AsiaPOP Comicon Manila, one of the major players in the Philippine pop culture convention scene, has finally unveiled its first batch of guests for their July 2018 run.
Headlining the event are Netflix’s Iron Fist stars, Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick! Jones portrays the eponymous Marvel character, Danny Rand, while Henwick plays as Iron Fist’s partner and femme fatale, Colleen Wing. Both stars are also alumna of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, as Loras Tyrell and Nymeria Sand respectively.
Five comic book veterans were also included in the announcement, namely:
- Alex Sinclair: a veteran colorist often known to collaborate with Jim Lee, with works including Batman: Hush, All-Star Batman and Robin, Gen 13, WildCATs, and Infinite Crisis;
- Mike McKone: a British comic book artist well-known for his cover art for Marvel’s Exiles and Fantastic Four, as well as DC’s Teen Titans;
- Phil Noto: painter and comic book artist, with interior art works for Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force run, Charles Soule’s Star Wars: Poe Dameron, DC’s Before Watchmen: Minutemen, and concept art for Bethesda’s Bioshock;
- Lan Medina: a veteran Filipino comicbook artist known for his work on Fables and Punisher:MAX; and,
- Whilce Portacio: making his return once again to APCC for the fourth consecutive time.
Simone Legno (tokidoki) is also making his return to APCC, and is joined by veteran pop culture sculptor Brian Muir in his first time visit to the country. Rounding out the first batch of guests are judges for the CAGE Cosplay Competition, Canvas Cosplay and Leon Chiro.
We can expect more guests to pop up on the APCC grapevine in the later weeks.
AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018 will be held on July 27-29, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines. Tickets are now available at the SM Tickets website.