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hunj
05-02-2009, 12:14 AM
Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you guys know--Seoul Comic World is officially banning ANY SORT OF COSPLAY this August (13th-15th), due to the national holiday.

FYI--the "independence day" equivalent of Korea is a national holiday (15th of August) where we celebrate the independence from the Japanese rule. The administration people of SCW decided to ban cosplay because cosplay has to do with Japanese culture (especially when most of cosplays done in SCW are from Japanese anime).

What happened 2 years ago was that a picture of kimono cosplay got put up on the newspaper in Korea, with captions saying something like "YOUTH THESE DAYS--should we forget how Japan was our enemy, and took control of our nation a while ago?" So here we go.

What I am aggravated about is that the administration decided to do so just because they were afraid of their reputation, not the whole historical and social context.

Though it is a national holiday and we should respect that, we should stay away from SCW... rather, I'd recommend private photoshoots somewhere else...

hunj
05-03-2009, 01:29 AM
correction-- the 15th is the actual holiday, so they might ban it only on that day

see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangbokjeol

Roxey20
06-21-2009, 10:03 AM
Hey, do you know where the convention is held or where I could get more info? I'm currently living in Seoul so I'm interested in checking it out. Thanks!

hunj
06-26-2009, 11:15 AM
Hey, do you know where the convention is held or where I could get more info? I'm currently living in Seoul so I'm interested in checking it out. Thanks!

The July one is held in 학여울(Hak-yeo-ul) subway station. It's the 18th and 19th!

Roxey20
07-16-2009, 07:33 AM
Thanks! I didn't really bring much in the way of cosplay with me to Korea, but I still want to go. I might check it out before I bust out the cosplay...and hopefully find a friend to come with. ^_^ I did manage to bring my Nana Osaki and Misa Amane cosplay.

Train
07-16-2009, 07:27 PM
ah i wanna go................but its half way across the world T_T

umister
07-18-2009, 05:23 AM
Thanks! I didn't really bring much in the way of cosplay with me to Korea, but I still want to go. I might check it out before I bust out the cosplay...and hopefully find a friend to come with. ^_^ I did manage to bring my Nana Osaki and Misa Amane cosplay.

Well heeeeeeeeeey there Roxey. It just so happens that I'm currently living in Seoul, and I like to cosplay.
Maybe I'll actually drag myself to Comic World in august, although that would be dreadfully hot, and wear Jeanne.

Ugh, it would be so hot though. :C

Roxey20
07-19-2009, 12:04 AM
umister, you seriously just made my day. I've been here for about 2 years and haven't been able to connect with any cosplayers or conventions. (Though, mostly because of work...) Anyway, I'm happy to find other cosplayers here! Maybe I'll finally get motivated to finish something...

As for Seoul Comic World, like I said, I've got Nana and Misa, but I also have Mokoto Kusanagi that I could probably fix up. But faux leather pants and a faux leather jacket doesn't sound like fun in August...

SmartGem
07-25-2009, 10:24 AM
lol. Actually, August 15 stands for 2 important dates in Korea history...xD

1. as you said...Korea's independence from Japan.
and
2. the split of North and South Korea.

My point is...
it's not that i lack historical background.
and it's most certainly not that i don't care about the past.
in fact, i do my best to spread history notes~<3
it's just that i love anime, manga, manhwa.
it's my passion.
and i don't think it's fair that they're banning a certain type of clothes.
quite frankly, it's simply a costume.

i understand how some may feel anger due to the implications between the two countries...
but in all it's honestly, it's just a costume.

i'm more worried about sending mixed messages and incorrect information to people.
i don't want my kids to think that Koreans hold grudges for over centuries.

as for Seoul Comic World...
i can't go this year,
but i'll be there for next year!
^^

anyone interested in continuing anything said in this post,
simply PM me~

hunj
07-25-2009, 07:16 PM
@SmartGem: I do agree with you, it's really ridiculous how people are holding grudge on Japan just because of the history. Come on guys, chill out.

The reason why they have banned cosplay for 15th is that they are worried about the press. Last year some press people from conservative newspaper came and took pictures of cosplayers especially in Kimonos, and then posted an article saying "OH NO OUR CHILDREN ARE BRAINWASHED BY TEH JAPS!!!"

So, yeah, harsh reality.

hasano
07-27-2009, 11:08 PM
Hi everyone, I'm going to S.Korea this August and I wanna attend the Seoul Comic World Convention. I don't know any Korean unfortunately, but I saw at the bottom of the website it wrote the address for Seokyo Plaza in Mapo-gu... is this where it is being held?

Hope to hear from you guys soon!

Edit:
OOk nevermind I think I found out where its being held (i looked in the events tab).

So it is being held @ Hak-Yeo-ul Station area. But the date is Aug 15-16 right? Hmm... At Seoul Comic World Conventions, do people usually pre-order tickets? Or is it possible for me to buy them at entrance?

Any information would be greatly appreicated! ^_^

GHprime
07-28-2009, 07:51 AM
dammit. i want to go to korea. but i wont be able to for another two years :-(

inuyashaANgel90
07-29-2009, 07:42 AM
ahh man they changed the dates ..
i thought it was suppose to be from the 13-15th but it moved
to the 15-16th
POOOP i missed it by a day
and if i can go on the 15th no ones gonna cosplay
blah i really wanted to see some cosplayers

Roxey20
07-29-2009, 12:43 PM
Hey, if anyone is interested, do you guys want to try to meet up for the 16th? Since it's the only day that you can cosplay and whatnot. I think I've decided on wearing Misa since mine is the manga version and the only comic-y cosplay I have with me. We can either meet up there or somewhere else. Whatever is easiest. ^_^

hunj
09-14-2009, 11:44 AM
agh, seems like this fell through :(.

I'm going back to Korea again this December (flew back to US for college), I'm gonna set a cosplay.com meet-up for this December's Comic World.

umister
09-26-2009, 08:05 AM
agh, seems like this fell through :(.

I'm going back to Korea again this December (flew back to US for college), I'm gonna set a cosplay.com meet-up for this December's Comic World.

Hey 동생, when is the December Comic World? Because I have an awesome feeling that I'm going to be in japan for it, hyuk hyuk hyuk.

hunj
10-03-2009, 01:49 AM
Hey 동생, when is the December Comic World? Because I have an awesome feeling that I'm going to be in japan for it, hyuk hyuk hyuk.

Usually the Seoul one is the 2nd weekend, I guess.

Roxey20
10-12-2009, 11:07 AM
Yea, sorry! I ended up having to work that day. But I did see cosplayers on my way into the office in the subway. Maybe I won't be scheduled to work and can make it to the December one. ^_^ Though I'll have to put together something warmer...

SmartGem
03-23-2010, 12:22 AM
Hey guys...I popped in here again.... gosh...already 2010. XDDD

So yeah...I'll be going to Korea this May (14th)...
Does anyone on here happen to know when the next convention in korea is going to be?
I really do want to experience a con in Korea. ^^

Hikaru_Claire
04-07-2010, 10:02 AM
Hey guys...I popped in here again.... gosh...already 2010. XDDD

So yeah...I'll be going to Korea this May (14th)...
Does anyone on here happen to know when the next convention in korea is going to be?
I really do want to experience a con in Korea. ^^

http://www.comicw.co.kr/service/main.html?year=2010&month=5&PHPSESSID=804233508cbf350eba38c8579a116cb5

If you can't read Korean yet, there is one every month in Seoul at the AT Center in Yangjae Station area or the SETEC center near Yeoksam Station. The one in May will be May 15 -16.

SmartGem
05-30-2010, 01:21 AM
http://www.comicw.co.kr/service/main.html?year=2010&month=5&PHPSESSID=804233508cbf350eba38c8579a116cb5

If you can't read Korean yet, there is one every month in Seoul at the AT Center in Yangjae Station area or the SETEC center near Yeoksam Station. The one in May will be May 15 -16.

I was too jet lagged so I couldn't get to that one...
I checked out that site, and there's one coming up in July!

If there's anyone who's going, it would be nice if we could meet up?
I just got here a few weeks ago and don't know anyone here. ^^;;
orz...

Masonkun
06-14-2010, 04:41 AM
Well since cosplay for august is out I'd like to meet up with a bunch of people and do our own cosplay party if anyone is up for it. Maybe in Seoul or something.

SmartGem
09-05-2010, 03:51 AM
Well since cosplay for august is out I'd like to meet up with a bunch of people and do our own cosplay party if anyone is up for it. Maybe in Seoul or something.

^^;; the anime/manga/manhwa community in korea is pretty hush hush...
so i don't really suggest a cosplay meet up in public...
i know that sounds bad....
but it's not like nyc where people don't give a shit.... orz
i've been stressed about that since i've moved here...
but yeah....that's really the only qualm i have about korea...

we can still meet up and hang out. ^^
there are lots of places in seoul that you should go to at least once!
like....Hello Kitty Cafe...XDDD
There are a lot of unique cafes in korea... (i've been hooked...)

We could maybe even go fabric shopping! LOL

*shrugs*
anyway...y-yeah...
I guess you can cosplay in public...it isn't against the law or anything...
It's just not...encouraged.... =\

-Gem

Magical Machete
09-09-2010, 07:39 AM
doods. I would love to meet up with people! <3

Animangafreak
09-09-2010, 11:48 PM
Me too! I just hope it'll be a day when I'm not at work. :S

Magical Machete
09-10-2010, 04:08 AM
haha the only days I dont work are on saturday and sunday lol

Animangafreak
09-10-2010, 09:08 AM
I only have every other saturday off. I get this month's SETEC con off though. :D I also get tomorrow off.

Magical Machete
09-10-2010, 04:26 PM
thats awesome!!! haha so lucky! as far as I know I have it off currently.

cmster
09-20-2010, 09:02 AM
Hey, im relatively new to Korea (almost 1 month) and would like to check out the convention scene here :) Unfortunately, I don't understand anything on the comic world website so if anyone's been or has information about where/when/tickets, please let me know. Better yet, if anyone's headed to a convention sometime, I'd love to tag along if you don't mind! :D I don't know many people here yet let alone convention goers and would like to get in contact with you guys. Txt me 010-6662-8580. How's your chuseok going so far? The grocery stores are packed!

Magical Machete
09-22-2010, 03:17 AM
Hey! ill text you so you can save my number, but were meeting up this sunday for comic world!