CF12 Culture Japan Booth

POSTED BY DANNY CHOO On Mon 2012/12/31 10:27 JST in Culture Japan Booth

Comic Fiesta - Malaysia's longest running convention that focuses on animation, comics and games. Up until now due to filming in Tokyo, I've never been able to attend and have only seen it in photos and video - what I saw was an exciting looking anime event but now that I've experienced it first hand I can tell you that no photo or video will be able to express just how awesome CF is - you simply must experience it first hand next year!

We had a booth at CF - our first booth in Malaysia where we actually sold stuff. As with Singapore, I was not sure what to expect - especially after many folks complained about the prices of the T-shirts on Facebook and Twitter ><

We ended up selling over 1300 Moekana T-shirts, several hundred posters and Mirai Carry Cases. The queue was so long that it looped around the booth once and then trailed back up to the entrance of the hall. I shed a tear when I saw so many supporters and at the same time felt really bad for making everybody wait for so long ><

The Mirai Suenaga brand seems to be growing much of late and its thanks to your support - just like from these awesome cosplayers!

The Danny Choo collection of Moekana T-shirts has also expanded to 4 designs, all of which were really popular!

A whole new range of posters was also available at CF.

Our Culture Japan Mirai Kopitiam booth - the nicest booth we've had to date - a few improvements over Singapore and we've made learnings to make the next one even better.

A few of our team members from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore!

Another reason why our booth was jam packed - Touch n Go.
Apologies to folks who queued up for hours only to be told they sold out. Touch n Go apologizes too ><

Touch n Go brought more stock to Culture Japan Night Kuala Lumpur and will be bringing more including 4 new designs to Culture Japan Night Penang.
I'm setting up a company in Malaysia now and once thats done we will work on rolling out Mirai Suenaga Touch n Go to the rest of the country.

This is our stock room at the beginning of day one...

And this is what we had left at the end of day two.

We had two Moekana T-shirt designs that we sold at Singapore...

And two new ones for CF.
Now currently working on logistics and payments to roll Culture Japan Apparel out to the rest of the world.

We had a graffiti wall for the first time and had to change the paper about 3 times as it filled up so quickly! Took photos and will post them in a separate post.

The start of the queue.

The queue went on...

...and on...

...and on...

...and on...

...and ended up near the entrance.

The folks at KLCC (Kuala Lumpur Convention Center) came over to warn us that our queue was preventing normal folks from coming in so after a while and for the second day, we wrapped the queue around the booth ><

Again, apologies for making you wait for so long and also to KLCC! This is our second time doing this and are learning a lot - we will get better at this and hope to make it a better experience for you next time.

As for folks who felt our stuff was expensive - I've distributed the original Photoshop files of Mirai illustrations so that you can print your own T-shirts and wot not for free - only for your own personal use though ^^;

Also, I encourage you to make friends in the queue so that if you buy more than two T-shirts, you get discounts.

I'm going to leave you with a wall of photos as I go and prep more CF coverage but before I leave, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support - it means a lot to Mirai and me!

Thanks to Arka, Kodomut and Solomon for taking some of these photos.