AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015: Five reasons to check it out

asia pop comicon bannerAsia’s biggest and “baddest” international pop-culture convention, AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015 has started yesterday with lots of great thing waiting for the public.

The first day was only open to professionals and to the media so we  had a glimpse of what’s people gonna see in the following days.

Life-size figures in display and Bernie the Gorilla

Comic book giant Marvel have provided life size figures of its famous superheroes such as Ironman, the Hulk and others.

Academy Award-winning character effects studio house, Studio ADI showcased their predator and alien figures. The studio also brought Bernie the Gorilla in their booth.

Comicave Studio has brought its life size Hulkbuster’ armor.

International guests

AsiaPop Comicon Manila is going to a star-studded event as Hollywood are going to verge at the event. Come and get the chance to meet and greet celebrities Paul Bettany, Nathalie Emmanuel, Colton Haynes, Allison Harvard, Jeremy Shada and his band Make Out Monday.

Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (The CAGE)

APCC Manila will be hosting the Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (The CAGE) this coming weekend. The champion of the competition will receive a record-breaking USD 10,000.

The judges are a mix of renowned personalities locally and internationally, headed by Alodia Gosiengfiao and cosplay photographer Jay Tamblante. US-based cosplayer VampyBit Me and actress/model Allison Harvard are also among the judges.

Comic book artists

A comic convention will never be as such without the comic book artists. APCC Manila has invited foreign and as well as our very pool of very creative artists. Present at the event are American David Mack and Marvel’s David Yardin.

Headlining the Comic Artist Alley are Carlo Jose San Juan, Miguel Angelo Mercado, Aaron Felizmenio and Vincent Trinidad. Veteran comic book artist Whilce Portacio, Carlo Pagulayan, Leinil Yu, Mark Torres, Mico Suayan and Stephen are also guests.

Toys, toys and a lot of toys

There are definitely a lot of toys you can mesmerize at the event. From the usual toy figures to unusual items you can find. There are also toy designers who are invited such as J’Ryu and Tokidoki founder Simone Legno.

The event will run until September 20 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tickets are already available onsite.