Saturday, October 2, 2010
Since I lived in Japan for 12 years, any kind of connection between Japan and the U.A.E. catches my attention. Even though this event is out of Dubai and not Abu Dhabi, it's still interesting to see this particular news item. On November 29th there is a World Game Championship for video gamers and naturally there will be a cosplay contest. For those of you out of the loop when it comes to all things geek, cosplay is where people dress up and act like their their favorite Japanese animation characters. This is the third year that the cosplay competition is being held in Dubai and the numbers are growing. This year, anime enthusiasts will compete for a 3000 dirham prize (about US$820). It's good to know that even though I left Japan, I can find its influence locally.