AFA X Bangkok Comic Con ?
In recent years, Anime Festival Asia (AFA) has successfully entrenched itself as the region’s most established experiential festival for Japanese Popular Culture, similar in vein to the Bangkok Comic-Con, the biggest western subculture exhibition in South-East Asia. Both of them are now major events showcasing their own unique subculture specialties.
But , AFA and Bangkok Comic Con together ? Well that’s a first ! And a surprising one too!
Never have we thought to see such a collaboration could happen till Mr Shawn Chin (SOZO’s Founder, Managing Director and Anime Festival Asia’s Executive Festival Director) and Mr Ongard Prapakamol (BEC-Tero True Visions’ Managing Director) announced their partnership for AFA TH and Bangkok Comic Con at AFA SG Press Conference on 4th December 2014 at Suntec City Convention Centre.
“Bangkok Comic Con 2014 ws a spectacular success drawing more than 65,000 visitors over three days,” said BEC-Tero True Visions Managing Director Ongard Prapakamol. “The event was a first for the region featuring major exhibits from top Hollywood fil and TV studios as well as local and Japanese exhibitors. We are tremendously excited to partner with AFA Thailand bringing of the major Japanese players to the event and ensuring that Bangkok Comic Con and AFA Thailand will be a truly unmissable event for fans of both Eastern and Western pop culture. Bangkok Comic Con and AFA Thailand will be held at BITEC, Bangkok covering 20,000 sq meters of floor space.”
This is an amazing collaboration as AFA, having been held in Singapore and Indonesia for the past few years, is finally taking the challenge now to set foot on the ‘Land of Smiles’. With both having announced their partnership and future plans to grow both Eastern and Western pop culture together in Indonesia and Thailand with Singapore being their base, it is confirmed that AFA TH X Bangkok Comic Con will be held at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) on 30th April – 3rd May 2015.
With that, SOZO, whom expertise in J-pop culture, will be in charge of bringing you the best to AFA TH X Bangkok Comic Con while BEC-Tero True Versions (BTTV), experts in western pop culture will present to you the latest and best of the best all the way from Hollywood to Thailand. Well , this is something really new to look forward to as it’ll be a place where both worlds collide and you will get the best of both anime and comic cultures all at once in one place , Thailand .
So,calling all the fans, start planning for your trip to Thailand now and make sure not to miss the biggest and most exciting event ever happening in year 2015 .See you in Thailand !
Photo Credits: JT & QX