Upcoming Event: Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2017

Turning 10 this year, Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2017 (STGCC) will take place on 9 and 10 September 2017 at Marina Bay Sands. A weekend of games, comics, toys, anime and exciting line-up of guests, there is something for everyone – be it anime fans, gamers or those who simply want to have some fun. Headlining the event is the multi talented Hiro Kanzaki, renowned illustrator, animator and even DJ. His work includes:

What’s new this year?

Good Game Experience (GGXP)

An entire hall dedicated to the gaming scene, GGXP will feature tournaments, awesome prizes, indie developers showcasing their work and tabletop games such as Pokemon Trading Card Game, Yu- Gi-Oh! and Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. They will also have a Chillax Zone cushioned with beanbags and consoles for you to well, chillax.

Akiba Zone

A wonderland for the cosplay, music and idol fans, the energetic zone will feature popular DJs from Japan, beauty brands for cosplay makeup junkies and booths for fans to get up close and personal with cosplay guests – Leon Chiro, Shimo, Siutao and Iori Moe. Oh and there will be a Costume Repair Station if you’d like some quick costume fix-up services.

Other additions to the event include Artist Galore, Exclusively Yours and Fam-fun where there are plenty of activities to do and things to see.

Sneak peak: Guest Line-up

International comic and art star attendees include American comic book writer and artist David Mack, DC comics artist Mirka Andolfo, American comic cover artist and writer Arthur Adams as well as comic book writer and illustrator Frank Cho and more. Music fans can also look forward to home-grown 6 Eisner Award Nominee Sonny Liew, acclaimed composer and DJ IOSYS and Taku Inoue. Cosplayers and fans will also be pleased to see cosplay stars such as Iori Moe, Shimo and Leon Chiro who is also a stuntman and model.

Acclaimed works by comic, manga & art guests

David Mack, artist of:

Mirka Andolfo, artist of:

Arthur Adams, artist of:

Cosplay guests

From left: Iori Moe, Leon Chiro and Shimo

Iori Moe is a popular Internet personality, gamer, model and cosplayer from Japan who is well known for dressing up as sexy anime characters.

One of the most iconic figures in the Assassin’s Creed community, Leon Chiro is a professional cosplayer from Italy and official model for several large video games companies.

Shimo is a famous Taiwanese cosplayer that has made several appearances in events across Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and right here in Singapore.

Many other renowned artists will also be present.

VIP tickets with access for both days are priced at $85, STGCC all access pass at $19-21/day and $28-30 for both days. GGXP + Akiba passes are at $7-9/day and $13-15 for both days. Tickets can be bought here.

By: Violet Koh

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