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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Radio guesting at 99.5 Play FM - 13th Philippine Toycon 2014 production note 9

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After the ingress set up of our event, me, Cholo and Michael went to 99.5 Play FM radio station for our radio guesting and promotion of our 13th Philippine Toycon 2014. We arrived there at around 9pm for The Billy and Mandy radio show. We ended the radio guesting at 12am and our topic started from Toycon up to the geekiest topic ever for anime, gaming and sentai.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Day zero - 13th Philippine Toycon 2014 production note 8

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And here we are… day zero of the 13th Philippine Toycon 2014, normally known as the ingress session of the event. I arrived at around 6pm to ocular and check the ground events and coordinate with our app dev guest for their booth table placements and ID.

The sum of all fears == When Facebook.com is down -- June 19, 2014

The moment that I'm waiting for...what if we woke up the next morning and FB is all gone....

At 4:00pm Manila, Philippines time, Facebook says that there's something wrong.

So what to do?
Go back to Twitter, Plurk or those social mobile apps, Im glad that my group have a Viber group message and Line and Wechat groups.



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Guest in ABS CBN Umagang Kay Ganda morning show - 13th Philippine Toycon 2014 production note 7

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June 17th was our schedule tv appearance and feature in ABS CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda morning tv show that starts from 5:00am up to 7:30am. As usual, I tried to avoid any morning show guesting, but I placed my heart on to it that I should be present here again to promote our Toycon event. I missed the morning show tv guesting for two years already and this is my come back to join the fun the Philippine Toycon friends and community. Last time I was here is that there’s a typhoon, but I’m glad that the studio renovated a portion of the drive way with a nice ventillation and high ceiling tarp cover. It’s a perfect venue for our Toycon guesting.

LINE offers free calls to any landline or mobile phone in the world. Starts this June 17 at 12nn #LINEFreeCalls


Yes! Its real! LINE instant messaging app will start to offer FREE CALLS to any landline or mobile phone in the world. You can now start call your friends or family using your mobile device and the LINE app.

Also coming with the exclusive offer is a new LINE sticker set, these new features will be available this June 17, 2014 at exactly 12:00NN. And also, LINE will give away 150 pcs of LINE mascot USB to lucky users.

Read the news release below


Monday, June 16, 2014

Toycon x DLS-CSB BinD conference - 13th Philippine Toycon 2014 production note 6

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It’s a two week preparation and planning via email for this new event, we tied up with DLS CSB Benildean Industrial Designer students in organizing a mini Toycon event and conference for June 13th. When I first received an invitation from Ram Esguerra of DLS CSB BiND team, he offered a venue for us to talk about our event and also get a chance to promote it as well. I was hesitant at first because the target date in the first place is on June 18th, and then I suggested to Ram that its better to schedule it a week before our main event. I’m glad that all is well and he got a nice sched of June 13th and book the SDA main theater as our venue. Its been ages for me since the last time I went to DLS CSB, but this is also a good chance to build new friends and partnership for our Philippine Toycon event. I learned that the Industrial Design course offers also toy designing as one of their subjects. I got the interest to know more about it, and maybe our next generation toy designer and makers might come from this school.

Its twoo weeks and 1 grand meeting, we finally pulled it off. I was there with other Toycon partners and friends to do a short exhibit, share a talk about the hobby and fandom and also we got a chance to judge DLS CSB’s very own Toy designing contest.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Aftermath: tv guesting in ANC Dateline Philippines - 13th Philippine Toycon 2014 production note 5

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It’s a one day preparation for the live tv guesting at ANC’s Dateline Philippines, I’m a bit comfortable already to go solo for the tv interview and its my 2nd time here in Dateline Philippines as a live tv guest. I was hoping that the two other members of our organizing team will be with me but the schedule just hit the same date for Father’s Day, so I already expected that our daddy Toycon organizers will not be available, and since I just came back from Tagaytay, I already set a schedule with the tv crew and coordinated this with my team and they gave green light that I will go solo this time hahaha.

I know its all English language for ANC and I prepared for at least a year that I should get the best comfortable state when I go live on TV, I did some research about the show and also how their tv anchors speak and do interview on live tv, I learned that tv news anchor Caroline Howard and Stanley Palisada can shift to Tagalog language during interviews.

I will go live on TV later in ANC Dateline Philippines at 12nn - 13th Philippine Toycon 2014 production note 4

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It will be my 4th time to appear in ANC news channel and 2nd time for Dateline Philippines promoting toys and everything that is pop culture and also my first time to go solo to promote Philippine Toycon.

Watch Dateline Philippines later at 12nn in ANC

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. 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 the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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