The Star Online Carnivale is coming to town

IF YOU are looking for something to do at the beginning of the school holidays, come out to Tropicana City Mall in Petaling Jaya for a weekend of fun with us at the Star Online Carnivale.

There you’ll meet the people behind the news site that brings you your daily dose of news as well as others that man the ­portals such as TechCentral, Kuali, Rage, Star Property and eCentral.

Did we mention there’s also going to be lots of fun and games?

Avid gamers can test their skills at ­sniping Nazi zombies on Call of Duty: World at War or burn some virtual rubber on Forza 4 Motorsport. And if that’s not your poison, why not try going for goals in FIFA 2012?

All these games are brought to you by your neighbourhood purveyor of excellent videogames, Gamer’s Hideout. There will be prizes to be won.

Boardgames like Settlers of Catan, the ­tabletop game Warhammer 40K and card game Magic the Gathering will also be at the show.

For those of you who prefer a touch of ­nostalgia, you can prove your property ­buying skills on Monopoly or even chase some ghosts on the PC version of Pac-Man.

The Star Online Carnivale will also be a time for all you cosplay fans to get your gear on and show us what you’ve got. Come to the event dressed as your favourite anime or videogame character and see who will be crowned the cosplay champions.

The cosplay competition is open to anyone above the age of 13. Look out for instructions on how to participate in the competition on our website soon.

And if you ever wanted to swing a ­lightsabre like a full-fledged Jedi, well, young padawan, the good news is that there will be a duelling choreographer at the ­carnivale. Yes, indeed — a trainer with FightSaberMY will be on hand to share some tips and demonstrate how to properly wield a ­lightsabre. Enjoy this, you will.

And we promise that there will be no Jedi mind tricks involved :)

Flashy light swords not your thing? Maybe a Nerf gun is! Yes, we will also be having a Nerf gun firing range and ­representatives from the Nerf Community Malaysia and Nerftour will be around to show you how to get the most out of these toy guns.

The Star Online Carnivale will be held at the main concourse area of Tropicana City Mall from Friday, Nov 18 until Sunday, Nov 20. The fun begins from 11am right up till 7pm so remember to mark those dates on your calendar.

You should keep a lookout for updates and more information by visiting The Star Online ( regularly from today.

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