As we have previously mentioned Asian Pop Radio is returning to the Royal Exhibition Building this weekend as official radio partner to the Animaga Expo 2018. This time round we will take control of the second stage and our emcee's will be hosting all weekend long. Be ready, because anything can, and usually does happen when we are around.
To get things started, and to introduce you to one of the sweetest and smartest people on our team we put one of APR's YouTube contributors Aurora Arlington-Hogwood to the test with this Animaga Style Q&A!
1. What’s your earliest memory?
I don't really know but I have a very fond memory of standing with my two younger siblings at the window watching a rare occurrence of snow fall in my home town.
2. Who was your best friend as a kid? Ever have a falling out?
I didn't have a lot of friends growing up, but I got along well with one girl in my class. We used to ride bikes together on her farm. We never really fell out, just went to separate high schools.
3. How do you spend your downtime?
I'm always practicing dances or sewing cosplays, not sure you could call it downtime, but I enjoy it.
4. Do you have a favorite Anime?
I'm a huge fan of the Love Live series! I'll be cosplaying Love Live characters both days of Animaga, and I participate in a love live dance team -- Masquerade. I also really enjoyed Macross Delta, and RE: ZERO.
5. Continue the sentence.. ”kids these days miss out on great Anime’s like.."
I don't really like a lot of the "classics". So I guess I'm one of those kids.
6. What video games kept you from doing your homework as a kid?
I loved Timesplitters 2 and Syphon Filter; Omega Strain along with more main stream games such as, Sims 2, pets, Ratchet and Clank and Age of Empires.
Below: Live Performance at SMASH, Aurora and her Masquerade Dance Team
7. If you could be a character from an Anime or video game, who would it be?
Dia Kurosawa from Love Live Sunshine! She's amazing.
8. Do you have a super hero name? What is your super power?
I don't have a super hero name, mine sounds more like a My Little Pony name! I suppose I could use my gaming tag Changelic. Because I'd love to be able to fly.
9. What’s been your favorite Animaga moment from years gone by?
I've never been to animaga! I'm hoping to make lots of amazing memories this year.
10. Have you had a chance to meet any VIP guests in previous years?
I attended AICON in Tasmania one year and met Hex and Bajo from Spawn Point... but that's about it.
11. Do you have a plan of attack for this year’s event?
Since I'm helping the APR crew I don't have very finite plans! But I do plan to check out the stalls early so I can find a Dia nesoberi before they all sell and I miss our again... and always book the maid cafe early.
12. What can we expect from you on stage?
I'm very energetic on stage usually! But as I'm cosplaying, I'll be channeling the personas of my characters! So you can expect and cool, chique Dia. And a cute energetic Nico!
13. Any inspiring words?
If you've got passion, you can do anything! (Dia Kurosawa.)
Keep an eye on our Facebook page, Twitter and website so you dont miss any Animaga news in the lead up to this weekend. See you at Animaga, but only if you buy tickets online or at the door!
Looking for somewhere to stay in Melbourne? Why not IBIS Hotel, Swanston Street?
Each year the Asian Pop Radio team travel to Melbourne, we choose to stay with IBIS Hotel Swanston Street. Their room prices are great, we love their power showers and the hotel itself is within walking distance to The Royal Exhibition Building, so its not too far to be in the weather when you are dressed up and ready for that Cosplay competition! Book now via their website ibismelbourneswanston.com.au
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Written by: Jay John