The sixth edition of the highly anticipated annual Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) happened over the weekend on 31 August and 1 September 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands. This is the time of the year where Western comics, toys and games, and Eastern anime, manga and cosplay congregate.
As the leading show in Southeast Asia that unites the best in pop culture from the East and West, STGCC has set a new record attendance of close to 40,000 local and regional visitors this year, a compelling growth from 35,000 visitors last year.
One of the highlights this year is the Hall of Armour, a project by Hot Toys and Action City, presenting exact life-size figurines from Tony Stark’s Malibu Mansion in the Iron Man 3 blockbuster.
Fans got to meet the people behind Marvel Comics, including Adi Granov, the designer behind Iron Man’s trademark red and gold armour on the silver screens, as well as David Mack, famed for his works Daredevil and KABUKI, Joe Madureira, Leinil Yu, Dexter Soy, Stephen Segovia and more, as they share exclusive art, insights into their work, and what it’s like working for the biggest comic book company on the planet.
Collectible figures proved to be the best selling STGCC exclusives this year.
Stanley Lau (Artgerm), co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios (IFS), a world acclaimed digital art studio, also shared about art, design, and the first steps one needs to take to be successful in the design industry.
Toys are not all about fun and play; it is a form of art that nurtures one’s creativity. The STGCC makes a great sharing and learning platform for budding designers.
This event is also a great opportunity for cosplaying-enthusiasts to dress up. Fantasy came alive on stage as almost 50 cosplayers strutted down the runway. Popular cosplayer Vampy Bit Me made a special appearance at STGCC and jazzed up the show floor with her stunning representations of famous characters from the universe of DC Comics, Marvel Comics, anime and videogames.
For more information on STGCC, visit Singaporetgcc.com.
Thank you SAFRA for the Media Pass.