What is AniManGaki?
Presently, AniManGaki extends beyond just an event, but also serves as a community leader, providing consultation and event solution services for various ACG related projects.
What does the name AniManGaki stand for?
AniManGaki is the portmanteau of four words: Anime, Manga, Games, and Gaki (Japanese slang for ‘brat’).
The convention name was coined on 30th March 2009 at 3.00am via MSN Messenger Chatroom between the founder and a crew member. The finishing piece came easy, given that it was the founder’s nickname for the crew members. You’ve guessed it right; it was the word ‘gaki’.
Am I a 'Gaki'?
The word ‘gaki’ in Japanese means ‘brat’. Originally a nickname strictly reserved for the crew members, the term now extends to include all fans and attendees of AniManGaki. It acts as a sign of bond between us, you, and many other ‘gaki’s out there. High-five a fellow ‘gaki’ today!
Who or what are the mascots of AniManGaki?
Kei-chan is AniManGaki’s official mascot. A playful lion, Kei-chan represents excitement and joy. Its gender remains highly debatable. Your guess is as good as ours. Ten-chan, sister to Kei-chan, is the official mascot of AniManGaki-chan. She hatched from an egg Kei-chan discovered inside a hidden dungeon. An innocent, young Tengu, Ten-chan represents purity and unity. Lastly, the latest addition to the family is Aki-kun. The tech-loving koala bear is tentatively in charge of another project called Arts, Cosplay & Etc.
I would like to collaborate with or sponsor AniManGaki.
Awesome! You can reach out to our team at [email protected] for further assistance.
How can I join the crew or contribute to AniManGaki?
Sacrifice your time, soul and blood to our lord Kei-chan. As a crew member, you would be able to learn teamwork, build skills and apply your knowhow. If you think you got what it takes, drop us an email at [email protected].
If you can’t commit full-time, just volunteering at our events is a good start at showing us your dedication. Your passion and contribution will be noticed, for we are always watching…
I heard rumor about AniManGaki. How can I find out if it's true?
A major reason we established contacts lists and social media pages is to get accurate, up-to-date information out to the fans. So be sure to check those out first.
Alternatively, contact us with your questions. Talk to us. We don’t bite. :3
Where can I find info on AniManGaki events?
How much are the event tickets?
Ticket entry fees vary with each event, some of which may be free to enter. You should stay tuned to our social media pages for updates these events and ticket info.
Who should purchase entry tickets?
For events requiring entrance fees, all attendees two-years and above must purchase an entry ticket. You may be required to present a copy of their birth certificate for verification purposes only.
For all events in general, anyone under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 for the duration of their time at the event. AniManGaki tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Where can I purchase AniManGaki entry tickets?
Entry tickets can be purchased through the following methods:
a) Online via our website
b) Through our selected physical vendors and agents
c) Our roadshows
d) On event day at AniManGaki
We advise you to come early to avoid long queues. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for announcements on early ticket sales.
Is Goods and Service Tax (GST) included in the ticket price?
Fortunately, we will NOT be charging GST for our entry tickets*. However, we are still affected by the increase in prices of product and services needed to run this event. AniManGaki will do our best to keep ticket prices from fluctuating any higher than they need to be.
(*does not apply to products sold by exhibitors or booths.)
What time are we allowed to enter the Exhibit Space?
Traditionally, for any AniManGaki events, early ticket holders are allowed early access into the outer halls from 9.30AM onwards. From there, a queue for the main hall doors to open begins. Should there be no unexpected delays, the hall will officially open at 10.00AM.
Are there any ATMs around?
ATMs are readily available at the Mines Shopping Mall. Do check the directory and/or ask a nearby concierge.
I would like to sell stuff at AniManGaki. Who do I contact?
If you are a commercial retail business, you may contact our staff for further details on booth availability at [email protected].
Artists Booths (commonly referred to as Doujin Booths) are reserved for individuals, groups or circles of artists, self-publishers, writers, and small-volume craftspeople. Cosplay Booths are well, for cosplayers or cosplay photographers. You may contact our staff for more details at [email protected].
Where do I register for an Artist/Cosplay Booth?
AniManGaki will announce on Facebook and website once registrations are open. You may also find the registration link on our website once registrations are open. You may contact our staff for more details at [email protected].
Can I bring my laptop or set a side table to the booth?
Yes and no. While we appreciate your attendance at our event, we also hope that you respect others in terms of space. Be notified that plugs will NOT be provided. Side tables are NOT allowed at all times as it may disrupt traffic flow.
Do I have to cosplay (dress up in a costume), and according to the theme?
Cosplay is not required, but encouraged. You should dress for comfort if you intend to be spending long hours in the event area. However, many attendees may dress up with their friends and do photo sessions together. If you’re up for the challenge, join our cosplay competition.
Our annual theme is to give our activities, event and attendees a basis to follow and provide content to our visitors. It is not required, but it is encouraged to give life to our theme!
Is wearing a bikini too much?
We would like to remind you that AniManGaki is a family friendly event and that we request all attendees to respect this by dressing appropriately on convention grounds. This applies as well to other sensitive, suggestive, or obscene items brought into AniManGaki. Appropriate footwear must be worn on convention grounds at all time; being barefooted or wearing socks only are not allowed for safety reasons. Check out our Rules and Regulations for more information.
What are my rights as a cosplayer?
You still keep all your basic human rights, which include the right to your body and to provide consent. If you are not comfortable being photographed, you can say No. You don’t want to be touched? You must say No. Noticed that your photo is being used inappropriately? You can still say No. Should you feel harassed, contact our crew at the Information Counter right away!
Help! I am being harrassed and I don't know what to do.
If you are at any of our events and you don’t feel safe, head right up to our Information Counter for assistance. Always do your best to collect as much evidence to help state your case. Do not be afraid to voice out, we are here to help.
MY QUESTION IS NOT HERE!
We’d be happy to help! Get in touch via our Contact page and we’ll do our best to assist you.