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First Animania Festival of the Year a Success!

Thu, 04/03/2008 - 6:56pm
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Sorry it's taken me a while to get the round-up from last weekend up everyone! It's been a big week of sorting through the aftermath of the Festival and also making sure I got all the winners names right - there were quite a few comps on!!

I should start off by saying that last Saturday's Animania Festival at the Citigate Central was Hyyooooooge! It was our largest Day Festival yet in Sydney!! Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the events, making our first "mini"-event for the year a really awesome one!!

Melbourne pre-registration extended!!

Sun, 03/23/2008 - 9:37am
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Wanting to get hot pre-registration prices for Melbourne Animania? Sad you missed out on the cut off date? Well be sad no more! Since we're such super-nice-types™ here at Animania Festival Pre-registration for Melbourne Animania has been extended until Friday 29th of march. That's right. Another week! Awesome or what!

Happy Eostre!!

Updates Updates Updates

Tue, 03/18/2008 - 5:20am
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Hi everybody!

You might have noticed it's been a while since I posted. I've been in space recharging my posting powers to bring you good news during 2008!

So what news do I have to bring all ye Animanians? (Yes, that is now a word)

First up, some updates for Melbourne; the pre-registration for Melbourne Animania closes this Friday MARCH 29th, this Friday is also the day that workshop pre-registration for Melbourne closes. If you want in on either, now is the time!

In other news the Sydney March Festival Guide is up and ready for all to see right here. Not only can you see pictures of our mascots, you can also see the schedule of events and what's screening during the day. I have to admit if I wasn't busy helping out running the show that's where I'd be, some pretty good stuff is screening!

Okay my post is done. Catch you all in 11 days at Animania Sydney March!
Until then, stay awesome!


Mon, 02/18/2008 - 10:00pm
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Hey everyone!!

Panda with some quick updates here!

First, the Brisbane May mini-site is up and ready so click on the tab above to get details on when and where Animania Festival Brisbane May will be on!

Next, pre-registration for Animania Festival Melbourne April yukata workshops are open now! Click here for more info and to pre-register. These workshops can be quite popular and there are some great new fabric designs this year too - so get in quick!

Back with more soon,


P.S. Look out for Animania Festival Sydney March pre-rego - opening SOON!

Animania Festival Melbourne info is up!

Tue, 02/12/2008 - 10:57pm
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Hey everyone!

As you may have noticed, the website has changed a little bit again - we're still tweaking some things as we get more of the sites underway, so we thank you for your patience!

All links should now be working correctly (thanks to those who pointed them out >.<) and the site themes are now active. Some things have moved around, but don't worry they haven't moved far!!

Information about Animania Festival Melbourne April is now available by clicking on the 'Mel | April' tab above. .

Similarly, to find out more information on the upcoming Animania Festival Sydney March, please click on the 'Syd | March' tab.

Brisbane info will be up very soon, so keep checking this site Sunshine State!

We hope you find everything you need to know on these sites, but if you have any specific questions, please feel free to send it on to us via the Contact page.

More updates coming soon!


YUKATA Workshop Pre-Rego Open!

Mon, 02/04/2008 - 8:51pm
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Just a quick post to let everyone know that pre-registration to the yukata workshops are open! One of the more popular features of the Animania Festival Sydney March, visitors will get the chance to learn how to make their own yukata, or summer kimono. All materials will be provided and at the end of the workshop, you'll have your very own yukata to keep!

This year, the yukata workshop sessions will be split into two skill levels: beginners, and moderate-advanced. So if you're worried that the workshop might be too easy or too hard, no matter what your experience with a sewing machine - we welcome you to come and learn some new skills or maybe brush up on some old ones!

The workshop may also be of particular interest to those of you who are thinking of Cosplaying and making your own costume, but don't know how to sew and would like to be shown some basics - and hey, you'll get to keep the yukata at the end of it too!

There's also some really nice new fabric styles this year! For more details, click here.


A Brilliant New Year of Animania!

Sat, 02/02/2008 - 12:07am
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Happy 2008! I trust that you've all had a great holiday season, an fire-cracking New Year and a spectacularly lazabout Aussie Day break! And now we here at the Animania Factory are hoping you're looking forward to a BRILLIANT new year of Animania Festivals!! We definitely have a lot in store for you :D :D :D.

To kick-start this brand new year of Animania, I'd like to welcome you all to our shiney new website. It's been long-delayed and I'd like to take this chance to apologise to all our visitors on taking so long to put this site up and getting all the info up!! We've definitely been having an interesting time over here at the Factory with the site (ah, technology! T_T) but we wanted to make sure that we had as much info completed before we put up the site. But, we hope it's been well worth the wait!! Thanks for all your patience guys!!

This year will be a MEGA year for Animania Festival as we bring to you not just one Cosplay event, BUT TWO!! And for an event that purely celebrates Japanese pop culture can we really say there's anything like too much Cosplay?! Of course not!!

Along with our much-loved, traditional Animania Festival Cosplay Competition, we are also proud to host the Australian Preliminary Competition for the World Cosplay Summit (WCS)!! In this Australian-first, we will be searching for the team that produces the BEST costume and performance. This team will be sent to competed in the 2009 World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan and will be the first Australian representitives in this international competition.

The WCS Preliminary will be a HUGE event for Cosplay in Australia and we definitely think that Aussies are up to the task of competing with Cosplayers from all over the globe! If you think you've got some awesome costume ideas, skills and a killer perfomance up your sleeve, then we want you to 'bring it on' and show us what you've got Australia!!

If you'd like more info about this event and links to the rules and entry forms (and I know that a lot of you have been waiting for it ^^;;), please head over to the WCS Preliminary page here. These are some serious docs guys, so please read through them carefully!

Of course, there'll be more than just Cosplay at Animania Festival to look forward to as well! There'll our staple features including all-day screenings, karaoke, video games, lots of comps and of course the crazy Main Stage Game Show, Olympia! The yukata workshops will be back again too, but that's not all! We promise you there'll be some great new features to expect, especially for the Animania Festival Weekend - which, I should mention, will be held in a new location this year at Australian Technology Park!!

But, I'm getting ahead of myself! Our tour of day events along the East Coast starts off with the Animania Festival Sydney March at the Citigate Central Hotel. For all the info about venue, location and features to expect, click here or simply browse through the links in the left hand menu under the "Sydney" title. Pre-registration will also be available VERY SOON!

We'll be putting up more info on the site over the upcoming weeks and opening up the other areas of the site for our Brissy and Melbourne events too, so please make sure to keep checking the site for latest goss and updates!

... Oh man, I'm so jumpin' and excited about this year of Animania!! (Maybe I'm always saying that -- but really and truly I am!! XD)

Until next time, BE EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!111ELEVENTYONE

Amanda Panda