Marina Bay Sands is about to enter a whole new world.
When you hear the words ‘Comic Con’, the first thing that comes to mind would most probably be the annual convention held in USA. But little did you know, Singapore has one of her own! The Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) is returning to Sands Expo and Convention Centre on September 9-10. Two full days of games, cosplay, manga, anime, comics and collectibles. Count us in!
Ever wanted to meet the man who officiated Batman’s wedding? As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 10th anniversary, fans can expect to meet David Finch, a comic artist who contributed to Marvel and DC Comics (New Avengers, Moon Knight, Ultimatum, Wonder Woman, Batman).
Also on the line-up are Marvel Studios’ Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding, who worked on titles such as Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. And Eisner-nominated comic illustrator and designer Mark Brooks, who recently unveiled his rendition of the Batmobile for the Detective Comics series.
Frank Cho, comic book writer and artist for popular works such as Shanna the She-Devil, Mighty Avengers and Hulk, returns to the convention for a second year. You will also get to meet Arthur “Art” Adams, the artist for Longshot. Last but not least, meet illustrator and author, Joyce Chin, who has worked on both Marvel’s and DC’s comics. Another highly anticipated person is the artist for hit show My Little Pony, Agnes Garbowska.
Can’t get enough of witchcraft and wizardry? Immerse in the world of Harry Potter by visiting the Hogwarts campus constructed entirely from LEGO bricks. Fans can get their hands on The Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, consisting of 6000 LEGO bricks, which officially launches on 1 September.
Don’t be disappointed if you can’t meet a real lion. Instead, meet five interactive lion figurines from Voltron. Assemble a full-size Voltron model with LEGO bricks and stand a chance to walk away with a limited-edition autographed LEGO Voltron set. Or even better, meet the designer of Voltron – Defender Of The Universe, Leandro Tayag. There is something for everyone!
Manga and anime fans unite! Prepare your hearts to meet character designer Range Murata, known for anime series such as Blue Submarine No.6, LASTEXILE and Shangri-La and chart-topping composer, YUC’e. Veteran voice actress (Rin Tohsaka from Fate Series, Hayate Yagami from Nanoha Series), Kana Ueda will be making her Southeast Asian debut at STGCC this year. AkaiRyusei and TAM, two legends in the Japanese doujin music scene, are also coming to STGCC. Dance along to ChuLa‘s (winner of STARS Girl Grand Prix) energetic, high-speed music numbers!
Dress up as your favourite character and take part in the STGCC “Championships of Cosplay”, where contestants will compete for the grand prize of a fully sponsored trip to Chicago to enter the “2019 Crown Championships of Cosplay Finals”. For a more unique outfit, SINGER® Sewing Company’s Experience Zone provides capes for 1000 lucky fans to sew.
The younger ones will not lose out either! The STGCC’s Kids Cosplay Parade encourages imagination to run wild.
A mammoth-sized monster named Merzilla is featured as part of STGCC 2018’s official artwork. What is your interpretation of this creature and who are the heroes that will defeat it? Submissions are open from now till 20th July 2018, and artists can express their ideas via any medium.
For hardcore to casual gamers, attend the new event, Good Game Experience (GGXP). Board games, esports, virtual reality — you name it, they’ve got it.
If this isn’t enough to fuel your excitement, we have one last thing! All attendees will receive a dedicated STGCC x Heroes merchandise collection featuring a t-shirt, posters, sticker packs and lanyards.
STGCC 2018 brings us closer to the creators and artists of Marvel and DC Comics. With a wide range of exhibitions and showcases, unleash your inner geek at this convention!
Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2018
Marina Bay Sands Expo, Halls D, E, F
9-10 September, 10am-8pm daily
All Access Pass: $20.50 for a limited period of time
Skip the queue and get your passes here and at Kinokuniya islandwide.