View Full Version : I can't believe WHF is ending forever

03-29-2008, 04:03 AM
...I'm so choked up. I didn't even get a chance to go to one.


Apparently May 5th is the last one.

03-29-2008, 05:16 PM
I heard this too!

Only Hobby Complex will be left...


03-30-2008, 02:18 AM
Well there's always Wonder Festival, but it's only like twice a year. On the plus side WF is unlikely to disappear, though I can't say that with absolute certainty anymore, after this WHF fiasco.

03-30-2008, 04:10 AM
That is very sad news.

We've felt this "downhill tendency" in hobbyshows for some years in Scandinavia .. but to me it's always looked like the hobby and Otaku-genre kept going strong in Japan ... so this a somewhat a punch in the face ..... Let's hope WF will keep on.

A sad goodbye to WHF .... and a very heartwarm "Domo Arigatou-gozaimasu" to the organizers of WHF, for all the work they've put into this event for the years it existet.

03-30-2008, 08:08 AM
Who knows. Someone may take over it like Kaiyodo did with WF.

But yes, sad news.

04-01-2008, 02:53 PM
Is there a decline in interest? Too many :censored: pirates recasting the artists work prehaps?

04-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Can't be sure; they never gave a reason for the closure.

One hypothesis by the folks at Heisei Democracy is that Hobby Complex is too great a competitor, and that it's no longer profitable to run WHF.