It has started. AsiaPop Comic Con Manila or APCC Manila 2017 happening on August 25-27 at SMX Convention Center Manila is ready to announce their first set of international and local guests! Are you ready kids?
Let’s meet them
APCC Manila veteran, Simone Legno of the tokidoki fame is coming back! He is the world-famous artist and graphic illustrator best known for being one of the brains behind art giant tokidoki. Through which, he has collaborated with names such as Karl Lagerfeld, LeSportsac, Onitsuka Tiger, Marvel, and Hello Kitty, among others.
Toy artist Jason Freeny, known for his iconic x-ray dissections of pop culture characters and figures. Freeny will showcase his distinctive anatomical dissection style at the event. Limited edition collectibles produced with Mighty Jaxx will also be available for purchase at the convention.
Globally-acclaimed concept artist, designer, and instructor Stanley Lau, also known as artgerm, is dropping by the Philippines! He will share his passion and talent for drawing digital and imbuing works with life and color to us fans.
Pilipinas Street Plan fans rejoice! Quiccs is the founder of Hidden Fortress, which issues collector vinyl and action figures such as the TEQ63 and the Storm King Machine.
Comics veteran Alan Quah is the founder of Komikaki Studio. He worked under publishers such as DC Comics, Legendary Comics, IDW Publishing, and Titan Comics. The talented penciller and comic artist’s presence is one bound to please many comic fans here in PH.
And for Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (CAGE),
Philip Odango is an award-winning cosplayer whose Doctor Strange costume was officially featured by Marvel, and he was also commissioned to produce a replica prop for The Jimmy Kimmel Show. His most recent “Maui” cosplay won second place in special effects at the Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago.
Seoul-based cosplayer Pion Kim, best known for her costumes of Sombra of Overwatch and Mai Shiranui, she also represented South Korea in the World Cosplay Summit. For her, the most important thing about cosplay is “inspiring by story-telling,” wherein the cosplayer is able to express a story and adapt to the character’s emotions and life background.
Homegrown cosplayer Jin “behindinfinity” Joson is famous for her realistic interpretations of Animanga characters. Popular works are Hiro Hamada from Big Hero 6, Raito of Death Note, and Himura Kenshin of Rurouni Kenshin. She also considers herself as an all-around visual artist.
Haiden Hazard, who began cosplaying in 2013, is an avid fan of anime, comics, and gaming. She is a regular guest at conventions in Southeast Asia, where she hosts panels and judges cosplay competitions.
And APCC Manila has told us that this is only the FIRST batch of guests! Now that you know this, your next step should be to purchase tickets, right? Lets go!
APCC Manila 2017 tickets
APCC Manila 2017 tickets are now available via SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, and at all SM Tickets outlets, with ticket prices PhP600 (one-day pass), PhP900 (two-day pass), and PhP1,100 (three-day pass). All these will give the ticketholder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. The event is free for children aged five years and below for all days, but a valid identification is required for verification purposes.