Wonder Festival 2013 Winter (convention, figures, Chiba)

Figures, figures and figures!  If you want some of the LE goods, chances are you'll have to line up even earlier.  In any case, the plan is to meet at 8AM so that some of the LE goods might still be around by the time we get in.  The event lasts 7 hours, but if you stop to eat lunch, you can bet you will run out of time, I do every year.  There are a lot of figures and dolls to take pictures of, commercial booths with advanced previews of many commercial figures, dolls, stage shows and cosplay.  I tend to move very fast, so we may not stick together as a group the whole time, but don't worry...there is so much to see!  Rally point will be outside the exhibition area around 5PM, since there are so many good places to eat nearby (unlike Tokyo Big Sight).  Lunch is probably in the venue or right outside.

Entry:  Y2000 for the catalog, available onsite or in advance
Lunch:  Y500-1000 for in venue vendors, Good Smile Cafe may have a mobile setup as always, plus bento, hamburgers, donner kebab and ramen.
Dinner:  Y1000-2000 depending on where we go.  Candidates include:
Capricciosa - Italian
Natural Food Buffet Nanoha - Japanese, Buffet (don't let the natural fool you, sushi, tempura, agemono, even curry, etc.)
Junk Garage - Ramen (yeah, weird name but pretty good tsukemen and mazemen)
Taiyaki Ice Cream

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  • Fu~chan

    Had pretty good time, both at the convention and speaking with you guys, looking forward to more in the future.

    Too sad I missed my favorite figures, (the bright side is I still have some money ^^*;; for later)
    Also that I couldn't visit more than 2 halls of the 8, pretty much impossible to do everything (and go to the cosplay) in so little time, praying they'd extend it to 3 days or more.

    February 10, 2013

  • Jose Emmanuel Argao

    It's over! My day didn't start so well what with me getting lost but it picked up when I got to the site and I still had a great time.

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first wonder festival was very fun! Thanks for your kindness:) I'm sorry I couldn't stay long.

    February 10, 2013

  • Ares

    By the way, if you are planning anything after returning from Chiba, please do tell, I have no plans today.

    February 10, 2013

  • Udomsuk Petchpapha

    Got the snow miku + homura

    Where are the groups ATM?

    February 10, 2013

  • Andrew Boey

    in case anyone joining late group i am inside bad ass coffee inside eating pancakes =)

    February 10, 2013

    • Jose Emmanuel Argao

      I didnt notice that you spent some time to eat. I could have joined you. Instead i just went straight to makuhari messe. I you guys are meeting up later to eat i can still join.

      February 10, 2013

  • Darold Higa

    Andrew will lead a second group at 11AM for anyone who doesn't come early

    February 10, 2013

    • Jose Emmanuel Argao

      It looks like I won't make it in time for the early group, so I'll join this one instead.

      February 10, 2013

    • Jose Emmanuel Argao

      I got confused and missed my train transfer. I'm nearing shin kiba now but i won't make it for 11. Just go ahead without me. I will meet up with you guys later if i can.

      February 10, 2013

  • Amaia Benito

    I will cosplay as Kuroshitsuji with some other gaijin girls so if you see us feel free to say hi! *^_^*

    February 10, 2013

  • Amaia Benito

    Sorry I won't join you guys today, I'll go with some friends a little later, have fun!

    February 10, 2013

  • Darold Higa

    I will wait in front of Bad Ass Coffee until 8:20. I realize the meeting location does not appear if you only use the iOS version.

    February 10, 2013

    • Fu~chan

      Ah, that's why I can't see a meeting location ... Thanks.

      February 10, 2013

  • Darold Higa

    My number is 08037260585

    February 10, 2013

  • Fu~chan

    Good morning everyone.
    Coming in a little late (8:20), is there a way to get in touch with the group?
    Will be my first meetup with you guys, looking forward to it.

    February 10, 2013

  • Udomsuk Petchpapha

    I ll try to catch up with the group after I've got the figures. (If I'm not too sleepy)

    Please keep updating where ur -.-;;

    February 10, 2013

  • Ares

    Sorry guys, I won't be coming. My team was playing a very important match in the middle of the bloody night, which just ended. I hope to see you in SC next week.

    February 10, 2013

  • Darold Higa

    You can order online or purchase at the Good Smile Cafe, are you sure you want to line up?

    February 6, 2013

    • Udomsuk Petchpapha

      Darold Have you got my keitai number I sent you via meet up contact form? (In case I do the overnight)

      February 6, 2013

    • Aaron

      Doing the overnight is completely pointless, what you needed was the early access pass that was on sale a week ago.

      February 9, 2013

  • Udomsuk Petchpapha

    How can I get in touch if I do the overnight?
    Is there anyone already has my no or line?

    February 5, 2013

  • Udomsuk Petchpapha

    May be I'll do the overnight.
    http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/e...­

    >_<;;

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I'm Japanese studying English. My English is not yet good. But I'd like to go Wonder Festival.

    February 1, 2013

  • Darold Higa

    "Entry: Y2000 for the catalog, available onsite or in advance"

    January 22, 2013

  • Emin

    So entrance cost is 2000 yen??

    January 22, 2013

  • Xavier Bensky

    I'm not 100% sure I can make it, but I certainly will try!

    January 13, 2013

  • Anthony Severino

    You might find some good deals there, but for the most part you will find ones ranging from 5000 to 12000 yen. Cheaper items will be more like accessory's for figures (weapons, clothes and such) and others there will sell figures that are cheaper than their regular market value. Still worth going IMO even though you might not buy anything. The shows are nice and the figures are amazing to look at, and the cosplayers are a must to see. God I wish I could go again... orz

    January 13, 2013

  • Emin

    Are there cheep Figures there. Things like that??

    January 12, 2013

  • Anthony Severino

    Oh great, one of the best times of the year and it looks like im working on that day :(
    If I can I like to join with you guys, and if any of you are curious to go I highly suggest you do; Good Smile Company always puts up a good show.

    January 11, 2013

  • Jose Emmanuel Argao

    I've been planning to come here already, but I think it might be more fun with a group. I don't really buy many figures, but I like taking photos of the ones on display. I also enjoy taking photos of the cosplayers.

    January 11, 2013

  • Amaia Benito

    Waaah sounds like a lot of money to me but I really wanna go!!! I never know about this events haha and even if I attend, it's hard to know what is going on without knowing Japanese (I mean, of course I can enjoy them, but it's so much better if someone can explain in English what events are going to be held etc. *^_^*).

    And I also wanna meet anime fans in Tokyo :) I moved here last month so I'd be nice to make some new friends here *^_^*

    See you!

    January 11, 2013

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