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AFA. Probably one of the only events in Singapore which hold anime fandom in high regard and celebrates it. There aren’t any haters – it feels like everyone knows each other there. I went with only one friend this year, but it still feels like a party. It’s a time when every anime-related item I could possibly want to buy within 2010 is gathered conveniently in one place. In other words a horridly effective way in making me spend an entire day and a huge amount of savings in one sitting.
I think it’s the feeling that matters. In Singapore we don’t have much of an anime culture, save for perhaps some shops located in Dhoby Ghaut and events held occasionally at Republic Polytechnic and Suntec. Otherwise there really isn’t an obvious trend here in Singapore. Everyone looks pretty much the same. You can’t really tell the fans from the non-fans given just one glance. That’s why conventions are a great experience. They just fill you with that warm fuzzy feeling you don’t feel most of the time. Kind of like getting involved with the blogosphere, where there hardly is any animosity and everyone kinda feels like a friend.
Well, I’ll just leave these here to speak for themselves (click images for links)
Anyway, it was a great experience, and although I still think I shouldn’t have spent that much, it was worth it. It’s things like these that make this fandom so rewarding.