MTG Demo Booth @ CosMania 2015

Last year it was Lizzie Dee, now it’s Jaya Ballard!

Who am I kidding here? It’s the same MTG Demo Team, only bigger. Plus, Wella dressed up as Chandra and yours truly as Jaya Ballard.

Jaya Ballard and Chandra Nalaar

I had the opportunity to play as the frontliner inviting people for the demo, so yes, more photo ops. Lol.

Jaya Ballard with Tokyo Ghoul's Suzuya Juuzou

with Tokyo Ghoul’s Suzuya Juuzou

Jaya Ballard and Mogu Mogu

Mogu Mogu! My fave is coconut-flavored drink!

Jaya, Chandra & Associate Brand Manager: Tse

Jaya, Chandra & MTG Associate Brand Manager: Tse

Jaya Ballard and doggie

Just another doggie pic

My Day 1 went like this:

Day 1 CosMania: Just like last year, only better…
The Bad: Ako na ang pinaghalohalong Catwoman, Black Widow at taong grasa.
The Good:
1. Highschool guy fanboys, “OMG! Chandra’s teacher! —– Jaya Ballard ” (Okayyy, not really but way better.)
2. Sophisticated mom: (brows raised while scrutinizing me from head to toe): Kumakain ka pa ba?
Me: Opo. Kakatapos nga lang.
Sophisticated mom: Kakainggit ka. Ang sexy mo. (Palakpak tenga ko)
3. Mom (w/ daughter by her side): Miss pwede ka ba mainterview about cosplay?
Me: Ay hindi po ako talaga nagcocosplay. May event lang ngayon. Try nyo po MTG demo.
Mom: Project nya kasi sa school yung interview.
Me: Wait po. I can guide you sa PR if you have other questions.
Mom: Ah hindi dun na lang. Ang ganda pa naman ng suot mo.
(Me: Oooooohhhhh)
456x insert random encounters
The Best: Oh yisssssssss! YOLO YOLO din pag may time.

Playing MTG with your friends is as fun as teaching the game to others with them. Look at us!

MTG Demo Team 2015

Giggle all the way!

Sunday came and we’re back to business.

Jaya Ballard and Jace Beleren

HHWPW: Double Date soon!

Jaya Ballard teaching Magic

This is how I teach magic…

I really like seeing competitive players. Of all the demo/matches I’ve setup, my fave were matches between siblings. Younger ones were so energetic while older siblings were obviously skilled. I even get LSSed with the little boy’s winning chant against her sister: “Hit me with your best shot! Hit me with your best shot…”

I’m not sure how many demo decks were given away but I’m pretty sure there’ll be lots of new faces to see in different MTG stores and tournaments!

Once again, big thanks to Wizards of the Coast and the entire MTG Demo Team for another great experience.

The fire mages wish to say Hi!

Jaya Ballard and Chandras

Reunion of fire mages!

P.S.
This is how I transformed! #TROLLOLOL
Jaya Ballard Costume

Image credits:
Xrystina, NicaBun, VicV

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