Posted September 5, 2012 by Tony Tuason in Comics

A GEEKY WEEK this coming Manila International Book Fair Week — Free Comic Books, Seminars, Signings, Anime and Cosplay

 —–  The 33rd MANILA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR (MIBF) begins next week on September 12 and will run to Sept 16 and will be held at Halls 1-4 SMX Convention Center – Mall of Asia.

During MIBF, it’s already a given that a lot of booths from different stores, publishers, etc will be present there, but what makes it more special is that it has a lot of activities lined up that includes awarding and ceremonies, seminars/talks from speakers like Ambeth Ocampo and even government officials like Hon. Lucy Torres-Gomez and Hon. Teddy A. Casiño. You can check the full schedule of seminars and other activities at their official facebook page here.

Well let’s move on to the good stuff, the more geeky stuff ! Along side MIFB, we have a cosplay/anime event called THE BEST OF ANIME (BOA) which will be held on Sept 15-16 at the Hall 5 of SMX. A good thing about BOA is that, there’s more to it than the usual stuff we’ll see in the MIFB venue -there are stores (booths), cosplay competitions, fashion shows, battle of the bands, video showing, other contests and more!

To top it all off, it would definitely be a great day to drop by MIFB on Sunday (Sept 16). Why? BOA offers cosplay competitions, fashion show and battle of the bands, but at the National Book Store booth you must drop by! If you’re a fan of comicbooks, especially pinoy komiks then you’ll be happy to know that the following books together with their respective creators will be there to do signings — generally the top pinoy komiks on shelves right now, Trese (by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo) and Skyworld (by Mervin Ignacio and Ian Sta. Maria), the eisner-nominated Elmer (by Gerry Alanguilan) and the well beloved komiks strip Pugad Baboy (by Pol Medina Jr.).  Lastly, National Book Store will be having their own FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on that day! We’re not sure if they’ll be giving away the actual FCBD Comics that were released last May, or they’ll be giving away a different set of books, but as long as it’s free we’re sure everyone will be happy

Oh, and Jinri Park will be there to sign her gravure book “The Jinri Experience” (by Jinri Park and Jay Tablante).

Tony Tuason

Tony is just your average guy who loves comics, toys, games, movies, and all those geek goodness.