Today I went to the 160th edition of Comic World in Seoul. Although not much was different from last time I reported on it, I got some new items. Please check out my video for a look at my day, and see detailed pictures of my haul below!
It’s finally time for the event I’ve been anticipating the most after Comic Con! I have to say, things happenned a little bit differently than I thought…
I understand that conventions like these always draw out a large number of people, but it’s extremely disappointing to attend an event where you are standing in line for more than half the time. Personally, I go to conventions to see new things and gain new experiences, but it is made kind of impossible if every single booth has at least a half hour wait.
Another thing I was disappointed by was the fact that filming the stage events was not allowed. Considering they weren’t releasing any premier footage of anything, I wonder why they made this decision? It’s truly a shame as I was excited to show this footage to you guys.
Finally, I would like to know what you guys thought of this format? I have been thinking of starting to vlog instead of posting pictures…although I have to figure out how to do that in English and Spanish…I would very much appreciate it if you could leave a comment here or in the youtube video telling me your opinion and what you prefer. Also, it would mean a lot if you could subscribe to the channel! I am planning to film at least one video a week 🙂
If you attended the event, please let me know your thoughts! See you guys in the next post~
Last monday I had the chance to attend Fate/Zero dining, a private dining experience inspired by the anime. The event is inspired by the “Dining Time” events in Japan, which create a menu based on different anime.
In order to get a spot in the event you have to join a lottery, and thankfully I got it! The next round of lottery will be happening on October 27th, so make sure to check out the details at the bottom to see how to join.
The experience has 4 courses: A starter, side dish, main dish, and dessert. You also get one “Saber” drink, and you are able to get as many other drinks as you want. The drinks are also inspired by characters. With every drink, you get another chance to draw a prize, which include postcards, stickers, posters, and more!
Everyone also gets a random placemat with original art from the show.
I will now introduce each dish and rate it!
Starter – Warm Vegetable Salad
This was absolutely delicious! They had so many vegetables I don’t usually eat becase I’m not too sure of how to prepare them well, like lotus root. To be honest, I was incredibly surprised by the size! It seemed like a complete meal in itself.
Side Dish – Pork
This was also delicious and also a very generous portion for a side dish. It also had quail eggs which are MY ABSOLUTE OBSESSION. I did think overall it was a little bit salty.
Main dish – Spinach pasta with cream sauce
I am not sure how to feel about this. The pasta had a texture of being freshly made so that is really cool, but the sauce was…really weird? The menu doesn’t really indicate what kind of sauce it is but it was kind of gelatinous and weird. I would not eat this one again.
Dessert – Cheesecake and Chocolate cake
Very korean style cake, so super light and fluffy. I enjoyed it, nothing much to say!
Drinks – Saber and Emiya Kiritsugu
The Saber drink had blue curaçao and pineapple juice, which surprised me cause they had alcoholic options! It was absolutely delicious. The emiya drink was literally just milk with coffee, but it hit the spot.
The overall experience of the event was excellent. I cannot stress enough how amicable and kind the staff is, and how comfortable they made every guest feel.
I thoroughly recommend you come check this special event out, it’s so worth it if you are a fan of the Fate series. Check out the details of how to apply below:
The next round of applications is from October 27th at 6pm (today) to October 29th at 3pm. This round for reservations is to attend from November 6th to 18th. Head to this link, at the beginning of the time, fill out the google form, and the results will be sent by email on October 31st.
Event dates: November 6th – 18th
Event time: 7pm – 10pm
Event location: Ufotable cafe
Hongdae Dungeon is holding its latest collaboration event with Sword Art online until November 11th. Fans of the show can enjoy decorations of the franchise, as well as merch.
Check out pictures of the event below, and the details at the bottom of the post~
Event duration: October 10th – November 11th
Opening Hours: 11am-10pm
Location: Hongdae Dungeon – Closest exit is Hongdae exit 9
After a long break from hobbykr (I’m sorry!!!) I finally went to the ufotable cafe. I had been wanting to go to this so bad, especially because their current collaborations are only on for a few more days.
Until October 24th, the cafe’s theme is Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family and Fate/Zero, so basically, the best Fate franchises.
The cafe has a bit of mystery. There is not much info or images online so I was very curious to see how the café would look inside. I was very surprised to see that it had a very high-end look compared to other anime cafés, but I suppose it’s because this is a permanent café and not only a temporary one like most others. When you enter each seat has a different character assigned to it, and if there’s not a lot of people you can choose which character you want. I chose Lancer from Zero. The cafe is playing music from Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family and they also have a projector that is showing episodes and interviews with the voice actors.
The menu has different dishes inspired by each of the shows. Fate/Zero definitely has more dishes than the other and I was very surprised to see the prices are definitely from a higher-end restaurant. The prices for the drinks were normal for an anime café but the prices the food was definitely way higher than I expected I got carbonara and it was 20,000 won. I also got a chocolate drink inspired by Iskander from Zero and it was good enough for 6,000 won. When the dish came out I was incredibly surprised because it’s the first time I’ve seen a restaurant in Korea make real carbonara with just eggs instead of the usual carbonara in Korea which is only cream pasta. This meet me feel a little bit better about spending so much money on one dish.
When you buy a meal you get a limited edition placemat and when you buy a drink you get a limited edition coaster. The taste of the food was pretty good, the egg was a little bit overcooked so it turned more into scrambled egg pasta carbonara but the taste was there and I definitely appreciated it.
There’s also a section of goods updated whenever there’s a new episode of today’s menu. You can buy a acrylic stands, keychains, notebooks and others. They also have a very very cute folder for your placemat. I got two because all the designs were so cute.
You can also get a points card for 3000 won. I had a very hard time choosing between Sin and Lancer but in the end I chose Rin. Overall I was very satisfied with my visit and I’m very glad I made it. Is it a money grab? yes. Will I continue to come? Hell yes. I love Fate so much I can’t get enough of this.
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
Location: Hongdae Station Exit 9