AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015: A Photo Diary Roundup

Last weekend, geeks gathered and celebrated at the first international comic convention held in Manila — the AsiaPOP Comicon 2015! Three days of geeky goodness that surprisingly attracted a good number of attendees despite a number of hitches. Overall, I can say that the event was a success and everyone had fun and enjoyed what APCC offered. The geek community is actually looking forward to APCC 2016!!

Here are some snaps from the APCC weekend:

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Guest Area

The media got the chance to interview celebrity guests Colton Haynes (Arsenal from Arrow), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei from Game of Thrones), Jeremy Shada (Voice of Finn from Adventure Time), and the Vision himself, Paul Bettany.

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APCC was pretty packed with numerous panels and a wide variety of guests from the entertainment field, cosplay, comics, vinyl toys, and internet personalities.

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Whilce Portacio signing session

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Be-doodled Mini Cooper by Band of Doodlers from Singapore and Doodle Art Enthusiasts

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With Arrow’s Colton Haynes as one of the guest, Arrow cosplayers are surely present

The 1:1 giant Hulkbuster from Comicave Studios was a real blockbuster! Tons lined up to get their photo taken inside (yep, inside!) Tony Stark’s mean machine.

Cosplayers roamed the halls of World Trade Center!

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Karen Kunawicz and Captain Hank Sparrow hosting the CAGE ( Cosplay Authority Global Challenge)

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One of the finalists for CAGE Kids Category

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Spawn Samurai, the CAGE Champion who took home 10,000 grand!! Painstaking attention to detail!

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APCC was capped off by pop punk band, Make Out Monday.

You can check out more photos here: http://www.wheninmanila.com/sneak-peek-what-to-see-at-the-asiapop-comic-convention-happening-on-sept-18-20/

And that’s a wrap! APCC still has a lot of room for improvements, but it definitely set the bar high for conventions here in the Philippines and we hope that more conventions of this calibre will hit the PH shores soon.

The 3-day geeky affair got me all worn out — from catching the panels (too bad we missed the Captain America 3: Civil War trailer) to fangirling over the international guests, going through the interactive booths, and spending time with other con-goers. However, everyone went home with a very happy geeky heart, so cheers to the entire AsiaPOP Comicon team! Here’s hoping you guys will bring in more international guests next year and more activities for the con-goers to enjoy!






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