Saturday, August 18, 2012

The power of local ACG cultures showcased at the 2012 New Taipei ACG Festival

Gathering mixed indie cultures from animation, music, game, comic, digital content, and creative vehicle media, the "2012 New Taipei ACG Festival", one of the "2012 New Taipei City Summer Arts Festival", is officially started from August 18, 2012 in the 435 Art Zone in Banciao, New Taipei.

To showcase the power of digital content and ACG industries by local companies in Taiwan, not only several MIT animation works including "Katz Fun" and "Yameme" showcased in this event, the organizer also invites experts from technology, culture, and gaming industries setting a pavilion to make the public interactive with the origins of ACG industry and its prototypes.

After the key events in the opening week, the 2012 New Taipei ACG Festival is scheduled to be showcased until September 9th, 2012.

[Information Background]
  • An event for ACG from the 2012 New Taipei Summer Arts Festival
  • Date and Time: August 18 to September 9, 2012. (except on September 3)
  • Venue: 435 Art Zone (Banciao, New Taipei)
  • Key events in the Opening Week (August 18 & 19):
    • ACG Style Car Exposition (ACG Itasha Exhibition)
    • ACG Cosplay Party
    • Live Band Performances
    • ACG Local Consuming Market
  • Related events during the showdays:
    • Outdoor Figure Park
    • ACG Theme Exposition
    • ACG Theater

Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 Taoyuan ACG Carnival: Live ACG Orchestra performs classic music with mixed styles

Last Saturday on August 11, the Live ACG Orchestra of 2012 Taotuan ACG Carnival was taken place at the Taoyuan County Performing Arts Center in Taoyuan County, Taiwan. Kaoru Wada, a famous ACG musician from Japan, was invited to conduct this orchestra with performances by the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra.

To showcase mixed cultures from this ACG orchestra, the organizer arranged special performances with Chinese traditional instruments by local musicians in this orchestra.

Although a bad weather shaded in Taoyuan, this orchestra still attracted about 400 people last Saturday night.

"I'm surprised that it rained suddenly in the performance. I'm glad to thank several ACG and music fans supporting this major event although it undergoes a bad weather during the event. I'm looking forward to hope ACG and music fans can still support related events similar with this when I visit Taiwan next time."

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Traditional cultures promoted at the 2012 Taiwan Original Music Awards

The 2012 Taiwan Original Music Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. (Credit: Ministry of Culture, R.O.C)
To promote indie music cultures from the traditional language in Taiwan, "2012 Taiwan Original Music Awards", co-organized by the Ministry of Culture, Hakka Affairs Council, and Council of Indigenous Peoples, showcased the final achievements in Taipei, Taiwan on August 11.

This major event has three divisions by different languages including Min-nan, Hakka, and Taiwanese Aboriginal Language. This event performed the spirits of originality, creativity, successions, and transcends for the music of traditional languages in Taiwan.

According to the organizer, about 253 entries are estimated to join this tournament, the top tens in three divisions are eligible to make the final performance in the award ceremony of the 2012 Taiwan Original Music Awards.

After the Final Stage Event, awarded winners in the 2012 Taiwan Original Music Awards will be invited to make their own performances in a special concert scheduled on September 22 in the Xinyi New Life Square in Taipei, Taiwan, all the champions will have opportunities to make their own memorial music videos.