by AJT Santos
They say your first comic con will always be your best.
For those who might not have had the chance to travel abroad and experience a full-on comic book convention, this is your chance to finally live out your geek fantasies!
From September 18 to 20 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, world-renowned artists, comic book creators, celebrities, and cosplayers will converge at AsiaPOP Comicon, an international pop culture convention themed around comic books, film, toys, animation, games, and all the other cool things geeks’ wet dreams are made of.
We have been fortunate enough to be allowed a behind-the-scenes look at what the organizers have in store for all you fanboys and fangirls out there while they are still setting up. Here’s a peek at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015:
A huge screen playing Star Wars footage greets you as soon as you enter the premises.
Original movie props are also on display.
These glass cases will soon be filled with toys.
The Tomica booth.
Security was kinda strict, to be honest.
Some of your favorite pop culture purveyors are also here.
Geek-themed caps from New Era.
Look at this amazing Age of Ultron diorama!
What’s a comicon without comic books?
Discounted Gundam model kits are up for grabs!
Into CCGs and tabletop gaming? There’s something here for everyone.
It’s empty now but by tomorrow, some of the biggest names in comics will be here in the flesh. Get those polybagged beauties ready!
Original art and prints for hardcore collectors.
Artists and creators represent!
Some of the highlights of AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 will be a special movie screening of Harbinger Down and Fire City: End Of Days, a Marvel Special Panel for Captain America: Civil War, performances and jamming session with Make Out Monday, appearances by Paul Bettany (Vision/Avengers: Age of Ultron), Jeremy Shada (Finn/Adventure Time), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei/Game Of Thrones), Bill Goldberg (pro-wrestler and Checkpoint actor); panel sessions with comic book pros Stephen Segovia, C.B. Cebulski, Whilce Portacio, David Mack, Leinil Yu, Carlo Pagulayan, Mico Suayan, Hank Kanalz, and David Yardin; cosplayers Allison Harvard, Alodia Gosienfiao, Bill Doran, Leeanna Vamp, Monika Lee, and Bill Doran; a vocaloid jam with DJ Tekina, and many more!
Whew! There’s a lot more that we’d like to show you but we think it’s better for you to attend and get the full AsiaPOP Comicon experience. It promises to be an exciting weekend of all things pop culture that’s well worth your time and dinero. Head over to the official website at https://asiapopcomicon.com/manila/ for ticket prices and more details.