By Yue Lynn  

Photo Credit: Publika Comic Play 2017’s event page

Hold onto your seats, millennials, as Publika Shopping Gallery (Publika) has announced the return of Publika Comic Play event, which involves the collaboration between a few esteemed anime, comics and games (ACG) communities in Malaysia! The event is running from 14th ‘till 19th November (11am-10pm). Throughout the aforementioned six days, four venues in Publika, namely, The Gallery, The Square, Black Box and White Box will be used to hold different activities.
Among Publika’s partners for Comic Play are AniManGaki, Retro Console Malaysia (RCM), All Aboard Community Gaming Centre, Comicore, iM4U FM, Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club (SWMFC), MY Comics Community, Outpost Productions, Garena Malaysia and MVP Mobile Arena.

Photo Credit: Publika Comic Play 2017’s event page

Wow, with such a diverse and stellar lineup of partners, this means we have ourselves another big geeky convention…yay! There will be artist alleys (yes, there will be two!), workshops, movie screenings, comic art exhibitions, board games/retro gaming lounge, cosplay competitions (yes, plural!), geeky panels/conference, musical performances and many more other activities. Here is the best part, y’all- most of the activities are free of charge. Rejoice, my geeky comrades, as we are about to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things to geek out on in the Comic Play event!

A few highlights from Publika Comic Play:

Lazada Malaysia

The ‘Doujin’ Section

AniManGaki’s Artist Alley (location: The Gallery) and Comicore’s Comic Play Bazaar (location: The Square)

Lazada Indonesia

Date: 11:00am – 10:00pm,14 – 19th November

Movie Screenings

Superhero screening: Man Of Steel

Location: Black Box

Date: 7:30pm, 14 November

Star Wars screenings: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens

Location: Black Box

Date: 3:30pm – 7:00pm, 18 – 19 November


Arena Of Valor (AOV) Mini Tournament

Location: Black Box

Date: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, 14 November

Board Game & Gaming Lounge

Location: The Gallery

Date: 11:00am – 10:00pm, 14 – 19 November

Comics Galore

Live Sketch Demo by MY Comics Community artists

Location: Stage @ The Square

Date: 6:00pm, 18 – 19 November

P.L.A.Y. Exhibition & Mini Library

Location: White Box

Date: 11:am-9:00pm, 14 – 19 November

Cosplay & Music

Comic Play Cosplay Competition (Solo & Group)

Location: Stage @ The Gallery

Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm; 6:00pm (results)

Date: 18 – 19 November

Music Performances by Crestfall Shuffle and etc.

Location: Stage @ The Gallery

Time: 5:30pm & 8:00pm

Date: 18 – 19 November


Additionally, here are some geektastic activities from the Comic Play event:

Photo Credit: Publika Comic Play 2017’s event page

Last but not the least, to know more about the P.L.A.Y. Exhibition & Mini Library’s splendid and large roster of both local and international artists, click here!
To learn more about Publika Comic Play 2017, do visit their Facebook page.