Pop culture comes to life on the Sunshine Coast with Manafest, a celebration of pop, Asian, and alternative culture through art, performance, and gaming.   

Highly visual and immersive, Manafest showcases this offbeat and vividly entertaining world with opportunities for everybody to engage in fun, hands-on activities. Try your hand at live action role playing with Heroes Odyssey, dabble in some free to play games hosted by Urban Fiction Comics & Level Up Video Gaming Lounge, or participate in a manga or cosplay life drawing workshop with illustrator and artist, David Lovegrove!

Let nostalgia take over as memories of your childhood come back with retro games and playful walk-through exhibitions. Experience the art of cosplay (costume roleplay) by taking part in the cosplay competition or simply watching as the distinctive costumes hit the runway.

Enjoy music, anime screenings, and live performances by a host of talent, including K-Pop star, host of SBS PopAsia, and 2018 Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the year, Kevin Kim!

Andy Trieu will join his SBS PopAsia co-host on stage to deliver a mad-as DJ set and to interact with the crowd by playing K-pop games!

Sit back and enjoy the entertainment with food and drinks at the Japanese-inspired Cosplay Café, run by performance group, A-Muse, and stay for the after party at The Bison Bar from 5pm and grab a ticket to the screening of ‘The Darkest Minds’ at Majestic Cinemas and Event Centre at 7pm.

Come dressed up as your favourite pop culture star on the day for the chance to win some awesome vouchers from local businesses.

This is a free event for which you do not need a ticket. You can register your interest to receive updates about the event and important information for your attendance.

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This event is wheelchair accessible.

Manafest is proudly supported by C-Sqaure.

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