We shine the spotlight on our extensive guest list of pop culture heavy-weights and fan favorites – Arthur Adams, Joyce Chin, Frank Cho, Simone Legno & Takuya Fujima. Not forgetting cosplay personalities Shimo and Leon Chiro.
SINGAPORE, 6 June 2017 – The highly anticipated Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) returns bigger and better as it celebrates its 10th Birthday at Sands Expo and Convention Center, Level B2 across Halls D,E & F on the 9th & 10th of September. Whether you’re an avid comic junkie, die-hard collector, gaming enthusiast or just keeping up with the pop-culture scene, be prepared for an extravaganza of star-studded guest list, exclusives and collectibles, epic installations and displays, engaging stage programmes, and thrilling gaming content which will keep you enthralled over the weekend! There’s no better way to kick-start the celebration and excitement leading up to the 10th edition.
You’d Recognise These Faces
Brilliant eastern and western artists from the pop culture scene
Writer . Comic Book . Comic Strip . Illustrator . Known for his newspaper comic strip series, Liberty Meadows and the popular character Brandy Carter, Frank Cho, the Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed writer and illustrator joins the STGCC 2017 guest list. Cho has worked on various popular titles such as Mighty Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Shanna the She-Devil, the Hulk and Savage Wolverine for Marvel Comics. As of this year, he is the cover artist for Harley Quinn at DC Comics. Brewing in the pipeline are several creator-owned projects, Skybourne at Boom Studios, Guns & Dinos at Image Comics, and World of Payne with novelist Tom Sniegoski for Flesk Publications.
Creator . Artist . Writer . Longshot . Monkeyman & O’Brien
A talent and a creator, Arthur Adams’s highly distinctive pencilling and detailed artwork is what fans cannot get enough of. Since blasting onto the comics’ scene back in 1985 with his critically-acclaimed limited series Longshot, Adams became an immediate fan-favourite whose works have been in high demand. He has drawn everything from Fantastic Four, Batman & Superman to Spiderman, X men, Godzilla, Vampirella, Excalibur, and the Hulk.
Artist . Penciller . Marvel Covers . SuperGirl . Wife & Mother
Behind every meticulously drawn heroine, lies a brilliant creator. Joining the STGCC 2017 guest list is California native Joyce Chin who has been working as a creator in comics since 1995 when she pencilled several issues of Guy Gardner: Warrior for DC. Since then, she has accumulated many titles under her belts, including the interiors and covers of stories for the Hulk, Red Sonja, Vampirella, Green Lantern, Xena, Spider-Man, Superman, and Witchblade, with a variety of publishers. Joyce is kept busy pencilling and inking a number of covers for Marvel including X-Men, Thor, Wolverine, Moon Girl and Ms Dinosaur.
Writer . Illustrator . Manga
Japanese pop culture fans can look forward to Takuya Fujima, Japan’s most sought after illustrator. Not only does he design characters for anime and games, he is also a popular mangaka in Japan. Known for his extensive involvement with the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series, Fujima’s serialized manga “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid” is made into anime by A-1PICTURES in 2015. He was also tasked with the original character design for the continuation “ViVid Strike!” anime in 2016 where he single-handedly drew all the anime end cards! Some of Fujima’s anime works include character designs of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, ViVid Strike!, R-15 and Black Bullet.
Artist . Creative Director & Co-Founder of tokidoki
In celebration of STGCC’s 10th birthday, Simone Legno, the Co-founder and Creative Director of tokidoki returns. Launched in 2005, tokidoki catapulted into an internationally recognized pop-culture lifestyle brand and has amassed a cult-like following for its larger-than-life characters, bagging megawatt partnerships and extensive range of products from apparel and handbags to home décor and even slot machines. Fans of tokidoki can look forward to exclusive tokidoki x STGCC 10th anniversary merchandise. More details to be shared in the coming weeks.
You’ll be Mesmerized by Their Cosplay
Catch the nifty and sought-after cosplayers in action
Fans of gaming are in for a treat! Leon Chiro, the official cosplayer for leading videogame companies such as Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed/ Watch Dogs), Square Enix (Gladiolus – Final Fantasy XV), Capcom (honorary mention for his Dante) will be debuting at STGCC 2017. A veteran in the cosplay scene, Leon frequently judges in leading cosplay competition globally. Catch Leon live in action this September 9 – 10!
Hailing all the way from Taiwan is Shimo (霜月), a familiar face to the global cosplay scene. Charming her fans with her sweet dainty looks and almost doll-like portrait of bishoujo characters, Shimo (霜月) is at the top of her game. Best known for her Hatsune Miku (Vocaloid), Kotori Minami (Love Live) and Fumika Sagisawa (Idolmaster Cinderella Girls) cosplays, fans be prepared to welcome her back to the sunny island of Singapore.
STGCC CHAMPIONSHIPS OF COSPLAY COMPETITION
Raising the standards of cosplay in the region, the STGCC Championships of Cosplay is the center stage for aspiring cosplayers. Watch as the region’s top cosplayers and budding enthusiasts battle it out to represent STGCC at the 2018 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, where they will compete for international glory among the best cosplayers from around the globe!
Be inspired by Erika Jean Garbin who represented STGCC, coming in as the Runner-Up in the Crown Championships of Cosplay finals at C2E2 2017 in Chicago. Registration for the competition closes on 4 August 2017.
Time to Level Up
Yes, exciting times ahead!
Are you game enough? – This year, the “G” in STGCC will dauntlessly be levelled up & buffed. Gaming fans can look forward to an exhilarating programme of curated gaming content and enjoy the Good Game Experience (GGXP) at STGCC this September 9 – 10! Be the first to experience latest games, gaming products and merchandise brought to you by international and local game developers and publishers. What’s more, gather your team and battle it out at the eSports tournament to emerge victorious.
“STGCC celebrates our 10th Anniversary this September. Dedicated to all our fans, we’d love to mark this milestone with them by throwing the wildest bash. The Force is especially strong with us this year and fans can anticipate more galactic excitement when we reveal details in the coming weeks. That’s not all; the G in STGCC will level up for our gaming fans out there. Look out pop culture fans, get psyched to be thrilled this September!” said Lin Koh, Assistant Project Director, Pop Culture Cluster, Reed Exhibitions Singapore.
Beat the crowd and get your tickets prior from 8 June 2017 onwards at the official ticket retailer, Action City. Online ticketing opens end of June. Stay tuned for more announcements in the next few weeks!