Melbourne is lucky enough to get a plethora of pop and geek culture events each year but if you’re anything like me, it’s never enough!
Now just a week away is one of the most exciting events to hit Australia: Oz Comic-Con.
Oz Comic-Con is an expo featuring content from all genres of pop-culture, featuring film and television stars, comic book and anime artists, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, and even creative workshops and master classes. But of course the main draw will be the stars themselves, so I’ve put together a must see, greet and photograph list of stars that are attending Oz Comic-Con. Read more [+]
The fine folks at THQ Melbourne once again opened their doors to the Space Meat team for a preview of their upcoming and just launched titles. As usual we all had a great time hanging with our fellow Melbourne video game media and checking out what THQ had coming out in the near future.
Personally I went into this preview with not much knowledge and not a lot of interest but I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of titles and as a jaded and busy critic I’m not that easily surprised.
Hit “more” for our first impressions of some of the latest THQ titles.
The game line-up includes Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6, Blazblue Continuum Shift, Virtua Fighter 5, Soul Calibur 4, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Super Smash Bros Brawl & Melee, plus DIY and Social play.
Any adult gamer that likes to get their drink on should have checked out the Mana Bar by now, with all the press and positive reception going on it’s hard not to hear about the nightlife bar taking over Brisbane’s Valley district with geeks getting into video games and custom themed drinks.
Well with all the raging success the venue’s team have announced that Mana Bar will be opening new locations in Melbourne, Sydney and internationally with local venues opening before the end of the year.
The Melbourne Anime Festival (Manifest) is running this weekend at the Melbourne Showgrounds and has the theme ‘Mecha VS Magic’ in this incarnation (it’s 11th year running). Expect to see various panels on how to get into anime and Japanese culture as well as more specific genres of anime such as mecha anime. That said, the convention isn’t just for anime but rather Japanese culture as whole with panels and events catered to those who enjoy the lolita fashion style and others of its kind (Fruits), mecha, Ball Jointed Dolls in addition to the mainstream anime itself.