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Greek Cosplay Wishes 2013

Posted in Errata, Events with tags , , , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by speedxgrapher

It has been literally years since I last posted anything here. There were a few ideas, still less time and procrastination of epic proportions. Recently (that is to say, over the last year, or even two years), the concentrated efforts of Cassiel, an otaku I consider among “The Old Guard”, based in Greece’s Katerini and Salonika, have prompted me to reexamine a scene I left under considerably bad terms (those who know, know – for the rest, let us just say I could crunch a sopa opera book series out of the events of that time).

At any rate, repeated contact with new (and some seasoned) cosplayers over the course of Comicdom Con, meeting the great people behind Greek Otaku Radio, as well as the aforementioned activities and some discussions with Cassiel, I am considering whether there is a point in reviving this blog. The jury’s still out yet, but as a token of respect for Cass’s work, I will share with you a video he made, encompassing wishes for the coming year from cosplayers and people involved in the scene in other ways.

If you watch it all the way through, you will also see me, in a photo from much happier times (The Maid Cafe at the Athens Mall fnac in 2009 Рthe fnac has since become a Public, but in the photos you can also see Cassiel cosplaying as one of our shared favorite characters, Captain Harlock), accompanied with a text I sent for the video, since I could not get a camera to record my message in time. Now, all the video is in Greek, but you still get to see many cosplays and much Christmas  lunacy.

It has been a hard year (hard 3-4 years, come to think of it) for most people in Greece. Let us hope this year treats us better and sees this rotten government fall.




November 2009 Events: Update #1 [Kinda…]

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by speedxgrapher

Interesting bit of news, concerning the 31st of October (which is um… today in fact) and the 1st of November: Salonika’s PHILOXENIA Expo, in which the Japanese Embassy of Greece participates, will feature a presentation on manga, anime and cosplay culture, both on Saturday and Sunday, for 1 hour each. Episodes of well-known anime will be on display, while people will be informed both on the spot and via a brochure provided at the stand (Kiosque 15 – Stand 17).

The official program is as follows:

Saturday, October 31st

13:00-13:30 IAIDO
15:00-16:00 ANIME & COSPLAY
17:00-18:00 ORIGAMI
19:00-19:30 AIKIDO

Sunday, November 1st

13:00-13:30 KENDO
15:00-16:00 ANIME & COSPLAY
19:00-19:30 JODO

Perhaps most important of all, members of the Salonika J-community will be there in costume, in order to provide both accurate and visual information to the visitors. The list of those participating is as follows:


Ginius and Sakura Syndrome are the ones who took the initiative to contact the Embassy and propose the whole idea, so kudos to you people! PHILOXENIA Expo takes place at HELLEXPO (154 Egnatias St., Salonika). Last but not least, many thanks to Cassiel for providing this information originally in

Keep expanding,


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