Doujima Survival Guide: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This!

3 May , 2016,
Doujin Market

Doujin Market 2016 at Suntec City is a grand adventure and like all grand adventures, it’s dangerous to go alone and unprepared! 😮

Here are some tips that will help you beat the crowds and get through the weekend.

1. War, War Never Changes

… but how we fight it certainly has. If you’re preparing your plan of attack for the convention, you can start by reading Part 1 of our Doujima Survival Guide so that you know how to get to the convention.


Our map’s your handy convention cheat sheet. Use it! :3

Also, don’t forget to download our event map!

Aside from having a ton of booths with us this year, we also have plenty of seminars and portfolio reviews, as well as Singapore’s first Visual Novel Hub!

Check out what seminars we have lined up here and learn more about the Visual Novel Hub here.

We also recommend checking out some of your favorite artists before the show to get a sneak peek at what they’ll be selling, just to get a better idea of how much your wallet is going to cry. ^^;;

2. We require more minerals


Bring small denominations when you’re purchasing doujin products and trinkets!

We know it’s a no-brainer, but you definitely want to bring plenty of $2 and $10 notes when heading down to the con.

If you need to break up your bigger notes at nearby stores before buying from the artists, do it!

We’re sure that they’ll appreciate not having to run around trying to break your change.

(And if you’re an artist, be sure to bring change for your loyal supplicants… errr… fans, and do bring a float to help with your first few sales!)

3. I have the power (bank)

You don't want to go flat at Doujima. :(

You don’t want to go flat at Doujima. 🙁

Charge your batteries! There will be no power outlets provided for visitor use, so to keep from getting flat at the event, you’ll want to make sure you have a power bank equipped.

Better make sure it’s fully-charged too – you don’t want to make that mistake. We’ve been there, trust us.

4. Stay awhile and listen


Learn new tricks and techniques at our seminars.

If you’re attending our seminars, be prepared to take notes (since photography and recording is not allowed)!

Bring whatever your note-taking tool of choice is, and remember to turn up early since seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also, remember to bring a sample of your work so it’s easier to get feedback if you’re attending Portfolio Review sessions.

P.S. Don’t forget to bring your namecards!

5. Transform and roll out!

Now that you’ve read our list, remember to finish packing the day before the con so you won’t forget anything essential!

All done reading our guide? Great, because we can’t wait to see you at Doujima this weekend!