Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ARCHON 2010 Official Updated Guidelines + Cosplay Interview Plans

ARCHON '7: 2010
Written by: eunice "eun_ice" enrera

Another exciting yet the most anticipated anime convention to come this November 6, 2010 happening at the Ayala Center Cebu. This event is organized by the Sacred Heart School- Jesuits. This event would surely win the hearts of those who loves anime, roleplaying games, comics, and cosplay enthusiast!

ARCHON 2010 are organizing certain activities like cosplay competition, Tekken 6 Tournament, drawing conests and much much more! Here are the official guidelines for the said event:

ARCHcon stands for Anime, Roleplaying, Comic and Hobbies CONvention. ARCHcon is a Grand Hobbies Convention here in Cebu City, Philippines that happens once a year. ARCHcon aims to be an open venue where people will be able to gather together and have fun with their hobbies. The goal of ARCHcon is to help hobbyist gather and increase the awareness of the general public about their hobbies.

Versus Gaming Tournament: Tekken 6

· Single elimination matches
· Infinite time
· 3 Rounds
· Bringing your own arcade stick/controller is allowed
· Standard set up only. You may change control set up before the match
· Pausing in mid-fight is an instant DQ
· Final match up is 5 rounds.

Registration and payment if any will be on the spot during the event.


· Papers to be used will be distributed on the spot.
· Participants can bring their own drawing materials excluding the paper. (Marked papers specifically for contest will be provided)
· Contestants will have up to 3:00 PM to submit their OCDs.
· Each character entry should have at least one descriptive paragraph made of 4 – 5 sentences.
· All entries after the designated time are disqualified.

Possible themes: Gothic, Samurai, Futuristic or Superhero. 

Registration and payment if any will be on the spot during the event.



1. Anyone from any organization can join.

2. We will accept characters from any written or visual media. Original Character’s (OC’s) will not be eligible for the competition.

3. Registration will be done before and during the day of the convention. Registering early will not determine the order of performance. We will randomly select which group/individual will perform first.

4. Metal props and metal costume components are allowed for this competition. With that in mind please nothing bladed, or anything that will pose immediate harm to any of the participants of the convention or yourself. (We advise those who carry swords to please keep them sheathed as much as possible). We will still not allow any pyrotechnics or chemicals to be used on and off stage.

5. Groups must present a skit. Single division participants may not need to present a skit BUT will be interviewed on stage.

6. This year we put great emphasis on character but we know it’s tiring to be acting like your character all day. Therefore you need only be in character from 2:00 PM till after you have gone on stage. Please be in the convention proper area during that time.

7. This year our parade of characters will be held on stage to also give a chance to people who want to take photos of those cosplaying (additional details will follow).

8. Please bring your CDs with your music if you wish to have it played during your time.

9. There will be a repair booth for those who need to make emergency repairs during the convention.

10. We know that cosplaying your favorite characters is exciting but please let’s keep it wholesome. Ayala is a family place after all.

11. The breakdown for this year will be:
· 50% - Character (on & off stage)
· 30% - Skit (audience impact, originality, neatness) / Interview (audience impact and IN character answering)
· 20% - Costume (accuracy & neatness)


1. Should you present a skit you will be given between 1 – 3 minutes of performing time.

2. Once again if you wish to have your own music played during your time please bring a CD.

3. If you have entered yourself in the single division you will not be allowed to participate in the group division FOR ANY ROLE.

Registration Fee = P50.00


1. Group Participants will be allowed only 2 – 9 Members. This will not include props men if you should have any. We will allow props men to handle materials on stage however if the skit will look messy due to the number of people on stage it will affect your score.

2. You will be given only 3 – 5 minutes of performing time. Anymore will be deducted from your score. Timer starts when your skit officially starts. Set up all you want.

3. We encourage the group to interact with the other participants either as a group or individual.
4. Please bring a CD with your music if you wish to have it played during your time.

Registration Fee = P100.00 per member

Pre-registration: (Singles)
1. Name:
2. Age
3. Name of Character:
4. Name of Anime / Movie / Series / Game the character you're cosplaying is in:
5. Skit or Interview?
6. Picture of the character you are cosplaying:

Pre-registration: (Groups)
1. Name of Group:
2. Name of Anime / Movie / Series / Game the character your group is cosplaying in:
3. Number of Members in the group:
4. Picture of the characters you are cosplaying:

Email your Pre-Registrations to: jesserussellyaptan@gmail.com

Note: For on the spot Registrations please bring a picture of the character(s) you're cosplaying both for Groups and Singles Cosplay.

There you have it guys! Admission is free! Get to see the awesome Tekken players, the most artistic artists in and also, the coolest cosplayers around Cebu! Also PLEASE VISIT FINLUST's ARCHON entry to view the official schedules for a the program. :)


I am teaming up with Mr. Gary Montejo, a cosplayer and an organizer, to do an interview with some of the pioneer cosplayers here in Cebu. Hopefully it would be a successful one! I am hoping for a fun interview and experience with Mr. Montejo and the cosplayers that we are attempting to interview with. The chosen cosplayer is yet to put private but will be updated soon as we have our meeting about it, and ofcourse, publish it here in Anime Otaku Crib! Keep posted!

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