It has been a dream to have a big geek culture mainstream event in the Philippines that’s has the same caliber as in the US. That dream will now become a reality as the Philippines plays host to Asia’s biggest pop-culture gathering, AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 slated on September 17-20, 2015 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
As they say, your first time is the sweetest and APCC Manila brings 10 awesome things to love this year’s event:
Hollywood Stars appearing over Philippine skies
Movie and TV celebrities will be gracing the World Trade Center. Headlining the event are Hollywood star Paul Bettany, Nathalie Emmanuel, Colton Haynes, Allison Harvard, and Jeremy Shada.
CAGE and its USD10,000 Prize
APCC Manila 2015 partners with the world’s biggest and first-of-its-kind cosplay competition, the Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (The CAGE). The champion of the competition will bag a record-breaking payout of up to USD$10,000. But they have to pass through the needle’s eye as the board of judges is composed of world-renowned cosplay experts like Bill Doran, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Jay Tablante, VampyBitMe , and Allison Harvard.
An Explosion of International Cosplayers
An all-star cosplay treat awaits to all attendees as internationally acclaimed cosplayers, and LeeAnna Vamp will grace the World Trade Center.
An Artistic Play with Renowned Toy Artists
Toy design is an art form on its own and what better way to experience it than in APCC Manila 2015?
Professional toy designers will share their passion of toy making to everyone with the likes of J’Ryu, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Amanda Louise Spayd, and Chris Ryniak.
Meet the Comic Artists
They put the “Comic” to “Comicon” as international and local comic artists also gracing the event. International artists David Mack, David Yardin will be at the event. Meet also local indie artists at the artist alley with participants like Carlo Jose San Juan, Miguel Mercado, Aaron Felizmenio, Vincent Trinidad, and many more.
Budding artists and local talents will have a chance to get scouted by DC and Marvel head-hunters. Get your portfolios ready!
A Showcase of Pinoy Global Talents
Filipino artists has been conquering the international comic scene for the longest time and APCC Manila 2015 will bring home Filipino veteran comic book artists like Whilce Portacio, Carlo Pagulayan, Leinil Yu, Mark Torres, Mico Suayan, and Stephen Segovia.
Taking inspiration from multi-genre entertainment conventions, APCC Manila is the first and biggest comic con in Asia to bring in big brand to the Philippine shores like Comicave Studios, DC Comics, FOX, Hot Toys, LEGO, Marvel, and Star Wars. Adding to the excitement is the participation of Academy Award-winning character effects studio, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc..
Freebies, Exhibits, and Great Deals
APCC Manila is not just about having the most awesome experience, but also bringing home awesome stuff at awesome deals.
Meet like minded people
Other than awesome guests, great stuff to take home, and an awesome show, what makes an event to be really memorable is to meet up with new friends and share and geek out to the things that we love.
For more info and event updates on APCC Manila 2015, please visit asiapopcomicon.com, like APCC Manila on Facebook (facebook.com/apccmanila), and follow on Twitter @AsiaPOPComicon.