Doujin Market returns for its fifth iteration this weekend on the 6th & 7th May 2017 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (L3), The Concourse from 11am to 8pm. With a wide range of booths to check out and activities such as seminars and portfolio reviews, there is something for everyone there. But if you are still on the 50-50 fence on making the trip down, let us tell you where you should get off the fence and plan a trip there!
Close to 200 Creators to visit
Doujin Market 2017 will feature close to 200 creators including familiar names including Daiyaku and Collateral Damage Studios. From original creations to fan art from the latest in the popular culture realm, you can be sure there will be something for everyone.
Just remember to head to the ATM first as most of the booths usually accept cash as the only mode of payment.
Free Admission at a Central Location
Holding Doujin Market 2017 at Suntec means that getting there will be a breeze. With 3 direct MRT lines leading to Suntec and 2 more if you don’t mind a walk, the venue for this year is very accessible no matter where you live in Singapore. Being at Suntec also means you can plan a day out with food and shopping all nearby.
World Doujin Day
Doujin Market 2017 will inaugurate World Doujin Day – an international celebration of self-publishing and creativity set to take place on the first Saturday of May each year. The movement will also mark the establishment of Singapore’s first ever Doujin Archive – a time capsule dedicated to chronicling the history of self-published original and derivative fan content by youth artists here.
Thinking about joining the industry? Curious about what it is like to be a full-time artist? Look further than the free seminars that Doujin Market brings. From the sharing by Afterthought Studios and Precatio on their experience with Kickstarter and Steam to Rachta Lin sharing about her journey as an Artist, both days will be packed with informative sessions for everyone.
Networking with the Industry
Networking (and we don’t mean lan cables and switches) is becoming increasingly important in today’s world and it is no different for the creative industry. Hosted by Artblovk Gallery and CDS, the pizza party and networking session will allow Industry insiders and creators to mingle in a relaxed environment, fostering a free exchange of ideas and collaboration opportunities.
With so much in stored at this year’s Doujin Market, this is the place to be this weekend for all popular culture fans!
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