Subway Productions

independent comic book creators based in Metro Manila, Philippines

Monday, November 27, 2006

Read or Die Convention 2007

RodCon 2007 is a two-day literary convention organized by Read or Die Inc.. The convention seeks to bring together readers, writers, publishers, government and school organizations and book dealers to highlight the importance of reading and literacy in building an open world for every Filipino through books. All proceeds of the event will be donated to UNICEF in partnership with AHON Foundation. We will also be conducting a signature drive in support of the National Book Development Board's campaign to set up a trust fund for Filipino authors.
The event will take place on February 3 and February 4, 2007 at the Hotel Intercon (Ayala Avenue, Makati City). The convention will be open from 9AM to 8PM daily. For information about ticket prices and hotel reservations, please visit REGISTRATION
RodCon focuses on readers and the serious craft of reading and we have organized our programming to this end:
Our PANELS range from lectures to discussion groups to workshops to book signings and launchings. The panels are multi-track, which means they will take place continuously throughout the convention. For more information on our panel schedules and how you or your group can sponsor a panel, please visit this page.
Read or Die, in partnership with bookstores, publishers and literary and cultural organizations, will set up specially themed book EXHIBITS in the convention. The nature of these exhibits are primarily informative, and exhibits will be sorted according to genre or, in the case, for example, of a literary retrospective, collections of an author's work. To learn more about our exhibits and how you can contribute to one, please vist this page.
We will also be screening FILMS featuring movies based on books.
Our DEALERS ROOM is open to major and independent booksellers, publishers, auctions, school organizations, and neigborhood-style garage sales. Sellers who secure booths and tables in the Dealers Room will be featured in our SOUVENIR BOOK. For our seller classifications, rates, and conditions, please visit this page.
Read or Die is proud to host the first ever PINOY READERS' CHOICE AWARDS. The awards will be given out in four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adults Literature, and Poetry. Read or Die will accept nominations in our website from September 25, 2006 to November 3, 2006. Read more about the awards and how you can participate in and promote it.
We are also hosting PORTRAIT OF THE FILIPINO AS READER, a photography competition and exhibit which will showcase the different faces of the Filipino as a reader in a world which challenges our definitions and perceptions of literacy and what it really means to read. The photography competition is open to all Filipinos.
Artists and illustrators are encouraged to participate in READ THIS!. Read or Die will print customized postcards with illustrations from volunteer artists. These postcards will be given away for free to convention attendees to fill out with book recommendations for their friends and family members, or they can choose names from a directory of fellow readers requesting postcards. Stamps will be availabe in the convention so that attendees can mail the postcards right then and there. We are currently soliciting illustrations for the postcards.
Lotteries will also be held throughout the conventions and free books raffled off to convention attendees. We will be sponsoring a signed book auction, quiz shows, and a book bingo. Visit the EXTRAS! page for more events you can join during the con.
RodCon is a non-profit and charitable event. We welcome your support in any form, whether through BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS or through joining our VOLUNTEER STAFF or being one of our AFFILIATES. For more information about how you can be part of the convention, please contact our SECRETARIAT or post to our FORUMS. You can also check our FAQ section.
Visit for more details.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Outsiders: We Kick Ass, Too!

Got this message from an e-mail from Agimat Project. If you're into music, read on.

Contact Person:
Franshine Chingcuanco
ICT - Secretariat / Manila Coordinator

Monday, November 20, 2006

Hataw! Hanep! Hero! 2006 Images

I went to Hataw! Hanep! Hero! 2006 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City last Nov. 19. It was the second day of the event. On my humble opinion, it was the most organized fan convention I've ever attended. It really pays to be supportted by a big TV network. The raffle was electronically done. Almost everyone has a "goody" bag (except those who were given complimentary tickets). The place was able to accomodate the huge crowd well. The security was commendable (Who would think to create trouble if you have big guys like them?). The staff was very courteous and accomodating. My only complain was that the venue was just too far. But the trip was worth it. I'm very much interested in going next year.

Below are some images of the event. They were taken by my low-tech camera phone so the resolution is very low. (Pagtiyagaan nyo na lang!)

As early as 8:00 am, there are already long lines outside the WTC.

The giant poster of the event outside the WTC

Early images of the event

Close up of the life-size statue of Zenki

From the Mirmo de Pon animé

The stage

Wow! Jean Grey (Dark Phoenix) statuettes!

Mr. Satan cosplayer (from Dragon Ball; Pogi! Pogi!)

Mr. Satan with character from Naruto cosplayer

Inuyasha life-size statue

Voltes V team statues with Voltes V replica

Mr. Satan with my nephew Zyj and sister Jennivy

Susy and Geno with nephew and sister

Some activity at the stage

Cosplayer at H3

Fab 3 at H3

A giant mokona on the loose!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Experimental Manga at the Expo

The Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Future Prospects Art Space and the Artists' Den, presents "Experimental Manga at the Expo", a series of manga drawing workshops at the Future Prospects Art Space, Marikina Shoe Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City on November 18 & 25, December 2 & 9 2006 and January 13 & 20, 2007, from 2-5 pm.

Topics to be covered are:

1) Illustrating Emotions Through Facial Features by Elmer Damaso (Nov 25);

2) Exploring and Expressing the Darker Emotions by Marius Cornelius Funtilar (Dec 2);

3) Alternative Media in Emotional Drawing by Nelz Yumul (Dec 9);

4) Women, Emotions and Drawing by Joanah Tinio (Jan 13); and

5) Techniques in Expressing Emotions with Drawings by Melvin Calingo (Jan 20).

Lyndon Gregorio will facilitate the initial workshop on November 18. The culminating activity will be an exhibition of the works by the participants on January 28, 2007 at the Future Prospects Art Space.

Workshops are free but participants are required to bring their own drawing materials (sketchpad/ paper, colored pens and pencils and, other coloring materials). Only fifteen slots are available per session, thus, interested workshop participants are encouraged to call and register their attendance on or before Friday, November 17. For inquiries and reservations, please call the Japan Foundation, Manila at tel. no. 811-6155 to 58.

Bambi C. Diaz
Program Officer for Arts & Culture
The Japan Foundation, Manila
12/F Pacific Star Building
Sen. Gil Puyat cor. Makati Avenue
Makati City, Philippines
Tel # 811-6155 to 58
Fax # 811-6153

Friday, November 03, 2006

Don's Entry to BAKUC 2006

Below are pictures of Adonis de Leon's entry to BAKUC 2006 Gundam Regional Finals. We're also hoping that he's also included in the short list. His entry is a modified Gerbera Tetra.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ryan's Entry to BAKUC 2006

Here is Ryan Francisco's entry to this year's Bandai Action Kit Universal Cup, Gundam Regional Finals. It's a modified S-Gundam Boooster Unit. We're praying that it would be one of the shortlisted entries. Hope you like it!