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The Fool shows a child or youth, while the Magician depicts an all powerful adept. Just as the Fool showed us the price of eternal innocence, so this Magician gives us the fearsomeness of taking on responsibility. If the Major Arcana represents the Fool’s journey, the Magician is the first thing the Fool encounters.

In the coming month, on 22 August (Saturday)- the folks at KKnM are putting together an otaku mini-festival taking place at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, Campus 1 – the NAFA campus with the TCC cafe, right across Sunshine Plaza). It’s a free event, and opens from 11am to 5pm

A.C.M.E = A Certain Magical Event

A.C.M.E. is Chara Fest+expansion packs. Other than official anime chara-goods from KKnM (fresh from Summer Comiket aka Natsu-Comi) and COSPA products from Genesis Frontier,  watzART is doujin-fair featuring both Singaporean and Malaysian doujin circles. This also marks the come back of Singapore’s pioneer doujin event. The Card Geeks, a Japanese moe-art collectible card game retail shop will also be present together with Gunpla specialty hobby store – Hobby Art Gallery.

What’s more, there’s going to be a video game challenge – featuring doujin soft (fan-made game): VANGUARD PRINCESS!!!

VANGUARD PRINCESS 「ヴァンガードプリンセス」

Even without the usual typical cosplay segment at the past fan events held in Singapore, this event is sure to be a magnet for the otaku community in Singapore.

Snaking queue towards KKnM’s booth at DAICON (image taken from NKDS)

One of the reason’s for the long queue – get to play Moé Moé Jankenpon with cosplayers and win COSPA prizes:

Moé Moé Jankenpon @ DAICON

Looking  back at KKnM’s Chara Fest, and how it drew long snaking queues at the Singapore Toy and Comic Con, Anime Festival Asia and DAICON – you’d better be there early in case all the exclusive items sell out.

It’s heartening to see the geek scene in Singapore becoming more vibrant – as more retailers are now taking the lead to organise mini-events like A.C.M.E and Toy Carnival @ SAM (by The Falcon’s Hangar). These events certainly complements the major conventions such as the Singapore Toys Games & Comics Convention and also Anime Festival Asia.

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