Date: 2010 September 15 15:41
Posted by Joe
The good folks at Hyper Japan have sent us more details about their London based event on Friday 1st October until Sunday 3rd October 2010. Square Enix will be there selling goodies. They've got a cosplay competition too, with a chance to win a trip to Japan. Plus lots of lovely food! Soy sauce experts Kikkoman will be there too, issuing a sushi challenge.
Press release as follows:
Square Enix, Cosplay, Sushi and More! HYPER JAPAN London 2010
Fantasy Figure Shopping at HYPER JAPAN London 2010
HYPER JAPAN London 2010 is delighted to announce that SQUARE ENIX PRODUCTS will be selling a range of products, including figures and merchandise from popular franchises such as DRAGON QUEST®, FINAL FANTASY and KINGDOM HEARTS. In addition, the dedicated merchandising team at Square Enix continues to extend its expertise, enthusiasm and creative vision outside of Square Enix properties, further expanding and enriching a growing collection of quality collectibles. All Square Enix products are high quality and accurately reflect the nuances and facets of the original source material. This is a great opportunity to come along to browse and buy!
For more information on Square Enix, click here.
Get your tickets in advance together with your friends for a multi-ticket discount. – leaving you more cash to spend on the day!
Get Your Cosplay On and Win a Trip to Japan!
HYPER JAPAN London 2010 will be a carnival of cosplay – and entry is now open! You can be a part of the UK's most exciting new cosplay competition, the HYPER JAPAN UK Cosplay Award, which is taking place on Saturday October 2nd on the HYPER JAPAN stage. There are some amazing prizes on offer – the winning team will jet off to Tokyo courtesy of Finnair, and stay in top Tokyo hotel, the Park Hotel Tokyo, for five nights. Want to be a part of it? Check out all the details here. Does Cosplay have talent? You can find out at the Grand International Cosplay Ball Talent Search on Sunday October 3rd – show off your stage skills and win a place performing at the UK's most stylish evening of cosplay on November 28th! Think you've got what it takes? Check out all the details here. Finally, budding cosplayers can get started with our fun and friendly COSParade, held on both Saturday and Sunday. Enter on the day for the chance to win some great prizes – check out all the details here. Remember to get your tickets in advance to avoid the queues! Buy together with your friends for a multi-ticket discount!
Foodie Friday with Tetote Factory
The Tetote Factory will be at HYPER JAPAN for one day only – visit us at the Old Truman Brewery on Friday 1st October for a taste of kashi-pan (bread, normally buns or cakes, filled or topped with sweet ingredients, such as chocolate or anko) and sozai-pan (bread, usually buns or cakes, filled or topped with savoury ingredients, such as bacon or cheese). Tetote Factory is run by a Japanese husband and wife team – if you've never tasted any Japanese bread, buns or savoury bread-based snacks, then this is an ideal opportunity! Read more about what will be on sale at the Tetote Factory Pop-up Store here.
KIKKOMAN Sushi Challenge at HYPER JAPAN
HYPER JAPAN will also be a great opportunity to taste and enjoy loads of delicious, authentic Japanese food. If you're into sushi, or even just love a bit of competition, one definite event highlight will be the KIKKOMAN Sushi Challenge held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October; your chance to learn from a true expert, and challenge your fellow competitors to see who can make the best sushi! The winners will receive an exclusive Kikkoman prize! Click here to read more and be in with a chance to enter. You'll also be in with a chance to win one of thirty exclusive Kikkoman T-shirts just by entering! Buy your tickets here.