Sunday, August 27, 2006

L'Arc~CON:PIECES of Yesterday

L'Arc~CON:PIECES of Yesterday ~an LPFC Anniversary Special~
September 16, 2006, UP Ang Bahay ng Alumni
12:00nn-10:00 pm
program officially starts at 2:00 pm

Activities are as follows:
· Exhibition Booth - An exhibition of the Organizer's Pride Collection of original L'Arc~en~Ciel stuff and merchandise (albums, singles, dvds, posters, magazines, etc.)

· Music/Listening, Karaoke and Film Showing Booth - Several music listening area will be provided for all the fans. Also a karaoke area wherein fans can sing Laruku karaoke tunes. Plus, a chance to view rare videos and the "latest" from the band.

· Bazaar - Different anime-, manga-, Laruku-, and other Japanese-related goods from different stores will be up for grab for all fans during the event at a very reasonable price.

· Organization/Institutions Booth - School organizations, clubs or institutions considered as an Affiliate for the event is encouraged to promote and exhibit their respective organizations.

· Fan Art Competition - A showcase of Filipino artists through original fan art and designs of L'Arc~en~Ciel and it's members.

· Cosplay Competition - Participants shall portray a certain character of their choice. There will be two (2) categories for the cosplay competition and are as follows:

o Laruku Idol Cosplay Competition - individual cosplayer shall portray any from the L'Arc~en~Ciel band members.

o Anime/Movie Laruku-related Cosplay Group Competition - group cosplayers to portray any from the L'Arc~en~Ciel-inspired anime and movie themes.

· Wall Graffiti and Commemoration Area - An area for Laruku fans to display their sincerest appreciation for the band. This section shall serve as our project for LPFC's Scrapbook activity.

· Auctions - Original pre-owned or new items of any Laruku or J-related items.

· Games - Fun-filled games to keep the camaraderie among Laruku fans.

· Laruku Concert - Five (5) hours of non-stop Japanese Music as the ten (10) performing Filipino J-Coverer bands play L'Arc~en~Ciel music.

Filipino J-Coverer Bands: "Laruku Concert"
Paradoxical Review
Ethereal Anthem
Himitsu Heiki
Xeven:Thvrsday* watch out for their singles


1. The L'Arc~CON cosplaying contest is open to all event attendees.
2. The L'Arc~CON is divided to two (2) categories namely:
a. Laruku - Idol Individual Cosplay Competition - In this category, a cosplayer is required to portray ONE L'Arc~en~Ciel member
b. Group Cosplay Competition - In this category, there is a group of 4-25 cosplayers who will portray any of the anime or movie that is any way related to L'Arc~en~Ciel.
3. Individual Cosplayers is not qualified to join the Group Cosplayers and vice versa.
4. The L'Arc~CON cosplay event is a First - Come, First - Served basis.
5. The registration starts from 12:00 to 2:45 pm only at the Filcosplay Booth. The cosplayers will then receive their corresponding numbers. The call time for all the cosplay participants is 3:45 and they shall proceed at the Filcosplay Booth (near the stage area).
6. All individual cosplayers are required to submit one (1) sample picture of their choice for cosplay for pre-judging purposes. For the group cosplayers, they are given three (3) minutes to perform their skit. If the group desires to have background music, they are asked to submit the needed materials with the proper label during their registration.
7. Total number of the cosplay participants:
a. A maximum of fifty (50) participants only for the individual category
b. A maximum of six (6) groups only for the group category
8. After the quota has been completed, the registration is automatically closed. However, those cosplayers who were unable to join the contest still have a chance. The organizer will pick one (1) lucky Special Award winner from their crowd.
9. All cosplayers must enter through the BACK ENTRANCE. The entrance fee for all the cosplayers is PHP 80.00. If they are accompanied by a family or a friend, their family or friend should enter from the MAIN ENTRANCE and pay for the corresponding ticket fee.
10. The lounging area for the cosplayers is provided by the organizers located at the back of the stage area. This is where they can place their costumes or props. All of the cosplayers are requested to label their belongings. Make sure that wallets, cell phones or other important things are in safe place. The organizers will not be held responsible for anything lost of their property.
11. If a cosplayer or any member of the cosplaying group commits any violations, the organizers have the rights to disqualify them.
12. The organizers, sponsors and/or the authorized press media may take picture and/or videos, which will be exclusively a property of the organizers, sponsors and/or press media and may be used for further publications or promotions.
13. There are no exceptions from the guidelines mentioned. The organizers' decision is FINAL.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING will be announced on the event proper

Best Hyde
Best Tetsu
Best Ken
Best Yuki
Special Award - Best Sakura [if there's any]

Best Group Cosplayer
Special Award - Organizer's Best Bet


1. Individual Cosplayers - each winner shall receive:
a. One (1) original audio/video courtesy of Japan Foundation, Manila
b. One (1) special edition of Plushy Doll
c. Five Hundred Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
d. One (1) special L'Arc~en~Ciel poster
e. One (1) special the Thought Factory item
f. One (1) special L'Arc~CON t-shirt

2. Group Cosplayer - they shall receive:
a. Cash Prize
b. One Thousand Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
c. One (1) L'Arc~en~Ciel poster each
d. One (1) Thought Factory item each

3. Special Awards/Consolation Prizes
a. Coupon voucher/s from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
b. L'Arc~en~Ciel poster/s
c. Thought Factory item/s

* additional prizes will be announced on the event proper


Entry Qualification
Who: Open to all with over ages 1o and above.
Where: DeviantArts Booth, UP Bahay ng Alumni
When: September 16, 2006, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm only.
How: First-Come, First-Served basis.

Title of Work:
Free of your choice.

Any medium (e.g. color pencil, pencil, watercolors, oil crayons, pastels, paint, etc.). Works that are fragile or have uneven surfaced structures will not be accepted due to difficulties with handling. We are also unable to accept works containing grain or other materials, which may attract insects or easily decay.

¼ size WHITE CARTOLINA (or equivalent). Artwork of other sizes will not be accepted.

Number of Entries:
No Limit. It can be of original fan art, if not original, submit sample photo of your model. Collaborative efforts and/or group works are not accepted.

Entries are to be submitted with the following information:
Real Name:
Alias Name:
Description of Work:
Medium Used:

P20.00 per entry.

Framed works will not be accepted.

1. Works submitted will not be returned.
2. All entries submitted will become the sole property of the Organizers.
3. Work submitted would be used for LPFC's Scrapbook Project that will be sent to Japan.
4. The Organizer's decision is deemed Final. The Organizers reserved the rights to disqualify ANY entry in the event that any of the aforementioned guidelines and/or rules is violated.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING will be announced on the event proper

Fan Art Competition Awards are as follows
Organizer's Best Choice Award – Grand Winner
Organizer's Best Choice Award – 2 consolation prizes (2nd and 3rd placers)

Grand Winner
- Cash Prize
- One Thousand Pesos worth of Gift Certificates from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
- One (1) Thought Factory item
- Two (2) L'Arc~en~Ciel's posters
- One (1) special L'Arc~CON t-shirts

Consolation Prizes
- One (1) Thought Factory item each
- Coupon Voucher/s from Tokyo Tokyo, Inc. each
- One (1) special L'Arc~CON t-shirts each

* additional prizes will be announced on the event proper

Japan Foundation, Manila
Devian Art*

Tokyo Tokyo, Inc.
Legend of MIR II
Aqua Soft
SanMig Foods
Thought Factory

Media Sponsor:
GMA Network

... more sponsors coming up

for more updates, email us at

ticket price is P100.00
cosplayer's entrance fee is P80.00 (entrance at the back door of BnA)
fanart participants - P20.00/entry

pre-selling of tickets is on September 2, 2006 @ SM Megamall Foodcourt, near the Kiddie Ride (right side)
10% discount for bulk orders (15 tickets and up)

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