Friday, December 31, 2004

Year Ender Part 3
Happy New Year And I'd Like to Thank Everyone

In previous years, I'd make an email thanking all my friends and giving them the reasons why I had such a great year with them (and it saves me the embarassment in case I missed someone). Unfortunately, right now I really don't know people's emails, and my world stopped revolving around emails a few years back. I don't think there's any better way I can thank my friends than via blogging.

LJ Friends

To my cosplayer friends (you know who you are, hehehe): it's nice to know that you "friended" me back, and that I'm part of your friends list. I love hearing your stories, and when you're in trouble (and who doesn't have problems these days?), I wish I can do more than just give you a virtual hug. If there's anything I can do for you guys and girls, just tell me and I'll see what I can do (obviously, no promises there, but I'll certainly give it my best effort). Special mention to Cheenaroonie who befriended me first rather than the other way around, and Jerry Polence and Seitokaichou who I got to know a little bit better thanks to blogging. And of course, I always look forward to seeing you people more often. Especially the ones overseas. =)

To the Lit Soc people (again, you know who you are): To those who've graduated, it was nice that you kept in touch. It was great seeing Cecille and Hieispike after such a long time although I really wish we could have spent more time with each other. As for the three furies (Alenurd, Monmonito, and Purpleslurpee), if there's anything I can do, don't hesitate to ask (but of course, I won't always agree, hehehe). I guess being around you gals made me act more responsible as of late. Hidetoslave, we don't get to see each other as much (and you're also under my cosplayer friends, nyek). And Irian, the older sister I never had, I want my book back. =)

Friens from Pinoy Otaku: well, I know we've drifted apart and in a certain sense, I don't think I was really accepted as part of the group. But I do love you as individuals, and that goes to Balatstar, Bathala, Cugami, Defune Hime, Goddess Rising, Kuwami, Salamangkiero, Tempus Fugit, Ben Cab, and Miyachan, even if not all of you are reading this.

The Three Witches (Embai, Kitsune Jade, and Pornkings) and Friends (Cugami, Daeas, Mithas, Silver Hakai, and Slaves): Honestly, we don't get to see each other as much, nor talk to each other as often, but more often than not, you guys have been the most accepting. In the end, you're the people I call up at the middle of the night (because you're all insomiacs!), or the people I want to meet up with for no reason at all.

Ateneans: You're all a mixed bunch actually, and in a way, that makes me happy that I have such diverse friends as you guys, and that you all kept in touch with me one way or another. What's in store for our future? Well, we're all traveling that path, and if there's anything I can offer you, it's that you're not treading that path alone. And of course, if there's anything you need, don't hesitate to ask.

Friends and Acquaintances from Pornking's Flist: Right now, Dark Geisha and Meissa mean the world to me, although we haven't known for each other long, and in your case Dark Geisha, you're a continent away. But if there's any kindred soul in my flist, it's you two. As for Cindyg and Lisan, I really don't know why you added me to your friend's list, but I'm grateful and glad that we became friends. And to World Serpent, I love your entries, and here's to getting to know you better in the following year.

Mierin Lanfear and friends (Osmalic, Szishen, and Zhynchan): Mierin and Osmalic are two great friends, even if we don't see or talk to each other much. Szishen and Zhynchan, both of you are an enigma to me, but it's nice that you added me to your friend's list and made the gesture of friendship. I appreciate it.

Khursten and company (you know who you are): it was nice actually talking to you people, and although I've probably met you/seen you a long time ago, it's only that that we're taking the initiative to get to know each other better.

And of course, there are the people that I can't really fit into any category: Like_Teeth, it was nice meeting your acquaintance, and I really want to get to know you better. Sillue, you're a mystery to me as well, although it looks like we have common interests. I hope to know you better as well. And Rin, I honestly never thought we'd be friends again ever since I had a crush on you five years ago and got my heart broken. But it's great to know that we're friends now. And of course Ficto, why we don't always agree, you're one of the youngest talents I've met so far. Nadare, we were talking a few months back but we suddenly stopped communicating. I really wish we could rekindle that relationship if you're reading this. Eula Tequila, here's to knowing you better as well.

Blogger Friends

To the Comic Quest gang: admittedly, I know sometimes I'm a nuisance to you guys (although I don't mean to be), but thanks for accepting me. I really look up to Dean for his skill in writing, gaming, business, and opinions when it comes to books. I also adore his lovely wife Nikki whom I can always loan books to. And of course Vinnie, one of the reasons I actually stay in Comic Quest (you didn't think it was for the comics, did you?) and the occassional book pimping. Marco for his personality and interests in pop culture, Carl for always being polite and ready to crack a joke, and Jason and his willingness to help out. And Andrew, aside from my LJ-praise of him, is the closest person of my age in the group (well, there's always Ralph, but he's not reading my blog). There's also Alex, gamer and comic fan who always comes in with a smile and ready for conversation, and Jay with our common interests.

My gaming group: well, not all of you have blogs but I'm sure some of you are reading this. You're actually part of the reason why I have a reason to live. For me, gaming is a social activity; there's no "game" if there's no people. And you guys make it worthwhile.

Ateneans: well, I don't think you guys visit my blog as often (at least not compared to the Ateneans in LJ-land) but if you're reading this, I'm glad you're still keeping in touch. I actually wanna meet up with you people as well, provided you have the time. Abi, it's been so long since we last saw each other. Hope you're doing well, PJ and Kapi.

Noelle: although we haven't seen each other for something like the past four years, your blog is one of the ways we keep in touch, and it's nice to know that there's a dedicated Christian out there like you (even if my opinion you sometimes go overboard).

Mel: What can I say? You're the closest person I have to a best friend until you left. But unlike the friends that have literally left me to go overseas, we actually managed to keep in touch (thanks to modern technology). Hopefully we can both clean up our own acts and fix our own lives; in the meantime, I'll be there suffering with you.

Elbert: We don't always see eye to eye, but we both know we have genuine concern for each other. I know you're destined for greatness, so don't forget us on your way up there.

Cammy: Just want to let you know I'll be there as a friend, no matter what might happen.

Tobie: Although we seem to share the same circle, our paths don't seem to cross often (at least meeting personally in real life). Hope to get to know you better.

Gerry: You're a great person! I've never met someone so humble and friendly. I was amazed when we were introduced and that we were talking to each other. I applaud you for your stance and conviction in your beliefs, even if I don't necessarily agree with all of them.

To the strangers that read and/or linked me: I'm honored that you actually put links to me in your blogs. Although to those in the Philippines, we really should meet up one time. Allan, hope to read more of your exploits. And honestly, if there's any book you wanna borrow, be it gaming, or fantasy or science-fiction, feel free to ask.

To the Hey Comics people: well, we don't know each other too well, but I'm glad that we were introduced and hope to hear more from you guys. Actually, I'm intimidated by you people, which is why I might come out as shy whenever we meet.

Tin and her siblings: one of the best things in my life was meeting you people. Glad to have known you and hope our paths will cross more in the future.

To the people I have yet to meet and those who have yet to read what I have to say: hopefully, our encounters will be favorable. I'm far from the best person you'll meet (and in fact, I'm quite the opposite: I'm really a nasty and annoying person) but hopefully, we can be friends.

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Thursday, December 30, 2004

2004 in Retrospect

Looking back into your past is far from the easiest things to do. Because along with the good times, one must also take into consideration the bad times. Personally, I find reflection very important, because that's the only time I really get to ask myself, what has changed, what has made me different? I've also made a lot of mistakes so I get to ask myself, what areas can I improve upon, or what lessons could I learn from my errors? And perhaps the beauty of looking back at the end of the year is that we get to guage the effects of our actions over 365 days; I mean if I said a wrong word to someone today, I might not notice its effects until a few days later, a few weeks later, or even a few months later. With a year's worth of hindsight, we get to evaluate the long term consequences.

For me, 2004 was like undergoing four phases of my life. When I was in high school, my entire four years there felt like merely one phase; there wasn't really much difference between my sophomore year and junior year, for example. I more or less had the same mentality, had the same attitudes, and had the same goals. Perhaps the only thing that marked the end of that life phase was when I graduated, since college was a different life altogether, at least compared to high school (and similarly, graduating from grade school and moving on to high school was also the end of a phase and the start of a new one). Interestingly enough, the phases I underwent this year could be divided into the four quarters of the year.

First Quarter (January - March)

I was still in college, finishing up my thesis along with my blockmates. So far, we were faced with the tallest order our school could ask of us: to come up with a book and with a play. Admittedly, I was reluctant to accept responsibility at that time. I wanted to be in my comfort zone, to do what I want rather than what I needed to do. But in the end, I had to act on my own and accept responsibility, because I knew this would be a group effort and that everyone needed to cooperate and exert effort if success was going to be accomplished; I wasn't going to get a free ride.

All the while, at the back of my mind was the fact that I was a few months away from graduation. I don't know, perhaps some of my batchmates were excited to be graduating. A part of me wasn't. I was afraid, afraid of what life had in store for me. I knew the life of a student, while it had its own set of difficulties, was perhaps much easier than what the outside world had to offer. No one told you what to do, no one handed you the formula for success. And if you thought enrolling for your classes was difficult, getting a shot at the career you wanted was infinitely more challenging, or at least I thought so at the time. As long as I was a student, I had an allowance, I had a curriculum to follow, and no matter how anti-social I might be, I'll always have classmates, blockmates, and organization mates to be around with. To me, you don't need initiative to make friends in college. They'll inevitably come to you (although it has always been my practice to exert effort in making friends, because that's the only way you'll develop genuine friendship and love). In all honesty, I didn't mind having someone run my life for me. All I needed to do was simple: to follow it. And so I dreaded graduation, since that meant saying goodbye a comfortable life, saying goodbye to a scheduled lifestyle, and saying goodbye to friends.

Not that I totally feared graduation. I also had a sense of pride in me. Unlike in grade school and high school were my parents loomed over me, for me this was a chance to be an individual, to be who I am. I mean my parents didn't really have a say in the electives I chose, in the friends I was with, or even the time I came home. I had the luxury of freedom... and responsibility. So when my graduation coincided with my sister's gradaution, I opted for both of my parents to go to the latter. Because I wanted my graduation to be my treasure, my own sense of self-worth. It was my feeble cry for independence; a futile gesture, but a symbol of who I wanted to be. At the end of the night, I'd still go back to my parent's home, depend on their generosity for my allowance, and go to sleep in a bed I didn't earn.

As for what my future would hold after graduation, I left it in God's hands ("Bahala na"). I didn't want to think about it. My only consideration was hopefully finding a job. Aside from that, I clung to illusions of richness and comfort some time in the future, although how I managed to fulfill that was something I didn't want to ponder on. I was still young, wasn't I? God will provide a way, God willing. But the real reason I didn't want to think about it was because I didn't know how to accomplish that dream. Why bother thinking about a bleak future, right?

Short Term Goals: Graduate and find a job.

Long Term Goals: none.

Second Quarter (April - June)

In certain ways, this was perhaps the most relaxing time of the year. Sure, I was out looking for a job, but it was at my convenience. There was no more school to dictate what time I had to go to class or what requirements I had to submit. Everything came out of my own initiative. And in other ways, this time was also one of my loneliest. I mean I was at home, without much access to friends. Everyone seemed to go on with their lives, pursuing their own dreams and careers. I'm the person that just wants to talk, to play games, and enjoy ourselves. Without the forced socialization that school gave, I was left with little.

Job hunting was also a good learning experience. I mean early on, I did have projects to work on. And while I did good work on the, the project didn't push through. But it was something I accepted from the start, and I think it's a healthy practice to train one's self in accepting risk. I mean I knew that despite the hours and effort I'd put into the work, there's a chance that it won't push through. And naturally, there's also personal risk when it comes to job interviews. You go to the meeting, submit your resume, and open yourself up to a complete stranger. And at the end of the day, you really don't know whether you got the job or not (in fact, you won't know until a few months later, and even then, the best you get is a "no reply" so you're left to surmise that you didn't get hired). But when you're doing things you're not used to, you start to grow and become a better person.

My own weaknesses also became evident when I was going through my job interviews. The common question was what I was looking for. My answer would be a stable job. And the next question after that would be what my long term plans were. I could only shrug. As I mentioned earlier, I didn't want to dwell on my long term plans, because I didn't have one.

But all this free time also gave me the opportunity to read more and to write more. Eventually I'd get in touch with some friends, but close relationships was something I really didn't develop. There was less stress for me at this time compared to my college life, but it was also a taste of what real life had in store. Thankfully, my parents was financially supporting me which is why I was able to live a comfortable lifestyle. But I knew I didn't want to depend on them forever, and would pave the way for my initiative in the next phase of my life.

Short Term Goals: Enjoy one's self and find a job.

Long Term Goals: none.

Third Quarter (July - September)

After a few month's of idleness, I wanted to work. For me, the call center was a last resort, but an option I nonetheless considered. I previously couldn't find a job on my own that involved writing, so now I was going to pursue a job that wasn't in my field of expertise, but was open. Unlike most people from my batch who loathed the idea of working for a call center, I embraced the idea. I mean I haven't experienced working for a call center, so why should I have a bias against it? There's also been this talk of a call center having "no growth" but I immediately saw the fallacy in that: career-wise, promotions are faster in a call center; as a person, something that trains you to speak better, empathize with other people better, and train in you other skills is always a good thing. If you're uncomfortable with all of that, then that's good. It means you're growing. No one ever said taking your medicine always had to be pleasant.

When I resigned myself to working for a call center, I got just that: I was hired. The first month was pleasant for me. It was like going back to school, and you got paid for it. There were new people to meet, new lessons to be learned, and more importantly for me at that time, money to earned.

The second month was work. It was everything I feared it to be, and more. Not that it didn't have its own rewards. But my mentality at the time was still be the best that you can be in whatever field you're working on. I didn't really have to like it; that's why it's called work. Of course since time suddenly became scarce, I learned to lessen my procastination. And if there's anything that made me think about my future, it was my work experience. What did I want for myself? How would I accomplish that goal? What are the steps I can take to achieve it? I was growing, not just because of all the training, not just because of all my fears that were threatening to consume me, but also because I was starting to think, starting to plan.

Short Term Goals: Get promoted, or failing that, find a way out of the job.

Long Term Goals: Find a business/career where I can maintain my lifestyle.

Fourth Quarter (October - December)

The latest turning point in my life, the last phase of my life this year was full of excitement and change. Despite my best efforts to motivate myself to continue my job, my subconscious couldn't take it. I was fine during my waking hours, although it was a different matter altogether when it came to my dreams. And so I made a decision I never thought I'd make: I quit my job. And along with that experience came a lot of soul-searching, therapy, and support from unexpected sources.

Perhaps what surprised me was how supportive my parents were. In the end, they were my safety net. Whatever pride I had was stripped of me when it came to quitting the call center. Whereas before I was intent on getting a job through my own skills, now I was willing to work elsewhere, even if that meant the family business or through the connections of my relatives (not that I see that as something bad, but rather I was hoping to get a job on my own initiative rather than depending on someone else).

I also came out of the experience learning how to manage time more successfully. Whereas I didn't have time for friends before, now I found ways to make the time (time is merely a matter of priorities). And in a certain sense, I also developed responsibility because I realized that my life was not merely my own, and I was accountable to a lot of people. One would think my life was easier ever since I quit my job. It wasn't; there were more appointments to keep, more people to meet, and timetables to keep up with. I grew and matured, for the better.

In certain ways, I also went back to my roots. I came back to my alma matter a stranger; the place had changed. Yet the people inside it haven't. I met up with old friends, doing the best I could do to cheer them up. In the process, I also made a lot of new friends. And perhaps that's also what has changed significantly about me. Right now, I'm perhaps friendlier. It's not because I'm more eager to befriend people than before, but rather because I was able to learn a lot from the experiences the past year has taught me. I really value the empathy and leadership program I was able to learn from my call center. Applying it to real life only made me a better person. And in certain ways, I was also able to communicate more. I broke down personal barriers. And even among my blogs, there isn't much difference between them anymore: what's featured in one is most likely featured in the other. It helps my readers. It helps my friends.

New options were also open to me right now. And whereas I previousy shirked from personal development and responsibility, I now embrace it. I'm not saying I enjoy it; I mean given the chance of shouldering the burden of responsibility or not, I'd opt for the latter. But I've come to realize that if I want a lot from my life, I have to expect a lot from myself as well. No one gets ahead by remaining who they are, or worse, regressing into their infancy stage in which they're not responsible for anyone and merely concerned with themselves. If I want to be a better person, I have to go out of my comfort zone. That means volunteering, being accountable for one's actions, and being more sensitive to the needs of others.

I have a long way to go to be the person who I want to be. But what's significantly changed is that now I know who I want to be. And I see trials and hurdles everywhere. But rather than run away from it, I know I have to face them. I don't expect to get everything right all the time. Failure is inevitable. What matters is if I get back up and retain my attitude. The last quarter has been a soul-searching experience for me. But it's only possible for me to come to that realization because of the previous experiences I've faced.

Short Term Goals: Make more friends, develop assets, and find ways to fulfill long term goal.

Long Term Goal: Set up my own business so I can live a comfortable life, pursue gaming and writing, and help my friends and those in need.

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SF&F-related Books Read in 2004

Exactly one year ago, people were making New Year's resolutions. I was one of those hesitant to make resolutions, thinking that most likely, I wouldn't be capable of fulfilling those promises. So why bother making resolutions, right?

Of course now, one year wiser, I realize that if I don't set goals, then that's a sure way not to grow, not to become a better person. At least if you do set goals, you'll actually attempt in, and grow as as person in the process.

Thankfully, despite my mindset, I did make one resolution at the end of that year. You know, sometimes it can be frustrating when people ask you "how long does it take you to finish a book?" or "how many books do you read in a year?".

The first is difficult to answer because books come in different packages; I mean the time it'll take me to read The Little Prince is obviously shorter than the time it'll take me to read like, say, the Bible. And paperback books might all look alike to some of you but some paperbacks have pages ranging from 300 to 1000. It also depends on a lot of factors such as the writer's writing style (Finnegans Wake might take me forever but reading through a Terry Brooks novel is a breeze). And there's also the question of my potential. I mean I could theoretically finish reading a 1000-page novel in one day. That is assuming I don't have any work to do, and I spend my next ten hours doing nothing but reading. Hey, readers like to read because it's fun; having said that, we do it at our own leisure. In the end, it doesn't matter whether it takes us a day or a week or even a month to finish reading a book. As long as it gets finished, at a pace we are comfortable with, then we're happy. Readers aren't out to set a world-record in taking the least time to finish a novel. And of course, we have our own lives to get back to. Personally, I can't stand doing the same thing for four hours straight. And that involves reading as well.

As for the second question, well, readers don't read to hold a track record. We read because we want to. We might say we want to read more books in the following year, but it's an abstract number rather than a specific amount. The only time we keep track of the number of books we read in a year is probably if we read too few of them. If you go through a lot of books, who's keeping count? So my default answer to those who ask me how many books do I read in a year, I usually tell them I get to finish a book once a week on average (although obviously, there are times when weeks go by and I haven't picked up a book, while there are days when I finish as much as two books a day). So for their benefit, I made it a goal to keep track of the books I read. And made it my goal to read at least 52 books in a year (because there are 52 weeks in a year). So did I reach my goal? Judge for yourself. It's not a list of everything that I've read in the past year, but more of the books that I've read that are related to science-fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, philosophy, etc.:

January (9)

The One Thousand Orcs

The Black Gryphon

The White Gryphon

Descent into the Depths of the Earth

Queen of the Demonweb Pits

Golden Fool



The Other Wind

February (7)

Legends II

The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque

Over Sea, Under Stone

The Dark is Rising


The Grey King

Silver on the Tree

March (3)

Into the Darkness

Sometimes the Magic Works

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft

April (12)

High Druid of Shannara: Jarka Ruus

Ender's Game

Talon of the Silver Hawk

Science Fiction: The Best of 2003


The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick

Speaker for the Dead


Children of the Mind

Ender's Shadow

Shadow of the Hegemon

The Color of Magic

May (4)

The Light Fantastic

Equal Rites

The Truth


June (5)

Kushiel's Avatar

Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy

A Century of Great Suspense Stories

A Kiss of Shadows

A Caress of Twilight

July (9)


Perdido Street Station

I, Robot

The Caves of Steel

The Naked Sun

Shadow Puppets

Thomas the Rhymer

Year's Best Fantasy 4

The Elder Gods

August (7)

The Butlerian Jihad

The Machine Crusade

Ship of Magic

Mad Ship

Ship of Destiny

The Wee Free Men

The Postman

September (4)

The Riddle-Master of Hed

Heir of Sea and Fire

Harpist in the Wind

The Complete Compleat Enchanter

October (2)

Sophie's World

The Lone Drow

November (1)

Monstrous Regiment

December (2)

Fool's Fate
Children of the Rune

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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Attention: Book Orders

I'll be making my regular book orders in January. Just in case you don't know, I make regular book orders from A Different Bookstore. So if there's any book that you can't find in local bookstores and are interested in getting, just inform me so I can place the order. It usually takes four weeks to arrive once I place the order, and I'll be making my book orders sometime in mid-January (when I have money, since it requires downpayment). Oh, since I'm ordering in bulk, I usually get a discount.

On a side note, here are a couple of books that might interest some people:

A Hunger Like Fire, which is a Vampire: Requiem novel. Available at Comic Quest.

The Best of McSweeneys, which is an anthology of featuring some of the works of the original McSweeney. Available at Fully Booked.

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Monday, December 27, 2004

Something to Cheer Up Fantasy Fans

I hate it when I'm right. Phone lines were temporarily back up for a day and a half before they got grounded again. So no phone lines nor Internet for me again.

Anyway, here's an excerpt from Feast of Crows

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Sunday, December 26, 2004

Insanity Formula

After being plagued by Cthullu, I came up with this:

In one month, if I don't find anything good to read, I will go insane.

In three weeks, if I haven't made my pilgrimage to bookstores everywhere, I will go insane.

In two weeks, if I haven't seen or talked to a pretty girl, I will go insane.

In one week, if I don't go to an event where I'm with friends (i.e. convention, cosplay, RPG game) and I participate a lot, I will go insane (blame it on the school system where we have 5 days of studying, 1 day to offer to God and family, and 1 day for personal enjoyment).

In six days, if I don't write anything new, I will go insane.

In five days, If I haven't visited my favorite haunts (i.e. Comic Quest, Gamer's Shop, bookstores, etc.), I will go insane.

In four days, if I don't have an intelligent conversation with someone (sorry, text messages and blog comments aren't included), I will go insane.

In three days, if I don't go to a place where there's lots of people (i.e. malls, schools, etc.), I will go insane.

In two days, if I don't get out and walk, I will go insane.

In 24 hours, if I don't get to see anything good (TV show, movie, etc.), I will go insane.

In 18 hours, if I don't get to check my email or check other people's blogs, I will go insane.

In 12 hours, if I don't check my cellphone (in the off-chance somebody actually cared to send me text messages), I will go insane.

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Games and Gadgets Show 2005

Also known as G2, the said event will be held at the Mega Trade Halls 1 and 2 on Jan. 7-9.

Cosplay Contest Mechanics (lifted verbatim from the website)

1. Cosplay Participants iso pen to all ages and acn register online at, all entries msut be fully submitted before January 3, 2004.

** For those who haven't registered online before that said date can still join and register offline at the WAA booth on January 7, 8, 9, 2004, from 10 am - 3 pm only and must wear their proper cosplay attire.

2. Cosplayers can portray any character from animation, comics, games, TV series, movies or any other pop culture icon characters.

** Real live weapons and harmful props are not allowed inside the event venue.

** Kids below 12 years old (or any age if necessary) should be accompanied by their parents or guardian during registration and catwalk.

3. The event promotes high-end technology. Hi tech costumes are advisable but it is optional.

Program Mechanics

1. Cosplayers must be in their proper costume attire during claiming of entry numbers and confirming their registration.

2. During the catwalk, cosplayers are required to portray their characters live on stage and present their talent catwalk for 30 seconds.

DAY 1: January 7, 2005 Friday

Cosplayers who confirm their registration on DAY 1 will be able to catwalk on stage. Announcing the finalist for DAY 1 will be at the last day (DAY 3) of the event.

DAY 2: January 8, 2005 Saturday

Cosplayers who confirm their registration on DAY 2 will be able to catwalk on stage. Announcing the finalist for DAY 2 will be at the last day (DAY 3) of the event.

DAY 3: January 9, 2005 Sunday
Cosplayers who confirm their registration on DAY 3 will be able to catwalk on stage. Announcing the finalist for DAY 3 will be at the last day (DAY 3) of the event.

3. Cosplayers who competed for DAY 1, DAY 2 and DAY 3 will have their final exhibition catwalk for the awarding ceremonies on DAY 3.
** Top 5 Cosplay contestant will be chosen from Day 1, 2, 3. This will be announced at the last day of the event.

4. All Top 15 Cosplay contestants will be judged and determine the G2's Best Cosplay 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. Special award will be given for best male and female cosplayers.

[Please be advised that all the details are subject to change without prior notice from the organizers]

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