Pinoy Otaku Festival returns this year—and so I return to Supernova(liches) to moderate a panel discussion.

This annual event starts again this year, and this edition will focus on Environmental Advocacy. Shizen, a Japanese word describing (human) nature, is the theme for this year’s edition, focusing on the ways fans like us can do to give back to nature.

Organizer Red Cloud Interactive will host a series of activities including a Low-Cost Cosplay Competition which will challenge the talent and resourcefulness of participating cosplayers. In addition, staple activities such as Cosplay Championship League, Your Cosplay Sounds Familiar, Karaoke Battle Royale, and Chibi Cosplay Show will also be held during the weekend.

Pinoy Otaku Festival 2023 also has a wide variety of guest line-ups for this year including AWIE, YARA PH, Lia Bear, Prince De Guzman, Stacy Phan, Ponponmy, Ariel Villasanta, Raymond Gorospe, and more.

Yours truly will be there on Sunday, May 21. Activities on that day include an Aidoru (Idol) Concert featuring Pepper Keibu, Blitz Hasegawa, PiPaPosse, Chie Kurosaki, FESTA, Shazu姫, Cess, Rainbow Signal, Poly-V, Radiant, Mju:z Kiss, Neko✩Fire, and Ivy Musume. A panel discussion to be moderated by yours truly will also be held on the said day.

Tickets are available on-site and on Ticket2Me for Php150 per day and Php450 for 3 days. A limited-quantity VIP Pass worth Php1,500 is also available, which includes an event-exclusive POF t-shirt and Event ID plus access to one special guest Meet-and-Greet session among other perks.

POF 2023 will be held at Robinsons Novaliches Trade Hall on the weekend of May 19-21, 2023. Event partners include Glico Philippines, 13th Line Collectibles, Toy Shogun, ADA Straws and Bayanihan para sa Kalikasan Movement.

For more information, you can visit their Facebook page or official event page.