That’s right, just like last year we will be attending SMASH 2014, the Sydney Manga and Anime Show, this August. This time, the convention will be a massive two day long extravaganza.
SMASH 2014 will be held at Rosehill Gardens on August 9th and 10th. It is Sydney’s premiere anime convention centre and has attracted thousands and thousands of attendees over the years with its wonderful activities and events, and of course the special guests.
There will be lots of events to see and do at the convention such as the AMV competition, Karaoke, anime screenings, cosplay competition, fan fiction competition and even a maid cafe. SMASH will also be holding the Australian preliminary competition into the 2015 World Cosplay Summit held in Japan.
Last year SMASH had many amazing guests and this year it looks to be even better. So far, three Japanese pop culture stars will be at SMASH 2014:
- REIKA, she is one of Japan’s most renowned cosplayers who makes all her costumes herself. She is known for crossplaying as male characters and will make her Australian debut at SMASH.
- Toshihiro Kawamoto, one of the co-founders of the animation studio Bones, is an animation director and character designer that has worked on many of Bones’ top anime. He has worked on Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Sword of the Stranger and Noragami.
- Kotono Mitsuishi, one of Japan’s most prolific voice actresses who has voiced the iconic role of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon in Sailor Moon. She has also voiced Misato Katsuragi in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Boa Hancock from One Piece, among countless other major roles.
SMASH 2014 will be held at Rosehill Gardens from August 9-10. You can read about our coverage of SMASH 2013 here.
For more information about SMASH visit their Website here: http://www.smash.org.au/
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