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DaiCon

A Celebration of Japanese Modern Visual Culture.

What is DaiCon?

Modern Visual Culture

Discover the best and greatest of Japanese modern visual culture through DaiCon! Start here if you don’t know what this whole event is about.

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Cosplay Competition

Dress up, gear up and arm up as your favourite character from any anime, manga or video game! Play out your role and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes from Animax and Borders! Come as a group, or go solo and conquer the stage!

Figurine Exhibition

The Figure Mall will be showcasing their massive collection of beautiful and awe-inspiring figurines, created by master craftsmen from Japan!

Macross Compendium

Protoculture is coming to DaiCon! Be sure not to miss the grand spectacle of an entire fleet of Valkyries, crossing through time and space across the Macross universe brought to you by the

Karaoke Competition

Sing your heart out! Bring forth your passion and million-dollar vocals! Who knows, you might just walk away with fantastic prizes!

Snacks and more!

We will be setting up shop in campus to bring you delicious snacks imported all the way from Japan, courtesy of Shojikiya!

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Experience the Culture!

Happy Hours

Come and immerse yourself in wonderful and fascinating exhibitions displaying the best and the greatest of Japanese modern visual culture!

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Fun Gym Games For Kids

There are only a few kids who by birth who are interested in sports and indulging in physical activity. The majority of the kids are really not much into these things. Even though there are a lot of opportunities for them to stay fit they are ignoring it completely. They can also make use technology that has come up with the best fitness trackers for monitoring your fitness.

As adults, we know that lack of physical activity will have a lot of health complications in the future.  So all we can do is to tell them and motivate them to indulge in some kind of physical activity.

But convincing the kids and making them get out is definitely a huge challenge. The best way to make them have some sort of physical activity is to make the activity a fun filled one.  Here are some of the gym games that the kids would really find interesting

The blob tag

The best part of the blob tag is that it is a group game. More the number of players, more the fun. Decide the boundary based on the number of players. One or two can be the blob. Any player who the blob tags must join hands and become a part of it.  The rules of the game are only to stay inside the boundary and stay away without getting caught by the blob.

Garage Ball

If your kid is very fierce by nature, this game will definitely be an ideal option. Use whatever you want to hit the other players. When we say whatever you want, it means anything that is soft. Not something that would hurt people. You can use softballs, paper balls and so on. Divide the number of players equally, and you can start playing. Use music to start and stop the game rather than using a whistle. It will make the game more interesting and fun.

Tag

The tag is one of the oldest games that have ever been played. Probably it has been there for more than a hundred years. The game is simple there are players, and there is one “it.” When the person who is “It” touches the players that one becomes the “it.”  There is no end for the game. It requires a lot of running and tackling.

Octopus

The game has to be played with a dodge ball. But the difference is that they do not sit outside, they sit on the same spot when they are tagged by the ball. The octopus who are the tagged kids will help to tag other players who have not yet been tagged. The last person standing is considered the winner.

Lighthouse and ships

In this game, one player is the lighthouse. A quarter of the players play the role of rocks. The remaining play the role of ships and boats. The ships and boats try to reach to safe spot which is the lighthouse. During navigation, if they bump into any rock, they also should become rocks. The rocks make the sound “Swish” and lighthouse makes the sound Beep! Beep! Beep! To help the ships and boats navigate properly and reach the safe spot.

Must know facts about comic con

SDCC or San Diego Comic Con is the largest comic con event in the world that brings together die hard fans, best cosplayers, and the cast of upcoming blockbusters. The following facts of information listed below, it is bound to make you enjoy and appreciate the event much more.

It all started in a basement

The San Diego Comic-Con is regarded as one of the biggest comic-cons in the world and shelters the biggest geeks across the nation. It is quite hard to digest the fact that comic-con what is today was once a get together of fans in a basement. The first comic con was in the year 1970 and was a three-day event held in the basement of a hotel which housed nearly 300 people.

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Fans saved comic on after a break –in

Fans are indeed the lifeblood of the comic con. It is not just about cosplayers imitating their favorite heroes and dominating the streets of San Diego. It is about how the fans came together in need of time when the event was struck by a severe financial crisis, where the comic con treasurer’s house was broken into and robbed of the $12000 kept aside for running the event, and when appealed to the fans, they came together pooled in money and saved the day.

It is about more than just comics

The founders of the event wanted comic con not only to cover comics but to expand and cover all aspects of pop culture and formulating an inclusive playground for all fans to enjoy themselves. This was achieved by going beyond comics and including films and television.

The first comic-con costume contest was in 1974

Nocomic con is complete without cosplay. Costume play is a must atcomic con, as who wouldn’t want to dress up as their favorite hero,recite their dialogues and imitate their movements while walkingacross the hall of comic con. Cosplay is an integral part of theconvention experience, and it wasn’t till the fifth year of theconvention they inaugurated Masquerade, the annual costume and makeup contest in 1974.

Comics and costume are big business

Comic-con is not only crucial to fans but hugely important to the city as well. Comic-con creates jobs as it demands the service of convention center staff, security, drivers and more. Comic-con brings a rough estimate of about $135 million and $193 million to the area, among which a few million is given to the city of San Diego.

Japanese Culture and Tradition

Japanese culture is something that has been stereotyped for generations upon generations, and it is time that we learn what the culture truly stands for. In this article, we hope to achieve just this.

The culture of Japan

There are many layers when it comes to the culture in Japan, and it is fascinating to think that it is a culmination of everything that people have learned throughout the ages. It is true even now since the culture is subject to change as time goes on. This is mainly due to the fact that, as well as fashion culture, also has an impact on how people live very profoundly. It is this that urges people to visit the country as they are offered a culture that they can experience nowhere else.

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The language of Japan

There are many layers when it comes to the culture in Japan, and it is fascinating to think that it is a culmination of everything that people have learned throughout the ages. It is true even now since the culture is subject to change as time goes on. This is mainly due to the fact that, as well as fashion culture, also has an impact on how people live very profoundly. It is this that urges people to visit the country as they are offered a culture that they can experience nowhere else. The language of Japan

There are about 125 million Japanese speakers. Although not much about the language is known to us historically, the language uses Chinese alphabets as well as words. The first Japanese scripts and texts only date back to the 8th century, and there is no apparent connection as to how, why or when the language started using Chinese characters and words.

How the language is written

There are three scripts that the Japanese language follows are Katakana,Hiragana, and Kanji. The language also makes use of Latin script when acronyms are addressed, but overall, Japanese doesn’t use the Latin script all that much. Numbers are usually Arabic or Chinese. Kanji characters are used extensively, and each word has different meanings that can vary when used in different contexts.

Religion followed in Japan

Thetwo most followed religions in Japan are Buddhism and Shintoism.Shinto is as old as Japan itself whereas Buddhism was only introducedin Japan sometime in the 6th century. Although the above-saidreligions are extensively followed in Japan, it does not take centerstage in most people’s lives. They do follow most of the popularfestivities as well as rituals. People also visit the temples duringnew years since it is a day that has a very significant religiousmeaning in Japan.

Traditions and customs

People of Japan place a lot of importance on manners as people, no matter what relation, greet each other by bowing. There are different kinds of bows that vary from a nod to a bend. For tourists, a bow with the head is usually enough as most people in Japan do not expect foreigners to know all about their customs. But one thing that you must remember is that shaking hands is something extremely uncommon in Japan.

Reviews

I had the best time of my life and enjoyed every moment of it. It was a moment of nostalgia and took me back to my childhood.

Sheng Fu

The entire event was flawless, and the whole atmosphere was filled with energy. The Karaoke definitely needs a special mention.

Chyou Chu

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