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 Nabeshin Panel #2 Recap

The second of the Nabeshin panels was held at one of the Bayside Gallery rooms which overlooks Darling Harbour with Sydney’s skyline in the backdrop. A moderately sized room with a great view, perfect for a fun panel with Nabeshin! This second panel was less structured than the first and mainly consisted of fans asking him questions. The panel should have probably been re-named to “Up close and pe...

SMASH! 2011 The Cosplayers and their Cosplays

When going to conventions, you’ll easily spot hundreds of attendees dressed up from all things fiction, whether it be characters from movies to television series, books to video games, anime to manga. Cosplay is one of the activities many convention goers love to take part in. It’s fun and cosplaying at conventions enables cosplayers to meet and be with other people who share their interest in cos...

SMASH! 2011 Interviews from the Artist Circle

SMASH! brings artists from all over Australia to exhibit their creative works. It was great to have a chat with some of them to tell us about their work and their tips for all of you aspiring artists! First up, we have the sleepy Kurimja! What can you tell us about your work? I’m just an amateur freelance artist. I’m still in uni but I just do it for fun and I’ve been coming to smash pretty much s...

SMASH! 2011 Interviews with JAUWS and AnimeMQ

Like the anime clubs from Genshiken, real-life anime clubs can be considered as great organizations where friends can indulge themselves in everything anime, manga, gaming and Japanese pop-culture in general. They’re a great social meeting with fellow anime fans especially when the next anime convention is months away. It’s a great relief from all the uni work where you can just come in after a lo...

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...

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...

SMASH 2011 Super Street Fighter 2 And Mario Kart 64 Tournament Rules

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m heaps pumped for the Super Street Fighter 2 And Mario Kart 64 Tournaments taking place at SMASH 2011 this year! However winning a tournament of your favorite retro game can be a massive challenge, especially if you don’t know the rules. But have no fear, your buddies here at Capsule Computers are here to help you out! Below you’ll find t...

SMASH! 2011 Venue Map

The excitement is building up for anime, manga and Japanese pop-culture enthusiasts around Australia with the Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2011 being only 8 days away! The hardworking organisers of SMASH! who continuously make the event bigger and better each year have just released the SMASH! 2011 Venue Map! In conjunction with the SMASH! 2011 Schedule which can be found here, you can plan when an...

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