Best of Anime 2014 will once again be a sure success since it is combining the right ingredient that people and anime-lovers wanted to see in a convention. This year the event would a bit more expensive but there would be more things to expect and tons of guests to see. BOA 2014 will be on September 20-21, 2014 at Function Room 3 and 4, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex.
Last year we have an awesome time covering the event and also having our very own booth at the event. We also manage to meet Joe Inoe and gave him his very own Otaku shirt.
A ticket for this year’s event is peg at P300 for one day and if you avail of the two-day pass it will only be at P500. Remember that the venue is SMX so we would like to remind you that guards are more strict in this area and you better avail a ticket that loiter around outside. Take the lesson last April.
If you want to buy in advance the ticket for BOA 2014, you can CLICK THIS BOA 2014 TICKET RESERVATION FORM and you can also choose any of the methods below:
- Personal Purchase = Visit their office in Makati and buy your tickets there.
- VIA Bank and Carrier = Fill up the Reservation Form and send it to their email, Deposit your payment in the Bank, Send them the deposit slip and your tickets will be mailed.
- Express Lane = Send us the Reservation Form via Email, Deposit your payment at the Bank and send the scanned copy to us and you may pick up your Ticket on the Day of the Event.
Kaika (updated July 23, 2014). She is the person behind The Cosplay Chronicles.
Onnies. Among the top 30 cosplayers in Worldcosplay.net with more than 160,000 Facebook fans. She is a Thailand-based, Chienese cosplayer known for her impressive cosplay and crossdresses.
Joe Inoe. He already became a guest for BOA 2013 and he is coming back to once again entertain everyone. Joe Inoe is a Japanese-American singer who was well known for his rendition of “Closer”, which had been used for the fourth opening of Naruto Chippuden. He also had other songs for other animes. He will be performing on September 21.
Visual Kei Band. BOA 2014 will once again showcase a Visual Kei Band although the name of the band is not yet announced. I would not be surprised it it will once again be Uchusentai Noiz since their comeback last May was not enough. Noiz had made tons of new Filipino songs and it would be great to have them in BOA this year.
BOA is coming up with 3 categories for their Cosplay Competition: Chibi, Cloth and Mecha/Armor. This categorization will be something which will bring fairness to those who are wearing cloth costumes, so that they can have chance to win the competition. It is also an all-star competition meaning you can cosplay any character from any genre and be it Japanese or Western.
Prizes includes cash prize of P5,000 for Mecha/Armor, P3,000 for cloth and P2,000 for Chibi. Prizes will also include freebies, a plaque of recognition and special feature on BOA’s media partners. Take note as well that Chibi for BOA 2014 will cover cosplayers ages 2-7 years old.
BOA 2014 will be the venue for the first ever Inter-School Cosplay Competition. This is a cosplay competition which was held at various schools with the help of in-school organizations. The finals will be held during BOA.
If you are an artist you can join the BOA Quockdraw Competition which is being run online. Just check out for the theme, create the artwork and then submit them online.
Besides the above competition there will also be a Battle of the Bands. Photo Competition, and BOA Superstar (Karaoke Competition), You can download and view the mechanics for the competition at THIS LINK.
BOOTHS AND EXHIBITS
If you are looking for all sorts of specialized merchandise then BOA 2014 is an ideal place for you. Toys, accessories and items that are totally dedicated to anime will be present in this convention. Besides that, we are sure that there will be fun booths at the event which includes activities and gaming. You will rather be inside the event to experience the fun that be left out outside of the venue.
For more updates on BOA 2014 link up to the following:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/BestOfAnime
- Twitter: @BestofAnime_BOA
- Official Hashtag: #BOA2014