GCA Games Convention Asia Goes Cosplay

GCA Games Convention Asia

GC Asia Conference (GCAC)

Suntec Singapore International Convention

&Exhibition Centre

(September 17-20, 2009)

LEIPZIG, Germany and SINGAPORE - May 19, 2009 - From September 17-20, 2009, the third annual GCA Games Convention Asia will be a bustling show of artsy performances and elaborately dressed gaming enthusiasts. On Saturday, September 20th, GCA will host a qualifying round of the Asia Pacific Cosplay Championship 2009, which takes place in Perth, Australia at GO3 (October 1st- 4th).

The cosplay competition is open to anyone wearing a costume based on Japanese pop-culture, including Anime, Manga, and Video Games (Console and Computer). Participants are called to walk on stage in character, pose and give a brief interview in character, all in front of the energetic GCA crowd. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

Best Male Costume

Best Female Costume

Best Group Costume (maximum of 4 people per group).

Everyone who participates will get their chance to be a star, and the GCA editorial team, as well as partnermedia will be covering the event. Everyone will be looking for the top local talent to represent the Asia-Pacific region in the world championships and bring pride to their nation.

A professional jury will chose the best costumes and performances in each category. Out of the three winners the overall winner will be receiving a trip to Perth, Australia, and the Asia Pacific Cosplay Championship at GO3. To be a part of the competition, participants need to submit an application, picture of the character to be cosplayed, and any music to accompany your stage visit, at www.gc-asia.sg. All entries must be received until July 31st.

David Kazim, GO3 Electronic&Entertainment Expo Event Director says, "We are delighted to be associated with GCA and hosting the Grand Final of the Asia Pacific Cosplay Championship. The event will prove to be a fascinating spectacle."

Joerg Zeissig, Managing Director of LMI Asia Pte Ltd explained, "GCA is an event for everyone interested in gaming and its culture and our hosting of the qualification round for the Asia Pacific Cosplay Championship exemplifies the growing support for the show. Cosplay is a great way for players and fans to be a part of their favorite games, anime, and manga series and everyone is invited to be part of this huge event."

About Games Convention Asia/GC Asia Conference

Founded in 2007, the GCA Games Convention Asia is the only business platform for developers, publishers, distributors, manufacturers and service providers of the games industry, focusing on interactive entertainment, infotainment, edutainment, hardware and the latest server technologies for the entire Asia-Pacific region.The event takes place over four days in Singapore and is organized by Leipziger Messe International Asia Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Leipziger Messe. The innovative concept, consisting of the four pillars of exhibition, a business center, matchmaking area, and GC Asia Conference, attracted more than 92,000 visitors to the Suntec Singapore International Convention&Exhibition Centre in 2008. The GC Asia Conference, the only game developer conference in the Asia-Pacific region, allows developers and industry experts to exchange knowledge and know-how in panels and lectures and grow their international networks of business connections. For more informat ion, please visit: www.gc-asia.sg.

Media Contacts:

Europe

Leipziger Messe

Nancy Pfaff, Press Officer

Phone: +49 (0) 341 - 678 8186

Fax: +49 (0) 341 - 678 8182

n.pfaff@leipziger-messe.de

North America

International Digital Entertainment Agency

Sean Kauppinen

Phone; +1-415-299-2156

gca@ide-agency.com

Asia-Pacific

The Hoffman Agency

Maureen Tseng, Director of Client Service

Phone: +65 6238 1612

Fax: +65 6238 0890

mtseng@hoffman.com.sg

Shirley Wong, Account Manager

Phone: +65 6238 1851

Fax: +65 6238 0890

swong@hoffman.com.sg

Contact for GCA:

Joerg Zeissig, Managing Director LMI Asia

Phone: +49 (0) 341 - 678 7900

Mobile: +65 (0) 9721 8541

j.zeissig@lm-international.com

GCA and GC Asia Conference on the Internet:

www.gc-asia.sg


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