Here it is, the coverage of ACGHK 2009 as promised. Big thanks to litokid, Asuka, and J (Asuka's friend) for coming with me to this convention. T'is the first time I've arranged to meet up with someone from the Internet, but it's good to see some dannychoo.com members in Hong Kong.
It's been rather busy for me recently, so pictures are in seemingly random order at the moment. Will try and get them more sorted out in the next day or two. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos!
The convention started a bit later than planned on Saturday, and we had to wait all the way from another building!
The queue is moving while we are inside HKCEC. It took us more than 20 minutes to get into the convention from the back of the queue.
Going straight inside, and we see guys taking pictures of pretty girls near the entrance already ^^;
Football game on XBOX 360. Hongkongers tend to watch football (American English: soccer) often, and the preferred game is usually the Winning Eleven series (aka Pro Evolution Soccer)
Forza Motorsport 3 on XBOX 360.
Halo 3; couldn't take a good screenshot of it though
The night before, Mikuni Shimokawa made an appearance in Monday evening. She came a little later than planned but fans are definitely not disappointed.
I don't know much about her, but she is a pretty good singer, and she even sang Evangelion's opening, which is a pleasant surprise~
Luffy's hat is one of the more common items seen in this year's convention; a friend of mine who's a big fan of ONE PIECE bought one of them as well as Luffy's wanted poster
Char's MSs Clear Colour version and HGUC Operation V Clear Colour version, which were only available at Gundam 30th Birthday Festival in Nagoya, are available in this convention too.
Boxes of limited / event only gunpla on sale.
I can't believe that 1/100 Exia Roll Out Colour is there as well - makes mine purchased from Japan such a ripoff lol...
I know nothing about Saint Seiya, but this
Other than Luffy's hat, Urahara's (from Bleach) hat is also a fairly common sight in this convention
Piles and piles of manga on sale. This is what ACGHK was about back then - just a comics fair with manga and manhua (Chinese comics)
Hong Kong manga, which are known as 'manwa'.
Hataraki Man, which Gordon has mentioned in his post a while ago.
Piles of (empty) MG Exia Ignition Mode on one side! o_o
ONE PIECE wanted posters on sale
Lots of wooden katanas and swords replicas from various anime series available this year, ranging from Bleach, Naruto, and even Saber's sword from Fate/Stay Night
A Tieren with camouflage paint scheme on display
This is one of the winning entries for Gundam diorama competition, not for the Dengeki Tournament which I will mention in the next coverage post
A bitter end to a Gundam under the hands of a Zaku
One of the winning entries of Gundam photoshoot competition
Frankly, I find Freedom's pose a bit awkward though ^^;
Sazabi featured on Time! ^^
Winner entry featuring God and Noble Gundam
Megahouse has its own cabinet for its own figures and models
Megahouse Lelouch. My sister's getting one and it will be here sometime this month :o
Queen's Blade figures of Nyx and Elina.
The limited gunpla mentioned above
XN Raiser's box art, which looks pretty cool I have to say~
XN Raiser combined with O Raiser, 00 Gundam, and 00 Raiser
XN Raiser equipped on Seravee, Arios, and Cheridum
1/60 Exia on display
Light novels spotted.
Doraemon is back - and a new movie is coming out very soon. It looks like that a Doraemon movie is out every year, be it a remake or something original.
Dakimakura covers and cat ears on sale
Previous magazines that came with dakimakura covers or mousepads. I think I saw one that has the highly sought Feena dakimakura too.
Stalls that sell cushions, dakimakuras, pictures etc are definitely hot spots. litokid and Asuka came back to this stall again and again XD
Spotted this Monopoly City Edition, which has stackable building parts as you expand your properties (I think)
Call of Duty World at War I believe
1/6 Batman and Joker
Michael Jackson based on Thriller MV
Ironman Mark III Special Version and T-600 Concept Version
T-600 Concept version, which is exclusive for this convention only
Life size T-600 o_o
Astro Boy action figure
A poor image, but figma Billy Herrington sighted XD
1/1 Hoi Hoi San
Yamamoto from Sengoku Rance, thanks to Samejima for recognising it.
Yamato's 1/24 Ingram Unit 1 - Really expensive though o_o;;
The blue Ingram USA Unit 1. More info can be found on Ngee Khiong
Was wondering why there's a guy bringing a ladder with him, and it seems that it's for the purpose of getting to a higher and better view so he can take pictures of the pretty girls at an advantage point ^^;
A shot of what a typical stall will look like from the outside.
Anpanman with other characters I'm not familiar with
Fat spiderman is fat o_o;;
Edward Elric and a chibby Alphonse XD
Chopper giving out the red card XD
Maxima punching out a Ralf out of his cyborg arm... How bizzare.
Both characters are from the King of Fighter fighting game series.
Rather than just taking pictures of the pretty girls, I always find it interesting to see the photographers taking pictures of them enthusiastically ^^;
Fate mousepad might be interesting, but what got litokid interested was Mio's dakimakura.
Lego exhibition. Wanted to go inside but it's really crowded, so just took this outside of the stall
Kadokawa stall - incredibly long queue just to get in like last year. Luckily litokid has a PSP with Gundam vs Gundam game for me get over the waiting~
Shana and Wolf & Spice manga
Gundam novels such as Gundam the Origin, Ecole du Ciel, and Unicorn can be bought here.
Shana CD-R, which I think are blanks.
Horo mousepad (not the popular 'oppai' ones) and keyboards.
Combined loot of litokid, Asuka, J (friend of Asuka), and mine.
I have the least stuff (perhaps not surprisingly), but will tell you what they are later on.
Final picture - extension of HKCEC. Took the same picture of it last year, which was still under construction with framework only.
It was a long and tiring day, but it's worth having a good look. Hope you have enjoyed the general coverage of the convention there. Again big thanks to litokid, Asuka, and J for coming to attend this event with me, and I am grateful for that.
Link to Asuka's coverage:
Phew... Managed to get all those sorted out. Now I have to see how to comb the 150+ photos of the Dengeki Tournament down to reasonable number @_@;;