Singapore Comic Con returns on 7 – 8 December with anticipation and adventure for the experienced and uninitiated; with exciting activities such as an enhanced gaming experience with GGXP, PVP @ Singapore Comic Con featuring the thrilling finals of PVP esports leagues, industry showcases and celebrity appearances; and meet & greet sessions with notable artists.
The re-branded event (previously known as Singapore Toys Games and Comics Convention – STGCC), aims to provide fans to two whole days of living their fandom fantasies with a rich mix of experiential activities and meet-and-greet sessions with pop culture icons.
SGCC will continue to feed fans with their favorite pop culture dishes, just as we have for the last 11 years as STGCC. And this year, we’re upping the game with some jaw dropping headliners. Come gawk at and geek out over your beloved fandoms and franchises as you take in the moment with many activities we have in store. Fans, you won’t feel far from home. – Mr. Suhaimi Sainy, Senior Manager of Special Projects, Reed Exhibitions.
Illustrators lead the charge for Singapore Comic Con
Hailing all the way from UK is three-time New York Times best-selling artist Mark Simpson known by the pen name Jock. Famed for his artwork in graphic novel titles, such as 2000 AD, The Losers, Wolverine and the award-winning Batman:The Black Mirror series, Jock has also produced key art concept designs and promotional imagery for films including Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dredd and Star Wars: Episode VII.
Fans of DC Comics’ Batman series will also be star struck at a special meet & greet session with American comic book artist and penciller Greg Capullo. A legend in the world of comics, Greg is best known for his work on Quasar, X-Force, Angela, Spawn and of course, Batman.
Prior to his current work illustrating for the iconic Batman series, Greg provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft and contributed lead character designs for the award-winning HBO animated SPAWN series.
Joining the line-up is pop surrealist, Tara McPherson known for creating edgy art pieces that explore the realms of otherworldly characters which are born from complexities of the human psyche.
Tara’s style, and talent, definitely places her as a leading female artist for the Designer Toy movement. She has collaborated with brands like kidrobot, ToyQube and most recently Tomenosuke. Recently in 2018 she won a Designer Toy Award in the category Best Licensed Toy for her Wonder Woman Art Figure.
In conjunction with five other constituent events, namely the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA), Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) and the digital event SMF Ignite, Singapore Comic Con will be part of the SMF this year.
The SMF, hosted by the Infocomm Media Development Authority, will showcase the strong variety and creativity of Asian content and how its stories permeate the world.
This year, SGCC 2019 returns with attractive ticketing packages and new ticket categories via the website. Having noticed many families and youth frequenting the convention the past few years, the new categories will be all-inclusive and cost efficient for all.