Comic Fiesta 2016 – This year, Comic Fiesta 2016 were presented by AirAsia X as the Main Sponsor of the event that everybody had been waiting for every single year. Visitors was able to stand a chance at winning a free flight ticket to Japan by vising their booth.
“We received very positive response from our participation as prize sponsor last year. This year, we are happy to return as a main sponsor and we look forward to engage with all the cosplayers, comic and animation fans and join in the creative energy by everyone.”
– Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad
AirAsia X was offering a special discount for flight tickets to Japan from only RM 349 in-line with Comic Fiesta 2016 theme of manga and cosplays!
Pretty sure everybody knows Grab, our very own homegrown ride-hailing app or rather formally known as MyTeksi. Their presence has increased to over 6 countries across SEA for the past years and had been one of the very successful Malaysian startup in the tech industry.
Grab as one of the Gold Sponsors for Comic Fiesta 2016, decided to celebrate their drivers together with the support of Maple Comics to publish their very own comic book. The comics are loosely inspired by stories shared by drivers and it showcases our local talent.
The nine stories book collection, Driving Malaysia has featured the wonderful illustrations from cartoonists such as Max Loh, Pokcik Fingernailz, Michelle Lee and Azwanjjai. The Country Manager of Grab Malaysia has committed into launching a long term program “Ride the Arts” in order to further promote our local artists to the public.
Grab has introduced four specially art-wrapped CommiCar which was based on their published comic Driving Malaysia. During Comic Fiesta 2016, the first 200 lucky passengers were given the chance to actually ride in their CommiCar and even be given a free copy of Driving Malaysia.
Driving Malaysia will be available for RM20 in selected bookshops like Kinokuniya, MPH, Times, Borders, Silverfish Books, Kedai Fixi, Kedai Lejen, Kedai Buku 1Malaysia as well as on the Maple Comics website at www.maplecomics.com.my.
For more information about the ‘Ride The Art’ campaign and the book, Driving Malaysia,
please log onto http://grb.to/ridetheart.
Virtual Reality Scene
VR has definitely picked up out of the niche market in recent years. Especially with the new Sony PSVR and HTC Vive, more and more average consumers or gamers are able to get their hands on this brand new newly commercialized technology.
Over at Armageddon’s booth, they were featuring the Gaming G Series lines together with HTC Vive as well.
This year at Comic Fiesta 2016, PWTC, we can certainly see some VR action going on together with the usual random online mobile games promo booths. It has been a wild 2016 and it was kind of expected that everything would follow the 2016 trends 🙂