Borneo’s largest animation, comics and games (ACG) event, HOBBYCON Sabah, is back! Since its inception in 2007, HOBBYCON Sabah has grown into one
of the biggest events of its kind in East Malaysia, and has become a must-go event for Malaysian con-goers, illustrators, comic artists, toy collectors, gamers, cosplayers and fans. This year’s 2 days event will be held at Sabah International Convention Centre on December 17 and 18 and is aimed at attracting local Sabahans as well as from Peninsular , Labuan and Sarawak as well as International visitors.
HOBBYCON founder Johan Julian said many exciting events lined up for this year’s convention. Activities include All Stars March, Star pass meet & greet, stamp hunt, games & esports tournaments, stage talks and performances, live stage performances, special and featured guests, cosplay competition, Hijabi cosplay competition, kids cosplay and colouring competition, art competition and more.
Among the highlights this year is The Creators Alley, where content creators like cosplayers, streamers, illustrators, comic artists, and crafts enthusiasts showcase their talent through a variety of self-published goods, artworks, comics, and crafts. Additionally, don’t miss The Toys & Collectors Avenue, Food Market, and Tabletop Lane where vendors display and sell their goods, F&B, toys, games, and other items. Special guest cosplayers Knite, Yosuke, vtuber Sushiya and famed comic artist Ben Wong are set to attend the event and star pass buyers will be able to meet and greet the special guests personally. Besides that, featured guests cosplayers such as NONO Britannia, King Angel, Hiyoteru, Hinatasyah, FoxxyQueen and Ephe will make their appearance as well. Renowned Malaysian artist #Kendylife, streamer Doddy Gaming and vtuber Bella Yukihime, will also present.
HOBBYCON 2022 is sponsored by TierOne Entertainment, GANK, Sakura Color Japan (Malaysia), My Game Store, HADO Malaysia, BORENOS Chicken and D’Live . The event is organised by Kinabalu Impact, powered by Rema Synergy and endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah (KePKAS). HOBBYCON 2022 is also in commemoration with Malaysia and Japan 40th Anniversary of the Look East Policy.
About HOBBYCON Sabah
HOBBYCON is Borneo’s largest ACG (Animation, Comic & Games) event founded by Johan Julian Lee and the community. Since its inception in 2007, HOBBYCON Sabah has grown into one of the biggest events of its kind in East Malaysia, and has become a must-go event for Malaysian con-goers, illustrators, comic artists, toy collectors, gamers, cosplayers and fans. HOBBYCON is a brand wholly owned by Kinabalu Impact.