Guest Events

Guest Events

Every year, SMASH! Invites a variety of guests from voice actors, artists, cosplayers, illustrators, video game producers, bands and idols. You can interact with our guests throughout the weekend through the many panel workshops and stage events!

 

Our guest lineup for 2018

 

In addition to panel workshops, there is the chance for a more personal experience with our guests through signings or selfies. We do have some regulations on this as to protect the guest’s privacy, so please read the rules and regulations below on what appropriate behaviour with our guests would be. 

 
 

Guest Event FAQ

 

Wristbands

Do I need different wristbands for each guest and how many can I get?
Yes, each guest requires a specific wristband. There are different 6 wristbands available (1 for each guest). Attendees are allowed to get 1 signing wristband for each guest meaning a maximum of 6 per attendee. However, in saying that, please do not monopolise the wristbands and give opportunity for other fans to meet and greet the guest.
Do I need a wristband for the selfie event and how many can I get?
Yes, there is a separate wristband for the selfie event featuring the cosplayer, Mon. Wristbands are limited to 1 per attendee.
Can I get the signing or selfie wristband for my friend?
Unfortunately, the wristbands are not transferrable so, if you have the wristband you must get the signing or selfie. If there is any signs of the wristband being transferred (e.g. damaged, etc), it may be regarded as invalid and you won’t be eligible for entry for the signing session or selfie event at the discretion of the SMASH! staff in charge of the guest signings in the signing area.
I am a crew volunteer in SMASH!. Where and how can I get signing wristbands?
A limited number of signing wristbands are available exclusively for our crew volunteers. These will be issued by the SMASH! staff in charge of crew coordination from our Department of People Services. Please contact our staff member to collect your signing wristband on the day of the convention. Please note that as a crew volunteer you won’t be eligible to receive a signing wristband by being in the same queue as general attendees.
I am an exhibitor in SMASH!. Where and how can I get signing or selfie wristbands?
A limited number of wristbands areavailable exclusively for exhibitors. These will be issued by the SMASH! staff from our Exhibitors and Sponsorship Department. Please contact our staff member to collect your wristband on the day of the convention. Please note that as an exhibitor you won’t be eligible to receive a wristband by being in the same queue as general attendees.
I missed out on signing or selfie wristband in the morning. Is there no way for me to get the autograph or selfie photo?
Unfortunately, most of the wristbands are depleted in less than 1 hour of opening. However, we may have some additional wristbands available depending on the situation so, please ask the SMASH! staff in charge of the guest signings in the signing area. Announcements will also be made on the day to alert you of any updates with the wristbands and their availability.
I have more than 1 wristband and their times clash. What should I do?
In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, some of our signing sessions and selfie event may have clashing time periods. We ask that you must take responsibility of your own schedule to be present at each session/event. If you are unable to make one of the signing sessions due to time clash, SMASH! will not be liable to give any special consideration. If you are already in the queue to wait for multiple guests of same signing session and selfie event, please ask the SMASH! staff in charge of the guest signings in the signing area for their instructions.
I got a signing or selfie wristband from Saturday, but I missed. Can I use it for Sunday?
Unfortunately, the wristbands are assigned for each day and so, they are not transferable to the nextday. You will have to collect the wristband again the next day.

Signing Session

When should I be there for the signing session?
In order to ensure the safety of you and your fellow attendees, we ask that you line up no more than 30 minutes prior to the signing session. We also ask you to be at the signing session no later than 30 minutes prior to the end of signing session. Signing sessions may end earlier than scheduled time period at the discretion of the SMASH! staff in charge of the guest signings.
Can I get my signed item personalised by the guest?
Yes you can, unless a specific limit is placed by a particular guest! As you enter the signing line 30 minutes before the signing session, SMASH! staff in the area will hand out a Post-it Note where you can write your name. If we missed you, please ask SMASH! staff in charge of the guest signings in the signing area for a Post-it Note. Due to time constraints, please limit any form of written personalisation request to a name only.
I do not have an item to get signed. Do you have something that I can get an autograph?
Yes! At all of our official signing sessions, you have the option to get a *free* SMASH! board (which is a blank paper board) where you can get an autograph from the guest. Please remember that you are limited to receiving an autograph for ONE ITEM PER PERSON WITH CORRECT SIGNING WRISTBAND.
What can I get autographed and what can’t I get autographed?
At all of our official signing sessions, you have the option to get a *free* SMASH! board (which is a blank paper board) where you can get an autograph from the guest. Alternatively, you may bring an item that is any official and licensed merchandise of the guest. If you are not sure, please ask the SMASH! staff in charge of the guest signings in the signing area. Please note that guests will not sign bootlegged or unlicensed merchandises. Please be mindful of your item of choice as the guests may decline any items that are of body parts, fan art, clothing or props, and items with depictions of lewd or suggestive imagery. If you have any questions about an item you want autographed, please ask the SMASH! staff in charge of the guest signings in the signing area. Please remember that you are limited to receiving an autograph for ONE ITEM PER PERSON WITH CORRECT SIGNING WRISTBAND so please think carefully about your choice!

Selfie Event

When should I be there for the selfie event?
In order to ensure the safety of you and your fellow attendees, we ask that you line up no more than 30 minutes prior to the selfie event. We also ask you to be at the selfie event no later than 15 minutes prior to the end of selfie event. Selfie event may end earlier than scheduled time period at the discretion of the SMASH! staff in charge of the guest signings.
Can I take a group selfie photo with the guest?
In order for you to take a group selfie with the guest, everyone in the group must have the valid selfie event wristband. Please remember that you must have a CORRECT WRISTBAND to get a selfie photo with the guest.

Guest Engagement

I have a gift for the guest. How can I give it to them?
Guests appreciate these small gestures, but please avoid anything large or bulky, heavy as most guests fly quite a distance to appear at SMASH!, and may have limited space in their luggage. Any gifts you bring should be small, durable, and easily packed. Please note that no food items will be accepted. If you have brought something special for the guest, such as a personal note or a small gift, we ask that you follow guidelines for practical and safety reasons.
  • If you have an item to present as a gift to the guest, please bring them with you to the signing session.
  • If you have a correct signing wristband, you may surrender the item once you reach the signing table to the SMASH! staff who will collect and present it to the guest on your behalf.
  • If you do not have a correct signing wristband, you may still present a gift to the guest by asking SMASH! staff in the signing area who will collect and present it to the guest on your behalf.
Can I take photos / audios / videos of the guests?
Any form of photography and audio/video recording of the guest(s) is prohibited at all times in the signing area with the exception of authorised media personnel from SMASH! only and for attendees with the CORRECT WRISTBAND for the selfie event where they can take a selfie photo with the guest as part of the event. Please note that different rules may apply in other guest events such as panels and workshops and you must follow these rules accordingly depending on the event. Please ask the SMASH! staff if you have any questions or unsure about the rules.
My friend is getting an autograph or selfie with the guest with a valid wristband. Can I line up with them while I wait for them?
Unfortunately, due to limited spaces in the queuing area, only the attendees with the correct wristband will be allowed to enter the queuing area. In order to ensure the safety of you and your fellow attendees, we kindly ask you to be elsewhere in the convention area. We also highly encourage you to arrange with your friend and meet up after the signing session or the selfie event.

Guest Events Schedule

sat july
14
sun july
15
location sponsor Main Stage
Mini Stage
Gaming Stage
Art Stage
Panels Room
Guest Signings Area
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
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