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Friday, November 28, 2008

Bloggers Conference and talk at Asian Business Expo 2008 this Saturday at SMX



This event made me busy for the past weeks, and I'll be there on Saturday for our segment of the International Business Conference, and one of the topics will be about blogging. There will be a talk and conference for everyone if you want to know or learn more about blogging.

November 29, 2008
4:00pm to 7:00pm
inside Asian Business Expo
SMX, SM Mall of Asia

entrance is FREE

Here are the details of the conference and also the speakers

Introduction to Blogs - Azrael Coladilla

Elements of an Effective Blog - Jonel Uy and Edward Arevalo

Video blogging - Gerry Alanguilan

Best Practices in Blogging - Juned Sonido

How Blogs and Bloggers Make Money - Fitz Villafuerte

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Speakers Profile


Azrael Coladilla is a BS Math major in Computer Science graduate from Far Eastern University, just finished college last 2007 and now in heavy blogging and events organizing. Blogging since 2001 and officially become active in 2003, blogging for the pop culture scene. Loves to innovate and create ideas and materialize it into something cool for events and conventions. He is busy in blogging, video blogging, pod casting and surfing the far reaches of the social networking websites. Into freelance work and being a rurouni like Kenshin Himura for years, never stop learning from everything that is around you, but Azrael is now starting to manage an independent events coverage and blog team called Pop Machine Media.


Fitz Villafuerte is a civil engineer turned entrepreneur and blogger. After 5 years of working in the corporate world, he ventured into the world of freelance software development and I.T. consultancy. Currently, he is busy managing 2 businesses, handling various freelance projects and writing for his business and personal finance blog, Ready To Be Rich (http://fitzvillafuerte.com).



Juned Sonido, By academic discipline, have a college degree in Inland Fisheries & Aquaculture and also have a graduate degree in Library & Information Science. He owns 7 blogs for his writings, photo blogging, podcasting, that includes his main blogs baratillo.net and dilismedia.com .


Jonel Uy is a Computer Science graduate from the University of the Philippines - Diliman. He has been in the information technology industry for almost 8 years having handled a wide array of information system projects specializing in the area of web and software development for both local and international clients.

Recently, he gave up the usual employee-office-setup and is currently working as web development manager handling his own group of programmers and developers. He is also an IT consultant for a copier importing company and an educator in college teaching programming classes.

With a more flexible time, he is also able to focus on the development of his latest blog site with a niche on the lucrative industry of travel and food: http://LetsGoSago.net. Barely four months since its launch, LetsGoSago.net has already been a finalist in the tourism category of the recently concluded DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards for 2008.



Gerry Alanguilan is a Filipino comic book writer, artist and publisher. Blogging since 1998 and now video blogging since 2006. He has written and drawn comics like Wasted, Timawa, Crest Hut Butt Shop, Johnny Balbona and currently Humanis Rex! and ELMER. Been an inker of comics for DC, Marvel and Image, and Gerry worked with Leinil Francis Yu and Whilce Portacio on titles like Wolverine, X-men, X-Force, Superman, Batman, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Wetworks, Grifter, High Roads, Silent Dragon, and many more.

Adapted and illustrated various short stories by classic authors for Graphic Classics including “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Judge’s House” by Bram Stoker, “The Plague of Ghosts” by Rafael Sabatini and many more. Gerry authors the blog and website www.komikero.com and his video blog bidjo.blogspot.com



Edward Arevalo, the man behind the music blogs edarevalo.net and musicrator.com. Edward is a Business Management graduate. He is an alumnus of Makati Science High School and had his college degree at Asia Pacific College. Ever since, Edward (or Ed) wanted to be a DJ. He’s a “frustrated” singer too but he doesn’t stop there as he tries to move closer to his biggest dream through music blogging. If you’ll ask what’s on his music playlist, to let you know, he loves pop music more specifically those songs which fall under many genres. Blogging since November 2007, his blog Music Picks received an award for the most influential blogs of 2007-2008.
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related post

http://fitzvillafuerte.com/asian-business-expo-2008.html

http://gerry.alanguilan.com/archives/928

http://bidjo.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-conference.html

http://www.letsgosago.net/2008/11/asian-business-expo-effective-blogging-talk/

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Red Horse Beer Muziklaban Semi-finals sessions at 6 Underground

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I just caught the semi finals session and judging at the 6 Underground Pearl Drive in Ortigas yesterday and I missed the 11am start and arrived at 230pm in the venue. My ear got busted as a loud rock audio waves hits me after entering 6 Underground, there I saw a heavy rock music performer on stage and then judges sitting infront and watching the performers in a serious format. After reloading my camera with batteries and prepare to shoot, I just noticed that those judges are people from our local rock scene, most of them are lead vocalist, guitarists, drummers and rock icons. I saw the list of the finalist written on a piece of paper and pasted on their table near some nachos and Red Horse Beer.

The semi finalist that played yesterday are ( read more below)

Greater Manila Area:
- Duelist
- Mortal Fear

Central North Luzon Area
- Karding Sungkit (Nueva Ecija)
- Even (Baguio)

Southern Luzon Area
- Rigmarole (Batangas)
- Triangulo (Cavite)

Visayas
- Indiephums (Cebu)
- Moabites (Tacloban)

Mindanao
- K9 (Cagayan De Oro)
- Psykbox (Iligan)


I think I just caught 7 bands that day, I can remember the band names based on their homeland.
bands that I saw performing that day is K9, Indiephums, Moabites, Karding Sungkit, Even, Triangulo, and a band from the Manila area..I just can't pin point which band. But I have photos below that can show some of them performing.

more photos in my album at Red Horse Beer Muziklaban Rock Challenge Year 10 - Semi finals


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It was like that I'm watching the American Idol for rockers, judges give some of their review and also asked questions to the semi finalists about their music influences, what are their next plan if they win the contest and other concerns that is related on being part of the music scene. Some things I learned like "sometimes the band's look came in first before the music", means that even that you are good looking or pogi, that doesn't really give points on being a rocker.


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Guitar effects really did a great job for this riffs and leads of their songs.

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Reg Rubio of Greyhoundz observing the band during their first song, its a cover song that should be from a pinoy rock classic like Asin or Juan dela Cruz band.

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Judges giving a beer toast to each other before proceeding to the next band

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guitarist prepares his self for a rock performance

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give it all your best! - that's what a semi-finalist must do, because judges are infront listening to the band's music, reading the lyrics and observing some technical gimiks of each band members during performance.

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One of the judge is giving his own comments about a band's performance and music arrangement. Also they give tips and advice to lift the spirit of these young band rockers.

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Female vocalist of a band from Baguio, the judges say that who ever win 1st place in the contest, will receive 1 million pesos in cash and a rock album contract, and also on a road as an endorser and brand promoter for Red Horse Beer.


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that's me wearing an earphone, just to protect my ears for hearing loud music at point blank :)

Red Horse Muziklaban finals will be this November 29, 2008 at the Marikina Sports Complex.


Sepultura concert 2008 in Manila, Philippines - some updates

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Do you want to meet the band ? now here's your chance by joining this contest, mechanics of the game can be found at http://www.rakista.com/viewtopic.php?f=122&t=30252

I'm excited to watch the event this Saturday. and wow! according tot the poster, the event will start at 2pm and will end at 5AM in the morning!! at the Marikina Sports Complex.. omg omg omg .. I really need to bring a lot of batteries and clothes, because this will be a big coverage for all. btw, me and some bloggers will be there to cover the event as media people. Hope we can get a video interview with Sepultura.

Also saw the TV commerical of this event, and I got really excited, and posters and banners are posted all over the place around the San Miguel building near Megamall. the hype is getting big!

read more below for tickets info.

- Red Horse Beer Muziklaban 10 Grand Finals on November 29 (Sat) at the Marikina Sports Complex
- Featuring foreign rock metal band- SEPULTURA!
- With other guest bands- Slapshock, Greyhoundz, Queso, Urbandub, Typecast, Kjwan, Mayonnaise, Gayuma and many many more!
- 10 bands will compete for the Php 1 Million Cash prize
- Gates open at 12 noon

Ticket Price: are
350 for general admission with two beers
3,000 php for VIP

Tickets are available at ticketnet outlets, Marikina Sports Complex, Events Circuit offices and San MIguel Head Office Gate 3 (gate at the back of Megamall Bldg. B - Supermarket side).

Selling in San Miguel starts on November 19

Ticketnet-> http://www.ticketnet.com.ph/2006/detail.php?eid=1005&res=Y

NOTE: Bands may change. Keep visiting this site for updates!



RED HORSE BEER MUZIKLABAN 10 GRAND FINALISTS:

Greater Manila Area:
- Duelist
- Mortal Fear

Central North Luzon Area
- Karding Sungkit (Nueva Ecija)
- Even (Baguio)

Southern Luzon Area
- Rigmarole (Batangas)
- Triangulo (Cavite)

Visayas
- Indiephums (Cebu)
- Moabites (Tacloban)

Mindanao
- K9 (Cagayan De Oro)
- Psykbox (Iligan)

Maglalaban sa Grand Finals on November 29 (Sat) at the Marikina Sports ComplexGates open at 12 noon

Guest bands: SEPULTURA!!!, Queso, Slapshock, Greyhoundz, Urbandub, Typecast, Kjwan, Mayonnaise, Gayuma, Radioactive Sago Project, Intolerant, Sultans of Snap, HardBoiledEggz, Sunflower Day Camp, 18th Issue, Fuseboxx, Join The Club, The Ambassadors, Descant Gott, Crowjane, Dog Fight, Mental Floss, MRPD, The Ambassadors, Treadstone

Ticket Prices: Php 350 (General Ad); Php 3,000 (Special Section) w/ 2 FREE Red Horse Beers
For tickets, call Jen, 381-0662 / 0923-8356624
You can also buy tickets from NU107 station, AIC Gold Tower, Garnet Rd, Ortigas Center, Pasig

info from : http://www.rakista.com/viewtopic.php?f=122&t=29742

Twilight mania is here

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The Twilight movie mania is here, and I'm totally clueless about the story of the movie. Been hearing this movie and this book months ago and everyone in the internet is talking about Twilight, I just heard that it is a vampire love story and I just observed that most of the fan of this book or movie are all girls. Then after seeing the trailer of the movie in YouTube, theater and a press kit bundle on a CD, I just got some interest and now feel a little excited to see the film later.

As for the Twilight mania came in, lots of group, fan clubs, community and online clubs came out and I just discovered it after a google search of a Twilight premiere weeks ago, but then I just discovered this fan group and surprised that it was operated by my friend Meann.

you can check out their website at http://twilightcovenph.blogspot.com/ for all your Twilight info needs. Also they have local show times of the movie for the Philippines.

For those who have seen the premiere while ago, what can you about the movie? is it really better than the book ? or the book is more better than the movie? Maybe after the movie thon later, I will blog here my comments and thoughts about Twilight. I love vampire movies, but this title is a lot different from any vampire I know, they live and act normal humans in broad day light. Now that part is interesting!

see you in the movies.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My next TV and print appearance



Probe TV
My next tv appearance will be on December 3, tune in to ABS CBN and watch the Probe TV show, they will feature something about my stuff here in my blog and also about an event and my blog coverage. It feels great that my blog coverage materials is now branching out online and now landing on the pages of magazines, newspapers and the next is on TV.


thanks to Steph and Paterno for the interview, I really enjoyed the company and also discovering this carinderia that offers wifi internet access to its customer. The Lechon Kawali they have is yummy.



The tv appearance is one of my first in an interview format, I've been appearing on TV in some talk shows, most of it are live and others are just interview inside one of my events. But having a different kind of tv appearance with an interview focusing on a subject, is one of my first tv interview and the big gig is it will be at Probe Tv. This will be my 2nd time in Probe TV, and its an another experience that I can share outside from the world of blogging. Catch my tv interview on December 3, 2008. I'm a little bit shy, because I don't know what will be outcome of the segment based on the editing and story. thanks Probe!


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Andoy's World
Check out and grab the latest copy of Inquirer LIBRE, this free newspaper can be found at any MRT station, and I think they release this newspaper every morning. I have a special appearance there courtesy of the comic strip artist Kawingkawing. I'm one of the characters in the comics strip and also my pet cat "Pulot" is a guest too.

the setting is in the cave man years, where humans learn something and do an activity in an early stage, Kawingkawing showed a funny comics side on how blogging started. that's me on the comics strip dreaming to be a popular blogger when I grow up hhhahaa. you can read more of that strip HERE. thanks Kawingkawing. This is my 2nd time too appearing in his comics strip.

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Eraserheads reunion concert - movie premiere coverage



Jay de Jesus of titikpilipino.com provided us a photo coverage of the theatrical premiere of the Eraserheads reunion concert, he just shared to us his experience via plurk post that he just experienced for the 1st time that everyone inside the cinema are clapping, shouting, screaming and singing while watchin the whole concert footage dated last August 30, 2008. Also there are shortfilms included in the movie directed and produced by each of the band members of Eraserheads.

He also spotted some friends who got captured by the camera and its nice to know about it and now I'm excited to watch it on the 26th and also wait for the DVD release next year.

Also by looking at the photo albums, I noticed that Raimund Marasigan is not present at the premiere.



more photos are now uploaded at the titikpilipino.com website, for the photo album
you can go here at http://titikpilipino.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=314&page=1

thanks Jay for sharing the photos and experience via plurk :)

Luto na ang cookie



Gumawa ng cookie si Lace ngayon lang, at heto ang resulta, Sugar cookie daw ang tawag dito.
astig sya, at perfect sa katambal na kape, masarap kainin lalo na pag gabi. Bibili sana kasi kame ng bibingka sa may peryahan sa labas, kaso pag dating namin ng 9pm dun, eh sarado na pala.
kaya napag desisyunan na ni Lace na mag bake na lang ng cookie, at tamang tama ito sa monthsary namin ngayon 25th day ng buwan. Kaya heto tsibugin na namin ito habang mainit pa.
mas sasarap ata ito pag lumamig na. magiging malutong at matigas, cookie na talaga sya.

ilalagay pa ata nya ito sa jar. para maging Lace's cookie in the cookie jar.
oo nga pala. ok din pala kumain ng cookie habang naka beer ka. hehhee na try nyo ba yun ?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Eraserheads reunion concert movie trailers

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Eraserheads reunion concert movie trailer 1

Check out the movie trailer, and as you know that there will be premiere tonight in SM Megamall at 7pm, and its a by invitation only, I have friends who will be there to watch the premiere, they got invites from Sony BMG. I know that everyone is excited and I can imagine the impact of the movie goers tonight. see you all in November 26 for the regular showing.
please see the 2nd trailer below.


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Eraserheads reunion concert movie trailer 2

It shall go down local music history as that singular moment where four estranged band members - Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala and Marcus Adoro - came together for one spectacular reunion - 08.30.08. One band. One great show. One night only.

The historic performance of the country’s biggest band in the 90s that drew in more than 50,000 people at The Fort Bonifacio Open Field on Aug. 30, 2008, will be shown in movie theaters starting Nov. 26 simultaneously nationwide.

you can check out the full trailer and the movie info at the website of Myx http://phil.myx.tv/ad5.aspx

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Komikon 2008 : 4th Filipino Komiks Convention - blog coverage

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I went to the Komikon 2008 yesterday as a media man and I’m there to do a photo coverage of the event and also to support Filipino komiks. I arrived late and I’m already getting worried that some komiks that I’m planning to grab might be out of stock, so I prayed and let the komiks gods help me arrive on time and discard away from bad elements on my way to UP Diliman. As soon as I receive my media ID pass at the registration area, I started to roam around and took some photos, the venue is already jam packed and I position myself next to a portable air cooler just to absorb some cold air and prepare for a hot and crowded convention for Filipino Komiks.
(you may read more below for the entire story)

Filipino Komiks and indie comics are getting rare now a days, many people are still clueless that there is still pinoy comics circulating in the mainstream and underground market. Most of the hot and interesting comics are being released in events and convention, comic creators and publishers are taking advantage in releasing their new comics and titles in every convention, because the comic readers and target market of their titles are already in there, and then after they will continue re-releasing the titles in the local stores. People are not aware of the Komikon, but as time pass by, different visitors and not the same market are now gracing and attending the event. I got a talk to one of the customers in Chocolate Kiss Café, I was having my afternoon tea with Mark Cerbo, and while eating I’m checking out some of my komik hauls from the event, the old guy asked me if there is still another event tomorrow, then I told him that the event is one day only and its an annual event here in UP Bahay ng Alumni, I just told the guy that he can bring his family there and do check out the event, because komiks materials are being sold there and also artists and writers are present to meet the fans.

My idea and concept for making the Komikon is true, the building of the new market of readers are starting to grow, but the time is very slow and at least we can see some changes and good result, and for me Komikon saves the Philippine Komiks and not some guy who is grabbing credit for saving and reviving the entire Filipino comics industry, if he can make a convention as big as the Komikon and continue support the artists and writers here, He can get all the credits and I will label myself as the babbling blogger aahahaa. Congratulations to the Komikon organizers mainly the Artists’ Den core group members, been with them for years and I’m glad after I left the organizing team on its first year, they now stepping up on the next level via learning from the experience of past Komikons. The event should be called the Komikon convention week. Because they have lots of activities, symposiums and exhibits for 5 days before the main event. Now I’m excited what will be their next installment next year,

First I roam around the exhibit area, and saw the Alfredo Alcala Legacy exhibit, I just got a talk with Alfredo Alcala Jr. for a second and he just told me that Tony deZuniga just left and I missed it, and then I told him that I’ll be back and look for my coverage partner Mark Cerbo in the area. Just say hello to some comic artist friend and take pictures, I’m studying the event and the crowd flow, so that I know where to start and go to some areas that has lesser crowd. Then I visited Gerry Alanguilan’s booth, there I got my first Komikon comics stuff, he gave me a copy of Elmer book 4 and I’m very happy and excited to read it after the event. Then I met Arnold and Cynthia Arre, been waiting for them and got my Martial Law Babies graphic novel signed by Arnold, and then Leinil Yu was there too, the GHG people, and it was like a big reunion every year.It’s a fun gathering and its like one big happy family exchanging kumustahans and news to each other.

There are a lot of story that I like to post, but I’ll just post some great news I got from the comics people.


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Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah book 2
I just got a talk with Carlo Vergara and I bump onto him at the 2nd floor of the venue taking a coffee break at Chocolate Kiss Café, I got news from him that the 2nd book will be released nex year, If my ears are correct, I think it will be on July 2009. And after the release of the book, a theater play will be produced a year after of the book 2 release.


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Trese book 3
Saw Budjette Tan taking a cool break infront of the air cooler, and because I’m at the indie comic booth checking out some stuff, I talked to him and my chance to have a little chat and talk about the book. He said that Trese book 3 will be available on the end of January 2009 or maybe February. I ask if there will be a possibility for a tv series or movies, but he just said that were proposal and they are still studying it. It will be great if it will be tv series or movie , but Budj said that they will finish and do more Trese comics as time permits them, because Budj and Kajo are super busy artist with their own day jobs.


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Elmer compilation and Wasted new edition

Gerry Alanguilan confirm this with me about the Elmer book compilation, he just told me that he forgot to add me in the thank you section for Elmer book 4, and he just been reminded when I showed up at his booth, I laughed and told him, that’s okay, more important is that Elmer 4 is here. He just said that Elmer book compilation is now on plan and will be released next year and my name will appear there hahaha. So cool! I forgot to ask him what kind of format of the compilation or if we are expecting some added pages or a sequel. A new Wasted comics compilation will be released next year, I just saw a post from his blog announcing a new reprint and maybe a packaging. Hmm I smell Hard bound hahaha. More power Gerry!

Comic project from KC Kordero
After grabbing Kc’s comics Filipino Independent Komiks issue 1 and 2, I took the chance to ask him his upcoming plans and projects, he told me that he just stop making comics for this year and do some study for a comic release for 2009. He said that 2008 is not good time for production and business, and I feel that there something got to do with feng shui or he got an advice from a business consultant. But the great news is that Kc is back and he just released another comics for us after Filipino Komiks issue 1 and Sindak horror – comics magazine.


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News from Pol Medina
I saw Pol Medina taking a break in front of his booth, and because that the crowd of the event is getting lesser in the afternoon, I talked to him and told him that I was the guy who emailed him about the Pugad Baboy figurines, because some fans contacted me via multiply.com and want to ask if I know someone who sells the P-gurines merchandise of Pugad Baboy, I think it is the Polgas mini statue. Then Pol told me that he stop the production of the mini statues and he will resume producing more maybe next year. He shared to me that because of the busy sched, he has no time to make more and it’s a hand made by him personally. I told him that he should try these statue custom makers and I told him about the pinoy statue makers, and he said that its not easy and its very hard to handle. But then I realized that he is right, he got in time to postpone the statue and merchandise distribution, because my mind said that in these generation, statues and toys can now be pirated, at least he is on the right track making his own merchandise customized with his personal touch. But then after a photo op and talk ahahah, He told me that there will be another autograph session event in Powerbooks maybe early next year. But then a fan I’ve met years ago in one of his event signings, suggested to me that I should suggest to Pol for a Pugad Baboy convention for its anniversary, but I know Pol likes the idea and he told me that time he wants a laser light show at the opening hahaha. Will try to ask if he is open for that idea again. And forgot to mention him that he should try blogging.

Comics creation subject in DLS CSB
At the DLS CSB booth, I got a talk with Benjie Marasigan, chairperson/professor for Bachelor of Arts in Animation (ABANI) under the School of Design & Arts (SDA, and he gave a dvd copy of sample animation of their students, and he also showed me to check out the comics created by their students, those comics serve as their thesis for their comics creation subject, he said that the special subject is still open and he is the professor, the only man available for the class. He said that if there’s anyone in the profession of comics creation who would like to teach or be a guest in their class, just contact him and they are open to it. He told me that after Gerry Alanguilan as for the 1st teacher of the subject, Benjie takes over and continues the class for other batches. If there’s anyone here who would like to teach in DLS CSB, just contact me and I will direct you to Benjie.

I will end my coverage of the Komikon, I have a short video clip of Gerry Alanguilan at the panel discussions, but the sound is not clear, so I will make a subtitles and upload it in my YouTube. It’s sad that I didn’t took some videos and interviews, the area is dark in my video camera and the its hard to get a good light source. But its okay there is still next year and I learn a lot from the event. I will post lots of comics reviews of the indie comics I bought at the event, will post that here in my blog and also at Komiks News Now Philippines.

See you all in Komikon 2009!

more photos in my album at

Komikon 2008 - the exhibit, booths, attractions, people and comics PHOTO COVERAGE

Komikon 2008 - the people, artist, guest and komiks personalities

and check out Gerry's coverage at http://gerry.alanguilan.com/archives/913

Wilson Tortosa's coverage at A Summoning At Komikon 2008



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my komikon hauls

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My ID

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Sandy Sansolis of Comic Odyssey

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Rico Rival and Guhit Pinoy

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with Gerry Alanguilan

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with Arlan Esmena

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Gorgoro

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Ariel Atienza, Mark Cerbo and me

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Gilbert Monsanto

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Taga Kanal

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Edgar Tadeo and Jay Anacleto

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Jomike Tejido

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Hazel Manzano

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Culture Crash

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SKP

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Ramon De Veyra, Arnold Arre, Cythia Arre, Leinil Yu, Harvey Tolibao and me

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Transformers Philippines boy Mark Cerbo, Joriben and Chris

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Eisner award winner Lan Medina

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customized Dunny by Pol Medina

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.


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