And for the sake of convenience, I’ll replace the phrase “Titanium ticket holder” by the word “Titan” from here on out.
As the event website says, the Titanium ticket grants the following privileges to its owner:
- access to any (or all) meet-and-greet sessions with international guest cosplayers Linda Le (aka VampyBitMe), Reika, KANAME☆, Jesuke, Tatsumi Inui, Pinky Lu Xun and Orochi X and J-music artists LOVERIN TAMBURIN and Aya Ikeda;
- limitless access to all event premises, including a VIP seat inside the main stage during the Cosplay Solo Showdown, Cosplay Tournament of Champions (TORCH) finals and the JAM concert; and
- a limited-edition poster signed by all of the guests, gift packs from event sponsors and a custom event badge.
The price is no joke, and they only made ten Titanium tickets available. I asked a co-organizer in the event who I happen to be friends with to reserve a Titanium ticket for me in case there is one left. Luckily for me, one pledger didn't go on to buy the last Titanium ticket, so it was sold to me. I didn't have the money to burn; in fact, I found it hard to save up for the ticket at the same time I was paying my bank dues, so I had to make sure that the money I was dishing out for this was worth spending.
Then the event came.