Participants accuse organizers of “noynoying” their duty for the Cosplay Competition, President apologizes.
Amid the delay that hampered the Cosplay Competition which some quarters are saying that the organizers are “noynoying” their duty, The Nihon Kenkyuu Kai (NKK) of the De La Salle University held the second installment of their Tamashii Convention called “Tama Matsuri” held last March 24 at the SM Megamall – Megatrade Hall 1.
The Cosplay Competition was delayed for a number of hours to accommodate the number of Bands that were performing in the event, causing a number of cosplayers to smolder and blame the organizers for the gaffe.
But the President of NKK, Patricia Geronimo, apologized to the event goers for the considerable delay that has happened in the event and promised that it will never happen in the future.
“We would like to apologize for that, actually kasi may mga ibang bands, medyo na-late sila so we really had to adjust and then pagdating doon sa mga bands medyo sumobra sila sa time na in-allot namin para sa kanila” Geronimo told ZEN Otaku Honbu
A total of 64 individual cosplayers and a sole cosplay group had registered to participate in the event.
The crowds never picked up until as late as 2:00 PM. despite that, the crowd swelled and filled the trade hall at around late afternoon.
A number of visitors were eager to witness the event, A number of them were cosplayers and ordinary convention goers who really wanted to savor the event.
Roeffy Losbanes, who cosplayed as Gauche from the anime Letter Bee, says that the event is already quite okay, with many people coming in to witness.
“Maganda siya, maraming tao, arang yung mga nasalihan ko dati na mga event” Losbanes said.
Jacob, an American visitor, was also impressed at the event, Being a first-time visitor, he says that the event was not only fun, but also different.
“(the Filipino anime fan) is just as enthusiastic as that I’ve seen online and in the rest of the world pretty much”, He says, adding that he believes that anime events are truly more fun in the Philippines, echoing the Department of Tourism’s latest slogan.
Geronimo said during the interview that they are assuring the fans that the glitches that has happened in this event will not anymore happen next year, and says that big improvements will be enforced.
She also says that the help from other campus organizations like UP’s AME, the Kyoshigen of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Adamson’s anime organization.
Asked if other school anime organizations can also help the NKK on their next events, she says “We are open, but it really depends on the tight schedule that we have.”
In parting, Geronimo thanked all the event goers and assured that the success of this year’s Tamashii Con will be replicated next year.
“It’s really a big help to us, Thank you guys for making this event successful” She said.
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