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Saboten Con 2014 – American Anime Convention

Saboten Con is a four-day anime convention held in Arizona. The event includes a variety special guests and features events which include the following: anime specific masquerade, cosplay photo contest, console gaming, Japanese fashion show, and more.

Alodia Gosiengfiao -Cosplay Queen of the PhilippinesThe 7th annual event was held August 29th – September 1st at the Glendale Renaissance in Glendale, Arizona with a record unique attendance of  5,137.

Plans for next year’s event are already underway. It is slated to take place on September 4 – September 7th at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.

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Among the special guests were Aloida Gosiengfiao known as the “Cosplay Queen of the Philippines” is a Filipina cosplayer, model, artist, actress and now a recording artist in Tokyo for her new J-Pop Cosplay Idol Group called Super Dolls.

Her achievements within the cosplay community have led numerous companies in the Philippines to hire her as a celebrity endorser.

She is one of the Ambassador and VJ For Animax-Asia known as the “Ani-mates”, and the co-host of ABS-CBN’s prank show Laugh Out Loud. She also has been featured in various magazines, newspaper and TV shows locally and abroad. As well as invited to numerous conventions as a guest and judge for cosplay competitions all over the world.

Gosiengfiao also appeared on the Filipino FHM 100 Sexiest Women poll, ranking #87 in 2009, #76 in 2010, #88 in 2011 and #86 in 2012. She was named by UNO Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in the Philippines.

In addition to her cosplay activities, Gosiengfiao is also a blogger, performer, pianist, figure collector and BJD enthusiast.

Michael Lewis

Michael is joined at the hip with the Filipino American community through family, friends, and his love for the food. Over the past 15 years+, he has been an active "behind the scenes" contributor to a variety of Filipino community groups, events, and activities. Michael is also ringleader of the FilAm FamBam crew and in his free time enjoys RV'ing and anything tech.

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