Showing posts with label contest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label contest. Show all posts

Monday, March 20, 2017

Diva's Recap of "Ghost in the Shell" 14-Minute Preview (Spoilers!)

At a small "Ghost In The Shell" fan event last Friday, 17 March 2017, Red Dot Diva had the chance to watch a 14-minute sneak peek of the live action movie in 3D.

Despite the furore over the casting of Scarlett Johansson as Major (which is based on Motoko Kusanagi in the manga by Masamune Shirow) and "whitewashing" of the popular franchise, the film looks visually stunning. It took just a few minutes for Red Dot Diva to feel immersed in the near-future cybernetic world, and she wished it was a full movie screening instead. 

"Ghost In The Shell" is a story about a cybernetic anti-terrorist field commander Major, who is determined on going after a hacker called The Puppet Master. There may be a larger purpose to The Puppet Master's plans to take control of Hanka Corporation's artificial intelligence programs, and Major begins to uncover her past and question about her own existence.

For the live action movie, instead of The Puppet Master, the main enemy is cyborg ghost-hacker named Kuze (Michael Pitts). Or rather, Kuze will a mix of the two anime characters in the upcoming film directed by Rupert Sanders.

( WARNING : SPOILERS AHEAD )

Monday, April 25, 2016

FCBD 2016: RDD Online Contest To Get Comic Book Fans In The Mood!

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2016 is barely two weeks away!

The yearly event where geeks can nab free comics at participating local stores is held on the first Saturday of May. Which means that on 7 May, Red Dot Diva and her geek buddies will be going about different shops getting comics for free. It is a great way to get introduced to new titles or creators, and fans are already strategizing on what's the optimal way to get these free comics!

Details of what's happening at each store have yet to be announced yet. However, you can LIKE the FCBD Singapore Facebook Page and look out for updates.

If you will be joining in the fun for the first time this year, check out what Red Dot Diva and her friends did for FCBD last year.

Following the tradition in the last couple of years, Red Dot Diva is holding an FCBD Online Contest! 1 selected winner with the most interesting entry will get to win some very nice swag.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

STGCC's Captain America Festival at Marina Bay Sands - Where Team Money Wins!


Seeeeeeeeeee??

What did Red Dot Diva tell you? It's always a win to join #TeamRichGuys, coz when you do, you'll get the flow of monie$$. And with that, you can pay for the best option(s) to meet #TeamCap at Marina Bay Sands this coming Thursday, 21 April 2016!

The team behind STGCC, in partnership with Disney and Singapore Tourism Board, has organized a host of activities for fans called the "Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Festival", that includes the South-East Asia Blue Carpet Premiere for the "Captain America: Civil War" movie. The 4-day long festival held from 21 to 24 April 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands' Event Plaza at the Promenade, also offers three festival packages. Two of these give fans the chance to meet the #TeamCap cast members who will be attending the premiere.

The most expensive option, called the "MBS Superheroes Universal Pack" costs a whopping SGD 1,288. WHAM! POW!!! Piggy Bank Broken.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Join AsiaPop Comicon's Contest and Win A Chance To Attend the Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War"!

Now that WB Pictures/ DC Comic's battle of the superheroes movie "Batman v Superman" has been released at the theatres, fans are now eagerly looking forward to the other team showdown which will happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As a follow-up to the last Avengers movie "Age of Ultron" as well as "Captain America: Winter Soldier", the next Marvel superheros movie "Captain America: Civil War" will see friends become foes.

Upon facing a call for accountability from the collateral damage caused by the battles with the aliens, Ultron, plus the costs faced by yet another international incident, Tony Stark/ Iron Man pushes for a government body to oversee the actions of the superheroes. In an effort to protect his friend Bucky coupled with his desire that the superheroes should be able to protect humanity without restraints, Steve Rogers/ Captain America goes against Tony Stark, causing a fracture between the former team members.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Singpost & DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe Zap Out Cool Stamps & Themed Menu Items!

As the promotional machine revs up for the release of WB's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie in Red Dot Island, fans and movie-goers are able to enjoy some cool stuff offered by two other promotional partners of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, namely Singpost and DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe.

Yesterday afternoon, Red Dot Diva had a sneak peek of what both companies have up in their sleeves as they revealed the goodies which will be made available for the fans.

In recent years, Singpost has been actively in touch with the pop-culture scene and has launched several myStamp collections for different movies, brands and characters.

For the "Batman v Superman" movie tie-in, Singpost will be releasing a limited edition 12-page hard-cover MyStamp collection consisting of 3 different stamp sheets and a retractable lanyard.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Go to Raffles City and Win Exclusive Oscars Merchandise as HBO Asia Gears Up For Live Telecast of the 88th Academy Awards


Are you one of those rooting for Leonardo diCaprio to finally get his Oscar this year? Or do you usually favour the dark horse of the list, like Bryan Cranston for his lead role in the autobiographical movie "Trumbo"?

Perhaps you aren't so bothered so much about the winners and losers but love to go googly-eyed on the fashion choices made by the celebrities as they walk down that long red carpet.

Celebrities, their guests and entourage are set to descend on Hollywood's glitziest awards event of the year - the 88th Academy Awards (or better known as the Oscars Awards) - tomorrow evening at 28 February U.S.A. time. Comedian Chris Rock is the host for the ceremonies. With the controversy about the lack of diversity plaguing this year's Oscars, Red Dot Diva is most curious to see how many more folks Chris Rock will insult while he's on stage.

If you have already taken leave from work and planned for a Monday morning Oscars watching party, HBO Asia will be bringing to you the award show LIVE from the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.

Just tune into their cable channel on Starhub at the following times:

- Red Carpet arrivals - 8 AM (repeat telecast 7 PM)
- Award show - 9:30 AM (repeat telecast 8 PM)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Peek into the World of the Peanuts Gang at the Singapore Philatelic Museum


There is something special about old-fashioned letters and stamps. Enveloped within a hand-written note or a letter scripted using a manual typewriter is the sense of anticipation and touch of romance layered with an air of mystery, invoked by the postage stamps of various places which one have not yet been.

The Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM), located at a historic building near Fort Canning, pays tribute to the world of stamps and mail with archives of philatelic material. In recent years, the museum has rebooted itself by curating some of its marketing and exhibits by giving it a pop-culture slant.

One of its current exhibition is a ode to the popular syndicated comic strip "Peanuts" and its creator, Charles M. Schulz and launched in conjunction with "The Peanuts Movie" which opened at local cinemas last December. Incidentally, 2015 was also the 65th Anniversary of "Peanuts".

If you are a fan of the comic strip, you would already be aware that a whole lot of letter-writing is featured in the comic, with many of the characters interacting with family, friends and yes - even Santa - through snail mail. So, it is terrific that SPM is hosting the "With Love from Snoopy, Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang Exhibition", by bringing this aspect of the comic strip to life.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Here Are The STGCCBiceps Instagram Contest Winners!

The Glam Bloggers Alliance held the 2nd Edition of the STGCCBiceps Instagram photo contest during STGCC two weeks ago, together with the Global Beards team.

Here are the selected winners who have posted very nice pics showing off some wonderful STGCCBiceps. Congrats!

Check them out here:


First Prize - @markangelorivera
DAD Biceps are the best!!



Sunday, September 6, 2015

STGCC 2015: Time to Flex Those Muscles Again! It's the STGCC Biceps Instagram Contest!

The Glam Bloggers Alliance's Instagram Contest held at during last year's STGCC was so much fun, that they have decided to run one again this year!

Attendees of the convention can pump up their biceps and FLEX to take part in the 2nd edition of the STGCC Biceps Instagram Photo Contest! This time, there will be a special Bonus Round, with the help of the team of Global Beards.
 
Here is how one can join in the fun:

Terms & Conditions: Glam Bloggers Alliance (GBA) STGCC Biceps Instagram Photo Contest

Pose a selfie or pose with a friend or STGCC guest showing at least one arm’s biceps in the photo. Three of the most creative interesting posed photos with caption wins.

Note: If you are posing the photo with someone or having someone to pose in the pic, please do remember to ask the person for permission to be included in the photo. Stalker pics will not be accepted as a contest entry.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Celebrate SG50 at The Fullerton Hotel with a Gorgeous 3D Light Show!


The Red Dot Island's 50th Birthday is next weekend, and there is already a long list of free SG50 activities and places of interest for locals and tourists to join in the big birthday bash.

Red Dot Diva says you can add one more to your list - the very special SG50 3D Light Show at the Fullerton Hotel, a heritage building with a 87-year-old history. The original landmark, the Fullerton Building, was constructed in 1928, and starting from today 1 August, the grand old lady will be dressed in fancy colours for 9 days.

Last night, Red Dot Diva was invited to a preview of the light-up called "A Celebration of Our Heritage". She had mistakenly thought the registration was at the hotel itself, and when she could not find any signs leading to the event, she asked for help from the nearest hotel personnel she could find.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Celebrate the Force Early for Star Wars Day - This Weekend at Suntec!

May the 4th is international Star Wars Day!

With that actual date falling on a work day, when most Imperial, Rebels and intergalactic species of various realms busy doing their respective jobs, celebration will come a little earlier on Red Dot Island.

To connect deeper with the Force, head down to a 2-day event at Suntec, called "Celebrate The Force".

The first 100 people to attend the event get an exclusive Star Wars goodie bag. So do head there early!

The details are:
Venue: Suntec, East Wing Atrium, Level 1
Date: 2nd and 3rd May 2015
Time: 2nd May - 11 AM to 9 PM;  3rd May - 11 AM to 7 PM
Cost: Free of charge

There will be all sorts of Star Wars activities that will be suitable for big kids and not so big ones! ;) These include:

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where You Can Nab Those Freebies on FCBD 2015!

FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) is a day away!!!

This year, participating shops have been a little late in their respective announcements, plus there aren't any special overseas guests heading to Red Dot Island for the weekend. However, Red Dot Diva has a rundown of who's giving out what (other than FREE comics, of course!) this coming Saturday, 2 May.

One will also notice a strong Star Wars theme featured in this Saturday's activities. That is because the island will also be celebrating Star Wars Day, i.e. May the 4th slightly early over the weekend! (More on that later in a separate article!)

Comic book geekdom has been getting more and more mainstream, thanks to popularity of superhero movies and TV shows. Red Dot Diva has noticed that the number of people participating in FCBD has grown significantly with each passing year.

The free comics given out on FCBD are not unlimited in supply, so they do run out in some places quicker than one can imagine. Therefore, if one is intending to set aside Saturday especially for an island-wide FCBD fun-run, DO plan your schedule carefully!

Here's a list of hot spots where one can head to to get your free comics:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Red Dot Diva and GnB Comics FCBD 2015 Online Contest!

FCBD is creeping up closer and closer.

The yearly event falls on 2 May, Saturday this year and fans as well as the public can collect free comics at some hot spots in Red Dot Island. One of these venues is GnB Comics.

For the second year, Red Dot Diva and GnB is running an online contest, where 1 randomly selected winner with the correct entry will get to win some very nice swag.

The contest will run on Red Dot Diva's Facebook page from today, 22 April to 29 April 2015 (9 PM Singapore time).

What's up for grabs in the prize pack are:


Monday, April 6, 2015

Marvel and Subway Singapore Present "The Earth's Mightiest Combo" for "Avengers: Age of Ultron"!

Subway Singapore's follow-up promotional collaboration with Marvel for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" must be one of the most fun marketing collaborations Red Dot Diva has seen in awhile! The fast food sandwich franchise had first worked with Marvel to promote "Guardians of the Galaxy" last year.

All fans need to do is to join a simple contest at Subway's Facebook page, and 200 lucky winners would have the opportunity to be amongst the first to watch the long awaited sequel on April 21, 8 PM at Shaw Lido.! All you need to do is tell Subway in the page link above, what you would do if you are an Avenger, and hashtag your answer with #IfIWereAnAvenger.

Also, everyone knows that being a superhero is a tough job, which can make any meta human/ deity/ alien/ mutant very very hungry. Or in the Hulk's case - hangry. And you won't like him with his hangry!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Westeros is Coming to Singapore! Game of Thrones S5 Premieres on HBO Asia, April 13!

It has been a long long wait for Game of Thrones Season 5, the epic, crazy-popular fantasy series based on the books by George R. R. Martin. But soon, dear GOT fans, you will get to watch the premiere episode from the new season on HBO Asia. The date to mark your calendars ---- April 13!

The last time viewers left Westeros, there had been many shocking twists and turns. For one thing, Tyrion finally gave Papa his just desserts, usually naive Sansa Stark went dark (literally) and sultry - thanks to the creepy urgings of Littlefinger, Arya went off on her own after leaving the Hound to die, Jon makes a pact with Mance Rayder, Daenerys was not having a fun time learning How to Chain your Dragon, while Bran & Co battled ice zombies and finally spot the mysterious Children of the Forest.

All of these which left many fans dying for more revelations about our favourite Game of Thrones characters. It won't be long before we will be transported once again to the Land of Westeros, and this will be the first time we will be taken to the opulent Kingdom of Dorne - the domain of the House of Martell and the deadly Sand Snakes.

Naturally, this means that new cast members have been added to the show's latest season. The new actors include Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow), Alexander Siddig (Doran Martell), DeObia Oparei (Areo Hotah), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand), Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Tyene Sand), Jessica Henwick (Nym Sand), Nell Tiger Free (Myrcella Baratheon) and Toby Sebastian (Trystane Martell).

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Starz' "Black Sails" - It Just Keeps Getting Better (and How to Get your Piratesexual Game On)

So you love pirate stories? However, if you are the not watching "Black Sails", you're missing out something entertaining on your TV screen. Especially so, if one is tired of cartoonish over-the-top characters and more of "the-same-the-same" from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Cable network Starz' "Black Sails" provides the viewer with smarter mindmaps of each pirate's motivations. The series, created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, is mostly about Captain Flint's past, before his famous adventures and the gold he found was regaled in Robert Louise Stevenson's book "Treasure Island". Together with other famous badasses of the sea, like Charles Vane, Calico Jack, Benjamin Hornigold and Anne Bonny, most of the series unravels in the island hangout of Nassau.

Red Dot Diva was invited for the series premiere at SDCC two years back, where before it was screened, musician Bear McCreary performed the rousing "Black Sails" theme song with his band. It was awesome. McCreary's theme song as well as the accompanying gorgeously artistic title credits is something to behold on their own.

Despite the series being hailed as Michael Bay's high-budget pirate show, Season 1 of "Black Sails" started out slow, like the lull of a low tide, where creatures started to emerge from their little hidey holes to show their true colours. A lot of time was spent on character building but Red Dot Diva assures that it's all worth it, when the series shows that it was not afraid to have one or two of your favourite characters killed off ala GRRM, the action also kicks up several notches toward the end when Flint makes a valiant bid for the Spanish gold.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Win A Pair of Tickets to Watch Action Flick "Dragon Blade"! (Plus Where You Can Meet the Stars!)

ICMYI -- a troupe of popular movie stars and their entourage are set to descend on our little Red Dot Island next week for promotional activities surrounding the premiere of "Dragon Blade"!

They include action superstar Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Choi Siwon, Lin Peng and Wang Ruo Xin. (Check out more details in a previous blog article here.)

The China-produced movie, which will premiere island-wide during the Chinese New Year season on 19 February, is said to have cost a vault-busting, record-breaking USD 65 million to film. This probably doesn't include the costs of the two fancy private jets that will be bringing the group here in time for the press conference on 10 February, a meet and greet at Nex's atrium as well as the Gala Premiere at GV Vivocity.

After the whirlwind of activities, Red Dot Diva was told that the entourage will then zoom off to the next promotional stop on their private jets.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Batman 75th Anniversary - Takashimaya Square Taken Over By A Gotham City Cosplay Battle!

Earlier today at Takashimaya Square, a superhero battle of a different sort took place.

20 contestants came together on stage for the first-ever cosplay competition of Batman and Gotham City characters. The event was the last of many events held this year as part of this year's special Batman 75th Anniversary celebration. (Click here for a previous article on this.)

There was also a replica of the 1989 Batmobile on display beside the stage, which captured a lot of admiration from Batman fans - young and old alike.


Red Dot Diva was at the cosplay event to give moral support to a couple of friends who were participating in the competition. @Sarahcoldheart was there as the current version of Batgirl, and Raymond Xperia Chan was all suited up as Batman.

Just before the event kicked off, she bumped into fellow geek blogger, action figure customizer and ardent DC comics supporter Jedd Jong. As expected, he had brought his customized action figures with him.

Accompanying Jedd for today were 1989 Keaton Batman, and unmasked Catwoman! Of course, Red Dot Diva had to molest action figure Batman's biceps. *grin*


Very promptly at 1 PM, the event host Juliana came on stage to introduce the judges for the competition. They were Wallace Tay from Pacific Licensing Studios, Bernard Ang from GnB Comics, and Reno Tan from Movie Mania.


After which, the cosplay contestants were introduced on stage, one after the other. Unfortunately, Red Dot Diva cannot remember all of the cosplayer names (sorry!) but there were a few who really stood out.

The first few contestants were hamming it up with their stage presence, especially Scarecrow. His costume wasn't much but he was going around spreading his fear toxin via aerosol spray can. Pzzt psszzt. Red Dot Diva thought he was hilarious.


Then, there was a really good and pretty rare cosplay of a Stephanie Brown version of Robin. Female represent, YEAH! Red Dot Diva learnt that the cosplayer was from Hong Kong and she came all the way to Red Dot Island for the competition! WOW. Talk about dedication!


One of Red Dot Diva's favourite was what she calls Harvey Quinn -- or genderbend Harley Quinn. For one thing, there were BICEPS, yo! And also, Harvey Quinn certainly had a lot of bad boy stage presence.


The other two who did their poses well were young, svelte Nightwing and hunky Red Hood.


@Sarahcoldheart was cute as ever being Batgirl. She was the one of the most resonant and energetic on stage. And that's even after taking into consideration that prior to the cosplay contest, she ran for the 10km Standard Chartered Marathon bright and early in the morning!


As for the two Batman cosplays, Red Dot Diva liked both Jacen's and Raymond's versions. She can't decide which!


Many of the others seemed a little awed by the number of onlookers somehow, and didn't stay still to pose long enough for the audience to soak in their presence. The DC52 Joker had a really cool cosplay getup but he seemed a little shy. (Note to new and aspiring cosplayers: Be confident, hold your poses, and strut it on stage!)

The judges were not the only ones deciding on the Top 3 winners. The audience had a chance to cast their votes on site as well. After a few minutes tabulating the results, the final 3 were Batman (Jacen Khoo), Red Hood and Steph Robin!! Congratulations!


Even for those who did not win, they looked like they were having fun. Which was what geeky cosplay is all about, isn't it?

Here's another look of all the contestants with the judges: (OK, so...  Gotham City Police dude looks a little down in the dumps, but then again, patrolling the streets of Gotham City is a tough job.)


Just when one thinks it's safe after the cosplay competition had officially ended, there was more mayhem to be seen.

Out of nowhere, Nurse Joker appeared. After making a very tentative truce with Batman, they posed for a photo op.


And Harvey Quinn was caught throwing a mini tantrum and about to take it out on the Batmobile....


Good thing, the Bat Family were all there to save the day! Even the Baby ones!


By the way, special mention to Victoria, who was in a really pretty Batgirl (animated cartoon version) costume but decided not to participate because of minor "wardrobe malfunction". Still, she attracted a lot of attention with her unusual costume. That was because many were unfamiliar with this particular version of Batgirl, and a few even called her BatMummy. Yes. You heard it right. BAT MUMMY. Is anyone going to do an Egyptian alternate universe for Batgirl yet?


Soon, everyone had kind of dispersed in their own groups or gone off to remove their costumes. But... there was still one more thing Red Dot Diva wanted to do before she headed home.

A Batman and Catwoman "Meet and Greet" was scheduled to take place at the same stage at 4 PM. That was still 1.5 hours away. So, after wandering around Takashimaya shopping for Christmas trimmings and much needed sustenance, Red Dot Diva returned to stage side to get a good vantage point.

There was a long line of excited children waiting for the appearance, and soon all the available floor space in front of the stage were taken up by a sea of eager faces.

When showtime was up, Catwoman was the first to appear. She slinked across the stage, cracking her leather whip to very good effect. Red Dot Diva thought a few grown men possibly purred at the sight of her too.



Tall and buff Batman then joined her on stage. He was a uber-friendly kind of Batman, waving to the kids and crowd. There was a chance to take photos (no selfies though!) with the two characters, so Red Dot Diva practically dived into the queue. From what she saw, she was the only non-parent in line for photos. Hahaha. Not shy, lor.

But since Red Dot Diva is an evil minx, she thinks she fits right into the Bat-Cat family. Yes? ;)




Monday, November 17, 2014

The SMRT Circle Line Gets A Disney Makeover!

Three of Disney's and Marvel's most popular movies have now arrived at the SMRT Circle Line!

If you are one of those who commute on the Circle Line often, you would already have gotten "Frozen" or went into Hydra mode at seeing Captain America's shield. Or maybe even have the urge to go Pew Pew Pew when sitting in the "Star Wars"-themed carriage.

The train car makeovers are a result of an 18-month collaboration between Disney and SMRT. Besides having carriages decorated with characters and iconic symbols from "Frozen", "The Avengers" and "Star Wars", the promotion also extends to SMRT's other retail and digital networks of Disney's brand and franchises, including activities held at the Kallang Wave Mall.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Batman 75th Anniversary: Suit Up for the Batman and Gotham City Cosplay Competition!

2014 has been a year-long celebration for Batman's 75th Anniversary, with fans of the Dark Knight and the general public enjoying a list of geeky activities coordinated by Pacific Licensing Studio (PLS) together with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment.

Some of these events include a DC Superheroes stamp and memorabilia exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum (the first in Asia), the broadcast of animated series "Beware the Batman" on Toonami (StarHub Channel 315), Sentosa cable cars decorated with DC comic superhero flair, special postage stamp releases by SingPost, and exclusive Batman75 apparel and other collectibles at the DC Stores.

To wrap up the birthday bash, PLS is working with Movie Mania to host a Batman and Gotham City Cosplay Competition which will be held at Takashimaya Square (B2), 12:30 PM to 3 PM on 7th December (Sunday)!

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