Valkyrie Creative Solutions is putting together the very first Visual Arts Expo (VAX) in Malaysia, with the convention to be held from the 21 -23 August 2015 at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC). The first day will be for media and industry folks while the remaining two days are open to the public.
The main goal of the convention is not just to bring together fans of the Animation, Comics and Games (ACG) community but to bring the best and brightest upcoming talents to meet up with industry creatives. Be it you be an entrepreneur or fresh out from school, this is a great opportunity to get yourself seen or heard by the industry, be you a self taught artist or an upcoming video game developer, you’ll find something for you.
Apart from open displays on the floor, the expo will also be holding networking sessions between exhibitors and interested parties as well as seminars, workshops and panels on related subjects. So bring your portfolio and show it off, there will be people here to help you grow!
Of course not forgetting the special guests that will be attending VAX. Of these will be local animation studios like Les’ Copaque (Upin and Ipin, Puteri) and GLUE (Rimba Racer) on top of the much anticipated Hiroyuki Yamaga from Studio Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion). Also in attendance would be Shoji Kawamori (Macross Frontier, Sousei no Aquarion) from Studio Satelight who is considered the father of all things mecha. There will also be a special appearance by ultra-kawaii comedian and wrestler Richard “Ladybeard” Magarey.
Tickets start at RM 15 for one day and RM 25 for two days entry. There will also be a limited edition VIP pass (limited to 200 tickets only) at RM 100 which will entitle ticket holders to early entry to the hall, early entry to VAX performance on day two, a mystery gift and finally a chance to get an autograph fast pass that is usable for one autograph session. That essentially means you can skip the queue to get your autograph.
Oh, and don’t forget to pick up your UBER ride too!