the audience and explaining Hanabee’s goals and future plans as well as reveal...

SMASH! 2012 Schedule

Heading to SMASH! 2012 this weekend? Well why not be prepared? SMASH! have released a a full day schedule for their event, which details all the goings on of the convention. You can check out the event schedule above (click to enlarge). SMASH! 2012 will be taking place this Saturday, the 14th of July at the Sydney Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. The event boasts such huge international guest...

SMASH! 2012 AMV Competition Voting Open Now

With the SMASH! 2012 Convention only a little over a week away, voting is now open for the event’s annual AMV competition. This year’s competition is fierce with a lot of excellent AMVs in contention for the top prize. You can check out all the great AMVs in the annual SMASH! AMV contest here. Be sure to vote on your favourite in each category. Categories in competition this year are &...

SMASH 2011: Mario Kart 64 Final and Interview with Winner

SMASH organized two great tournaments this year, one was the Street Fighter 2 tournament (check here for full details) and yes I’m very sad I wasn’t able to take part in it (I would of totally beat China with Ryu – even if she used Dhalsim or not) as I was a little busy covering and taking a lot of cool pics of the Cosplay Competition, which was also very cool. But this is not wh...

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