Sorry for late reply. I have plenty of things going on in the past few days, in addition to getting sick with high fever.
Here's info on the special guest. She's a "cosplay ambassador".
麗華 REIKA is renowned for portraying Barnaby Brooks Jr. from Tiger And Bunny and Ren Jinguuji from Uta no ☆ Prince-sama♪. 麗華 REIKA has visited Thailand, Singapore, and China as a cosplay ambassador. This is 麗華 REIKA’s second time in the Philippines after her visit last year at Cosplay Mania 2012.
Yeah, sad that OF is totally cancelled. No worries, Ozine is a large group, they have have more conventions up their sleeve.
UP AME, I have 3 friends going (Anjeline, Aimee, Bea). NF has Yuki going there. Anyway, my reason about telling is just wanting to let others know about the rivalry thing that seems to be happening. There's money to be gained, so I guess they might want to "harass" the competition a little. Sorry, this turned into a bit of rant.
I've already promised at the Animesuki cosplay thread to go to UP AME, so the destination is there already. Please just wait a little longer. I'll try to have a decent report up by 25th of Feb.
A little update: My friend Yuki-chan (maid cosplayer) is asking if I would go to Nihongo Fiesta, will be held at Skydome. Unfortunately, it's the same day as UP AME. This clearly shows something I haven't mentioned before about Philippine anime cons - there appears to be an unspoken rivalry between large sponsors. They sometimes schedule their event on the same day as another group.