The Anime Festival Asia (AFA) FaceBook page on the 13th of March announced that the annual Funan Anime Matsuri will make a return from the 8-14th June 2015 at Funan the Digitalife Mall.
The FAM is the smaller-scale mid-year counterpart to the large scale AFA connvention series held in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
In past years, admission to the FAM is free. Their general attractions are its Main Stage events featuring anime music performances, artist workshops and showcases of the regular roster of celebrity cosplayers (eg. Yingtze, KANAME) insterspersed with clips and advertorials of upcoming anime and concerts throughout the afternoons and evenings of each day of the event. There are also free screening of different anime movies each day.
The remainder of the convention comprises of exhibitor booths selling food and anime merchandise and video game tryouts. Figurine company Good Smile Company and TCG publisher Bushiroad, as well as the latter’s workshops and TCG tournaments for the Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight, have made appearances during the 2013 and 2014 incarnations of FAM.
The lineup of invited artistes and exhibitors will be announced at a later date.
To get a better idea of the scale and range of exhibitions of the FAM, readers may refer to this announcement blog post for FAM 2014 on the associated AFA Channel news site.