ANIMAGA 2019 : It Still Feels Like Home

So the last week I attended one of the best and the bravest Anime conventions in Melbourne as a media representative. It was ANIMAGA 2019 aka Anime Manga and Games Expo, has always been a favorite of mine.

The reason why I said bravest, because… this event is not like the rest. Its made by fans for the fans. Unlike most commercialised conventions, ANIMAGA tend to hold bit of integrity and always gave me a feeling of community, family and representation for a niche fan base.

But I might be bit bias when it comes to ANIMAGA Expo, as I have few personal ties with the event. In early 2016, I joined ANIMAGA as a volunteer, and I was in charge of the stages.

Ah! those were the good days when the event was held at Melbourne Show Grounds. I still remember running around the grounds from one stage to another as two main stages were in two different locations. I must say it was a great workout.

And bam! the year after I ended up working as a staff member, being their Media Manager for the years of 2017 and 2018, and was able to get a sneaky feature in Kotaku in 2017. This was when the event came back to the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building. By this time the event has started to bloom!

However, due to other personal commitments I decided to retire from ANIMAGA staff position.

This year I had the opportunity to become one of ANIMAGA’s media representative and here I am writing about the event (not really) and what not.

If you need more information about the event or what they got, please click here, as I am not writing this to talk about the event… but how it made me feel.

You wanna see the pictures I took of the event? Click here.

As the heading of this post says, It still makes me feel like home 🙂

Why?

Because, all my friends are there! Nuff said. The old ones and the ones I made on the day!

Except for that, ye all the artwork, merch and other things which I would get for myself and drool over for the years to come.

Personally I had a great time at the event. I know that for some attendees it might not have been the best, but hey! they are trying!

Thanks to these organizers we have a place to be, a place that feels like home ❤

Here is a compilation of video snippets from the event. Hope you enjoy!

The Reasons To Con

Its been nearly a decade since I got my self in to the pop culture events. At first I used to attend these events to get the latest merchandise, check out the most recent video game and how it’s effecting the mass crowds, table top games, sexy cosplays and not so sexy ones and meeting new and like minded people and of course the trend!

But recently I am starting to go to cons not because of the trend, but because of the amazing people I met during these events, and because of how they made me feel. Some of these people have become the closet people in my life. I might not be able to sum up everything in a 2 minute video, but hey, thank you for all those who has been around and been amazing! 

and thank you for making a place where I feel like I belong 

WE MADE A STUDIO WITH A GREEN SCREEN! AYYYY!

Its been more than a year since I started to work with Antons Mouldings. Most of the time I associated with the organization’s events, production and creative approach to photography and media content.

After a year’s time with the support of our amazing Marketing Manager, we were able to set up a small studio room (YESSS WITH A GREEN SCREEN!!!!) in one of the libraries at work.

This small space has become the perfect place for our pre-productions !

With this development I personally think that the level of pre-production of our photography and videography will increase immensely.

We did test out the capabilities of our newly made studio with one of our new product releases under Antons Mouldings and I think we did a good job 😀

Australian Institute of Hotel Engineering Journal (AIHE) Publications 2018

With NCE Commercial I had the opportunity to produce advertisements for the Australian Institute of Hotel Engineers (AIHE)  Hotel Engineer Journal.

View Full Issue Here
View Full Issue Here

Additionally I had the opportunity to be an active participant representing NCE Commercial at one of the Australian Institute of Hotel Engineers (AIHE) Conference at Park Hyatt Mleboure, Victoria in July 2018, introducing the CHiQ Smart Digital Signage. It was a great experience!

Currently I am involved with the Smart Digital Signage’s Developments at NCE Commercial and look forward to make the project a success.

Read more on that here.

Deakin Talent Ambassador Program

In early 2016 I had the opportunity to take part in the Deakin Talent Ambassador program. A program which promotes services related graduate employment and finding suitable career paths for students at Deakin University

I started working as a student ambassador for the Deakin Talent Connect platform, under the Digital Strategy team of DeakinTalent. The ambassadors task were to make awareness of the services available such as DeakinTalent Connect, Resume Workshops, Interview Workshops and etc, via DeakinTalent to students at Deakin University.

As a result I was able to take part in the Experience and Employment Expo Events held at Deakin University,Burwood.

After working in the team, I was recognized for the skill sets I had in the field of multimedia content development. As a result, I was able to work in closely with the DeakinTalent’s new web portal. My tasks were to produce videos for reach services available in the DeakinTalent. I was directly involved with the pre-production and post production of video content development in this project.

Following are some of the videos i produced for the web portal.

Career Success Workshops

Deakin International Student Careers Program

Students Leading Students

For more information about DeakinTalent you can click here.